Give orphaned children in Uganda healthy lives, brighter futures and better care that they deserve.
Hit by the doubly disaster of HIV/AIDS and poverty, every year thousands of young Ugandans become orphaned and homeless and have to survive on their own as the government is unable to provide any help to them. There are, however, many orphanages that are operating to take care of these children. Established through individual efforts and through funds donated from abroad, these orphanages do a stellar job of housing, feeding, educating and clothing the children. Despite their good work, the orphanages are perennially struggling for funds and helping hands. Under this condition, a dedicated volunteer working in these orphanages can do a lot to improve the lives of the orphans and help the orphanages run their programs smoothly.
Join RCDP's disadvantage children project and make sure the children never return to the life on the street. Support the orphanage in their efforts to give love, care and support to the orphaned children. It's the kind of volunteer work that will give you immense satisfaction and as well as better the lives of the children.
You must have a passion to serve orphaned children. You must be willing to provide love and care and brighten up the lives of the children. You will also need to patient and flexible. No other qualifications are required.
There are lots of things the volunteers can do in the project. As a volunteer in the orphanage project in Uganda, you will work with the children for about 3 hours daily. Your work can involve:
The orphanage project in Uganda is located in Kampala. It is the largest city and is also the capital of Uganda. Compared to other urban centers in West African like Nairobi, Kampala is a safe city to stay and do volunteer work. Though often crowded during the day time, at night, the city comes into its own and has a lively nightlife. To travel around the city, you will find 3 methods of public transportation: boda bodas, matatu, and special hires. The fastest is the boda bodas, motorcycles that you see all over the city. You won't be in Kampala long before being propositioned by a Boda driver. Matatu is a small, very colorful bus.
In Kampala, there are many things to do and see. You can visit museums, galleries, or many colorful markets. A rafting trip to the headwaters of Nile, bungee jumping in Nile, jet boating and visiting Sesse Islands and Ngamba Island are popular trips just outside Kampala. If you have time, you can visit world famous national parks where you can see the Giant Silverback Gorillas.