Webmasters March 14, 2019 No Comments

HOW TO VOLUNTEER AS A COUPLE ABROAD

How to volunteer as a couple abroad.

Travelling abroad as a couple takes your relationship to a whole new level, literally you might fear that the change of living and volunteering in another country will add a lot of pressure on your relationship, but it will only be a wonderful adventure and a time to grow together hence making great memories. Here is how you can volunteer as a couple hence making a difference together; Read more

Webmasters February 21, 2019 No Comments

DENNIS’ VOLUNTEERING EXPERIENCE IN UGANDA

 Dennis’ Volunteering experience in Uganda.

My journey started in October 2018 from Frankfurt, Germany. As part of my studies for business administration I’ve to make a practical semester. I decided to do this abroad and chose Uganda for my preferred destination. I wanted to see how they work and running their business in a complete unknown country. Read more

Webmasters January 31, 2019 No Comments

HOW TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE BY VOLUNTEERING IN 2019.

How to make a difference by volunteering in 2019

Everyone has something in mind to do in 2019 but all of you would agree on one thing, to have a happy new year ahead.  It is automatic that everyone wishes to do good in 2019 and there can be various ways in which you can make a difference. A positive change is not just about the contributions you make to the outside world but also your inner changes that happen overtime. Read more

Webmasters January 15, 2019 No Comments

THE BENEFITS OF VOLUNTEERING

The benefits of volunteering

It is always hard to find time to volunteer due to our busy lives. However, the avails of volunteering are enormous to you, your family plus the community. The right match helps you reduce stress, find friends, connect with the community, learn new skills and also advance your career. Offering service to others can also help protect your mental and physical health.  Learn more of the interests of volunteering below.

Volunteering connects you to others; one of the well-known avails of volunteering is the impact on the society. Volunteering connects you to your community and make it a better place. Even taking part in the smallest tasks can make big and real difference to the lives of people.

Volunteering is a two way street, it benefits you and your family like the cause you choose to help. Offering your time as a volunteer helps you to expand your network, boost your social skills and also make new friends.

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Webmasters November 1, 2018 No Comments

VOLUNTEERING IN AFRICA FOR FREE.

Volunteering in Africa for free.

Volunteering in Africa gives you an opportunity to explore this magnificent continent. It does not matter what time you have; whether during your gap year, career break off during your university course, among others. Africa has all kinds of volunteer programs that will suit your interests. It also provides a platform for you to learn more about Africa and its people. Read more

Webmasters October 18, 2018 No Comments

WHY YOU SHOULD VOLUNTEER IN AFRICA.

Why you should volunteer in Africa

Most people think that in Africa, poverty and diseases are widespread. But the media tends to exaggerate stories and this scares away potential volunteers from coming to Africa. The Media and journalists often focuses on reporting the problems in Africa but they don’t report the positive things in Africa.

If every person judged a location based upon news, they would probably never travel, the truth is very little media coverage is given to positive stories leaving the general public to know less about the realities of a given region. However, it is very important to get the right information concerning any region that one wishes to volunteer in.

There are many reasons why one should not be afraid to volunteer in Africa and if you have a plan to volunteer in Africa, just start planning your trip today.

The African continent is facing an economic boom that is lowering the rate of poverty. The increasing GDP is contributing to huge strides in education and healthcare. The continent has already seen its per capital income double since the year of 2000 and the life expectancy has increased by one year every three years in the last decades. The HIV/AIDS infection rates and malaria deaths are down to 23% and 27% respectively.

The world can help to improve Africa in two ways; either by buying the African products and the other is to volunteer in Africa and spreading diverse skills. The volunteering programs in Africa are a two for one deal; volunteers get to directly support local communities while also helping the overall economy.

The African continent is full of friendly people and volunteering in Africa will enable you meet with genuine smiles, diverse culture, hospitable beings and multiplicity of languages.

It is a myth that everywhere in Africa is dangerous and violent and this is one of the top misconception about volunteering in Africa. The media plays a big role in spreading this idea because often times most volunteers are only exposed to Africa through news, social media and printed materials.

Journalists tend to focus on the top problems and bad news rather than on the positivity. The truth is that violent crimes against Travelers and volunteers in Africa are rare. And cities like Kampala is actually rated as having the lowest crime rates than more popular tourist cities like Rio de Jeneiro in Brazil.

This is one of the reasons Uganda is an ideal location for volunteering and travel, especially well known for volunteer opportunities working with children and the under privileged.

Africa is a big continent and the second largest on earth and it is as big as China, India, the United States and some parts of Europe put together; it is ideally too big to generalize, so when you do read about dangers or epidemics in Africa, it is important to check out where it is actually occurring on the map.

For instance, the Ebola outbreak and other epidemics are so rare in East Africa. Yet the distance from Uganda to Botswana in the South of Africa is further than the distance from California to New York.

Lots of people think that the only way to travel through Africa is on a budget breaking flight and an Uber-Luxurious safari. This could not be more wrong! Flight costs to and from Africa greatly vary and there are a number of countries that you can explore on your own instead of participating in a guided tour. In fact many people find that the best way to actually experience the culture and people of this beautiful continent is to stay, travel and eat locally. The good news is that this is also very affordable.

Africa is one of the most extraordinary and diverse continents in the world! It is an enormous continent and diverse place that is full of wonder and a volunteer program in Africa is sure to be filled with captivating cultures, dramatic scenery and astonishing wildlife. Africa is made up of 54 countries and offers every kind of landscape a volunteer could desire: hot deserts like the Kalahari and Sahara Deserts, Savannah grassland, Majestic Rivers, lakes and waterfalls, incredible coastlines and mountains, among others.

Therefore, the reasons why you have to volunteer in Africa is because most parts of Africa for decades have been at peace, filled with friendly people, affordable, inspiring and diverse continent. Choosing to volunteer in Africa will make your stay more amazing and unique because each day is a learning opportunity and as well a chance to share skills with the locals.