Volunteer at home and with a startup business in Entebbe, Uganda

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  • Description

    Description

    I am married to a medical Doctor and both of us are citizens of Uganda. Uganda is situated in the Eastern part of Africa. Our home is in Lunyo village, a suburb of Entebbe town. Entebbe is 36 kilometres from the Capital City Kampala. Am a Development economist by profession. My wife Dr Josephine and l own a tours and travel business. Those interested in nature contact us through our website,the email is there. We take tourists to visit nature; gorilla trekking is one of them, cultural sites etc. We stay in a three bedroom house, with a compound of green grass and beautiful flowers. We have gardens where we grow food. So there is work to be done at home and in the gardens. Our country is really beautiful worth visiting. It's all green with fresh fruits, beef, food to mention but a few. Near our home there is a big Lake called Victoria with many beaches. There is a wildlife centre. Indeed our country is a touristic attraction. We get fresh fish from fresh waters of our lakes. We have many types of local foods and they are really tasty. Better come and testify yourself. My wife and I founded a start up business in 2013 and have successfully progressed within the last 4years. Our business engages gorilla trekking, cultural sites visits and other activities as spelt out in our website. We have been able to employ a number of specialized tour guides, thus improving their economic status and instilling confidence in them to handle people from all walks of life. As the business grows we realize that it has not been marketed well locally, regionally and globally.
    Unfortunately we cannot find the right people with the required skills locally. We therefore need to work with volunteers, well equipped with marketing skills and with passion for the East African gorillas, chimpanzees, wildlife and Savannah parks, to help us build a marketing strategy which will boost our tourism business and the tourism sector in the region.
    With our three bedroom house we can accommodate 2 volunteers at ago. If it's a family only one at a time. We have the capacity and are ready to provide our volunteers with free food all the time they spend with us.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    It's a real entertainment. Learn how we prepare our local dishes. How to make sitting facilities like mats, traditional chairs. Learn about our poetry and many local practices including learning our language.

  • Help

    Help

    In our house we need to wash clothes, utensils (cups, plates etc), clean the house, cook food, go shopping, slash the compound, trim the fence etc. We need to dig in the gardens where we grow food. We need experienced volunteers to help us build sound marketing strategies for our tourism business and the tourism sector as a whole.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English and Luganda

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Our home is big enough to accommodate volunteers. It's a three bedroom house with the necessary facilities. Accommodation and food are free for the volunteers.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    During our free time we can go jogging or take a walk. We have a car which can take our volunteers for local sights. There is attractive nature around for visitors to enjoy.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    10-25 hours/week @ 5 days

At a traditional introduction ceremony with my Volunteers
Our dear Volunteers Martin and Celesta in our sitting room
Tusimba retreat centre in Entebbe
Traditional baskets decorated with ribbons
Traditional dancers at my introduction ceremony. My wife introduced me to her parents at their home in Kansanga.
Our banana plantation in Entebbe
Our cassava plantation in Entebbe
Our maize plantation in Entebbe
This is our three bedroom house in Entebbe
In the botanical gardens of Entebbe
Water front beach in Entebbe
Having good time with my wife Dr Josephine




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