NGO promoting clean water, healthcare and education in the islands of lake Victoria, Uganda

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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    Our project is an NGO working in the islands of lake Victoria, with an aim of providing quality health care, safe/clean water, education services and more to better the quality of life of children and people in island communities.
    We are currently based on Zinga island, an island crossed by the equator.
    Where we have a school (Mount Eagle junior school), a medical center, a farm and more

    At the school: we offer education to over 200 children from pre-primary school level to secondary education. Some of ours students are HIV positive, epileptic or disabled but we try to get the incorporated and give them access to daily medication.
    We also offer adult education to illiterate persons in island communities.

    At the medical Center: we have had over 400 healthy babies delivered through our clinic. We offer maternal health care and immunization. Managing malaria, typhoid and other tropical and water born disease.
    The clinic is open to the community and used by the school.

    We are a home to approximately 50 children to stay at the project all year. The rest of the population of approximately 200 children returns to their parents and guardians. We only retain those who haven't any.

    Over the years, especially during COVID, sustainability has proven to be a great tool to provide food to the project. We therefore, grow most of our food, matooke, beans, peas, rice, fruits, vegetables etc that would otherwise be expensive to buy. Agriculture now suppliment our diet.
    Agricultural projects:
    *Fish farming

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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

    Uganda is a diverse, multicultured country, travellers/volunteers will be exposed to lots of diverse food types, art, dance and cultural music(drums and traditional instrument), interaction with the community and children.

    You will learn and be exposed to new languages, diverse foods, native fruits with new flavours, local or traditional architecture, exposure to nature and animals (monkeys on the island)
    And all the skills got from living/traveling somewhere new.

    The unique experience of living by lake Victoria, it's beautiful climate, scenery, animals and birds

  • Help


    Volunteers can help;

    In the education sector, by teaching or assisting teachers and other school activities like sports, art practices, computer classes etc

    In the health sector, recieving patients and children from the school, keeping records,

    In construction and architecture design, DIY projects like school expansion (classrooms), building staff quarters, etc

    In agriculture, planting(crops fruits), fish farming

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner
    Swahili (Kiswahili): Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    English, Spanish and local languages are spoken and it will be a large opportunity for especially the children to be exposed to other languages or get to practice languages acamedically

  • Accommodation


    A private Bangalore for guests, with a kitchen, living room, dining, and private bathroom.
    We use solar electricity for heating water, charging appliances, or entertainment.

    Food will be part of the volunteer exchange. In the project, the children and staff (teachers, nurses, and caretakers) have a good diet.
    Any allergies, or specifications will be considered for different Individuals and adjustments made.
    Ugandan for is nutritious and there's a large variety to choose from

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The island is crossed by the equator, with many hiking grounds, in the hills and forests with lots of nature and monkey.
    The island has difference cultural sights and many tourists options in entebbe town (an hour and a half away)

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 751749159386


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