Uganda summer volunteering with Beacon of Hope Uganda is an opportunity to work with grassroots projects in rural Uganda. The rural communities in Mukono where Beacon of Hope Uganda works have dirt roads that turn to sticky mud in the rainy season and dust in the dry season. Boda- Boda bikes share the road with bicycles and animals.
As in most parts of Uganda, the community members struggle to meet their basic needs and strive to put their children in school. Main jobs include brick making, selling fruits and vegetables, small scale animal rearing and other manual labor jobs.
When you sign up to the Uganda summer volunteering program, you will experience traditional Ugandan life and participate in daily activities such as visiting elderly villagers, construction and building, teaching children in outside classrooms, assisting in the setting up vegetable gardens, youth health talks, high school English teaching, feeding animals as well as health outreach programs and so many other activities.
Uganda summer volunteering- Teaching Program:
This Uganda summer volunteering teaching program serves the most vulnerable community members in Mukono District. The main focus is providing education and healthcare to hundreds of children and poor dwellers in the surrounding villages. A village school provides English, Math, health lessons to children 3yrs-14yrs old. The school provides not only needed education but opportunities for sports activities, health talks, feeding center and meeting place for the community.
Community Development summer volunteering:
The community development projects including pig and poultry house construction and repairs, home repairs, health/HIV/AIDS workshops, youth education, animal rearing, water and sanitation (including well and waterway construction) and project planning and management or other skills that can help us transform this community
With our Uganda summer volunteering program we allow you to discover the wonders of rural Uganda, while doing meaningful and rewarding community work. This is a great opportunity to explore life in rural Uganda, live and work amongst the locals and realize one person can make a difference.
* It is important for potential volunteers to understand that the culture in Uganda is quite different from what you are accustomed to. Volunteers should bring with them an easy-going, open-minded and relaxed attitude. Locals are curious, very friendly and social people. While Beacon of Hope Uganda will endeavor to maintain a daily routine, volunteers should understand that things move slowly in Africa (and indeed in rural communities). Relax and enjoy the slow pace. Remember that life in Africa is not as organized and predictable as life in developed countries. Although volunteer work can be very busy and active, at other times work is determined by many number of factors including weather, availability of resources, whether a relevant contact has turned up, cultural activities etc.