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Our program fees cover:
• online support while you prepare
• airport pickup from Entebbe International Airport
• first night hostel stay
• in-country orientation (how to settle in, connect a local phone, host organization background)
• transportation to your placement
• 3 meals of Ugandan food per day (vegetarians are welcome!)
• secure accommodation
• weekend volunteer guesthouse use
• 24 hr supervision, and
• a donation to your host organization.
Besides covering your basic expenses, our fees ensure our partners can do the work their communities request. They also allow us to monitor progress, guide and advise volunteers, and seek new volunteers for work in Uganda.
The Real Uganda volunteers assist our partners with a variety of empowering activities. Choose a combination of these locally requested interventions:
Public health & clinical work: Volunteers work in rural clinics providing testing, treatment, counseling services, and prevention education. Nutrition and vegetable gardening, and community sanitation programs are also ongoing. Our aim is to support rural public health in Uganda.
Teaching: Volunteers work in classrooms, choosing what ages and topics to teach. Art and sport are the most popular. Traditional teaching in Uganda is rote learning and memorization. Our aim is to encourage team work, fun, creativity, literacy, and general knowledge in primary school students.
Agriculture: Volunteers work alongside women's groups in their communal gardens. Expect to prepare soil, plant seeds, spread mulch, weed, harvest, and chase birds and other pests. Our aim is to teach efficient land use, organic pest control, and nutrition.
- Everyday is new and fun. Engage in a variety of relevant activities.
- See and do a lot in a short time. Work in classrooms, medical centers, and community gardens.
- Deeply learn how locally-led community development actually works.
- Spend your time with empowered people, fully immersed in Ugandan culture and way of life.
- Spend weekends exploring Uganda. Choose from zip-lining in a rain forest, white water rafting the Nile, wildlife safari, and primate tracking.
International volunteers build relationships with local leaders and community members to support Ugandan solutions to Ugandan problems.
This is an important and ethical way to volunteer your time in a foreign country.