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Workcamp in Uganda


Code of the project: GWC – UG – 6600
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Nature of the project: Support Orphans
Starting & Ending Date: April 12 – May 02
Skills and Qualification: Not Required
Workcamps Cost: 320 $
Total Space Available: 15 Book Now

Project Highlights:

GWC has worked out some friendly and beneficial projects for its volunteers. Volunteers being young and educated can mingle with the young local community with ease. This will help them understand their issues and offer help. These issues include HIV/AIDS, minor sexual and reproductive health and family planning, alcohol and drug abuse, unwanted pregnancy, and gender-based violence and education in particular. The volunteers will make these sessions very interesting and fun filled with easy to reach methods for a deeper impact of the program. Hundreds of children are orphaned every year owing to death of their parents to HIV/AIDS. Volunteers will work with orphanages and help in the rehabilitation of these innocent orphaned children. This will be a lifetime experience to the volunteers who would get to help the youth and community and will also develop good bonding with co participating volunteers coming from different international cultures. Volunteers may also take a break from charity and visit some nearby attractions to have some relaxing fun moments. Join hands with GWC and help poor orphaned children live life with a smile and dignity.

Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe International Airport, from where you will be transferred to your respective accommodation. At GWC office, you will be introduced to our staff.

Day 2: You will be welcomed at GWC Uganda’s office at Kampala, where you will be given a short introduction about history, region and information of GWC. You will also be introduced about the local people, local conditions, local language & culture, host family, safety & climate and social or political issues.

Day 3: You will leave for the project site where you will meet with the local villagers and will be introduced about the project and environment.

Day 4 – 12: Work in project (Refer project highlights)

Day 13: This is the time to relax and refresh by taking tour to village site and having picnic with local staff and your fellow volunteers. You will visit and explore various sightseeing locations and will get to enjoy a lot. After taking dinner in the evening, you might also have the opportunity to join cultural program performed by local community people.

Day 14-16: Project work (Support Orphans) continues.

Day 17: Visit and explore the beautiful places of Uganda along with the group of participants of almost your own age. This will also help you to share your new experience with each other.

Day 18: Completion of project, final experience synthesis and Farewell program will be conducted at the end of which you will be given time to recall and share important experiences and lessons. During this, a short program of certificate distribution also takes place. Once the program is over, the group of volunteers will leave and prepare for departure.

Note:

  • Above is just a suggested, sample itinerary and might be changed by the country coordinator if and when required. However, you will receive the final work camp itinerary upon your arrival in the host country. The program coordinator will also provide you day-to-day work schedule before the work camp starts.
  • If any participant needs to reschedule their journey due to any unavoidable circumstances please do keep GWC informed. We will try to do the best suited arrangements.

Food and Accommodation:

GWS partner organizations at Uganda will arrange and manage your accommodation, food and supervision while you work at the project. During the work camp, your accommodation and food would be made accessible in with a host family, in a project hostel, in a dormitory or in a Home base. You’ll be served 3 (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) meals a day including local delicacies mostly prepared by volunteers with local help. Although a beautiful, warm and friendly place, you should not expect luxurious treatment or accommodations because we ideally want you to feel and experience the real local Uganda culture and lifestyle closely.

Travel Requirements:

  • A valid passport with a minimum validity of six months is necessary for traveling to Togo.
  • Without a valid visa document you are likely to be deported back to your respective country.
  • GWC recommends its volunteers to apply for a Tourist Visa in advance though it is available on arrival at the airport too.
  • Contact embassy and consulate of Togo in your home country for more detailed and updated information.
  • It is strongly recommended that you check the website of the embassy of Togo to ensure you have the most current and updated information.
  • Do submit all the supporting documents, where necessary like sufficient proof of fund, To and fro air tickets, and medical insurance etc
  • Application must be supported with two passport size photographs and applicable visa fees.
  • Yellow fever vaccination certificate may be required.

MOST IMPORTANT: GWC IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY KIND OF CHANGES MADE IN THE VISA, VISA TYPE OR IN THE FEE BY THE EMBASSY/GOVT OF TOGO. OUR PURPOSE IS ONLY TO KEEP YOU INFORMED WITH THE NFORMATION AND MAKE THE JOURNEY EASY FOR YOU BY PROVIDING YOU THE VERY BASIC INFORMATIONS ABOUT THE VISA

Volunteers traveling to host country are suggested to arrive one day before the start of program. The weekly work camp fee will cover expenses beginning of the first day of the program (Refer to date in the table) to the last day of the program. If you arrive before the first day of the program and/or stay beyond the last day of the program, expenses will be the responsibility of the volunteer (usually $30-$50 per day for room/food at the hotel).

If volunteers are delayed or miss their flight, it is highly recommended that you call our offices or your coordinator and make alternative arrangements with them. In the event that a volunteer gets lost, our general suggestion is that they go to the specific contact hotel (provided within the pre-departure package) using a pre-paid taxi service. There is an office offering pre-paid taxi services at the airport. Please do not use outside taxies. Once participants make contact with GWC’s representative or in-country coordinator, they will then be transferred to GWC’s respective offices/hostel.