Micro-Enterprise/Education Projects in Uganda:
1.) Teaching square foot gardening and sustainable agriculture to children and adults in the communities we work
2.) Teaching health and hygiene (Are you a doctor? Do you know a doctor who would like to come? We need doctors and nurses!)
3.) Heavy emphasis on teaching, training, product development and implementing micro-enterprise models
4.) Skills training for commercial and home-use purposes: soap making, deodorant, insect repellent to prevent malaria, etc.
5.) Reconstruction of school (one of the schools that we support is in desperate need of a new classroom–we need our volunteers to help fund and construct it).
6.) Cow breeding: working with locals, we will implement a cow breeding/pay-it-forward project to promote income generation
- All projects are planned and organized with the locals we partner with.
- All projects are based off of local-solutions and objectives, not our agendas as foreigners.
- All projects remain dependent on the amount of funding we can receive prior to the expedition start-date.
- All projects will be finalized as soon as the team has been solidified. During team training, the team leader will brief and train the group on the project plans.
Additional Project Information:
We work hard to extract the talents and skills of our volunteer team members. We are always happy to adapt this program to better utilize volunteers’ unique skills, all while maintaining focus on the core objectives we have set out to accomplish in our local partnerships for the betterment of those we serve. Please keep in mind that these project ideas are derived from homegrown solutions. These projects are directly correlated to meet local opportunities for development.
Volunteers stay together as a group in a local village school, health clinic or family home stay specially selected and prepared to receive our volunteer team. This allows for greater cultural immersion as the team stays in the village and gets more time to interact with the locals. Moreover, it satisfies a direct economic benefit to the village, as GOA compensates local villagers to take care of the needs of our visiting volunteers (i.e. cooks, security guards, etc.).
Going along our model of authentic cultural immersion, volunteers will get the opportunity to eat nutritious, locally prepared food. We train and hire those with certified food handling permits to prepare nutritious meals for our teams. The food is fresh and tastes great!
Check out the FAQ section of our site. Or, please feel free call us at 801-449-0463.
June 22 - July 6, 2015
$200 Deposit + $1,250 Program Fee (Includes all in-country expenses and project/material costs--also includes a cultural safari at the end of the expedition). Does not include airfare.