Sunny Side of Life

The SunnySide Foundation
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Coordinator | Diana
Coordinator | Diana
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High­lights

Grab a chance to learn the more than one local languages spoken in Uganda
Gain Ugandan fluency by living with a host family and sharing daily life with locals
Become an expert in the African way of life, how know how to handle every situation.
Make memories you'll never forget during weeken excursion with your fellow participants at our Foundation
Visit a number of national parks, kampala city, water falls, equator and many more
We believe every children in Uganda deserves a better life ranging from Education and welfare to Health and Parental Love. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

Poverty is so common in East Africa. Many children become orphans due to AIDS, marriage separation, family neglect, child neglect. With your involvement in our Foundation as a volunteer, you will help us give care and education to a poor child. Our charity organization is very effective in terms of providing help.  We believe that the only way to eradicate poverty is through a holistic education and grooming the new generation to fight corruption and illiteracy.

THE SUNNYSIDE FOUNDATION began in April 2015 in a bid to intervene for the sexually abused youth, single teenage mothers and poverty-stricken families in Uganda. It was so clear that there was a gap to be bridged, and so by the end of 2016THE SUNNYSIDE FOUNDATION was established as a registered full-fledged non-profit association with registered NGO Bureau on Registration number 182938.

With the support from her founders and volunteers THE SUNNYSIDE FOUNDATION has for the last 3 years, been able to support children in in the various Districts of Uganda such as; Kampala, Wakiso, Luwero and Kamuli, to attain better and subsidized educational services. The Foundation has been able to establish education centres (schools) through which children from disadvantaged and vulnerable families access better nutrition, educational assistance, skills training, and other services tailored to their specific needs.

Today, THE SUNNYSIDE FOUNDATION programs promote long-term sustainable development and are designed to help break the vicious cycle of poverty – the first of the Millennium Development Goals. With Volunteer support, we provide communities with the information, opportunities and resources to allow children under our care grow in a healthy and productive manner

There is quite a big number of disadvantaged children in East Africa. Many children become orphans due to AIDS, separation of parents, family disintegration, and child neglect. Your involvement with our Foundation as a volunteer will help us give a quality and affordable childcare and education to the poor. Our charity organization is very effective in terms of providing help.  We believe that one of the most effective ways to eradicate poverty is through education and raising a new generation with integrity, free of corruption and illiteracy.

The main objective of The Sunny Side Foundation is to help the unprivileged children, youth and single mother in Uganda by providing them with basic needs of life such as Food, Shelter, Education, Medication, Parental love and care. In doing so the Organization decided to start up a school for the vulnerable children and youth and named it Sunny Side of Life as a project to in which the foundation can extend education to its beneficiaries. Currently Sunny Side of Life caters for about 70 children and youths that reside at the Organization premises and still has about 103 children and youth that needs the Organization's support but the Organization has limited funds to support them all.

The main challenges faced by the Organization include limited man-power the Organization's activities run at a very slow pace and this forces work over load to the little Organization's staff hence reducing on the services to be rendered to the Organization's beneficiaries.

The Sunny Side Foundation is located in the heart of Wakiso District in Uganda in a typically green environment surrounded by loving and friendly neighborhood both at the Residence and Organization premises.

In the due course of the work, volunteers are to work with the local and international Organization staff such as Administrators and teaching staff.

With the volunteers choosing to work with our Organization they will be provided with compatible work according to the volunteer's experience, strength and weaknesses so as to render productive services to both the Organization and beneficiaries. Some of the activities that the volunteers will engage in include; teaching, help in making teaching aid, help in cooking, help in fundraising and many more lawful activities that the volunteer may find fit for the Organization.

Volunteers are reminded to come with cloths for both wet season and dry season.

The importances of working with our Organization at its project Sunny Side of Life are;

- We are working with the most vulnerable children and youths that have no hopes of being helped and working with us will be a giving hope to the these kinds of people.

- Our project is located in a location suitable for adventure and relaxing because we are located in a green surrounded environment.

- Our Organization partners with touring companies that can provide touring services to our volunteers at an affordable price.

- Our organization is the struggle of looking for man-power yet we have very many project that need manpower so your volunteering will be highly appreciated.


Volunteers are expected to help in class like; teaching, marking assignments, playing with children, feeding some disabled children, making teaching aid and many more class activities.

Volunteers are to help in conducting domestic work like helping in cooking, washing and many more activities that the volunteer can help in.

 Volunteers are to work with the organization staff at school, coordinator, directors and organization caretakers for proper execution of activities.

At the end of the volunteering period volunteers are to be awarded with certificates of appreciation.

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.

Volunteer are driven from the residence to the Foundation of their choice early in the morning.
During the Weekends volunteer are granted chances like visiting the various tourist sites in the country, visiting Uganda's capital city and so many more.
Volunteers are to help in teaching, cooking and helping in class during the working days.

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).

Playing soccer and Netballs
Computer training to children.
playing board games
Engaging in Charity community cleaning

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

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
Math, English, Environmental Science. at University level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Art and craft
Board games
Soccer skills
Counseling and Guidance.
Netball
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 15:00

What's Included

Services by The SunnySide Foundation
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
Airport Pickup at Entebbe International Airport
Airport pickup and Drop are included in the program fee
Food & Beverages
Breakfast
Lunch
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. Please arrange your own accommodation.
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
6 - 50 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
6 weeks (min. stay)
$300
7 weeks
$350
8 weeks
$400
9 weeks
$450
13 weeks
$650
21 weeks
$1,050
50 weeks (max. stay)
$2,500
Average fees
$50 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. The SunnySide Foundation 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 The SunnySide Foundation during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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