Help nurture young children and gain cultural experience in Jinja,Uganda

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Uganda

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a Non Governmental Organization established in 2012 to respond to the vast social problems of the most under-resourced and remote areas of Uganda.

    Our activities aspire to creating sustainable change in communities through building sustainable infrastructures which are then maintainable by the community members.

    Our major aim is to ensure that all children are empowered and supported to grow up into responsible citizens who shall take on when we are gone.
    We do this through skills training, providing education and living assistance, monitoring and engaging them through practical life skills and exchanges to learn leadership roles.

    We have a primary school that seeks to provide education and living to over 200 orphans and vulnerable children. Although we dont have all of them, but its the aim, when dormitories are constructed.

    We engage children into cultural exchanges with oversees volunteers, that helps them to share and learn more about different cultures, languages, and in the end inspires them to work hard and pursue life goals.

    Therefore we have a language exchange program where volunteers teach children their language as well as the children. In addition, if a volunteer is staying less than 6 months, we request them to look for a volunteer from their home country to take on the language practice. This is because learning a language takes time and a lot of practice.

    come and serve with us, you wont regret your time!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    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

    Firstly, you’ll learn the Uganda local lunguage as an exchange, with the children and local people.

    Learning how to prepare African meals such as local food, chappati (made from wheat flour), juices and vegetables.

    Get a certificate of appreciation for the work done.

    Our past volunteers have learned the African traditional traits such as greeting, dressing, way of expression and this can add to your experience.

    You will have many places to tour, and some of them you could visit freely around the central region; and if interested in touring, we can arrange for that.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    Our activities directly benefit the communities, and especially during this time; we need help in the following areas:

    1. Teaching various languages to children (language exchange)
    2. Assist in building and construction work on our school projects in Buikwe District where we are building a school.
    3. Assist in training music, dance, drama, swimming, yoga, soccer, fitness and other outdoor games to children.
    4. Teach or train photography, filming and story telling to youths and young children.
    5. Fundraising for small community projects which are aimed at creating a sustainable impact. This does not require any fundraising skills
    6. Social media management for the organization activities, web updates, newsletter writing, blogging and professional writing. This enables our work to reach all people across the globe.
    7. Work in our environment projects such as tree planting, agriculture and permaculture in communities.
    8. Administration work in our office, such as staff training in nonprofit work, accounting, proposal writing, report writing, fundraising and or to do the above specifically.
    9. Working with the women on farming and agriculture projects.


    Your efforts today with our community shall remain productive for the next generation.....so come and be part of the growing team, leave a trace of your work and get a certificate of appreciation!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Luganda, Ganda: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    We are interested in learning any native volunteer language.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    The volunteers house is located in a local village and its a 3 bedroom house with electricity, internet, running water and flush toilets. The house is located in a safe, quiet and secure environment, suitable for relaxing. However, the house is not on project site; we travel to the school on Monday and come back on Friday (so volunteers are free to spend time at tourist city near River Nile)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    IMPORTANT:

    NOTE: Due to COVID19, the Uganda government requires all entrants to have a vaccination certificate and results that shows they tested negative to COVID-19 in the past 72 hours. With this, there's no mandatory quarantine!

    How to visit Uganda:
    Our nearest airport is Entebbe Airport and we normally pick our volunteers here at anytime of arrival.
    Type of Visa: we recommend that you apply for a TOURIST VISA, unless you’re planning to spend more than 3 months. Sometimes, if you want to apply as a volunteer, it could be complicated. A tourist visa is a quickest way.

    Others: Before you buy air ticket, make sure you have completed relevant medical checkups such as yellow fever shot, annual flu shot and any other according to your health. Some vaccinations could affect your travel dates.
    A yellow fever shot and certificate is mandatory for Ugandan visitors.

    Search Ugandan visa application portal online ( make sure the URL end with .go.ug)

    Inform us once you have booked your flights so we can arrange for the pickup.

    In addition; We provide our volunteers with free-time to explore site around us for free. This includes a tour to Kampala, and this gives you an opportunity to see the Uganda capital city and tourist places around, we enjoy the Kampala-nights together everyday, village tours and exchanges with locals (village gossips...lol). Attending live music bands every weekend where our volunteers are always given a chance to sing or mime your favorite song live, attending traditional functions such as weddings and introductions.........

  • 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 would like to work with people across the globe to raise awareness of our needy projects, create networks and resourceful links. We have a couple of projects which require digital marketing to reach out to different people who can help

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    4 hours daily 5 days a week

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    This host charges a fee

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    $5 per day

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