OUR INTERN AND VOLUNTEER IN UGANDA PROJECTS

Uganda, known as The Pearl of Africa, has a very strong cultural heritage, enriched with many cultural and historical sites. Not only does Uganda offer a beautiful variety of landscapes, but it is a remarkable destination for wildlife spotting, and its locals are renowned for their warm welcome. 

Volunteer in Uganda

Uganda is a landlocked nation where the East African savannah meets the West African jungle. Sharing the largest lake in Africa (Lake Victoria), Uganda is home to the source of the Nile River, where it starts its famous journey to the Mediterranean Sea. Uganda’s western border is defined by the Albertan Rift, the western branch of the Great Rift Valley system of Africa with African Great Lakes plus the snow capped Ruwenzori Mountains (considered by many to be the legendary mountains of the moon).

One of the most popular things to do in Uganda is safaris including trekking the elusive Mountain Gorillas among many other exciting fun adventures. Outside of Jinja, there are plenty of fun and interesting ways for visitors to spend their free time. You can take a trip to the most powerful waterfall in the world and see elephants, lions, giraffe, hippos, and a wide variety of birds like the unusual shoebill stork. You can tour Queen Elizabeth National Park, home to the diverse ecosystem of grassy plains, a tropical forest, swampland, and volcanic craters. You will be privileged to see schools of hippos and Nile-crocodiles sunbathing with their jaws open wide. In the capital of Kampala, you can take a tour of East Africa’s oldest institution of higher learning (Makerere University) or visit the Uganda Museum, which offers displays on Uganda’s history, anthropology and geography.

The in-country team is headquartered in Jinja – a city in eastern Uganda and the second busiest commercial centre in the country. Jinja, affectionately known as the ‘Adventure Capital of East Africa’ has some of the most exciting tourism activities in Africa including white water rafting, quad biking, and horseback riding.

Join our intern and volunteer programs in Uganda and make a sustainable impact on disadvantaged communities while enjoying the vitality of scenery, wildlife and the warm and welcoming aura of its people.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Here are some important facts about Uganda:

  • Population 40,853,749 (July 2018 est.)
  • Language – English is the official language of communication. Luganda and a host of more than 52 other local dialects are spoken across the country.
  • Religion – Christian 71.3%, Muslim 13.7%, Pentecostal 11.1%, Seventh Day Adventist 1.7%, others 2.2%
  • Currency – The unit currency is the Uganda Shilling in both coin and paper denominations
  • Climate – Tropical: With two rainy seasons between Septembers to November & March to May. Dry months are December to February & June to August).

Source: www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbok

Environmental Protection Internship in Uganda

Participate in the Environmental Protection Internship in Uganda and learn how renewable energy can be used in a country like Uganda

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Human Rights Internship in Uganda for Persons with Disabilities

Participate in a human rights internship and contribute to the access to disability-friendly sexual and reproductive health services for those with disabilities

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Youth Empowerment Internship in Uganda

Participate in a Youth Empowerment Internship in Uganda and contribute to the lack of youth-friendly health care services that is evident in Uganda.

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Farmers’ Economic Empowerment Internship in Uganda

Participate in the farmers' economic empowerment internship in Uganda and contribute to the expansion of local farming businesses

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Women Empowerment Internship in Uganda

Participate in a women empowerment internship and learn about sustainable development model to empower local vulnerable women and help them make a living.

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Community Health and Hygiene Education Internship in Uganda

Intern on this Community Health and Hygiene Education placement in Uganda and contribute to local public health challenges affecting school-aged children.

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Microfinance and Entrepreneurship Training for Communities in Uganda

Intern on this Microfinance and Entrepreneurship Training for Communities in Uganda placement and contribute to the training of local entrepreneurs.

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Easy 3-step application process

APPLY ONLINE Click here to apply online and pay your deposit to secure your space on your chosen project. Our advisors will then contact you to guide you through the next steps.

 

TELEPHONE INTERVIEW Once we’ve received your application, we’ll be in touch to arrange your informal telephone interview with your Kaya Placement Advisor.

 

GET PREPARED When you’ve been accepted onto your project we’ll send you your Welcome Pack and lots of other helpful information to assist you with preparing for your placement.

 

 

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