Placement dates (excluding travel time): 25 Mar 2020 - 10 Apr 2020
£1,350.00 ($1,723.14 approx)
Application deadline: 11 Nov 2019
Pre-departure training: 14 Jan 2020 - 16 Jan 2020 Tonbridge, Kent (GB)

About

Live and learn alongside the Kigezi Diocese Water and Sanitation Project, in their efforts to improve access to clean water and sanitation in southwestern Uganda.

Globally, 783 million people live without access to clean water. This is a real challenge in southwestern Uganda where most villages are on hilltops, with water sources at the bottom.

Kigezi is a Tearfund partner working to enable these rural communities to have reliable and accessible water sources, which can be built and maintained by the communities themselves. By training community members in construction, maintenance and hygiene, Kigezi enables long-term transformation. It has been working since 1986 and has been recognised as one of the best non-government organisations in the water and sanitation sector in Uganda.

Volunteering in Uganda, you will have the chance to contribute to the work of the Kigezi project and learn from the people who live in these communities as you give your time and passion to support the incredible work being done.

On this one month placement you will develop lasting relationships with Christians in Uganda who are committed to serving Jesus and reducing poverty. No matter what your life experience is so far, you’ll bring encouragement, prayer and practical assistance to our partners and will build capacity in every area of their work.

What will you be doing?

  • Community trainings in sanitation and hygiene (safe water chain, domestic and personal hygiene and community-led total sanitation).
  • Training water user committees in leadership roles.
  • Maintenance of WASH facilities.
  • Trainings of WASH clubs for schools.
  • Trainings in church and community transformation.
  • Helping in construction of gravity-flow schemes, rain water harvesting tanks and protection of springs.
  • Participating in the life of the local church, participating in Bible studies and devotions.

What can you bring?

Volunteering in Uganda will see you supporting our partners as they engage the local church and address poverty in Kigezi. You’ll be willing to get hands-on and be enthusiastic about improving water, sanitation and hygiene for some of Uganda’s poorest communities. You’ll need to be flexible, adaptable, and ready to work as part of a team of volunteers, whilst building relationships with the staff and locals.

*Please note…

The cost mentioned above includes pre-departure training, insurance, debrief, a medical package, administrative costs and in-country travel, accommodation and food.

For information on additional costs, check out our FAQ section below.

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