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Learning about the culture and lifestyle of the community you are visiting is one of the most important aspects of travelling. By doing so, you will get a feel for how things flow and how to interact with locals. Being aware of local customs and getting a better chance to fully immerse yourself in your new surroundings will likely make your experience even more enjoyable.
Our culture week sets out to do exactly this!
It is designed to introduce you to the language, the food, the people and the daily flow of life in the community. This week of exploration helps to ease you into a more relaxed pace that is common in Uganda and inspire you to fully engage with the community members you are bound to meet!
Volunteer experiences have a direct and positive impact on local communities by injecting money into the local economy through the purchase of food, transportation, and tourism activities. Volunteering is a great way to give back to the comunity and make a difference in the world. Depending on the type of volunteer experience you are interested in, your time can be spent improving educational resources and opportunities, providing medical services to underserved communities, or promoting environmental conservation and sustainable farming techniques.
Arrive on Saturday or Sunday at EBB (Entebbe International Airport) well before a meeting point time. Saturday arrivals need to book one extra night at our accommodation.
Meeting Point Times:
Food will be Ugandan-style, which means lots of vegetables, potatoes, bananas, bread, and pancakes. Some dishes may have meat, but if you are vegetarian just let your coordinator know.
You will either be staying at our homestay or in our rural accommodation center. The homestay is a bit more comfortable with the family setting, but in our farm accommodation itself is quite basic and authentic. All participants are expected to be environmentally aware and to use all resources with restraint, especially water, paper, and electricity. You will be expected to clean up after yourself, and to play your part to keep the accommodation neat and organized. There is no WIFI in either location and you will need to purchase a local SIM card in order to access the internet.