Uganda Community Project

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Uganda Community Project

2 Weeks From €530

From the outset, the project has aimed to facilitate partnerships and friendships between visiting tourists and the local community, providing an opportunity for travellers to contribute in a meaningful way. They channel the enthusiasm of overland truckers, visiting university & school groups and independent travellers to assist with programmes. Volunteers are often so inspired by the work they have done and the change that they have been able to effect that they continue to fundraise for the project, even after returning home. This ensures that there are funds to pay for skilled Ugandan staff, such as foremen and builders for construction, pre-school teachers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, programme managers and much more.

Volunteers are a crucial part of our organisation. Volunteers work alongside our knowledgeable staff preparing diets, cleaning animal enclosures, making daily enrichment, maintenance work around facility as needed, photography, behavioural observations and much more.

Details about the project

What's included

During your two week Community Project you will be collected and dropped off at the airport or local town. You will stay at a local BnB which is also a homestay. 

Guidance

24 hour support and supervision 

Accommodation

Home stay with other volunteers

Food & Beverages

Three meals a day, coffee & tea included

Details about the project

Uganda Community project details

  • Arrival Day: Monday 
  • Arrival Time: Before 4pm – A private shuttle will collect you 
  • Airport: Entebbe Airport (EBB) 
  • Departure Day: Monday 
  • Departure time: Later – The Private Shuttle drops you at the airport in the afternoon 
  • Min + Max Duration: 2 weeks – unlimited weeks 
  • Min Age: 18 years old 
  • Max Age: N/A – Medium level of fitness and healthy 

NOTE: You are welcome to arrive or depart on a different day to the ones specified above, the private shuttle bus runs everyday to and from the project location so this is not a problem. If your flight arrives after 4 pm, an extra night will be arranged and transfer to ViaVia Backpackers cost +- 85000UGX to be paid locally in Uganda.

Volunteer working hours are usually 9 am – 4:30 pm including breaks during the day. Volunteers will work 5 days a week. Mornings are either spent helping in a school or building in the community. You will be introduced to the different projects in your orientation. This is your volunteer experience and the timetable can be suited to where you feel most comfortable.

Projects include; 

  • Pre School
  • After School Club
  • SEN Clinic
  • School Infrastructure

Monday

AM: Off

PM: Painting

Tuesday

AM: Kaybirwa pre-school

PM: After school activities at Kyomya

Wednesday

AM: Buwenda pre-school

PM: Off

Thursday

AM: SEN – Class at Kaybirwa pre-school

PM: After school activities at Kyomya

Friday

AM: SEN – Class at Kaybirwa pre-school 

PM: Volunteer meeting

Saturday

Off

Sunday:

Off

 
  • Fully completed application form, medical history form & motivation form, with acceptance from the project 
  • Police clearance / Background check 
  • Basic level of competency in English 
  • Copy of return flight itinerary 
  • Medium level of fitness

You will be staying at Felix & Gertrude’s Guest house in Jinja. This Guest house is located in the heart of Budhagali Village and is a stone’s throw away from both the Amagezi Education Centre and Kyabirwa Children’s Centre. Beds including mattresses are provided and bedrooms are shared with your fellow volunteers and crew. There is a garden / plot of land to relax in after school. There is also a living room that may be used upon invite by the Family. Storage will be limited and your backpack must have a lockable compartment in it.  

The Guest house doesn’t have running water but there is a shower cubicle and you can make use of a “traditional bucket shower”. Five minutes’ walk away is the Nile River Camp where you can enjoy running water, hot showers and electricity. Electricity may not always be available but alternatives will be provided usually paraffin lamps which create quite a cozy environment in the evenings. You will be given a chance to charge phones at least every weekend if you choose to do independent travel away from the project site. 

5

Activity level

6

Education level

9

Involvement level

8

Independence level

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