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Community Construction in Uganda
Community Construction in Uganda

Community Construction in Uganda

Support the sustainable development of schools, churches and health care centers
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    Overview

    Rural communities away from large cities often lack support from the government in terms of infrastructure development and maintenance. Most families only have enough to feed themselves with what they grow but are still affected by occasional food shortages and malnourishment. House repairs are not common as the priority is working the farms in order for their children to have food to eat.

    Local communities rarely receive funding from the government which oftentimes means that there is limited support in schools, healthcare centers, village halls, churches, etc.

    During this project, you will be assisting with simple construction and renovation at these locations. Your tasks will be assigned depending on the current needs, which may include building sinks, water tanks, repairing chairs, planting flower beds, painting or repairing walls, etc.

    In addition, you may also get the opportunity to assist with a feeding/nutrition project aimed at enriching the health and well-being of local schoolchildren.

    Objectives

    • Support the community and promote sustainable development in the village
    • Give you a sense of achievement through light construction and renovation projects
    • Assist the effort with extra hands

    Impact

    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.

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    Location

    Kajjansi, Uganda
    Enjoy the local life in this rural township in central Uganda. Your accommodation location provides you with a great opportunity to see and experience Uganda on an authentic, local scale.
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    Itinerary

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      Saturday/Sunday - Arrival

      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:

      • Option A - Saturday: 10:00
      • Option B - Saturday: 14:00
      • Option C - Sunday: 10:00
      • Option D - Sunday: 14:00
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      Monday - Friday

      You will be working for 4-5 hours on construction/renovation and anything that may be needed at the time. Below is what a typical day might look like:

      • Breakfast
      • Construction/renovation work
      • Lunch
      • Construction/renovation work
      • Back to the accommodation
      • Free time
      • Dinner
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      Saturday - Departure
      Leave the accommodation on Saturday morning. Minivans to Kampala depart close by at least every hour. Change to taxi to arrive at the airport (2.5 hours) for earliest flights Saturday evening
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    Inclusions

    • Shared Accomodation
    • All meals included
    • Arrival Transfer
    • Free beverages
    • Wifi in public areas
    • Departure Transfer
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    Options

    • Extra night accomodation (before experience)$60
    • Extra night accomodation (after experience)$60
    • Pick-ups outside of the regular pickup window$60
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    More Information

    Requirements

    • minimum english levelBasic
    • CRB RequiredOn signup
    • passport copy requiredNo
    • resume copy requiredNo
    Other Requirements
    • Modest work clothing - covering your shoulders down to your knees, nothing see-through or with offensive themes written on them for the time you will spend working in the community.
    • You are welcome to bring tools, supplies or other useful items to donate for community use.

    Food

    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.

    Accommodation

    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.

    Cancellation Policy

    Bookings can be amended and cancelled 30 days before the program start date without any costs. Bookings that are cancelled less than 30 days before the program start date will be charged the first week of the booking.

Community Construction

CategoryVolunteering
Stylebackpacker
AvailabilityOpen
Price per person$415/week
Minimum Duration1 week

Contact us for availability and further information.

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