Flying into Entebbe, you will then travel to Jinja with your fellow volunteers to start your introduction to Uganda and a one-day briefing on your project. It is a chance to settle in, unwind after the hectic few days leading up to your departure and get to know your group. The briefing is important for making sure you’re fully prepared for the five weeks ahead. As well as covering the activities you will be involved with, the course will also cover Ugandan history, culture and language.
After your briefing you will start your project. You will be living and working in the communities in and around Busesa, with day-to-day support from your project leader. There are three schools within a short distance of each other, where you can help in the classroom with subjects that you are happy to do (improving English, maths, science, music, arts and crafts, etc) or a wide range of PE/sport activities. You might even like to start some after school clubs for drama or even a choir. For part of the day you may be able to put your artistic talents to good use by painting educational murals or preparing visual aids.
Two weeks later, at the end of term, you will have the opportunity to help with a community building/renovation project. The schools are enthusiastic about the project work you will be doing, which could involve classroom or dormitory renovation, painting and decorating or cementing mud floors. You will assist our team of local skilled craftsmen, providing an extra pair of hands for the heavy jobs, helping with the unskilled work whilst also learning new skills on project.
Each day you can spend time socialising with the villagers, usually over a cup of chai (sweet tea) or lunch. This is a great chance to make new friends - they will be keen to talk about where you are from, your family and life at home, whilst you can practice your Lugandan (the language spoken in Uganda)!
In your free time you can do as you wish and explore the area with your fellow volunteers - the source of the Nile is a perfect location for white water rafting, bungee jumping, quad biking and more!
On your last day, you will have the chance to do some shopping on the journey to Kampala before we get you to the airport at Entebbe for your flight home.
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