Saint Ann Foundation summer work camp and volunteer travel immersion program begins before you arrive in Entebbe international airport, Uganda. Saint Ann Foundation staff member will contact you periodically (by phone or in person depending on where you live) after the selection process to make sure you have all your questions answered and are prepared for your experience.
Once you step off the airplane, collect your luggage, a Saint Ann Foundation staff member will greet you and have the pre-arranged transportation bring you to where you will call “home” during your stay in Uganda. “Home Sweet Home” for Saint Ann Foundation is a self-contained house, well fenced, with security 24/7 staff support in the Village of Nakana, Kasangati town council.
Saint Ann Foundation volunteers will hit the ground running exchanging money, organizing supplies for camps, and running errands with Saint Ann Foundation Staff. On Orientation Day Saint Ann Foundation volunteers will have the opportunity to meet and get to know our local employees who serve as translators as well as mentors alongside YOU our valued volunteers! This day will include a visiting and meeting our children, and a Kick-Saint Ann Foundation Dinner with the children.
Summer camps will start and end in the blink of an eye. Every morning you will eat breakfast at the Children`s Centre/ Volunteers house, contact friends/family back home (through email, Skype or Facebook), go for a jog, or whatever you want to accomplish prior to our pre-determined departure time for camps. We arrange personal transportation to and from camps every day with personal drivers in vans/buses/cars and all volunteers will load up and head to greet smiling, happy children for a fun-filled day of camp! Camp activities usually go from 9-10AM to 3-4PM and includes a lunch of local fare prepared by the Ugandan Cooks.
At the close of camp days, volunteers will arrive back at the volunteer house and assist with preparations/organization of activities, reports, videos and supplies for the next day’s camp before showering and heading out for dinner. Evenings for volunteers will include dinner (not included in immersion fees) at a nearby restaurant and a local activity which can include a trip to local markets for souvenirs and shopping, visiting local art galleries, or even the Ugandan Cultural Centres.
Summer Camp volunteer`s Daily Activities will include the following;
- Community Child protection meeting/ sessions
- Parenting and feeding community meetings
- Community visits and farm participation
- Coaching children in the daily lessons plans in the area of career development, arts, crafts, sports/play activities, story telling
- The City Tour including Kasubi Tombs, Bahai and Hindu Temples, Uganda Martyrs shrines, local markets, craft shops, Ndere centre, Uganda Museum, Monument sites and Uganda Parliament.
And other tourist centres;
- Cultural Centre (Traditional Music, Dance and Drama shows) Indere Centre
- Source of River Nile
- Sezibwa Falls
- Mbaira Nature walk
- Kalangala island on Lake Victoria
A day in the life of a Saint Ann Foundation Volunteer ends back at our hotel for a good night’s rest to start all over again the next day.
Each volunteer will get a first-hand experience in leading small group activities and coaching children in daily lesson plans in the areas of science, career development, arts, crafts, sports/play activities, and contribute to the annual Health Checks
Immersion Fee 2017 – $1500 USD per Individual
Immersion Period: 2 weeks
Immersion fee includes
- Airport transfers to volunteer`s house,
- Tour and Travel transportation and entrance fees
- Daily camp transportation,
- Breakfast and Lunch (two course meal),
- 24/7 volunteer and travel support
- Daily cultural activity and Cultural Day Excursion.
Volunteers will be responsible for flights, souvenirs, and pre-travel vaccinations.
All proceeds are used to support the charity/foundations work/Activities
By donating or volunteering with Saint Ann Foundation, you can help disadvantaged and deserving children create a brighter future for themselves and their future families. We need a dynamic, energetic volunteer force BOTH male and female to mentor, teach and build our programs in Uganda. YOUR action can help us provide HOPE to more and more children globally.