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GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT FOOTPRINT VOLUNTEER UGANDA

Volunteering – a trend that is getting more and more popular. It means choosing to give some of your time and energy for the benefit of the community without expecting anything in return. This can be by working for a non-profit organization, charity organizations, medical centres and many others.

Countless organizations have come up to offer volunteering opportunities to world changers who would love to impact the generation and change countless lives for a brighter future.

With the increased death rates of AIDs victims, several young children have been orphaned, women widowed, helpless girls lying in beds of Mulago hospital Uganda; lacking even something very small to eat, the cancer patients die day and night leaving behind orphans. There is no one to help the disabled ones, Uganda is definitely one of the best countries to volunteer in.

On completion of studies, most students from Europe have dedicated themselves to serving local communities in Africa through volunteering projects in different countries. Something that is going to help them gain more new experiences, develop new skills as well as boosting their confidence.

Volunteering starts with searching out for the best country and project that favors your desires, an environment that won’t bore you down.

But what is so special about Volunteering in Uganda? The first thing that hits your mind is the country’s beauty. Being the pearl of Africa, Uganda offers a grand range of experiences, not only volunteering, but also adventure wise. It is one country that furnishes awesome weekend getaways. A volunteer can easily have short weekend trips when he or she is not on duty.

Furthermore, the people of Uganda are the best people you would ever work with. The Ugandan inhabitants are so open minded, willing to show you their country and their origins, as well as the delicious food. They are kind people with huge hearts that welcome everyone who comes their way.

As a volunteer you can work in different areas of responsibility that empower the next generation. Volunteers can teach English to young children at school helping the little ones improve on their grammar and writing skills. At primary and secondary school you will teach them core subjects, such as English, mathematics, science, whichever you prefer, it’s a good move.

Still volunteers can work at a medical center or hospital basing on your qualifications and desires. These clinics lack enough resources and staff – so as a volunteer, your assistance is needed and they are really blessed with your help. You will work alongside doctors and nurses, so they can always guide you on the duties of the hospital.

The most perfect voluntary in Uganda, one that sums up all the above mentioned is volunteering at an orphanage. Working in an orphanage is an incredible way to help these poor children receive the love, care, education, and companionship that the world had denied them. It is always a great opportunity to improve the present and future lives of these disadvantaged children.

As a last possibility we want to show you the work in national parks or with the nature generally. You get an impression of the various number of the flora and fauna that Uganda hides. This is also one self-esteeming action, knowing that you have once been part of Uganda’s conservation.

We can say that all these areas of responsibility are not only a big value to the local communities and the children, but also for oneself. It expands your view of the world; it’s fun and adventure-filled. You meet open minded people from around the world, you learn new ways of doing things, culture and language.

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 10, 2019 No Comments

THE DO’S AND DON’TS WHILE VOLUNTEERING IN UGANDA

The do’s and don’ts while volunteering in Uganda.

It was long time ago when Uganda was referred as a dark place especially during the dark past moments. Where it experienced in the previous years. Today it is completely different as the country has turned to be one of the safest nations in East Africa for tourism and volunteering.

As Winston Churchill referred to as the “Pearl of Africa” rich in diverse flora, fauna, and spectacular landscape, full of hospitable people who are so welcoming and always down to earth.

Volunteering involves a lot of interaction with different groups of locals. And the interaction varies according to where the volunteer is willing to work from due to its involvement with the children and multiple vulnerable people. Read more

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A GUIDE TO VOLUNTEERING IN UGANDA.

A guide to volunteering in Uganda

Besides being a small land locked country, Uganda is famously known as the pearl of Africa. It boats incredible stunning sights and remarkable activities for eager adventure enthusiasts looking to volunteer in Uganda.

Explore the monstrous mountains of Rwenzori, one of the tallest mountains in Africa, admire the fields of flora, fauna and wildlife. Surely, you will spare no time enjoying the spoils of the African country. Read more

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WAYS TO STAY SAFE AND HEALTHY WHILE VOLUNTEERING IN UGANDA.

Whys to stay safe and healthy while volunteering in Uganda.

The main reason why volunteers and visitors fear to travel to East Africa is because of health and safety. However, Uganda is safer than most of the American and European cities.

The major objectives of the real Uganda is to share the successes and challenges of life in Uganda and the ways to easily stay safe and healthy while volunteering in Uganda. Read more

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VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES IN UGANDA.

Volunteering opportunities in Uganda

Uganda is a pearl of Africa, it is well known for its striking physical features, safe and peaceful state and as a bird watcher’s paradise. Unfortunately, it is one of the poorest countries in the world, and the majority of the population live under poverty line.

It lacks fundamental infrastructures like education, health care, clean running water and waste management. Our projects in needy communities’ give volunteers an opportunity to share skills, knowledge and experience to help others as you experience the cultures and explore the country.

Community development is one of the volunteering opportunities in Uganda. It is done in form of Education, teaching the locals how to write and read. The duty of the volunteer is to teach English language in classes, arranging the lesson plans and among others. This opportunity allows the volunteers to interact with the locals hence learning the cultures of Uganda.

This also enables the unique aspects of the classes in the cultural exchange, meaning the Volunteers get a chance to learn the diverse cultural backgrounds and understanding more of the local culture. If one gets the TESL certification in the previous experience to manage English classes then there is a great opportunity for one to participate in the program with ease and gain valuable.

The requirements needed; one should be fluent in English, proof of age (copy of passport). One must be 18 years and above to start attending the appropriate projects with adult accompaniment.

Health care involves assisting the local healthcare team depending on your expertise or interest, this is done through organizing the health workshops about HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention, voluntary testing and counseling, improving the sanitation and quality of drinking water in the villages. This includes building dry racks, digging latrines, clearing drinking wells and educating on how to keep a healthy life style, treatment of the patients.

This is done to Ugandans staying in rural areas. It is very hard for them to access proper healthcare. Rural communities are still experiencing the spread of diseases like childhood illness, measles, parasitic diseases, HIV/AIDS and malaria.

So as a contribution we have teamed up with our partner organization on the ground to support the work of the rural community health clinics, centers, hospitals and medical teams run the dental general clinics through volunteering.

The health care program is suitable for volunteers who are medical experts, medical students or pre-med students with interests to share experiences to help others gain experience providing the health service in a rural settings. This helps to educate the rural people on the health related issues. The requirements are fluent in English, proof of age, one must 18 years and the possible workplaces are the clinics, health centers and hospitals.

Volunteering in an orphanage is another program in Uganda. So the volunteers in an orphanage are expected to show tender care and love for the kids, help them out with the bathing, feeding, cleaning, and homework and also treat their minor wounds.

One should also engage the kids in the recreational activities like games, music, dance, sports and also teach the kids the personal hygiene and moral behaviors. This particular opportunity is suitable for volunteers who love working with the children in a fun and educative way.

The main focus of the orphanages is to provide care, feeding, shelter and clothing for the children. These children are typically around the age of 3 years to 16 years and they have been abandoned by their family or some are orphaned.

These homes are the works of the selfless locals who out of their beautiful hearts and out of love and compassion are doing all they can so that they keep the unfortunate children out of the streets. They are given hope and aspiration into the future.

Volunteering opportunities in Uganda are very many waiting for you to undertake this season. Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation’s compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain loving one another.

 

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VOLUNTOURISM IN UGANDA

Voluntourism in Uganda

Volunteering and tourism, when they are joined it becomes voluntourism and this is a common form of international travel that allows you to contribute to sustainable development while exploring a new country and culture.

It is similar to volunteer travel or volunteer vacation and many people find that doing volunteer work while also participating in exploring the country’s beauty remains a great way to get the best from any holiday.

Voluntourism offers unimaginable chances to participants to explore new destinations and its unique attributes, and learning about the culture first hand and play a vital role in the community.

Since most of the volunteers live with local host families, so in addition to the worthwhile work they do at their projects, they also experience the depth of cultural immersion and exchange which is impossible for typical tourists. The host families usually welcome volunteers into their homes and help them become part of the community by acquainting their traditions and customs with volunteers and some volunteers have even found themselves celebrating birthdays and weddings with their host families.

The time a volunteer decides to take a step to join voluntourism program, they are joining a global network of volunteers who live and work with diverse cultures on projects that have positive impact. Volunteering in Uganda receives volunteers all over the world and this helps them to share their passion for giving back and the desire to broaden their horizons.

The most common form of voluntourism in uganda is by visiting animal orphanages and zoos. Volunteers can work at animal orphanages, for example; Ngamba chimpanzee sanctuary that deals in rescuing and rehabilitation of wild animals that have been injured, rescued from poachers or abandoned. Volunteers assist with feeding, handling, cleaning cages, assisting staff with providing medical care to these animals and much more. Volunteers do not need any veterinary knowledge or special skills, just a deep caring for animal welfare.

There are many animal centers, or animal orphanages in Uganda, including – Uganda wildlife education center, Ziwa Rhino sanctuary, Entebbe snake park, Reptile village, etc.

Volunteering and tourism has supported Ugandan communities in various ways;

When volunteers promote to a well-run and sustainable volunteer project, they be helping to implement long term development. Volunteers use skills, time and energy to make a difference that will last long after they have returned home. Volunteers also help local teachers improve their teaching and classroom skills via various teaching projects and in this case volunteers indirectly impact on schools / institutions. And when a volunteer helps a struggling entrepreneur get their business off the ground at a microfinance project, the volunteer is helping support an entire family for years to come.

Voluntourism participants play a great role to the development of local economy because in their free time, they get opportunities to go sightseeing, undertaking game drives, island tours, trekking, boat cruises and many others.

We all know that Uganda relies heavily on the income from tourism and so voluntourism is a way of generating revenue to the county’s GDP as well as supporting local businesses.

Voluntourism companies give employment to the communities and in most cases workers have the opportunity to receive further training and education.

Voluntourism in Uganda is increasingly becoming common but it is extremely important to first research about the organization you are considering to travel with. Sustainability, experience and financial responsibility are essential to the running programs that truly benefit the population.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Webmasters October 1, 2018 No Comments

VOLUNTEERING IN UGANDA ORPHANAGE.

Bring joy to the orphans of Uganda while volunteering in Uganda orphanage.

Do you know how it feels to bring joy to the lives of young ones in Uganda? Volunteer in orphanages of Uganda and provide much love and support to these orphans.

Due to poverty and the rampant spread of HIV/AIDS in Uganda, millions of children become orphans every year. Many children are rescued from human traffickers or withdrawn from the streets by well – wishers, NGOs and charity homes in Uganda; however, with little help from the government, many children are still homeless.

Charity homes and orphanages in Uganda are doing their best to educate, cloth, and house and feed these children; In other words, they cater for almost everything to the orphans and other needy children that find their way in.

However, they are underfunded and lack enough man power to properly care for the orphans. Therefore, volunteering in Uganda orphanages will help these charity homes to provide capable and cheap man power, care and attention to the children. Volunteer in an orphanage in Uganda and help create a safe haven for the orphaned children of Uganda.

Volunteers however should mind about the orphanages they choose to volunteer in because some have capitalistic intentions other than helping to bring change in the lives orphans in Uganda. volunteering in Uganda is one of the orphanages doing its best to empower the next generation, therefore consider it while choosing an orphanage to volunteer in Uganda.

Since orphanages are the only places where the unfortunate children can turn to for protection, they need the help of volunteers, who can help in taking care of the children, undertaking community out-reach programs,  teaching / training, helping to do house work, and simple medical treatment.

Orphanages in Uganda, apart from offering necessities that can allow orphans to grow up better, they also protect the children from exploitation. These institutions need all the help they can get and you volunteering with them would help them reach out to more vulnerable children.

Children will undoubtedly appreciate the love and time that you devote to them as you inject fresh energy, inspiration and skills into the orphanage.

There are no specific qualities needed to volunteer in the Uganda orphanages, though the knowledge of knowing Ugandan culture and diversity can help improve the experience for both parties, the volunteer and children. The volunteers therefore have to be enthusiastic, reliable, flexible, and patient and strive to be good role models for the children.

Some of the activities that volunteers can participate in include teaching English and math lessons, helping children to complete their homework, doing home chores, sports activities, identifying simple illnesses, playing and feeding the kids, community outreaches, and many others

Uganda has a number of orphanages that welcome volunteers; however, there are only few which are trusty worth and among them is Volunteering in Uganda. It offers opportunities to every one especially those interested in volunteering in orphanages. If you volunteer with Volunteering in Uganda, you will be doing a great job to the needy and orphans of Uganda.