Uganda – Service Learning & Experience
- Volunteer in a nursery school and vocational school, working in restoration and light construction
- Work alongside vocational school students being trained in carpentry and bricklaying
- Work alongside teachers and students on the 8 school Income Generating Activities: piggery, poultry, goats, fish farm, crop farm, tree nursery, carpentry and tailoring products
- Visit local villages and communities and learn new skills from locals ie soap making, basket weaving, paper bead jewelry making
- Visit Murchison Falls National Park: 2 day Safari to photograph the Big 5 animals
- Participate in cultural immersion activities with local families and students
- Explore the cultural sites in capital city of Kampala and shop for local artifacts
Uganda is stunningly green and boasts an impressive wildlife population. The country has quite a low GDP, making it a particularly worthwhile service learning destination, but what they lack in money they make up for in heart and warmth.
Learn about the history of the East African country – colonialism, dictatorship, and modern day culture and politics- and Africa in general. Participate in meaningful Uganda service learning & cultural exchange with local school groups. Take in the abundance of wildlife and natural beauty in the country’s national park(s).
Student trip itineraries are completely customizable for your groups desires and needs.
Day 1 - Travel to Uganda
Depart on an overnight group flight to Entebbe, Uganda bound! Prepare for the Uganda service & culture tour ahead.
Day 2 - Welcome to Uganda
Welcome to Uganda! Meet your Evolve Tours director and load our bus. Get a good night’s sleep in Entebbe
Day 3 - Travel to Lira
En route, stop at Karuma Falls crossing the Nile. See the friendly, local baboons. Continue North to Lira for the night.
Day 4 - LIRA AND BARLONYO
Visit a non-profit organization which works to empower war-affected youth impacted by Joseph Kony. Visit Barlonyo, the site of the February 21, 2004 Lord’s Resistance Army massacre of 301 villagers. Meet with students and teachers at a local school – participate in a soccer game and cultural exchange.
Days 5 - 7 - Service Learning Project(s)
For the next 3 days, begin our Uganda service projects. Participate in projects at the local school campus and farm, including: Join in carpentry/ bricklaying/ computer/ entrepreneur classes with local students. Work with local students on school Income Generating Activities (IGA’s)– piggery, poultry, goats, fish farm, crop farm, tree nursery, carpentry products for sale. Spend our night’s in the school’s dormitories.
Day 8 - VILLAGES OF ABIA AND APALA
Today the group will visit the nearby villages of Abia and Apala to meet with their communities. Participate in soap making, basket weaving, paper bead crafts.
Days 9 - 10 - MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK
Explore Murchison Falls National Park. Embark on a 2 day Safari tour to photograph the “Big 5” Animals. Also enjoy a Nile River cruise. This park is home to the Nile River and savannah, forests and woodland. A vast array of wildlife live here including hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes, lions, leopards, elephants, giraffes, chimpanzees and many bird species.
Day 11 - Return to Entebbe
Transfer back down towards Entebbe. Time permitting, tour the cultural sites of Kampala, including the Kasubi Tombs, Gaddafi National Mosque and Uganda Martyrs Shrine. Depart on an overnight flight home.
Day 12 - Arrive Home
Arrive home after an amazing trip to Uganda together
AirfareRoundtrip group airfare to Uganda
Van/BusPrivate coach transportation for duration of trip
HotelsCentrally located, student friendly, 3 * minimum, acclaimed hotels
DormsAccommodations at local school dormitories (optional)
Daily breakfast, lunch, & dinner included in tour. Meals at locally owned and run restaurants and accommodations serving authentic cuisine sufficient for teenage appetites.
Uganda was referred to at the pearl of Africa by Winston Churchill because of it’s beauty and magnificence
Places You’ll Visit
MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK