Step out of the stress and bustle of western civilization and step into a way of life that is determined by the weather with this project in Uganda. Expose the young children to different ways of life outside of their village and help them with English, Maths, Science, Geography, Social Sciences, History, Physical Education, Art and Music or alternatively assist with youth work and mentoring. Feel the joy of helping someone to become a contributing member of society and to help them pave the way to their own future with this project.
Accommodation: basic volunteer home with comfortable accommodation facilities, communal refrigerator,TV and DVD player.
Requirements: The volunteer should be ready to share their experience and knowledge on how best to conduct oneself to become a contributing member of society and how to look for work, interview, and network to find the path they were always meant to follow.
Minimum Age: 15 years
Working Hours: 8:00am – 1:30 pm , but are flexible.
Nearest town: Mukono
Guaranteed: Working with children, being able to share your experience and make a small change.
What we offer: Our packages start from EUR €185 for 2Wks with no excursion attached, if you are looking to explore and see Uganda say by combining your placement with Wite Water rafting, Gorilla and Chimp trekking or Wildlife viewing adventures then an adventure package is available for you at the best affordable price in Uganda.
About the Project: The village of this project is located only 7 kilometers from Jinju, which is a tourist hub and host to many adventure activities. 150 families make up this vibrant community that relies on various forms of farming in order to survive. Within the community they have developed a bartering system due to the ever rising cost of food at the local market.
Life in this village is very much the same as it was when it came into existence just over 150 years ago. Most volunteer organizations overlook this village as it is too far afield to warrant the effort and costs of running a project here. This village can be summed up as serene, peaceful, friendly, loving, accommodating and always welcoming to visitors.
You can either choose to help out in a class or after school and summer school education or do youth work and mentoring. The teachers can teach English, Maths, Science, Geography, Social Sciences, History, Physical Education, Art and Music. Volunteers opting to do youth work and mentoring will team up with a village coordinator who will help and work with you to engage the young minds around the village.
Current Needs: The most important need for this village at the moment is the ability for children – who can’t attend a government run program – to be able to be educated. Currently the school is merely a wooden structure with a tin roof but plans are in the works to raise enough funds to build a school with 10 classrooms.
Guidance and Supervision: When you arrive, you will be given half a day of orientation by staff members of the project.This orientation will include covering areas such as culture, safety, locations, transportation as well as being introduced to your project. You will also be able to contact the project personnel 24 hours a day.
Accommodation: Your accommodation is in basic home located within the project area. The home includes cable TV, running water, compost toilets and well-arranged twin rooms. Each bed has a mattress and a mosquito net. Volunteers will receive 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) which will be prepared by a local mother.
Detailed Itinerary: Day to Day activities; Helping and working at the school, teach and support children in various subjects
HOW TO APPLY
Early bookings are encouraged as space is always limited!. http://www.mzunguvolunteers.org/ and or E-mail us firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help you prepare your African dream holiday dream!