If you’re looking for a very rewarding experience then join this project to help the children in this orphanage. The children will welcome you with open arms and big smiles. They are extremely eager to learn and you will be a part of helping them become younger adults that they dream of becoming.
Accommodation: Fully equipped home stay with hot water showers, communal refrigerator, internet/ Wi-Fi, TV and DVD player.
Requirements: An open mind is needed and a flexible attitude for working in a new and different environment.
Minimum Age: 15 years Working Hours: 8:00am – 3:30 pm , but are flexible.
Nearest town: Kampala
Guaranteed: Working with children, getting an insight into poverty and being able to make a difference to those in need.
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: Currently in Uganda, more than 30% of the population is under the age of 15 of which 1 million of those are orphans and 600,000 are homeless. These children spend their days living without food or shelter and end up having to beg in order to stay alive.
In May 2011. Kennedy, the organization president, came across 11 children that were living next to the prison cells at a police station. After hearing their story of how they came together as a group on the streets and lived for 5 months without clothing or shelter, he helped them to find a home in what was 11 the number has grown upto 24 beautiful children living at the orphanage for this project.
Current Needs: As anyone with children will know, it’s not easy raising 1 or 2, let alone 24. The challenges that are faced with these children are from providing them their basic needs of food and clothing to getting them a good education. The Ugandan schools started on the 5th of September so in order to not let the children miss out on this opportunity, they are residing in a small room next to their school. We are working to get better home. EUR€350 every month needs to be raised in order keep them in a new home.The project relies on donations and volunteers to help take care of the children in the best way possible.
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.
Volunteer Tasks Your days on the project will be spent as follows:
• Monday (Art/Music/Dance)
• Tuesday (Math)
• Wednesday (English)
• Thursday (World Geography/African History)
• Friday (Games and weekly trip arranged by the project)
Accommodation: Your accommodation is in a comfortable home stay with shared rooms, a lounge with a TV, a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom with hot showers. There is a computer for you to use but you are more than welcome to bring your own computer and connect it to the free Wi-Fi. The home is a family environment run by the Mzungu family so you are required to clean your own rooms.
When working at the orphanage you will come back to the house to a wonderful meal prepared by Juliet for lunch. For breakfast and dinner you will have everything you need to make meals for you and the other volunteers. Tea and coffee are available throughout the day. If you have any special diet requirements, please let us know before-hand so we can arrange it for you.
Detailed Itinerary: Day to Day activities; Assisting children with their home work, getting ready for day’s lesson plans/activities, help Julian in preparing their meals and of course teaching your favorite skills to the children.
HOW TO APPLY
Early bookings are encouraged as space is always limited!. http://www.mzunguvolunteers.org/ and or E-mail us email@example.com and we will help you prepare your African volunteer holiday dream!