The main focus of the Ssamba Foundation is to provide opportunities for our local communities. All year round we organize activities, workshops, training programs and skill training for and by our community.
We do want to offer the opportunity to international volunteers to experience these activities firsthand and to volunteer at our projects in Uganda. As a volunteer in Uganda you will be on the front row and you will be able to experience true Ugandan life.
From Monday to Friday your days are full of engaging with the community. In the morning you will attend activities, workshops and teaching whereas in the afternoon you will be engaged in other cultural events.
During the weekend you get the chance to experience the beauty of Uganda, travel around across the country, go for safaris (at your own expenses), and explore the culture.
Every single thing that you with Ssamba Foundation benefits the community 100%. Your stay, all activities you attend, everything you consume is provided for and by the local community.
Can you imagine the impact you have on the Ugandan people!
From the minute volunteers get off the plane at Entebbe International Airport, they are welcomed into the Ssamba community development family. Our trusted drivers, who are all members of our local drivers’ community, will pick you up and bring you Mukono District, our base of operations.
No matter the time you arrive, you will be welcomed by our volunteer coordinator upon arrival. After a long journey you will be arriving in a warm comfortable environment where we have set everything up for you.
We provide an extensive three-day orientation where we will guide you around the community, explain all activities to you, introduce you to our local team, the community members and your co-volunteers. You will receive a detailed training about the Ugandan culture, do’s and don’ts and we will show you around the village.
The volunteer orientation means that you don’t need to stress about planning your first few days in Uganda, we have it all sorted for you!
It is important to us that those giving their time have an enjoyable experience from day one and are aware of the surroundings where they live.
During your stay, everything is made easy for you. We provide breakfast, lunch and dinner meal plans (for free). Our local team is available 24/7 in case of emergency and our SunTrack Adventures guides and drivers who will take care of you during your weekends.
Every member of our community is being taken care of while volunteering with us. During your stay, you will be embraced and surrounded by our loving and hardworking community and you will be part of a vibrant, inspiring, safe and empowering environment.
Education, skill training and sharing knowledge is part of every fiber of our organization. Everything we do, every activity that takes place at the offices and field is focused primarily on these concepts.
Volunteering in Uganda with Ssamba Foundation means you play a big role in increasing knowledge and education of our local community.
Kasala Village, Kyampisi subcounty, Mukono-Kayunga, Mukono, UG 0256, UG
Ssamba Foundation addresses some of the most pervasive problems in rural Uganda, including poor healthcare systems, hunger, poor education system, access to clean drinking water, environment degradation and extreme poverty.
Ssamba Foundation is a registered non-profit community development organization founded by Hon. Isaac Ssamba in Mukono, Uganda. Operating in Mukono district, we manage a wide range of sustainable development and humanitarian projects since 2006.
Hon. Ssamba’s mission of helping those least able to help themselves started at the age of 14 and at the age of 19, he established a non-government organization which designs and conducts programs which contribute to the welfare and social productivity of disadvantaged individuals and communities with an emphasis on children, youth and women.
In addition, the foundation focuses on empowering the youth of Uganda through leadership and skills training. The organization is founded on the principles that our common humanity is more important than our individual differences. We therefore operate on a non-political, non-denominational, and non-sectarian basis, welcoming each and every Ugandan in need.
The focus of our programs is on providing resources for quality social services delivery in under-resourced communities of Uganda. In order to uplift the youngest of our society however, it is often necessary to first assist adults and the communities in which they live.
Ssamba Foundation is committed to our headquarters district of Mukono, Uganda. The foundation is committed to making an impact in Mukono through Strategic Community Investments by supporting causes that strengthen community development focus.
Children & Youth
We'll work with your schedule.
Kasala Village, Kyampisi subcounty, Mukono-KayungaMukonoMukono, UGUganda
January 5, 2021
Teaching / Instruction
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
We ask volunteers interested in the Uganda volunteer work to
commit at least twelve weeks (3 months) in order to ensure a worthwhile experience. But we accept volunteers from a minimum of 4 weeks’ duration.
You must be over 18yrs
You must speak some English (you don’t need to be fluent)
A copy of your passport with 6+ months validity
Criminal Record, Background Check report or Police Statement