Come and join our non-profit foundation and use your experience to transform students' lives in rural Ugandan schools

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Uganda

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    04/12/2022

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  2022 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    This is a non-profit empowering students in several partner schools with life skills and fundamental entrepreneurship skills to improve their livelihoods. We influence them to focus on innovation instead of just earning certificates from schools to look for jobs.

    We work with all education stakeholders to inspire the creation of student-led enterprises right from the grass-root. We work with the community, education institutions, teachers and learners.

    Please message us if you are interested in working with us.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Teaching
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Volunteers will get the chance to work with youths from the partner schools and communities and share their amazing life stories and learn about Ugandan culture whilst working on wonderful projects. They will also enjoy a warm and friendly work environment whilst creating long-lasting relationships that will go far beyond their stay with us.

  • Help

    Help

    • Mentoring students with the aid of our team.
    • We welcome professionals from all walks of life to share life and job skills and success tips for the benefit of our youths.
    • Training students from partner schools using your own experience to influence transformation from a fixed to a growth mindset in order to revive hope and self-efficacy.
    • All learners in school have a different vision, your experience and achievements will support them to have a clearer line of focus and spur them towards a more successful life.

    We also need support with marketing and teacher training, photography and videography as well as administration.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Luganda, Ganda: Fluent
    French: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    It is a modern 3 bedroom house with easy access to water, electricity and internet. We are still doing some improvements to the place with some house finishing works still ongoing.

    Our address is very close to the main road. Workawayers will be provided with a private room with a bunker bed in the same house as the hosts in Nkoowe (Wakiso), on the outskirts of the capital city, Kampala.

    Meals are shared with the host and include a mix of local and foreign dishes. We also look forward to tasting and learning how to cook some of your favourite traditional dishes.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are plenty of hangout spots and community cultural events for volunteers to relax during their time off including the big five, bird watching, Chimpanzee and gorilla trekking, or simply hanging out in Kampala or the neighbouring areas, depending on your budget. Uganda is home to the Source of the Nile in Jinja, several beaches, mountains and national parks. We will assist you in organising an affordable safari.

    Transport around Kampala is mainly by 14-seater "taxis". From the airport, we advise that you make arrangements for us to pick you up. It's about 2 hours drive from the airport during rush hours and maybe less during the less busy hours of the day.

    VISA INFORMATION
    Most visitors to Uganda need to obtain a visa including Europeans, Americans and nationals from Commonwealth countries such as New Zealand, Canada, Australia, and the UK.

    Volunteers are advised to obtain a tourist visa to enter Uganda.
    Applications can be filled out online (the cost is $100). Where visitors seek to stay longer than the period granted on arrival, an extension of the period should be sought from the Immigration Headquarters in Kampala before the expiry of the initial visitor’s pass.

    For further information regarding visas, please contact the relevant authorities in your country before travelling.

    Passport:
    You need a valid passport, one that is expiring at least 6 months from the date you enter Uganda.

    Sufficient Funds:
    No amount is currently specified by immigration, but having a Credit Card is good enough evidence to convince the immigration officer that you have enough money with you.
    The cost of living is generally friendly so you do not need a huge budget unless you plan to do some tourism activities, especially gorilla trekking and visiting the national parks.

    Immunisation and tests:
    You are required to present a YELLOW FEVER vaccination certificate, proof of COVID-19 immunization and/or negative PCR covid-19 results upon arrival along with proof of yellow fever vaccination (please check the latest information and guidelines before arrival).

    Sim cards:
    You can get a sim card from any of the local service providers, usually MTN or Airtel for approximately $1.5. Simply present your passport to be able to complete the process. You need to buy a data bundle. Airtel network bundles are usually cheaper (22 GB costs about $15).

    Language:
    The main languages spoken here are English and Luganda.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We welcome digital nomads. After the pandemic, we shifted our office back home. We have a good WIFI connection (4G) but digital nomads will be requested to contribute to their data needs as the internet costs are still high in Uganda. Usually, the best alternative is for you to buy your own sim card. The average cost for 20 GB is around $14 for most ISPs. We DO NOT have an unlimited connection but can manage 20 GB each month. You are welcome to contribute to the costs for anything greater than that or buy your own sim card. We have a good working space and you can always work on your projects once in your free time. We will also be happy to offer you a hand if needed.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Workawayers coming with campervans are welcome. We have a bit of space for parking but can only host one such family at a time. Feel free to let us know if you intend to come with a van or other vehicle so that we can make all the necessary arrangements early.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We have two dogs and can happily welcome Workawayers with dogs, cats or birds. For other animals, please let us know prior to visiting so that we can make arrangements.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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