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Uganda Volunteer Adventure

Your Uganda Volunteer Adventure

The Uganda volunteer adventure projects in Uganda are based in Kyampisi Subcounty, a rural community with over 60 villages in Mukono district. An up and coming community based tourism hotspot with relaxed villages, farms and culture sites. You will be able to easily explore everything else Uganda has to offer, such as the Mabira forest
Volunteer Teaching Art

Volunteer Teaching Arts, Dance and Music to Children in Uganda

Volunteer Teaching Art, Dance and Music to Children in Uganda at a local school for orphans and vulnerable children. The Arts are an excellent means of communicating and can also be downright fun for the kids! You don’t need any qualifications, just lots of enthusiasm. Use Arts to address social issues and enable children to
Free International Volunteer Programs

Free International Volunteer Programs

If you would like to spend time volunteering with free international volunteer programs, Ssamba Foundation in Uganda has opportunities for building, community outreaches on HIV/AIDS Awareness, organizing and coaching games and sports, working with women in crafts projects and teaching primary and high schools in Languages and other social subjects. The beneficiaries of our projects
Free Volunteer Abroad Programs for Graduates

Free Volunteer Abroad Programs for Graduates

Volunteers in Uganda joining Ssamba Foundation’s free volunteer abroad programs for graduates will work with children, school, community projects and in medical programs. Volunteers going to Uganda live with local Ugandan host family for the duration of their placement. You can travel to Uganda and join the free volunteer abroad programs for graduates for short
free volunteer abroad programs for couples

Free Volunteer Abroad Programs for Couples

Ssamba Foundation is offering free volunteer abroad programs for couples in Uganda. Volunteer in Uganda opportunities for couples offered by our organization, gives you an opportunity to work with grass roots projects in rural Uganda. Volunteering as a couple doubles your charitable impact and can strengthen your connection to your partner. Scheduling time together is
Free Volunteer Abroad Programs for Seniors

Free Volunteer Abroad Programs for Seniors

Starting in February 2022, Ssamba Foundation will be organizing specialized free volunteer abroad programs for seniors in Uganda. If you are interested in participating in our volunteering and cross-culture exchange programs for seniors, write to us and we will work with you to identify your best placement options in Uganda. The free volunteer abroad programs
Free Volunteer Abroad Programs for Retirees

Free Volunteer Abroad Programs for Retirees

Are you looking for free volunteer abroad programs for retirees? Ssamba Foundation in Uganda has got you covered! There are so many reasons seniors and retirees should embark on volunteer trips abroad – and Ssamba Foundation offers specialty trips for travelers who have retired from active service. Your experience and knowledge can be incredibly valuable
Free Volunteer Abroad Programs for Families

Free Volunteer Abroad Programs for Families

You don’t have to choose between taking a family adventure holiday and volunteering any more. As a growing sustainable development organization, Ssamba Foundation is now providing adventure combined with free volunteer abroad programs for families in Uganda. Travelling across Uganda, Ssamba Foundation’s free volunteer abroad programs for families include a length of stay on at
Uganda Volunteer Work with Vulnerable Children

Uganda Volunteer Work with Vulnerable Children

Through the Uganda volunteer work with vulnerable children’s program, Ssamba Foundation supports vulnerable children’s centers in several communities of Uganda. With limited staff, resources and facilities, these facilities are struggling to provide care, love and support to orphaned and vulnerable children under their care. Being hugely understaffed, these facilities have few learning or extra-curricular activities.
Free Volunteer Abroad Opportunities

Free Volunteer Abroad Opportunities 2022-2023

Experience meaningful travel while working hand in hand with local communities in Uganda through Ssamba Foundation’s free volunteer abroad opportunities 2022-2023. With free volunteering projects across Uganda, Ssamba Foundation specializes in reliable and memorable free volunteer placements in Uganda that make a real difference in local communities. The free volunteer abroad opportunities of 2022-2023 will
Free Teach Abroad Volunteer Programs

