Our Volunteering Programs in Uganda
While you are volunteering, remember that you are a “SAFER” or representative for your country, ethics, beliefs, and SOFRAA Organisation. You will know a lot of new people from different cultures Ugandans or other volunteers, so prepare yourself for diverse cultural exposure. Since 2015, more than 150 volunteers have joined our programs.
Volunteering Programs Overview
The SOFRAA Uganda program places volunteers on a variety of projects including:
Construction and Renovation
NB Please; ask for more details about the available programs and tasks at your chosen time.
Uganda’s education system is very poor; however, children have a strong enthusiasm and desire for education and are always eager to learn. The presence of a foreigner “Mzungu” is always unique for them.
Schools in Uganda run for three terms a year as follows:
|Term One||February to April|
|Term Two||May to July|
|Term Three||September to November|
Develop the academic ability of Sofraa school to help the needy reach the level of quality education.
Things you can help with
Construction, Renovation, and Boreholes Inspection
To provide a source of funds and a helping hand for the community’s facilities that are in great need of construction or renovation.
Volunteers are required to assist in manual labor jobs alongside skilled and unskilled local workers to help with the construction work. Volunteers’ tasks can include but are not limited to construction, renovating painting, landscaping, refurbishing sports fields, and bricklaying.
Only breakfast will be included in the accommodation facility, but there is a variety of restaurants with various cultural foods such as Ugandan, Indian, Chinese, and Turkish. This will be clarified in the orientation. The average meal costs $5.
There is NO washing machine, therefore you will have the following options:
DON’T EVER DRINK TAP or WELL/BOREHOLE WATER. Always drink bottled water only. Water is not included in the program fees.
Weekends (Saturdays and Sundays)
During the weekends, volunteers are free to do whatever they wish. We recommend trying different activities such as rafting, bungee jumping, safari, horse riding, zip lining. If volunteers wish to volunteer over the weekends they can join local teams and visit orphanages to spend more time with the children.
Program Fees include
What costs are not included in the program fees?
Where does the administration fees go?
To support projects and relevant logistics pre and throughout the journey.
Projects include; Schools, orphanages, boreholes, healthcare centers, workshops, and salaries for the local staff which helps the community sustain itself.