Construction of Improved Pit Latrines at Schools

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MACERUDET Uganda Volunteers
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Coordinator | Mulindwa
Coordinator | Mulindwa
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Experience the Ugandan way of life and enjoy evening country walks through our typical rural based communities.
Gain Ugandan fluency by living with a host family and sharing daily life with the local communities.
Become more passionate about your major and propel your career with international experience.
Make memories you will never forget during weekend excursions and tours with your fellow participants seeing our abundant natural resources and tourist attractions in the pearl of Africa Uganda
Visit our social cultural tourist attractions in the Buganda kingdom like the kasubi tombs,the Kabaka man made lake and the Ugandan museum.
The volunteers will be responsible to construct improved pit latrines at schools, in conjunction with the local community and financially contribute This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Wheel Chairs
The program is very much important because it is aimed at improving the sanitation and hygiene of the teachers,students and the entire community through construction of improved pit latrines at our schools.The social issues that we face include:
Poor sanitation and hygiene conditions at our schools that may lead to the spread of disease like dysentery,cholera and typhoid within the community.Secondly,poor sanitation and hygiene can lead to poor academic performance of the students because of of being ill.we try to solve the problems by sensitizing the children and the entire community to observe good sanitation and hygienic practices in addition to construction of improved sanitation facilities like latrines at schools.The program is mainly about construction of improved pit latrines at our schools and also sensitization of the children,teachers and communities to observe good sanitation practices.The major roles of the Volunteers may include, but are not limited to Construction of improved pit latrines at schools.The volunteers should have knowledge about construction or willing to contribute funds towards the project completion eg cement, iron bars, iron sheets,doors, windows.The volunteers will be working in a typical rural based communities where the standards and conditions of living are virtually very poor.Volunteers will be living with host families to enable them learn our social cultural beliefs and practices from the family members.volunteers will be working with our local builders in the community to construct the pit latrines at schools.We expect to learn from the volunteers their skills and knowledge of construction.Secondly ,we expect volunteers to contribute towards the buying of the building materials like cement,iron bars, metallic windows and doors,stone dust,paint and transportation of the building materials to the project area.We expect volunteers to learn from us our social cultural beliefs and practices,our local materials used in construction,our local songs and language and proverbs and totems.Volunteers do not need any special equipment for construction but they can bring any that they feel applicable.

Volunteers work for at least five hours a day.The rest of the hours especially in the evenings after 4.00 pm is free time. Weekends and public holidays are also free to all volunteers to go for touring to different places of their choice.

Program fees is used for airport pickup and drop back,accommodation and feeding. week training and laundry. 50% of the fees is to buy factory made building materials like cement, iron bars, metallic windows and doors,iron sheets,paint and stone dust.The 50% is paid to us through western union money transfer system before arriving and the the balance is paid on arrival.

During the week we organize a variety of activities for volunteers in the evenings.  We often play football (soccer), cards and board games or chill out around the bar or go out for a dance getting to know fellow volunteers from around the world. 

Typical day

The day normally starts with breakfast between 08:00-09:00.Then the volunteers go to work until 11:30.They get a break of 30 minutes and resume work from 12:00 to 13:00.13:00- 14:00 is lunch time.From 14:00 to 16:00 it’s working time.16:00- 18:00 is sports time.18:00 to 20:00 is leisure time.From 20:00- 22:00 it’s dinner time.That normally happens from Monday to Friday.Weekends and national and international public days are free days for volunteers to go for tours and excursions in different places in the country.

Free-time activities

Volunteers can be engaged in the following activities during their free time : Going for a walk through our communities to see different types of nature like the high rocks at KUNGU ROCK. They can do indoor games like draft,ludo,omweso a local game and wrestling locally and going for sports like football during evenings .They can go for tours in our tourists attractions the Kasubi traditional tombs . They can go to our source of the Nile at Jinja. They can go to Mabira natural forests to see the different nature there. They can go to our wild life centre at Entebbe zoo.
They can go to our national game parks like Queen Elizabeth national park,Kidepo national park,Bwindi Impenetratable forest,The Sippi falls,BUJAGAALI falls,the Kikagata hot springs,The Rwenzori mountain for mountain climbing ,The mountains of the moon. Volunteers can also for concerts and music shows in different recreation centres. They can go to Ssese islands to watch the different nature in the islands. They can go to our museum to see our reserved past activities. All the above activities can be done either in the evenings after work ,on weekends and during the official public holidays in the country.



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
Education Requirements
Building and construction at High school level
Required Documents
Cv, Immunization certificate and motivation letter and current photo
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
The volunteers need to have a basic certificate in construction
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 16:00

What's Included

Services by MACERUDET Uganda Volunteers

Program fees is used for airport pick up and drop back,feeding ,accommodation.50% goes to buying of the factory made building materials like cement, iron bars,metallic windows,metallic doors,stone dust.

Airport Pickup at Entebbe International Airport

We pick volunteers from the airport at their arrival schedule that should be communicated to us before arrival by the volunteer .The volunteer is picked by me the Program Manager or can be picked by another delegated person with a document /password that is being communicated to be used for proper identification of each other.It is always recommended not to travel to the project site during late hours in the night especially after 12.00 midnight.late night arrivals are advised to stay in a hotel or guest house at their expense 


Accommodation is basic but spacious in the heart of the community.The rooms are single ,double and can be shared depending on the volunteers need.The bath rooms are outside the rooms but very near.The water is drawn from the constructed rain water harvesting tank at the volunteer house.You are free to take a bathe at any time of the ,either using cold or hot water.The latrines are also outside the accommodation room.We have electricity and also use solar power energy for lights and other needs

Guest Family Bedroom (Single) Bedroom (Double) Youth Hostel
Food & Beverages

Food and drinks are provided at the following program :8.00 am to 9.00 am we provide break fast ,10.30 am to 11:00 break tea or coffee ,1.00 pm to 2:00 pm, we serve lunch.5.00 pm to 6.00 pm we serve evening tea or coffee. 8.00 pm to 9.00 pm we serve dinner.Our food is mainly the local organically grown food with a lot of greens,fruits and water which is free from inorganic particles.Vegetarians are mainly considered but if you take meat,pork ,mutton then we can consider you for that menu.

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.
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


Details on arrival

The dates of arrival are flexible.Volunteers can come any one as long as we are informed before arrival at least a week before.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
3 - 10 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
3 weeks (min. stay)
4 weeks
5 weeks
6 weeks
7 weeks
8 weeks
10 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees
$250 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. MACERUDET Uganda Volunteers will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
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Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with MACERUDET Uganda Volunteers during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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