Teach Sports and Games in Uganda

In its effort to launch projects that provide the youth with opportunities for experiential learning, Ssamba Foundation has initiated several games and sports initiatives to empower youth. 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.
 
Youth sport and recreation networks are an important source and means for social networking, helping to combat exclusion and for fostering youth capacity to work collectively towards the realization of opportunities and addressing the challenges faced by young people.
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Many children in Uganda served don’t have the opportunity to receive proper coaching and they lack basic sports skills. 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.

Through our Uganda sports development program, we aim at enhancing the physical, social and emotional development of children and youth in Uganda. The program provides at-risk children and youth a safe environment in which they participate in a number of extra-curricular activities.

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!

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Project Location

Ssamba Foundations hosts volunteer teachers in our community programs in Mukono District. We are privileged to work in some of the most beautiful rural communities of Mukono District in Uganda.

These wonderful communities also have some of the poorest people and at risk youth, children and women. 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 might take for granted like education, hospitals, roads, housing and food are not available here.

Ssamba Foundation is a community development organization focusing on educational empowerment for vulnerable rural communities and foster positive cross-cultural awareness through sustainable community development initiatives.

This is the reason we work hard at Ssamba Foundation, we know that as well as having a fantastic time, your skills and your hard work will be invaluable to people who just need a helping hand.

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.

During the Uganda sports development program, we emphasize important core values like mutual respect, trust, fair-play and self-esteem as well as sportsmanship, teamwork, and leadership. Volunteer teachers contributing to this program will plan and lead practices of understanding the sport or game. Working in the heart of the community you can help put a smile on the faces of the children and youth of Uganda.

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.

VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS

  • 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!
  • Learn more about Who can Apply?

ACCOMMODATION & MEALS

All volunteers based in Mukono (up to 10 at one time) will live together in a warmly family-home. Delicious 2 meals are provided each day, which consists of local foods, such as matooke (mashed plantain), posho (cornmeal), potatoes and rice or noodles. They are generally served with beef, fish, peas, beans or groundnut sauce. Bread, eggs, vegetables and fruits are available for breakfast, vegetarians are also accommodated.

Volunteers staying at our Kyampisi Backpackers Home are assigned a bed based on capacity, arrival time and length of stay. All beds have good mosquito nets and you don’t need to bring your own sheets etc. Accommodation at this home is in shared dorm styled bedrooms and shared twin bedroom, accommodating up to 10 people when full. There are between 2-3 beds per room. The emphasis at the home is placed on a relaxed friendly family like atmosphere.

THE COSTS AND CONTRIBUTIONS

There are costs involved in hosting volunteers and we request our volunteers to cover up their living costs, this helps our organization to concentrate its resources on empowering vulnerable communities. Volunteering in Uganda with Ssamba Foundation is AFFORDABLE, as it should be! At Ssamba Foundation, we appreciate and allow you to use your compassion to help make the world a better place! Before applying please learn more about the costs involved!

VOLUNTEER PARTICIPATION COSTS

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