Holisitic Community Outreach in Uganda

Location: Uganda: Mukono

Term: Throughout the year

Program Duration: 3-6 Months, 5-8 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks

Dates: 2019,Year Round

https://volunteertherealuganda.com

Plot 130, Jinja Road P.O. Box 637 Mukono, Uganda

Call Us

Phone: +256-782-513140

Description

The Real Uganda's volunteers assist our partners with a variety of empowering community-based activities. Volunteers split their time between these locally requested interventions:

Public health and clinical work: Volunteers work in rural clinics providing testing, treatment, counseling services, and prevention education. Nutrition, vegetable gardening, and community sanitation programs are also ongoing. Our aim is to support rural public health in Uganda.

Teaching and childcare: Volunteers work in rural classrooms, choosing what ages and topics to teach. Art and sport are the most popular. Traditional teaching in Uganda is rote learning and memorization. Our aim is to encourage teamwork, fun, creativity, literacy, and general knowledge in primary schools.

Organic farming: Volunteers work alongside women and community members to maintain gardens. Depending on the season, volunteers prepare the soil, plant seeds, spread mulch, weed, harvest, and chase birds and other pests. Learn from Ugandan farmers, and share your ideas as well. Our aim is to teach efficient land use, organic pest control, and nutrition.

Highlights

1. Volunteers are engaged in a variety of activities. Everyday is different.

2. Great for volunteers with only a few weeks to give. Experience classroom teaching, medical centers, and community gardens.

3. Volunteers get a holistic view of how locally led community development actually works.

4. Spend your time with a variety of people, totally immersed in Ugandan culture.

Travel Types
  • Homestay
Qualifications

- be 18 years or older
- have no major health problems
- be able to walk distances up to 2km daily
- obtain a police check from home country prior to volunteering
- sign a general waiver of liability
- have a positive and outgoing personality

Minimum Education

High School

Types
  • Education
  • Health Sciences
  • Agriculture
Languages
  • English

Cost in US$:

$100-300

Cost Include Description:

The Real Uganda charges program fees that cover:

• online support while you prepare
• airport pickup
• first night hostel stay
• in-country orientation
• transportation to your placement
• 3 meals of Ugandan food per day
• secure accommodation
• weekend volunteer guesthouse use
• 24 hr supervision, and
• a donation to your host organization.

Besides covering your basic expenses, the fees ensure our partners can do the work their communities request. They also allow us to monitor partner progress, guide and advise current volunteers, and seek new volunteers for work in Uganda.

Credit Available

no

Experience Required

yes

Volunteer Types
  • Agriculture
  • AIDS
  • Anthropology
  • Conservation
  • Counseling
  • Culture
  • Eco-Tourism
  • English Teaching
  • Environment
  • Gender Issues
  • Grassroots Organization
  • Health Care
  • Medicine
  • Microfinance
  • Nursing
  • Organic Farming
  • Public Health
  • Social Work
  • Women
  • Arts
  • Economic Development
  • Drama
  • Community Development
  • Childcare & Children
  • Education
  • Health Education
  • Health
  • Music
  • Orphans
  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Nutrition
  • Sports
  • Teaching
  • Youth Development
  • Youth
This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Home-stays

Participants Travel to Uganda

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves
  • Essay
  • Online Application
Typically The Application Process Time is
2-5 days
Post Services Include
  • Exit Debriefing Abroad
Year Founded

2005

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