EMPOWERING WOMEN AND GIRLS IN UGANDA

The volunteer works with the community, mainly with women and girls, to promote their development.

  • Get to know the culture and customs by working hand in hand with the local population.
  • Contributes to improving the quality of life of local women.
  • Develops workshops.
  • Offer teachings and different perspectives on life.
  • Live a unique experience feeling proactive and fulfilled.

What is this program about?

The volunteer works in the women’s community to offer a better development and quality of life for them. A community project is carried out with women with handicraft workshops, hygiene workshop, disease prevention, etc.

In this program, you will have the opportunity to experience the life of the locals in Uganda, help the community by giving more hands and effort, as well as live a cultural immersion and commitment to the local community.

Develop workshops and activities, as well as projects that promote the empowerment of these women and girls.

How is the day to day and what will I do as a volunteer?

The day to day of the volunteer consists of a collaboration from Monday to Friday, approximately 4 or 5 hours, distributed during the morning or afternoon according to needs.

A typical volunteer day begins with breakfast at the accommodation with all the volunteers. At the end, the volunteers go to the project, where they meet with the local coordinator to organize the activities planned for the day.

Throughout the morning each volunteer contributes to the assigned tasks. A stop is made for lunch and, depending on the needs, they continue with the tasks or have free time.

The volunteer can visit nearby areas in his spare time. In the evening, the group has dinner and prepares for the next day.

Some of the activities that you will carry out during your volunteering are:

  • Reading workshops.
  • Health workshops.
  • Basic education.
  • Entrepreneurship activities.

Requirements to participate

  • Be over 18 years old (except if you are traveling with your parents).
  • Cover the cost of the program according to weeks.
  • Have a mandatory travel insurance.
  • Respect cultures and religions.
  • Not have a criminal record.
  • Be proactive.
  • Follow the rules of local accommodation and projects.
  • Have an entry and exit ticket to the country in allowed tourist time.
  • Have a valid passport with more than 6 months.
  • Basic English.

Where will I be and when do I have to arrive?

Where will the accommodation be?

The airport you should arrive at is Entebbe International Airport (EBB) or Jinja Airport (JIN). You will be picked up at the airport during the weekend.

Once you arrive you will stay at the volunteer house in Jinja. The volunteer house has rooms that you will share with other volunteers, you will also share bathrooms and common areas. The house has Wifi, bedding for each volunteer and drinking water.

Dates and method of arrival

The program is open all year round from Monday to Friday, for approximately 4 to 5 hours. Arrival days for airport pick-up are Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

How long can I go?

You can be in the project from 2 weeks to 12 weeks.

How do I sign up?

To sign up is very simple, you only have to follow 5 very important steps, the first thing is once you have read everything that is included and not included and the costs that you have in the country tab.

  1. Fill out this form with the dates you want.
  2. You receive an official confirmation of place.
  3. Make a 1st contribution of enrollment to the program.
  4. You make a video call with the coordinator to better prepare your arrival.
  5. Sign the international volunteer agreement and complete the rest of the financial contribution as indicated by your coordinator..

YOU COME?

What can I see during the weekend?

If you are considering traveling to the Pearl of Africa, you will discover everything that this country has to teach you. Surely you have heard of mountain gorillas that can only be seen in three countries in the world: Uganda, Rwanda and the D.R. Congo. But there are many more things to see in Uganda, such as tenNational Parks that exist in its territory and that present an extraordinary biodiversity with an influx of tourists infinitely lower than that of its neighbors Kenya and Tanzania.

In Uganda you can go on safaris to observe all the African fauna you can imagine, including the big five of course, impossible trekking to find the fascinating mountain gorillas or the elusive chimpanzees and even see some of the most powerful waterfalls on the planet from various perspectives. . With all that there is to see in Uganda, it is no coincidence that it is called the Pearl of Africa.

Don’t forget your camera to show us every corner!