Free Teach Abroad Volunteer Programs

Through Ssamba Foundation’s free Teach abroad volunteer programs, you can get involved with a complete range of teaching and development activities in Uganda. You can help in taking normal classes, assisting the teaching staff, conducting extracurricular activities like clay modeling, painting, drawing, singing, art & drama, dancing, group work, games or other similar activities. Your
Free Volunteer Abroad Programs for College Students

Free Volunteer Abroad Programs for College Students

Tired of expensive volunteer, gap-year and culture exchange programs for college students abroad? Then Ssamba Foundation in Uganda is the answer! Ssamba Foundation offers free volunteer abroad programs for college students in Uganda. Whether your passion is sustainable community development or sports development program, Ssamba Foundation can offer you an unforgettable experience. When you choose
Vegetable Sack Gardens for Schools Project

Vegetables Sack Gardens for Schools Project

Feeding the increasing number of children attending our local schools and those who just find their way to the schools is overwhelming to school administrators. Coupled with the pandemic which has devastated the economy in Uganda, the challenge will be bigger than before. Ssamba Foundation is looking at empowering local schools through our Vegetables Sack
Reusable Sanitary Pads

Introducing “All Happy Days- No Check-No Stain” Campaign

Ssamba Foundation launched a campaign to educate and donate sanitary reusable towels (pads) to village girls who are in and out of schools. We believe every girl in Uganda deserves access to safe and hygienic sanitary products. The sanitary pads which will be made are reusable, sustainable, and easy to make. The Problem: Hundreds of
Ssamba Youth Leadership Training

Introducing the Ssamba Youth Leadership Training Program

We’re excited to announce Ssamba Foundation partnership with several secondary schools around Mukono district through our weekly Youth Leadership Training Program. Youth Leadership Development and Engagement program (YOUTH TO LEADERS PROGRAM) Through high school initiatives and community-based programs, we plant the seeds to develop the next generation of leaders who will continue to reweave the

Uganda Best Volunteer of the Year 2021

Ssamba Foundation recognizing and honoring her outstanding volunteers of the year. The volunteer of the year and other outstanding participants below have demonstrated that they are exceptional volunteers, by displaying dedication and enthusiasm for volunteering, and making a positive impact on people or a project while furthering the organization’s mission and vision. VOLUNTEER OF THE

2021, what a year it has been!!

Several international and local volunteers have worked with us and contributed tremendously to our projects. Countless lives have been changed and countless memories have been made. We have overcome many challenges, each one making us stronger than the last. The dedication and perseverance of our volunteers has kept this organization running strong through thick and
Volunteer Programs for High School Students

Free Volunteer Abroad Programs for High School Students

Ssamba Foundation, a community based development organization in Mukono district, Uganda, offer free volunteer abroad programs for high school students. Ssamba Foundation recruits and places foreign high school students as volunteers with small community based projects and schools around Uganda. Through our free volunteer abroad programs for high school students, we aim to build the
All Happy Days

All Happy Days- No Check-No Stain Project

Just imagine attending school without toilets or drinking water. Imagine attending a school with a single latrine for all the students, or that the latrine is smelly, with no toilet paper and the door no longer closes. Just imagine attending one of these schools when you have your period. The All Happy Days – No
literacy program

Literacy Program for Women of Kyampisi Subcounty

Ssamba Foundation seeks to provide marginalized women in rural Kyampisi Subcounty, Mukono district, Uganda with the tools necessary to create viable opportunities for themselves and their families, with the goal of addressing inequality, facilitating empowerment and alleviating poverty.  The literacy program provides women who, due to extreme poverty have missed out on education, with the
Farmers Uganda

Fresh Fruits and Vegetables in Uganda Project

The demand for organic fruits and vegetables is expected to rise due to the increasing worldwide awareness of healthy diets and environmental issues. At the same time, growing High Value Crops has proved to be a good strategy in lifting small scale Uganda farmers out of poverty. Considering that at least 70% of the world’s

