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SHARE - Support Household Health and Rural Education
  • Pallisa, Uganda
Organization Description
SHARE (Support Household Health Rural Education) a Community Based Organisation operating in Pallisa Uganda is asking for volunteers willing to provide much-needed support, assistance, and individual attention that is crucial for children’s growth and development. As a volunteer, you will be participating in a meaningful way in projects that are valued by the communities with whom we work. Your work makes a difference! You may choose to split your time between the projects listed below:

• Identify, conceder or recommend needy kid for child sponsors’
• support our office / staff (latest computer gadgets, applications, internet use, website development & management)
• Teaching Kids English, science, math and physical education lessons at the Hammerslag School Uganda
• Plan for the development of the Hammerslag Children’s Hospital to improve community health (help fight against HIV/AIDS)
• Provide ideas to improve / Support our fund raiser page campaign on Global Giving. SHARE PROJECT.
• Help in the construction of the Amanu House (1st Boys dormitory) at the Hammerslag School Uganda
• Prepare a school feeding program / budget,
• Shopping clothing for the SCHOOL children.
• Initiate life skills training for rural school dropout youth and teenage mothers (skills for self reliance)
• Purchase text books and exercise books, rulers, pencils, erasers, and for the students.
• Help develop and organise a school library,
• Plan for a borehole to provide clean water and power installation in school.
• Purchase school furniture for all the new classrooms, school office and teachers study room.
• Buy school beds, mattresses, mosquito nets and blankets.
• Painting of the school walls and building a strong school security wall / fence.
• support and provide medication and treatment to the students and the entire community (stage medical camps)

Any willing / interested volunteers have the choice to support us again on any of the following extra time projects:

• Develop a plan for a Children's health & nutrition camp or construct children’s hospital,
• Support vulnerable households in the affected Community with mosquito nest to fight malaria
• Football coaching for the local youth football teams in the village, or
• Help build an ICT centre to promote knowledge sharing among rural farmers’ and youth groups
• Outreach support at children’s Clinic to provide eye care checkups and wheel chairs for the elderly & HIV/AIDS affected individuals. Especially widows, disabled and the blind pregnant or expectant mothers.
• Provide bicycles / wheelbarrows to work as village ambulance to transport these mothers to nearby birth attendants.

• Our local Town Pallisa and the project site (village where the school is located) is very safe (has good security) and the people are very friendly and welcoming. The village is small and the people mostly live from fishing and from farming. All our projects are located in short walking distance from the guest house.

SHARE Project Coordinator and field officers will support you to settle in and help you with your new tasks at the projects. Every week a volunteer meeting takes place to coordinate the work of the volunteers, the needs of the projects and to share experiences and stories.

We also offer private lessons in Ateso or Lugwere with our specialized language teacher who comes directly to the guesthouse. Though many people do know English, it’s often on a basic level. These optional language lessons help you immerse yourself in Ugandan life and get the most out of your experience.

You should be at least 16+ years old and willing to stay at least one week, month, a year or two at the country and placement site.

A volunteer can choose to spend one month or longer working with us. Whatever time you will choose to stay with us, Pallisa Town will give you a feel great; while our accommodation introduces you to hospitality that will make you want to stay forever.

Tour Opportunity:

As a volunteer you will experience true African climate, beautiful environment by getting time off to visit and climb local mountain / rocks or boat ridding in Agule County, Okunguro village, which will offer you the opportunity to make friends with the kids at the Hammerslag School and the locals in the benefiting community.

There are a number of other opportunities to visit other tourist sites in the other parts of the country, if you so wish, arrangements can be made for you to visit national game parks of your choice, e.g. To climb Tororo rock, mount Elgon or kapcwhora hills and see all the beauty that part of the world offers. (You pay will be required to pay for any trip to tour site).

We kindly invite you to Volunteer with us; We hope you are as excited at coming to Uganda as we are at welcoming you. When you chose to volunteer with us we will meet you at Entebbe airport in Uganda, but before we do meet you will have to get a tourist visa put in your passport. You get it when you arrive in the queue marked visa. It will cost you $US50.
Note; When you buy the $US 50 at the bank before you leave, make sure you ask for a new note no older than 5 years, otherwise the customs will not accept it. This is because of the large number of fake US$'s that have come into the country. Additionally, a volunteer will pay $US40 per day to cater for his/her, food, water and local transport for the period/number of days he /she will spend working / volunteering with us. Accommodation is free (Home stay). Contact us now for 2017 placement!
Education, Health / Medical, Building / Construction
Skills Needed
Construction, Teaching, Adapt well to any environment, Ability to work with people different from you, Advanced computer skills, 18 years and older or the written consent of the parents
Accommodation Provided - Minimum Stay: 1 week
Average Cost per Week ($USD)
$210 per week
Estimate only - contact this Organization for actual costs to Volunteer
  • 2 Meals per Day
  • Volunteer Hostel
  • Local Transport
  • Airport Pickup and Drop Off

Costs do not include Flights, Visas, Vaccinations, Insurance, Spending Money, Pre-Departure-Orientation, 3-Meals-per-Day, 1-Meal-per-Day, Homestay, Internet
Charles Olupot
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