Working With Children in Uganda

The work usually undertaken by volunteers in Uganda orphanages entails organising play, assisting with arts and crafts, and helping with feeding, hygiene and HIV/AIDS education. Volunteers in Uganda may be involved in some administrative tasks such as preparing budgets, writing proposals, and setting up and maintaining the children’s personal files.

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What to Expect?

A great advantage of volunteering in Uganda is the fact that your accommodation is arranged with a local family. This experience gives the volunteer an authentic glimpse of the customs, lifestyle and family values of the Ugandan people. Normally, two of your daily meals will be eaten with the host family.

All over Uganda, the inhabitants produce their own food. This makes for a healthy diet. On smallholdings, locals grow cassava, millet, corn, potatoes and greens, including cabbage, tomatoes and bananas and many other crops. The dishes that will be served by the host family, are likely to be matoke (made by steaming plantains) and Tilapia (a fish which is served grilled). You may also get dishes made with sweet potatoes, beef and chicken, or fish or goat stews. Uganda's national drink - waragi - is a banana-based gin, sometimes likened to Schnapps. Fruit juices, from the likes of jackfruit, are among the great non-alcoholic options.

Kampala has restaurants serving every kind of European and Indian dish, as well as the fast food chains found everywhere.

  • Program ID: # 2253
  • duration:
    2 Weeks to 1 Month
    1 to 3 Months
    More than 3 Months
  • location:
  • Fitness level:
    Light Impact
    Very Fit
  • Closest Airport:
    Entebbe (EBB)
  • Costs From:
    $500 to $1000
    $1000 to $1500
    $1500 to $3000
  • Program Type:
    Teach Overseas
    Women's & Youth Programs
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