THE PROJECT Living Hope Child Development Centre A primary school in rural Uganda for almost 400 children who live in poverty with otherwise limited access to education. The mission of Living Hope is to provide free basic education to orphans and other marginalized children in order to reduce poverty and illiteracy in the community. A community-based organization to assist the vulnerable children and adults of the local area, many of whom have been directly or indirectly affected by the HIV/AIDS virus.
WHAT COULD YOU BE DOING? Sharing your knowledge and culture while learning about and interacting with the community. Volunteer opportunities Workshops in craft, IT, nutrition, health, enterprise & finance Teaching. Sports Farming Computer Training
WHERE COULD YOU BE STAYING? Living Hope Homestay: with Pastor John and his wife Agnes. Basic facilities as there is no electricity or running water, but meals are regular and generous, a fun experience which is good for shorter stays and a great way to experience rural Ugandan village life. Medical Missionaries of Mary Guest House: Self contained rooms, with breakfast included. MMM is run by a group of nuns (Ugandan, Brazilian and Nigerian) and a team of local staff. Lugave Guest House : is a local guesthouse. Rooms are basic and meals can be arranged at additional cost. Kyamukama Home stay: a stay with a family in Kyamukama is a good option if you were interested in experiencing daily rural Ugandan life, with electricity but not running water.
BRIEF COST OVERVIEW Personal Travel insurance Vaccinations & Antimalarials – Seek advice from doctor/ MASTA e-clinic Flights £600-£800 return Internal travel Food, Transport & Accommodation ~£440 Visa - £25
SOME OF THE PROJECT’S BENEFITS Help to improve the employability of members of the Living Hope community. Improve students access to education and sport. Help to provide a sustainable income for the families in the area.