No, there are no costs involved. Since we’d like to contribute 100% of our donations to the project, we don’t cover your, nor our own travel expenses. They are paid out of your own pocket.
As last time, we have again partnered with local families who will serve us with traditional African dishes for $8.00 a day. Once you’re a confirmed volunteer, you will receive a detailed list of which toiletries and equipment to bring along.
There is no limit to how long your stay may last, even after construction, you’re free to help by e.g. teaching. However, we kindly ask you for a minimum stay of two weeks.
We will sleep in tents inside the village close to the site where you’ll be able to interact with locals daily. That time of the year is dry-season in Uganda, so it will be quite warm (25°C–30°C) — please be well prepared.
Depending on your skills, willpower, stamina and other factors, there will be various tasks for you to pick from. You’re a carpenter? Great, construct door and window frames. You’re good at painting? Perfect, make our school a happier place by drawing the world map on our classroom walls. Things we have do on a daily basis, upon many, include carrying things from one place to another, such as stones, fences, cement… There are lots of tasks to do. You will surely find something you enjoy doing.
A regular day amounts to approximately 5–6h of work. You will have
enough time to do your Yoga in the morning, go for a hike, finish your
book or play some football with the locals. This project will offer
you an opportunity to experience the daily struggle of an Ugandan
Weekends are off-time and free for you to enjoy.