The Ssamba Foundation provides at-risk children and youth a safe environment in which they participate in any number of extra-curricular activities. These activities are designed to provide kids from 6 to 17 years old with creative outlets and opportunities to make constructive use of their time. The project is managed by local social workers with the support and involvement of international volunteers.
Support the education and development of vulnerable children by volunteering to teach arts and crafts or DIY projects in Uganda. Arts and crafts teach children problem solving skills which lead to success. Arts and Crafts can teach perseverance and patience. Using arts and crafts can also be an excellent way to facilitate language learning with young children.
Arts and crafts can be a great way to include cross-curricular activities in the language classroom. Children can incorporate drama skills using masks they have made for role plays. They can use their knowledge of geography to make flag posters. We ask volunteers interested in this program 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.
At Ssamba Foundation we understand that children learn best when they can use all their senses, and crafting is one teaching tool that allows children a wide variety of experiences. Making crafts help children improve their manual dexterity, and give them the opportunity to discover how to use new tools, materials, and methods. Crafts and other artistic endeavors can help children achieve success in all areas of their lives.
VOLUNTEER DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
The Arts and Crafts Uganda volunteer program gives you the chance not only to make a positive impact in a needy community, gain leadership experience and build new skills, but also to share your knowledge and provide valuable skills to youth and children.
Volunteering in Uganda with Ssamba Foundation’s arts and crafts project will not only allow you to positively influence lives, but you can also learn about a variety of arts and crafty ideas, as well as about the deep and fascinating histories that this country has with arts.
It is important for potential volunteers to understand that the culture in Uganda is quite different from what you are accustomed to. Volunteers should bring with them an easy-going, open-minded and relaxed attitude. Locals are curious, very friendly and social people.
As arts and crafts volunteer in Uganda you can choose your project where you can apply your creative eye and enthusiasm while volunteering and living at the heart of a community. When you choose to volunteer in Uganda with Ssamba Foundation, you will be involved a variety of community activities.
Your creativity will inspire children and youth who want to develop their talents. Arts can be a powerful force for community building, nurturing human creativity, and social empowerment for future growth and employment opportunities.
- You must be 18 yrs and above
- You must be enthusiastic about arts and crafts
- You must speak some English (you don’t need to be fluent)
- We recommend travel/life personal insurance
- You must commit at least 2 weeks’ minimum
- You must be Sociable, Energetic, Positive & Fun!
ARRIVAL & START DATES
|Month 2023||Arrival Dates & Day||Start Dates & Day|
|January:||8th & 15th / Sunday||9th & 16th /Monday|
|February:||12th /Sunday||16th /Monday|
|March:||5th /Sunday||6th /Monday|
|April:||2nd & 16th /Sunday||3rd & 17th /Monday|
|May:||7th & 14th /Sunday||8th & 15th /Monday|
|June:||4th & 11th /Sunday||5th & 12th / Monday|
|July:||2nd , 9th & 16th /Sunday||3rd, 10th & 17th /Monday|
|August:||6th & 13th /Sunday||7th & 14th /Monday|
|September:||3rd & 10th /Sunday||4th & 11th /Monday|
|October:||1st & 15th /Sunday||2nd & 16th /Monday|
|November:||5th, 12th & 19th /Sunday||6th, 13th & 20th / Monday|
|December:||3rd / Sunday||4th / Monday|
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.