Volunteer in Uganda

School renovation and providing education in poor communities in Mukono
Nakifuma, Mukono district       June 13 - June 26, 2020

Volunteer project: The volunteer project supports a secondary school providing education and skills development to the communities of Nakaswa and the neighboring districts. Bringing educational and social service facilities closer helps in uplifting the young generation of the country and improving their wellbeing and livelihood. We are mobilizing the community to get involved in the project by creating awareness, helping in the day to day management of the school for quality education delivery, thereby improving access to education facilities. We are working together with the local governments of Mukono, Kayunga and Buikwe districts to achieve these objectives.

The volunteers will take part in the renovation of the dilapidated school buildings. The project activities include construction, engaging the local communities, mobilizing and creating awareness within the communities on global issues like climate change and environmental protection.

Language: English

Accommodation: Camping on site within the school compound.

Location: Nakifuma, Mukono District, in the Central Region of Uganda.

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 250 Euro
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Building sanitary facilities and classrooms for a school
Busana, Kayunga district       August 1 - August 15, 2020

Volunteer project: The junior school in Busana, Kayunga District was started by the local community to help children in the area to access quality education. The school started with 46 children in 2010. Currently, the junior school has reached an enrollment of 499 pupils. The school is sitting on a plot of land with semi permanent structures, limited space for children to play, coupled with a few latrines which occasionally are shared with the local community around. All this obstructs the delivery of quality education in the community.

Through this voluntary action, we aim to improve the learning environment of the children by contributing to the structures available and generating innovative ways which are within the minimum standards required by the local authorities. The project activities include construction of sanitary facilities and permanent classrooms for the school.

Language: English

Accommodation: Volunteers will be housed on the school grounds using the dormitory facilities and tents.

Location: Busana, Kayunga district

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 250 Euro
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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Building classrooms for primary school children
Busana, Kayunga district       September 5 - September 19, 2020

Volunteer project: With this volunteer project, we are helping the primary school in Busaana Buyuki village, Busaana Town Council, Kayunga District. The school started in 2015 with an enrolment of 57 pupils in the first year of establishment, rising to 284 in 2018. Currently, the school has a considerable attendance of girls compared to the neighbouring schools. It has both day and boarding section to ease the distance load for those coming from far. The big challenge for the school is to get qualified teachers and facilities to accommodate them.

Currently there are semi permanent structures, all roofed, and at least lessons can be conducted indoors without hindrance from rain or sunshine. The school blocks have neither shutters nor windows to keep the learning aid materials properly and a lot of dust gets into the classrooms due to unfinished floors and walls leading to diseases and absenteeism of the children.

The volunteers will be involved in the completion of the classroom structures on the compound of the school. This involves plastering, painting of the walls and drawing teaching aids within the classrooms and outside. You may also be called upon to help teaching in the classroom.

Language: English

Accommodation: Accommodation is in a community house near to the project.

Location: Busana, Kayunga district

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 250 Euro
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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School construction in Nyenga
Nyenga, Buikwe district       October 10 - October 24, 2020

Volunteer project: The volunteers in this project will help a Primary School located in Buikwe district, east of Kampala. The main source of income and livelihood for the community around is fishing. The project is about improving the educational opportunities and environment for the children of the fishing community.

The number of students in the school is growing fast, and has risen from 500 to 750 in the recent years. The teacher pupil ratio is 1:70. The school has no permanent structures. This situation is calling for immediate intervention for bridging the gap. We have already made over 20,000 bricks, but there’s still much to be done. Through the volunteer project we intend to mobilize the community and improve the quality of infrastructure in the primary school.

Volunteers’ main activities will be construction of classrooms, site leveling and landscaping.

Language: English

Accommodation: Accommodation is in a dormitory on the site.

Location: Nyenga, Buikwe District

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 250 Euro
The extra fee is intended to support the local host of the project who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival.

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