BUWEDDA

Working With Disabled Children

Jinja, Uganda show on map

Non-profit | BUWEDDA

St Ursula Special School is a Rehabilitation and Day care centre for children with learning and multiple disabilities. We care for rejected children.

A volunteer works with the children at the centre providing care, controlling them in class, feeding, teaching crafts, drawing pictures,painting and also providing counseling services to children and their families. Providing vocational skills training to the children in different types of trade which the volunteer knows. Instruct children in different sports and games skills, play with the children as we socialize them,go we them on tours and also make home visits under the community Based Rehabilitation program as we assess homes and environments in which our children come from. We train parents, family members and neighbors on challenges of disability among children and how to prevent them before birth, early detection among and treatment adherence. Provide therapy and hygiene training to children.

Free-time activities

Weekends are free for the volunteers to go for recreation activities or tourism. They will have the freedom of visiting cultural sites, Source of the Nile, Kayaking, white water rafting,swimming,Dancing, Gorilla tracking, bird viewing, visit Rain forest like Mabira, waterfalls,horse riding, bangy jumping, etc. Jinja is in the centre of Eastern and central Uganda and is a tourist hub. It provides the experience that will make your volunteer time memorable. You will interact with the most friendly and outgoing people in the world. The volunteer will have the opportunity to visit Basoga cultural sites in the " Obakyabazinga Bwa Busoga" which is the traditional kingdom with all its rich cultural activities throughout the year.

Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/Music
Climbing
Safari/Zoo
Museum/Opera
Sports
Riding
Yoga/Meditation

Program 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)
Education Requirements
at University level
Required Documents
CV
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 09:00 - 13:00

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
Wheel Chairs

Included Services

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Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
BUWEDDA (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
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On-site services

Services by BUWEDDA

Accommodation, 3 meals a day and Airport pickup and drop at end of program (included in program costs)

Airport Pickup at Entebbe International Airport

Volunteers are picked from Entebbe International Airport on arrival in Uganda by the BUWEDDA staff and driven direct to Jinja. And then taken to the project site for orientation before they can start work. We request our volunteers to provide us with their travel details before departure from their country. Send us the Airline you are using, arrival date and time to enable us plan to receive you at the airport. Costs are already covered in program fees.

Accommodation

Accommodation is in secure environment approved by BUWEDDA Board. Volunteers are placed in Host families and they become part of them to provide services needed. If they want to stay in a hostel or guest house, arrangements can be be done in advance before your arrival so communication has to be made in time.

Guest Family Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages

Break fast, evening tea and dinner are provided as part of the program fee by the host family. Vegetarian foods are available, all african dishes and some western foods are also provided occasionally.

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.
Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
$620.00
5 weeks
$660.00
6 weeks
$700.00
7 weeks
$740.00
9 weeks
$820.00
11 weeks
$900.00
24 weeks (max. stay)
$1,420.00
Average fees
$107.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Jinja/Uganda between 4 weeks and 24 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. BUWEDDA will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Uganda.
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 BUWEDDA during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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