Group placements 2019
Trip date: Throughout 2019
Cost: $6,700.00
Application deadline: 31 Mar 2018
Pre-departure training: 14 Apr 2018 - 15 Apr 2018 Oakwood, RG40 3DA (GB)

Our group placements are designed for church, youth, student and any other groups to volunteer overseas together and be inspired by local communities.

Our placements will challenge your group personally and stretch everyone’s faith. You will each experience how the local church is at the heart of tackling poverty and injustice. Plus you will have the chance to show God’s love in practical ways as you visit and learn from inspirational communities.

Please note…

Our group placement costs are now £1050.00 per person for a group of 8+ people.

Our cost includes pre-departure training, insurance, debrief, a medical package, administrative costs and in-country travel, accommodation and food. Please note that flights, visas and vaccinations are not included.

For more information about additional costs and items you will need to budget for, check out our ‘All you need to know’ section.

We’ve got lots of great opportunities for 2019. Have a look through and see where you’d like to take your group.


Where will you take your group in 2019?

Give us a ring on 0208 943 7777 or email: go@tearfund.org to explore the possibilities available and to kick-start the process.

2 weeks in Uganda

August 2019

Volunteer in Uganda for two weeks and see for yourself how the local church and the local community are working together to bring incredible change.

783 million people in the world do not have access to clean water. Just imagine not being able to turn the tap on at home and get a cold, clean, glass of water? That's why in Uganda, our partner is working tirelessly to see whole communities have access to this basic need. 

Ugandan born, Doreen and Jouvllet know the dangers of no clean water intimately. Twice a day, every day they have to complete a two-hour round trip down the mountain to collect 20 litres of water. Without it their family will have had no water to drink, prepare food or wash with.


The pathway up the mountain is secluded so the girls are vulnerable to attack from young boys herding cattle on the mountain. It’s a problem in the whole area, and many girls are at risk of being raped. The journey is also incredibly tiring and takes a long time. Doreen and Jouvllet often miss school, or arrive late because they had been collecting water. This has a big impact on their education and their hopes for the future.


In this area of Uganda, there is also a lack of knowledge about the dangers of unclean water and bad hygiene practices. As a result there are high rates of water borne diseases like diarrhoea, particularly amongst children.


Our partner North Kigezi and Kinkiizi (NKKD WATSON) in Southwest Uganda are running programs to increase access to safe water and improve sanitation in a participatory way, while encouraging healthy hygiene practices through education and training.


NKKD WATSAN believes that accessible safe water, improved sanitation and hygiene education should be available to all, and seeks to embody the Christian values of compassion, fairness, integrity and trustworthiness.

And now we’re offering you the chance to take a group for two weeks to live and learn alongside the staff at Kigezi as they transform lives in Uganda.


It won’t be easy, but it will challenge your thoughts on poverty. It will stretch your imagination and you will learn from communities that will inspire you beyond belief.

Who are we looking for?

A student, youth or church group who are willing and flexible and would love the chance to spend two weeks living in Uganda, working in a team, alongside other volunteers and Kigezi staff.

What will you be doing?

You could find yourself involved in a variety of opportunities, from helping to construct Gravity Flow systems, to joining the staff in helping to teach on health, hygiene and sanitation. You’ll also have the chance to help run Sunday school activities.

                      


Interested in this trip? Apply Now

Feedback

With God nothing is impossible. He will take your dreams and passions and expand them into a world-wide scale so that they will become part of his master plan.

Hannah Linguard

We spent three days in Kabwe, visiting three Transit schools in the villages surrounding the city. In each school we did an activity that would benefit the children for the first term back in September; from knitting graduation scarves to drawing up posters for displays.

Lucy Jones

WOW! What an inspiring, humbling, exciting and incredibly varied experience. I have come away with an excellent overview of the outstanding work of JCM, spending lots of time with the JCM outreach workers on the bus journeys, visiting Self Help Groups. It was a real honour.

Anna Ryder
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