Vocational and Entrepreneurship Skills Development Project for Youth

This project is designed to encourage entrepreneurship, job creation and economic growth that is needed to uplift millions of people out of poverty.  Through Ssamba Foundation’s Kyampisi Subcounty Development Agenda which is a strategic framework for the socio-economic transformation of the Subcounty, recognized the need for education and skills revolution and to actively promote science,
Kyampisi Subcounty Development Agenda

Ssamba Foundation Launches the Kyampisi Development Agenda

Ssamba Foundation will begin the new year 2022 with a launch of the Kyampisi Subcounty Development Agenda. A ten-year plan for strengthening and connecting the community. The mission of the development agenda is to: “Improving the living conditions of the locals through economic and social empowerment” The Kyampisi Subcounty Development Agenda will be a process
free volunteer abroad program

Real Free Volunteer Abroad Program

Are you looking to do something more meaningful on your travels? You can apply to a free volunteer abroad program with the Ssamba Foundation in Uganda. Ssamba Foundation is recruiting volunteers for locally-run community conservation, teaching, health, building, farm work and sports projects around Uganda. Volunteers are an integral part of everything that happens at
Free Volunteer Programs in Uganda

Free Volunteer Programs in Uganda

Ssamba Foundation provides quality, meaningful and free volunteer programs and travel opportunities in Uganda. We focus on rural communities of Uganda and working with disadvantaged children, youth and women, through provision of quality education, healthcare, access to clean water and community development projects. Community Development Initiatives Volunteers wishing to get involved in one of our
Christmas Fundraising Appeal

Christmas Fundraising Appeal

Sadly, many children living in financial disadvantage in Uganda will not receive a gift this Christmas. Ssamba Foundation is your opportunity to help bring a smile to a disadvantaged child’s face this Christmas. Sadly, hundreds of Ugandan kids will go without receiving a gift this holiday season simply because their families can’t afford it. This
Volunteering Uganda Experiences

2022 Volunteering Uganda Experiences!

Amazing meaningful volunteering Uganda experiences and activities organized by locals around the country. Because the most authentic experiences are not in guides, but in people. Ssamba Foundation is a community based development organization that organizes authentic, quality volunteering Uganda experiences for travelers to the beautiful Pearl of Africa. With Ssamba Foundation and her sister projects-
Teach volunteer program

Reach and Teach Volunteer Program in Uganda

Through Ssamba Foundation’s Reach & Teach volunteer program in rural village in Uganda, you can get involved with a complete range of teaching and development activities. You can help in taking normal classes, assisting the teaching staff, conducting extracurricular activities like clay modeling, painting, drawing, singing, art & drama, dancing, group work, games or other

LIMA Project – Empowering Rural Farmers

LIMA project empowers rural farmers of Uganda by providing them with improved seeds, farm inputs, training on modern farming techniques and provides a market for the sale of their farm produce. This gives the farmers the capacity to farm more acres and by extension leads to increased food production and security in Uganda. Ssamba Foundation

A Personal Reflection of the Man – Isaac Ssamba

Isaac Ssamba –Founder and Executive Chairman of Ssamba Foundation. Isaac Ssamba known affectionately as The Chairman or Master Isaac is the Founder and Executive Chairman at Ssamba Foundation and is probably the most amazing person I have ever met. He comes from a background of peasant farmers, his family was not wealthy, and Isaac had

Providing Clean Drinking Water for Rural Communities

Kyampisi Subcounty is situated in Mukono District just about 25 km north of Mukono town which lies at the main road from Mukono to Kayunga district. The Subcounty has app. 52,900 inhabitants who exclusively live on subsistence farming. Kyampisi can be reached only with private cars or motorcycle taxis. Thus the economic situation is especially

Ssamba Foundation Fashion Design Program Takes Off!

As part of our After-School Program, Ssamba Foundation currently facilitates an innovative fashion design program that teaches women and youth to knit, sew, and make jewelry, bags and shirts and pants. The proceeds go directly back to supporting the fashion design program, which will eventually, provide steady income and job opportunities for unemployed, undereducated women

Ssamba Foundation Achievements Since 2006-2021

Ssamba Foundation was founded in 2006 by then a 19 year Isaac Ssamba, our Chairman and CEO who wanted to help improve the living conditions of needy people in rural Uganda. He decided to focus on education, healthcare, environment and social and economic empowerment of needy families in rural Uganda. He and other donors have

A typical day for a volunteer at Ssamba Foundation

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

2022 Summer Team Leader Positions Are Now Open

Looking for an opportunity travel, explore and volunteer abroad in the summer of 2022? Well how about running your own trip for Ssamba Foundation and join us for FREE!  Recruit at least 10 people across your university, work or social network and join us in Uganda for free in 2022 summer vacation. Ssamba Foundation is

Why You Shouldn’t Pay to Volunteer

At Ssamba Foundation, we don’t charge volunteer placement fees. We recruit and host hundreds of people within our projects in Uganda every month– and we don’t charge them volunteer program fees. Why? Because we’re committed to our projects. We’re committed to making a real lasting impact in the communities, and not becoming hung up on
Ssamba Elderly Support Program

Ssamba Foundation Building Homes for Needy Elderly

Ssamba Foundation, a community based development organization in Mukono district is helping needy elderly members of the society by building homes for them through our Elderly Support Program. The rural elderly people in need vary from those staying alone with no relatives to those with orphans and grandchildren. Traditionally, the extended family provided care and
Volunteer in Uganda 2022

Volunteer in Uganda in 2022

Volunteer in Uganda 2022 with Ssamba Foundation. Programs are available in over 25 program sites in Uganda from 1-24 weeks. These project sites districts are: Mukono, Wakiso, Mbale, Jinja, Kampala, Yumbe and several other areas where Ssamba Foundation run development projects. Explore Uganda with a Meaningful Volunteer Experience! Gain valuable real-world experience with a volunteer
Ssamba Foundation Food Aid

American Restaurateur Joins Ssamba Foundation

Miranda an American restaurant entrepreneur has joined Ssamba Foundation as a volunteer on her trip to Uganda, where she will facilitate various community development programs meant to empower and uplift the rural people of Kyampisi. For Miranda this trip represents her third visit to the continent of Africa and the first in 20yrs and presents
Covid-19 Food Relief

Ssamba Foundation Launches Covid-19 Food Relief Campaign

Ssamba Foundation has launched a Covid-19 Food Relief campaign to ensure that nobody in the Kyampisi Subcounty goes hungry during the Coronavirus crisis and this second lockdown. Currently, over 6,000 adults and children in the area are not getting enough food. Ssamba Foundation has embarked on a campaign to help people find food urgently. By

Ssamba Foundation launches new website!

Ssamba Foundation has launched its new website – https://ssamba.org/  and we are excited to present its new look. Our new website provides a clear message about who we are, what we stand for and about our solutions. The website also boasts a clean design and intuitive and consistent site-wide navigation system with improved menu functionalities
Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary Closes Until Further Notice

On April 20th 2021, the Uganda Wildlife Authority announced through a statement that Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in Nakasongola is to be closed until further notice following continued disagreements between the entities that operate the sanctuary at the moment. Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is a collaborative effort between the Uganda Wildlife Authority, the Rhino Fund Uganda and Ziwa Ranchers limited, a private land management company.
National Railway Museum Uganda

National Railway Museum to be Built in Jinja City

Plans are in high gear to open a National Railway Museum in Uganda in order to preserve the rich historical heritage of the vast railway network and its impact in terms of colonialism and development, social-economic and racial relations in the country, and neighbouring Kenya and Tanzania. The proposed National Railway Museum will be located at Jinja Railway Station
Gorilla Trekking Safari Uganda

UWA Cuts Gorilla and Chimpanzee Permit Prices

The Uganda Wildlife Authority recently launched a festive season discount offer to incentivize Domestic, Regional and International tourists to travel to the National Parks in Uganda by reducing prices on Gorilla Permits, Chimpanzee Permits as well as National Park Entrance Fees from 01 December 2021 – 31st March 2021. As the large majority of the UWA