Go To Uganda!
Community transformation is at the heart of all we do. The most effective way to transform a community is through meaningful relationship. The best way to build a relationship is by spending time with someone. The best way to spend time with someone is face to face.
Ugandan Water Project team members are near and dear to the Ugandans they visit. They choose to sacrifice two weeks of their lives, fly across the globe and walk the dry dusty roads of Uganda. They serve as ambassadors for those who give and tangibly show our Ugandan friends that those who have contributed not only care about their physical needs, but about the needs of their hearts as well. They are the ones who realize it was not so much a personal sacrifice, but a life changing investment for themselves and those they represent. With each team that travels to Uganda, the relationships within our project communities grow stronger.
February 2017 – Team #22 – Applications Open
Tentative dates: February 5-18, 2017
Summer 2017 – Team #23 – Applications Open
Tentative dates: July/August 2017
This document is loaded with a lot of the practical information you need to prepare for your trip to Uganda. Reading through it thoroughly and reviewing it often as you begin preparations will go a long way in making sure you’re in the best possible place to start this adventure! Feel free to contact your team leader or trip coordinator if you have any questions!
Ugandan Water Project has been sending teams of all sizes and ages to Uganda since 2008. Our team members have the first-hand opportunity to give hope, share joy and to make a tangible difference in the lives of our Ugandan friends. Each person who travels with us has their own unique set of skills and talents that contribute to the effectiveness of the team as a whole. You have something to offer and our friends in Uganda await your arrival with much gratitude and love.
What do teams do in Uganda?
While our water projects are installed and managed by our Ugandan partners, our teams help UWP build a bridge between the US and UG that continues to grow stronger each year. Team members may find themselves doing any of the following: demonstrating the use of Sawyer PointONE Water Filters; capturing the stories of Ugandans by photo or through writing; participating in celebration services; public speaking; playing with and teaching children; assisting with medical or micro-finance projects; conducting Impact Surveys; sharing music; serving in the slum; assessing recent installations; teaching a variety of basic hygiene skills; basic repairs; listening, loving and laughing!
When do teams travel to Uganda?
We send teams to Uganda 2-3 times each year – generally in February, May, and July/August. Trip dates may flex by a day or so until the itinerary is finalized. Our 2017 trips are scheduled for:
- Team #22: February 5-18, 2017
- Team #23: July/August 2017
How much does it cost to travel to Uganda?
The cost for a two-week trip to Uganda is $3500. The fee includes your entry visa fee, airfare, housing and meals, in-country transportation, travel insurance, as well as the cost of any in-country programs like community gatherings and feeding programs. It does not include the cost of obtaining a passport, vaccinations (required or optional) and spending money. Most of our travelers raise support money to pay for their trip, and we offer guidance and support from the start! Our travelers find that they gain the support of their friends and family quite easily. Please note that a $200 deposit is due with application. $700, $2000 and $3500 in total funds are due at 13 weeks, 8 weeks and 2 weeks prior to departure.
What do I have to do to go to Uganda?
To request additional information or ask questions, contact our Trip Coordinator, Megan, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Once you’ve decided that you’re ready to go, just fill out an application and send it in with your deposit. When your application has been reviewed, we will contact you with official team placement and go over all the details of your trip.