Enjoy helping at our community library and tour the beautiful Namulanda, Uganda

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Uganda

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    27/10/2021

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  2021 

 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello, Greetings from Uganda.
    It's Esther and Janet lovely twins that started up an organization after being touched by lives of 3 children we met without assistance to go to school. On following up these children, we discovered that two of them where orphans and where living with their grandmother.

    Having seen the suffering and appealing situation of the children,we dedicated our efforts towards children of similar situations. We tried to pay school fees for the first 3 children but as the number gradually increased to 8 and later 33 children, it became expensive to pay school fees for them all.
    And with that, we decided to start a Children's Community Library at our home to be able to build a future modal learning center for children who can't afford going to School.
    The organization has blended it's activities that include a library with children's books, mentorship services for the children, proving health care services for these children as well as other basic needs including cloths and children's entertainment to enable them appreciate life.

    We will be delighted to receive travellers that would love to engage and teach the children at the library.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Elderly Companionship
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Hospitality/Tourism
    General Maintenance
    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

    Uganda is a very beautiful and interesting country and is know as the Pearl of Africa.
    Our location is so beautiful with so many tourist sites such as lakes, rivers, parks, zoo, and a beautiful social community that love sharing different cultures like languages, dances and many others.
    Looking not so far to a place called Kabale that is blessed with a very beautiful lake called lake Bunyonyi that has so many Islands and one of the deepest lake. Travellers will be able to visit all these places and will reside at an Island called Sharp Island where my aunty works.
    We shall use a boat to travel on water and have activities such as bird watching, walking, Canoe trekking, boat cruise, hiking, visiting the pygimies community, zip lining and many others.
    This will have our travellers have fun visiting Uganda and reaching many places.

  • Help

    Help

    The organization engages in many activities that will keep the volunteers much occupied like reading story books to the children, teaching, aiding in reading and writing, helping in the gardens, doing for home visits for children that can't reach the library to read and learn, teaching children life skills, engaging children in activities like sports, music and drama.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    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

    We have a three bedroomed house with two bathrooms, a living room, dinning room and kitchen. These will be able to accomodate a couple or single volunteers. Three meals will be provided a day e.g Breakfast, lunch and dinner comprising of our local dishes like matooke, yams, sweet potatoes, Irish and many more and volunteers can contribute to thier dietary specifications if they want. Vistors are also free to cook and prepare meals of standard choices. The community has running water and electricity. Bathing is by use of a shower or bucket and have both indoor toilets and outside pit latrines.

    Our organization is not planning to ask for any fee from the workawayers.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our country being the Pearl of Africa, we have a lot of activities and tourist sites. Tourist can enjoy hiking, swimming, playing games with the students and many others. The organization is also near Lutembe Beach which attracts different species of birds from the entire world in November. We also have Botanical gardens Entebbe which is a historical ground for many species of trees, plants and flowers. The main and easiest means of transportation is the local motorcycles called "boda bodas" and local vehicles called taxis.

  • 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

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    Hours expected

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



Host ref number: 788856195429