Ssamba Foundation’s Sports & Recreation Program collaborates with local communities to promote healthy lifestyles amongst local children and youth through teaching basic skills and tactics of football (soccer) and volleyball, teaching music, dance moves and drama.
Given the lack of adequate recreational opportunities available to kids in the villages, our programs seek to provide at-risk children and youth with a safe environment where they can practice these activities in order to make productive use of free time. In addition, we emphasize important core values like mutual respect, trust, fair-play and self-esteem as well as sportsmanship, teamwork, and leadership. Volunteers contributing to this program will plan and lead practices of understanding the activity.
Sports and recreation activities are valued as social connectors and powerful development tools to counter a lack of adequate opportunities for positive social interaction, unequal distribution of resources, a high rate of unemployment, a high rate of crime and other social ills.
Participants who can join our program to teach sports and games in Uganda will work with schools and community teams after school. Sports have the power to bring people together. It speaks a universal language and cuts through culture, race and religion.
You can volunteer to teach sports and games in Uganda as athletics, baseball, basketball, boxing, cricket, football, golf, hockey, martial arts, netball, polo, rugby, surfing, swimming, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball and more!
VOLUNTEER DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Teaching sports and games in Uganda also helps coordinate important educational workshops in areas lacking emphasis in general school curricula such as recycling, nutrition, hygiene, and self-esteem. This is a fun project for anyone who loves working with children and youth. The youth are very enthusiastic and always keen to learn, play, and interact with volunteers.
You can teach a new sport or add skills to the sports activities our children and youth already know. You can participate in fitness and training of sports for children and youth and you can combine it with another project, like mentoring for slum or village youth.
You can join this program and teach sports and games in Uganda all year round and you can stay for as long three months and engage your team into various competitions. This Uganda sports development program is unique as its combine volunteering, fun, adventure and trekking, you will need to be in good shape to participate.
- You must be 18 yrs and above
- You must be enthusiastic about sports and games
- 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.