Volunteer Abroad in UGANDA - Wakiso District (near Kampala), Jinja
- A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
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Volunteer Abroad in Uganda: Volunteering Opportunities
Volunteering Abroad in Uganda: The land of Lake Victoria, is situated in East Africa surrounded by Kenya, Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania and Rwanda. It has a population of 27 million, over half of which are under 18 years of age. Famously called the "Pearl of Africa" by Winston Churchill, it is home to one of the most diverse and concentrated ranges of African fauna including the highly endangered mountain gorilla and the chimpanzee.
Unlike its neighbors; Kenya and Tanzania with their built up tourist infrastructure, Uganda is still growing meaning visitors can experience "real" Africa. There are bustling open markets, lush subsistence farming, charming rural villages and a multitude of National Parks. Today, Uganda has one of the highest orphan rates in the world, mainly due to the terrible HIV epidemic that has engulfed Africa.
There are over 2 million children living with this disease, most of whom are under 15 years old.
We have programs available in Jinja, and the semi rural village of Bulenga of Wakiso District.
In this district, 98% of its population lives in rural areas, and subsistence agriculture is the major activity.
The poverty experienced in this area is not just a lack of money but also the inability to access basic needs, such as health care and health facilities, voluntary HIV counseling and testing, as well as basic affordable education for the children.
Our programs allow you to take part in meaningful community service work, while discovering the people, sights, smells and tastes of Uganda.
Volunteering in Uganda is a way to totally immerse yourself in East African culture.
This is a great opportunity to make life-long friends, learn a new culture from the inside out and discover that one person really can make a difference. Volunteering with us and see A Broader View of the World.
Volunteering opportunities are available in urban cities and rural village around the country.
We'll work with your schedule.
236 Glen PlaceElkins Park, PA 19027
- People 55+
- Must be at least 18