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Uganda-Beacon Of Hope Uganda 2

Project Name:Beacon of Hope Uganda
Date Posted:07/06/2010
Address:P.O Box 423 Mukono
Commitment:One month to Six months or longer
Type Of Work:We need volunteers in the following areas
Reading initiatives with children and teens
Volunteers will spend time working with underprivileged children, youth and adult community members
Story telling
Facilitating book discussions
Facilitating creative writing sessions


Volunteers will help in a small library at the center

Data entry
Planning in-house activities
Manning the space


Volunteers will help the project manager to plan and implement fundraising events
Required Skills:English, Beacon of Hope Uganda Projects welcomes volunteers who love books and reading, and who enjoy working with children and teens.
Costs:Booking fee- $25 non-refundable
Transport fee- $75 (payable before arrival)
Placement fee- $ 350( room, food, laundry and electricity)
Contact Person:Isaac Ssamba
Email: (Note: email address is tripple protected from spammers.)
Phone:+256-791-517383 or +256753216892
Additional Info:This opportunity is also available for groups of not more than 4 people and you must be ready to volunteer for a minimum of one month and help with fundraising programs

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Uganda-Beacon Of Hope Uganda

Anna Jessia — 13 June 2010, 07:45

I am very positive that this is the best organization I have ever seen, Isaac is the most hardworking young man Director with passion for needy I have ever met. I recommend it to every person thinking of visiting Uganda. Try your skills there

Mark Williams — 16 July 2010, 23:38

Isaac is really a man and half, he is so hardworking and really loves his people, he is always doing what he can to see that the system balance for those in need. I recommend it too for future volunteers

Darien, (Ontario, Canada) BoHU Medical Volunteer in Uganda — 20 August 2010, 08:15

Before leaving for Africa Isaac answered all questions in a very timely manner. I felt slightly un- prepared for what to expect when I arrived but I think it was mostly due to my last minute decision to go.

The airport pick up was excellent!! We arrived late as our flight was delayed but Isaac was still there waiting to great us!! We didn’t have to wait at all. The placement was fantastic. As a dental hygienist from Canada I had the opportunity to take part in/see things I wouldn’t normally get to experience at home. Mukono Health Center hospital is extremely busy at all times it is fast paced environment but all the dentists that were there are ecstatic to have the extra help! I wish I had had a better idea of what to bring supply wise. I brought gloves, masks, gauze, toothbrushes, and toothpaste. Toothbrushes and toothpaste was exactly what they needed. I also would recommend to future volunteers to bring floss, interdentally aides etc as they are nowhere in Mukono. Our home stay family was amazing!! Living with a true African family forced me to learn the language, culture etc that I most likely wouldn’t have done otherwise. Food is another experience all together I’m a very picky eater and I was pregnant when I arrived so I battled nausea, stomach problems and the wet foreign food was a challenge. However there were plenty of westernized cafes in Mukono that helped me through my cravings and sick days. The highlights of my placement were the very diverse things I got to see at Mukono Health Center. I as a dental hygienist in Canada don’t have the opportunity to see jaws being wired shut or flap surgeries being done and I had the opportunity to assist here! I also got to extra teach the dentists how to properly clean teeth or sharpen instruments overall just being able to help those who needed help was my highlights!

Living with a family such as the one we lived with was amazing and unique. We also got a brief few minutes to go to an orphanage, which was unique in the sense that you timely get to see firsthand the poverty and seventy of some unfortunate situations. Safari experience was amazing. I got to see as many animals I wouldn’t see normally. It’s worth to get a 3-4 days experience!! I would also recommend to other volunteers going to the Mt. Rwenzori or climbing Mt. Elgon as I heard amazing things about both and regret not doing it! I would definitely recommend this to other students or non students. It’s a great experience however you have to have an open mind and a” go with the flow” mentality. Isaac was amazing. He was helpful and reliable.