Volunteer Workers Schedule and Itinerary in Northern Uganda
Northern Uganda Volunteer and Short Term Missions at the Pader Orphans Caring Project in the North of Uganda
Itinerary for your Volunteer Work Team or just for you in the North of Uganda at the Pader Orphans Caring Project
Northern Uganda has been peaceful for the past two years and the rebuilding of the North of Uganda is well under way. Your team can assist in the rebuilding process of a portion of Uganda that has seen over 20 some years of war and destruction.
Impact Northern Uganda and the rebuilding process by assisting with your team of Volunteers at the Pader Orphans Caring Project
The need on the surface is simply overwhelming. No matter where your abilities are, you can give yourself for 10 to 14 days and give of yourself. One of the most enriching times in your life, a time you will never forget as you come to assist the people, the children, of northern Uganda
You can organize a team, it is best that team members are over 18 years of age, those who are younger can come with parents or a team with qualified team leader.
There is a need for medical teams of most any type, builders and here the building of a home is quite easy and one uses locally made bricks and a house can be built in just a few days. The Pader Orphans Caring Project has touched and is touching the lives of hundreds of children and your investment of time and resources will assist preparing children for a better tomorrow.
Teachers, tutors, water related skills, farming, livestock farming, and anything else, since the need is simply so great and NGO's, Churches and the government simply do not have the resources to get the job done.
If you are coming as a team, we can advice you in the raising of funds for a project in the north of Uganda and how to raise your own funds for the trip.
Two weeks or more, that will change you forever.
Short-Term Uganda Volunteer Work Team Itinerary for Northern Uganda
14 life changing days assisting the Pader Orphans Caring Project
Day 1: Arrive at Entebbe airport - met by our welcoming staff and taken to Chez Johnson - a comfortable and safe budget hotel in Kampala. Depending on time of day - meeting with Richard Akena to is the director of the Pader Orphans Caring Project and a former LRA Child Soldier.
Day 2: Breakfast at Chez Johnson in Kampala and the drive north to the Pader area begins. Richard Akena will be accompanying you and give you a running commentary of the countryside and of life in Uganda, especially the north where you are headed. Lunch along the way - reach the Pader area in the late afternoon where your housing will be at an inexpensive hotel for the time of your stay. Evening Meal and orientation
Day 3: Breakfast and transport to the Pader Orphans Caring Project where you will meet staff and children. Certainly a moving time. The children stay in rudimentary huts, but received loving care, food and education. There will be lots to while you are here - from building to teaching - depending on background and skills that you bring. Most of all it takes a loving heart. Lunch will be taken at the orphanage and Dinner back at your lodging.
Day 4: Breakfast - join the children in their morning devotions and prayer. No matter what your background - you will be deeply touched by the children and their fervency of spirit. Assist in various aspects of the orphanage according to your skills and talents. Lunch at the orphanage and dinner at your lodging. Evening meals are a time of reflection of the day and sharing of the day's events.
Day 5: Breakfast - the day at the orphanage...if any day falls on Sunday is is Church with the children. Each day will be different from the day before, though there will be some familiar things, each day will be filled with meaningful surprises for you that will be most enriching.
Day 6: Breakfast and off to the orphanage for the day - Lunch and dinner back at the lodging.
Day 7: Breakfast and off to the orphanage - and spend the day with the children - working to make a difference in their lives.
Day 8: Breakfast and back to the orphanage for the day with lunch and then dinner at your lodging.
Day 9: Breakfast and today is the day to say goodbye to the children and staff at the Pader Orphans Caring Project- you will never be the same. Afternoon BBQ which the children and you will most certainly enjoy.
Day 10: Breakfast and off to the town of Pakwach and for a 3 day Safari - Check into the Budget Lodging of the Global Village Guesthouse - no time in Africa would be complete without a safari. (This is optional but most teams choose it. The safari is to Murchison Falls which is the best all around option for a Uganda Wildlife Safari and of course you will be on the historic River Nile. Afternoon Game Drive at Murchison Falls Park and dinner at Global Village Guest House.
Day 11: Early Breakfast - Morning Game Drive seeing lions, elephants, giraffes and much more. Lunch and afternoon wildlife boat ride up the Nile to the falls - disembark at what Lonely Planet calls the most powerful falls in the world and take the hour climb upward. Dinner back at Global Village Guesthouse
Day 12: Breakfast and off to Budongo Forest for Chimpanzee Tracking lunch at Budongo Forest Eco Lodge. Arrive in Kampala during the evening hours. Check into Chez Johnson Hotel - Dinner at Palm Pizzeria - well deserved.
Day 13: Breakfast - and a visit to Kampala...see the local sites such as Owino Market - one of the largest markets in Africa for second hand clothing. Nakasero Food Market, the Taxi Park where you will find hundreds of mini vans coming and going - the National Museum, a craft market. Lunch in town. Namuwongo Martyr's Shrine where 20 some young men lost their lives because they refused to renounce their faith and also refused the advances of the Kabaka (king).
Day 14: Breakfast and off to airport - depending on your flight time - if time permits - a visit to the Botanical Gardens - late lunch and departure from airport at Entebbe
PADER ORPHANS CARING ORGANISATION
Thank you for your interest in participating in an internship with Pader orphans caring project
We hope this is an opportunity that will stimulate personal, relational and academic growth as you experience serving and learning from war affected communities around the world
Pader orphans caring project desires to give every intern a safe and healthy learning environment in which they can serve the local community and continue developing their whole person
Following you will find the material needed to apply for an internship. We recognized that the application is detail and involved. Thank you a head of time for the effort and time that you will invest in completing the application.
We have specifically designed this application not only to help us determine who might best fit the program, but also as a tool for you.
All reference forms must be received before we consider your application complete. Please expect a confirmation email upon receipt of your materials. Upon reviewing your application we may contact you for short interview.
Further inquiries regarding the application or Pader orphans caring project internships program are welcome through email.
Enclosed you will find the following forms:
Please type your answers to the application
The reference forms may be typed or hand written
Please email your application to [email protected]
Summer program (June 1st to August 15th)-December 1st
Fall program (September 15th to December 15th)-march 15th
Spring program (February 1st to May 31st) - November 1st
Within two weeks of receiving your application you may be asked to interview. In a month following the application deadline you can expect to hear of your nomination. If nominated you will receive a proposal packed due for weeks later.