In the months of March, April and May of 2022 join teams of others to Volunteer and Build study rooms in rural Uganda. The team will work on a sustainable education project with an aim of constructing study rooms for a rural community in Uganda.
When your volunteer vacation comes to an end, you’ll be tired and a bit dirty. But, you will have made a big difference in the lives of local community. You’ll leave the village with visible proof of the work you’ve done and happy memories of the people you’ve helped
Work Camp Arrival | Start and End Dates:
- March: 6th/Sunday | 7th/Monday | 1st April 2022
- April: 10th / Sunday | 11th/Monday | 6th May 2022
- May: 8th /Sunday | 9th /Monday | 3rd June 2022
Program Duration: 4 weeks (You can choose to stay for 2 weeks or 3 weeks).
We ask volunteers interested in the Uganda volunteer work to commit at least 28 days (4 weeks) in order to ensure a worthwhile experience. But we accept volunteers from a minimum of 2 weeks’ duration.
We want every volunteer to feel that their time in Uganda was put to good use and that they had adequate time to make an impact. The preferred length of trip for a volunteer’s first visit is 4 weeks.
All you have to do, is to book your placement with a one-time, donation of USD$200 (180€ or £150) only!
Arrival and Orientation:
When a volunteer arrives in Uganda, our Coordinator meets them at the airport and brings them to our home in Mukono.
Your arrival into Uganda will be on a Sunday. Your orientation for your volunteer program in Uganda will begin on Monday. You will spend the day learning about life in Uganda and preparing for your upcoming volunteer program.
Volunteers will be shown around the grounds and construction site and will be introduced to the work and counterparts. This training provides volunteers with a very detailed understanding of how to be acquainted in Uganda’s Life and culture.
This program will promote and improve the quality of education in rural Kyampisi Subcounty, Mukono district of Uganda. The main focus is lifelong education system for sustainable development and improvement on their quality of life.
Ssamba Foundation believes that education is extremely important to improve the lives of orphans and children in need, this is the reason behind the establishment of the community schools for orphans and vulnerable children and a Community Resource Centre, a facility that will accommodate a community library. We support needy children with their education by providing schooling support, continuously discussing their progress with teachers.
New Program Approach:
This is a developed integrated approach to our education support program. New efforts in education program now fall under one program Sustainable Education Program (SEP). This new integrated approach will focus on construction and facilitation of a community resource in the community of Namanganga on the ground of Ssamba Centre by teams of developmental volunteers.
Orphanage and Vulnerable Program:
Ssamba Foundation through our Sustainable Education Program is dedicated to providing care to children who are orphaned, neglected, abused, underprivileged and vulnerable; while ensuring their physical, emotional, social and spiritual development is nurtured by consistent encouragement instilling within each individual a model of love, safety, purpose, productivity, service to others and trust in God. At Ssamba Foundation we are committed to breaking the cycle of poverty, while meeting the emotional, medical, educational and social needs of the children under our care.
Volunteer and Build Study Rooms:
Education is the foundation for sustainable development. At the end of the project, your contribution would have changed the lives of about 1000 children of Kyampisi and surrounding villages who would be coming to the community centre for studying and reading.
By building study rooms in Uganda, you can help the children get the quality education services they deserve. The overall education and welfare of the community members will also improve. With new constructed study rooms, dropping out of school will begin to lose their grip and literacy rates will improve.
You can help build study rooms even if you have never picked-up a hammer before. This new Ssamba Foundation’s free-volunteer program offer developmental volunteers a chance to travel to Uganda and start construct study rooms with a team of friendly like-minded international volunteers alongside the local community.
This unique opportunity lets you get your hands dirty and actually see what a difference you’ve made before you head back home. But, don’t think it’s all about hard work. The program also gives you the chance to travel around the communities you are working in, explore the country, and get to know the people you are helping.
Volunteers should budget for:
- Airfare, Visa and Visa extension fee
- Transportation during weekends travel
- Personal travel and sightseeing (trekking, jungle safari etc);
- Internet access, telephone, drinks or other costs accrued during training and placement;
- Gifts to project staff and host family, if you wish to buy any;
- Travel and medical insurances, immunization, health expenses;
You will also need a weekly budget of up to US $50-100 to cater for all your other expenses.
Should you wish to spend more time in Uganda-post placement period, please remember to budget accordingly!
When your volunteer vacation comes to an end, you’ll be tired and a bit dirty. But, you will have made a big difference in the lives of local community. You’ll leave the village with visible proof of the work you’ve done and happy memories of the people you’ve helped.
To Participate fill the volunteer application form and submit for consideration.