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A typical day for a volunteer

A typical day for a volunteer

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8.00 Latest Rise and shower 8.30 Breakfast 9.00    Setting off to field work/ Office work starts Help with office work, programming, grants and donation research, volunteer search and program awareness and sharing of innovative ideas and carrying out designed program or project. 10.00 Working on field project, teaching, building, planting trees, painting etc. 13.00 Lunch break 14.00 Help with evening children after class project as an Assistant Trainer or make crafts with the children or help them with reading etc or Home Study visit to assess, at a destitute family home, how they can best be supported with a limited budget, community outreaches etc. 16.00 Play games with the children. The boys are soccer mad! The girls love netball, rounders and so on. Discussion with youth at the Centre…
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Best Uganda Volunteer Program

Best Uganda Volunteer Program

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Volunteering in Uganda is a stimulating and provoking experience. Ssamba Foundation’s Uganda volunteer program enables you to absorb the fascinating Ugandan culture whilst sharing your knowledge and skills with the host communities. Best Uganda Volunteer Program The volunteer projects will provide an unforgettable eye opening experience for a gap year, vacation, spring break, summer break or career break for groups and individual travelers. Like no other country, Uganda represents the changing faces of recent history. Behind the people's optimism and the country’s beauties lie the horrors and ruins of a dark and gloomy past. However, Uganda is more than worth a visit - not just because of its awesome landscapes and its incredible bio-diversity. It is simply moving to see how the people overcome the nightmares of the past and…
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Uganda Volunteer Projects

Uganda Volunteer Projects

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Our Uganda volunteer projects’ focus is to increase volunteer engagement in rural communities and that is the main reason! Volunteering overseas is a great way to immerse yourself in a new culture while simultaneously giving back.   We welcome people to get involved, Ssamba Foundation is in need of much guidance from outside volunteers, both short and longer term. Locally, Isaac Ssamba- the Founder & Executive Chairman will be your main contact person during your stay in Mukono. Depending upon your existing skills and qualifications, an outline of the most suitable projects for you to implement will be discussed with Isaac Ssamba before your stay. He will also be in regular contact with you throughout your period of volunteering in Uganda. We provide to people of all ages and backgrounds with…
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Uganda Volunteer Placements

Uganda Volunteer Placements

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Ssamba Foundations hosts volunteers in various schools and community programs in Mukono District. Below you will find a brief introduction to our Mukono district. We are privileged to work in some of the most beautiful rural communities in Uganda. These wonderful communities also have some of the poorest people and at-risk youth and children. All our projects are privately funded in the majority of cases. We rely, not only on individual volunteer’s help to carry out the work, but also their financial support. By choosing to support these projects with both your time and money, we know that that your work has helped to make the world a slightly easier place to live in for some of the poorest people. These rural communities have no welfare opportunities. The things you…
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Volunteering Opportunities in Mukono

Volunteering Opportunities in Mukono

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Volunteering Opportunities in Mukono Uganda! Ssamba Foundation recruits and hosts volunteers within our projects in Mukono, Uganda. Through our Uganda volunteer Program, we aim to build the capacities of local projects and to raise awareness around the world about the successes and challenges of life in Uganda. Isaac Ssamba is a Ugandan who came up with an idea to build an organization that puts money and skills into the grassroots and underprivileged communities of Mukono, Uganda. The Ssamba Foundation was founded in 2006 and it operates in Uganda especially in Mukono. We have been hosting volunteers since June, 2007. Many local communities are vulnerable and lack the money and skills to grow themselves. We hope that with our Uganda volunteer program in place, our communities will overcome some of the…
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Our Director elected as Rotary Club President Nominee

Our Director elected as Rotary Club President Nominee

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Rotarian Isaac Ssamba the Founder and Executive Director of Ssamba Foundation has been elected as the President Nominee of Rotary Club of Mukono Central 2025-2026. Rtn. Ssamba has served the Director Service Projects at the club for the year 2023-2024 and has been pivotal in many successful projects of the club. The Rotary Club of Mukono Central, Hope Creator President (2023-2024) Rotarian Moses Kafeero led the club to congratulate Rtn, Ssamba and promised his full support when time comes for his year of service. Congratulations Rotarian Isaac Ssamba and the Ssamba Foundation family wishes nothing but the best on your journey and to continue to serve above self. In other news, the Rotary Club of Mukono Central hosted the District Governor (D9213), Rotarian Edward Kakembo Nsubuga on the 27th- Nov-…
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Celebrated Independence Day with Disabled Children

Celebrated Independence Day with Disabled Children

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What is Independence when our disabled brothers and sisters are always left out; considered as social outcasts and rarely catered for? Independence is a day not only to celebrate the core of our beliefs, the very makeup of our identity as citizens of Uganda but also to celebrate our common humanity regardless of gender, age, race, physical ability among others. Many children with disability are looked at as curses by their families, some are “burdens” especially those with mental and physical disabilities; a perspective that we hope to change through sensitization and support to families with such cases. The 9th of October had many Ugandans gathered to celebrate Independence, we too as Ssamba Foundation chose to celebrate it in a special way; with our differently abled brothers and sisters at…
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Over 1000 People in Mukono Get Free Treatment

Over 1000 People in Mukono Get Free Treatment

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Our communities are faced with many communicable and non- communicable diseases yet still very few people have access to primary health care. Some depend on over-the-counter medications to ease their pain and others on local herbs without being properly diagnosed. With this background, Ssamba Foundation together with the Rotary Club of Mukono Central did a needs assessment in Nakisunga Subcounty and discovered that providing a medical camp would be very beneficial to the people of this community. On the 7th of October 2023, a one-day medical Camp was successfully organized at Seeta Nazigo Health center III. Over one thousand people came from the neighboring villages surrounding the health facility to receive free treatment. These included the elderly, pregnant women, children, youths and men. The medical camp provided free health care…
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Teaching Volunteer Project

Teaching Volunteer Project

Rural Education, Volunteering Projects
Education is the key to a child’s success in Uganda. Ssamba Foundation's teaching volunteer project focuses on international language classes, international cultural exchanges, arts, music, crafts, sports, games and educational murals. These initiatives are aimed at a wide range of audiences, from school children to local villagers. Education is a priority, it is one of the most important tools Ssamba Foundation can give the children in order to break the cycle of poverty affecting their lives and to help them become independent adults. The murals we paint are directed towards local schools to help raise awareness on key issues such as personal hygiene, recycling and environmental preservation. Improved knowledge of foreign language provides locals with a crucial skill in seeking further education and can unlock new job opportunities. Our Teaching…
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Music, Dance & Drama Project

Music, Dance & Drama Project

Our Supported Projects, Volunteering Projects
At Ssamba Foundation, we believe that Dance and Music are an excellent means of communicating and can also be downright fun for the kids! For anyone interested in joining and serve with us under this music, dance and drama project, you don’t need any qualifications to volunteer with this Uganda project, all you need is just lots of enthusiasm. If dance or music is your thing then consider sharing your creative talents teaching dance and music in Uganda. We use dance and music to address social issues and enable children to express their frustrations and confusions – and perhaps help them to understand and learn to cope with unwelcome situations. Dance and Music helps teach children life skills, communication and socializing skills. And it’s fun! This is a great opportunity…
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