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Mission Statement

Providing resources to achieve sustainable development in under-resourced areas through effective community education and development of projects.


GVA Foundation- Africa is a registered charity that runs community projects in rural areas across Africa, focusing on long term community-led solutions to challenges caused by extreme poverty and poor education.

We recruit and place willing, non-skilled and skilled volunteers within our projects across the country. GVA Foundation - Africa seeks to aid in the development of self-sufficient, locally run projects which effectively address the most pressing needs of disadvantaged communities.

Volunteering is an amazing way to gain an insight into the culture of a country. By volunteering with a sustainable and responsible project you will not only become part of the community you work with, but will also be making a valuable contribution to long term solutions for the community served by the project you work with. GVA Foundation - Africa offers volunteers opportunities to work with the following projects:

All GVA Foundation volunteer placements include a donation to your project, the cost of your accommodation, pre-departure preparation and in-country orientation, supervision and training. It also covers the cost of food and daily transport to and from your placement location.


Average Review 9 reviews

Would you recommend GVA Foundation - Africa?

by John B. from Denver, CO (April 16, 2019)
I volunteered with Beacon of Hope Uganda for two weeks and it changed me forever. The program was based in Mukono. What a beautiful town and such open hearted loving people. Isaac and his team were absolutely phenomenal. Professional and courteous and with every interaction. From pick up at the airport to return to the airport after two weeks, everything was seamless.
by Catherina B. (December 2, 2018)
The past four weeks have been so jammed full of new experiences, relationships, exploration, busyness and just general good times that I’ve found it really hard to get the right words for this experience. I volunteered with Beacon of Hope Uganda and I think, not only from my experience but from word of mouth that it’s the best local NGO in Uganda. Beacon of Hope Uganda was started up by Isaac Ssamba in 2006 when he was just 19!! Isaac and his team have built, Beacon of Hope Uganda into a truly welcoming and rewarding volunteer program with a number of grassroots development projects (schools, health clinic and women projects). Speaking to Isaac about his work and passions was one of my favorite things, the way he spoke so enthusiastically and passionately was very inspiring. Thanks Beacon of Hope Uganda for this wondering experience and making me fall in love with Uganda, your home.
by Go Volunteer A. from Upland, CA (July 12, 2019)
We partnered with Beacon of Hope Uganda, and we highly recommend it.
by Berry T. (December 29, 2016)
I really enjoyed my volunteering Project in Uganda. Beacon of Hope was everything I was looking for! Everything went well, the hope centre project and the school is well organized. There are about 3 Isaacs at the centre and all the teachers I worked with were very kind and caring. I was able to get to know the Ugandan culture very well. The accommodation at the volunteer house in Mukono town was also comfortable and all meals well prepared, very tasty. 3 weeks was very short, every day at the hope centre was a new day for me, enjoyable and purposeful. My experience in Uganda ranks as one of my all time greatest. I struggled at first to keep up with the daily tasks and the conditions but after just a few days I loved everything. Everyone there never stopped smiling and laughing, no matter the day or how they felt. It was inspiring. Thank you BoHU team and see you soon!
by Isaac S. from UG (Administrator for this Organization) (October 21, 2012)
This is a grassroots organization and it works directly with the community and its also cost effective, offering very low cost volunteer programs in Uganda. It has got professional travel advisors and its has programs in about 60 districts of Uganda, so you are not limited to one place! I will definitely recommend to anyone who would like to visit Uganda.