Volunteering to Teach in Uganda

Hi Guys! I am very excited to be heading to Uganda for 2 1/2 months from 7th October this year!! I will be volunteering to teach in a local primary school for 2 months (see info about school below) and then the kids go on school holidays so I will spend the remaining time assisting with the physical upkeep of the school such as painting, decorating and mending desks as well as working at the orphanage where a lot of these kids live.

I am trying to raise as much money as I can to take over and help out these little kids! That's why I am asking for your help...

The conditions here are poor and any funds that I can raise will go directly to the local community. We go with the host families to buy the food, constructions materials etc to use during my time there. I will be paying for my flights, registration fees, transportation, accommodation and meals, administration costs, vaccinations, insurance and general travel costs etc.

Your funds will be donated directly to the primary school and orphanage! I will keep you updated with photos and a blog on my time in Uganda and the difference we have made together.

Further Info if Interested: -

Bupagengo Primary School "“ Located in the rural slum village of
Bupagengo, this school has over 500 children ranging in age from 4 to 17. Previous to the establishment of this school, many children were not attending school and others were walking up
to seven kilometres every day to attend school in a neighboring village. Approximately 60% of these children are orphaned and lived with extended families struggling to provide for their own children. Many Bupagendo children come from broken families in which they are not properly cared for (i.e. inadequate food, lack of basic healthcare).

Uganda has thousands upon thousands of orphaned children. Most of them have been orphaned as a result of the current HIV/AIDS epidemic in Uganda. The IVHQ Uganda orphanage project places
volunteers in orphanages to assist local staff in the day to day running of the orphanages. The volunteers play a key role in ensuring these orphanages can operate effectively. Volunteer activities include child care, teaching, playing with children, organizing outings and games, music, washing of children and feeding the children.

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Melissa Pettett 
Maroochydore QLD
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