Be an Ear to a Deaf

Hearts For Hope Africa
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Coordinator | Ndagire
Coordinator | Ndagire
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High­lights

You are to take the opportunity learn the Basic Sign Languages.
Learn new local language like Luganda by living with a host family and sharing daily life together.
Learn the ways of life of the Deaf
Make memories you'll never forget during weekend excursion with your fellow participant s at our foundation
Visit the Waterfall, national parks, source of the Nile and the Equator
The deaf are people who have disability of little or no hearing possibility. This time round you can help the deaf hear and get to know more about their way of life. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+
Wheel Chairs

In Uganda the Deaf and Dump experience the hardest part of life as they are referred to as KASIRU translated as STUPID which sounds is an insult to these people because they are not stupid as they are sought to be.

These people are normal like everyone but what differentiates is the way of communication.

Through the experience we have working with Deaf people we got to know that some people are born deaf and some just become deaf due to mental illnesses like 6 children we have that became deaf due to illnesses.

People who are deaf have very few or no chances of getting employment in the environment of normal people because of their inability to hear. 

For that matter we decided to provide them with hands of skills such as;

- Tailoring and Fashion Designing

- Hair Dressing and Cosmetology

- Bakery and Confectionery 

- Motor Vehicle Repair

And many more skills.

Those skills help these people become self-employed and later earning a living.

On top of earning a living through the skills training, these people get a chance to spend time with people like them.

We also train people who have just become deaf with Sign language skills and also train the same with the community member who stay with these people on how to communicate with them.

If you wish to join us a volunteer you are advised to come with light clothes, some sweaters for the rainy season and mosquito repellents for camping since in Uganda our climate is Equatorial it can rain and shine in the same day.

On the volunteer's leave they are awarded an Appreciation certificate

Typical day

Volunteers work Monday-Friday from 08:00am-17:00pm.

Volunteers start work at 08:00am, Break time at 10:00am-10:30am, lunch break 1:00pm-02:00pm.

Train with the Deaf in vocational skills such as Tailoring, Baking and Confectionery, motor vehicle repair and any other beneficial skills you may poses.

During the day you will trained some basic sign language skills that will help you communicate with the deaf with ease.

Free-time activities

During the weekends volunteers are taken to the visit the various tourist sites in Uganda, visiting the Capital City of Uganda (Kampala).

Chat with fellow volunteers and staff
playing board games
Engaging in Charity community cleaning

Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Diving/
Snorkling
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Sports
Riding

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
Vocations skills at level
Required Documents
Curriculum Vitae
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Fundraising skills
Proposal writing skills
Physical education
Art and craft
Board games
Sports skills
counselling and Guidance.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 17:00

What's Included

Services by Hearts For Hope Africa
The Prices above include;
Airport pickup and drop
Feeding(Breakfast,Lunch and Diner)
Transport to and from the site every day
Paying utilities at the homestay
Project funding
Airport Pickup at Entebbe International Airport
Airport pickup and Drop are included in the program fee
Accommodation

We provide a home stay at the Director home with his family. 

But you are to be provided with private lockable rooms for different Genders.

Guest Family Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages
Local Breakfast
Local Lunch
Local Diner
Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Entebbe International Airport (EBB) in Entebbe. We assist you to find cheap flights to Uganda.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Uganda provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Uganda you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Uganda.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

Volunteers are picked from the Airport (Entebbe International Airport) upon arrival and are welcome at any time of the year and any day of the week.

The first day the volunteer arrive at the home stay orientation take place where they are briefed on what to do any when to do it and the third day the volunteers are taken to foundations to start work.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
5 - 50 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
5 weeks (min. stay)
$750
12 weeks
$1,800
20 weeks
$3,000
50 weeks (max. stay)
$7,500
Average fees
$150 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Hearts For Hope Africa will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Hearts For Hope Africa during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Be an Ear to a Deaf

The deaf are people who have disability of little or no hearing possibility. This time round you can help the deaf hear and get to know more about their way of life.

$150/week

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