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In Kajjansi, there are a few kindergartens open for children up to five years old at the local school. This provides a safe place where parents can send their children during the day while they are working. Unfortunately there is not always adequate space provided for them. We are hoping to improve this situation through community development projects combined with the assistance of participants willing to come in and share their time, effort and knowledge.
You can expect to spend time assisting local staff and getting to know some of the local children by playing with them, feeding them, helping them to get to know someone from a far away place. Moreover, you will get the chance to coordinate educational activities that will likely prove valuable for the children using music, playing sports, and teaching basic English, etc.
This is an opportunity for a great cultural exchange opportunity, allowing them to grow their perspectives of the world outside of their small village and for you to gain an appreciation for the gifts that lie within their community as well.
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:
You will be working for 4-5 hours per day. Some of the nurseries/kindergartens are located 10 minutes away by foot, while others can be from 30 minutes to an hour away by car. Below is what a typical day might look like:
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.