The Volunteer Programme

 

 Summer 2020 –  We Will Have 2 Placements!!!!

Placement 1 will start on 3rd July and will run for 4 weeks. This placement is for teachers and general skills volunteers. We have both primary and secondary school teachers signed up. They will be living and working in rural villages in the district of Mubende, Uganda. You don’t have to be a teacher though! We can tailor the placement to your particular skills and talents. We welcome application from all walks of life and diverse backgrounds.

Placement 2 will start on 2nd August and run for 2 weeks until 18th August – with an option for a third week! This one is specifically for nutritionists, doctors, nurses and midwives who will be working on our Safe Motherhood Programme giving workshops on nutrition and all aspects of pregnancy. We would also be very interested in bringing a chef to do cookery demonstrations  or someone involved in farming/horticulture.

What Will Our Volunteers Be Doing?

Our  volunteer teachers, will work in Kisoolo Primary School on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 8.30am – 1pm. They will teach English, Art and PE to all class levels. Thursday mornings will be spent in St. Jude’s Primary School. These are 2 lovely schools and we are very excited to be working with them.

Afternoons will be spent talking to the people who work on our programmes and benefit from them. They will also visit other NGO’s working in the area and hearing about the inspiring work they do. There are opportunities to visit interesting people and interesting places to get a fully rounded picture of life in Uganda. 

We have only one place left, if you fancy it, contact me at deborahsheeran13@gmail.com

We have nurses and dietitians signed up for our second placement. They will be working on our Safe Motherhood Programme,  give workshops on nutrition, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and weaning to rural communities. As the women work the fields in the mornings, these workshops will take place in the afternoons. Volunteers will get to do all their visiting in the mornings.

We have 2 places left. If you fancy one of them, contact me at deborahsheeran13@gmail.com

What About When Volunteers Are Not Working?

Volunteers will get to meet other NGO’s working in the area and Mubende, to walk home with some of the pupils of St. Andrew’s Kaggwa Secondary School, meet the girl doing A levels on our Scholarship Programme in St. Andrews, visit Emma’s plantation and learn how to brew waragi… and talk with local health care professionals  about their daily work. There’s the Thank You Party for our Mama Ambassadors and getting to spend time on our Safe Motherhood Programme. If you love music, you’ll love our evening at Ndere Cultural Centre and a lesson in traditional music and dance from our friend Eddie. We spend a day with our friend Moses, visiting his school and sharing a meal with his family and parents. Then of course, there’s the Nakaiyma tree, sacred pagan site to the Goddess Nakaiyima….

We have developed strong links with the Julina School for the Deaf, in Mityana, and next July we will spend 3 days with them.

AND… there are the weekends off when you can go gorilla trekking, on safari or white water rafting…

Any Places Left?

Yes! but we have had a lot of interest and expect places to fill quickly so if you’re interested, don’t delay, contact me at deborahsheeran13@gmail.com

As an added incentive… the earlier you book your flight, the cheaper it is so don’t delay….

Who Can Volunteer?

Placement 1: We are looking for teachers and general skills volunteers. As an education based organisation, we are always interested in talking to teachers – primary or secondary. 

In terms of General Skills Volunteers, we need someone to project manage our Building Programme. We would also be very interested in talking to someone with expertise in poultry…. maybe your talents lie elsewhere and you’d be interested in painting classrooms, working in the school garden, teaching nutrition in the local schools or working as a teacher’s aide…

We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and a wide range of experiences. Talk to us about your talents, skills, passions and expertise and we will find where best to place you.

Placement 2: we are specifically looking for nutritionists, doctors, nurses, midwives, physios, OT’s and chefs. If you working in this field in Uganda and would like to volunteer with us, we would be delighted to have you. 

Contact me at deborahsheeran13@gmail.com

Tell Me More….

Volunteers all live together in a house in Nalawondwa. It is basic but clean and secure. We have a house girl to look after the house for us and to cook us local food – although we cook for ourselves on Tuesday nights, traditionally pasta night…. Lámha Suas covers the cost of your food and accommodation in Nalawondwa, water for bathing and electricity costs. We also provide volunteers with mosquito nets which are donated to the local clinic when we are leaving the village.

We travel to work and around the local area by boda boda (motorbike). Everyone gets their own driver who will be with you every day. Volunteers pay for their daily transport.  Lámha Suas provides you with your own helmet.

See what past volunteers have gotten up to on our gallery page

Volunteers for the July placement will raise €2000, those on the August placement will raise €1500. This money goes to pay for our programmes. Volunteers also pay for their own airfare. Lámha Suas covers airport transfers, transport to Madudu, Mityana, back to Kampala, we subsidise health insurance with the International Hospital in Kampala and as already stated, cover food and accommodation in Madudu. We also pay for your hotel accommodation in Mityana when we go to work in the Julina School for the Deaf. We can help with fundraising ideas, t-shirts, information leaflets for your donors etc.

To ensure volunteers are properly prepared for their trip, we have 2 pre-trip orientation weekends (with volunteers obliged to attend one) and there will be in-country orientation and an observation day once we arrive in Uganda too. Post trip debriefing is also part of the placement and is a great opportunity to meet up with everyone again a few weeks after our return.

Anyone interested in volunteering with Lámha Suas, should contact Deborah Sheeran at deborahsheeran13@gmail.com