The Real Uganda places foreign volunteers with small NGOs and schools around Mukono District, Uganda. Through our volunteer placement program, we aim to build the capacities of local organizations and raise awareness around the world about the successes and challenges of life in Uganda.
We offer a safe and family-like environment in which to come to Uganda and give your time. We offer pre-arrival support by answering your questions about Uganda and by finding an organization that best fits your skills and interests. We can also connect you to former and current volunteers working with us. We offer in-country assistance by collecting you from the airport, getting you to your placement, and unraveling some of the more complicated cultural issues you face when entering Uganda for the first time. It is not easy to come to a completely foreign culture on your own. We want to be there to give you encouragement, advice, and support in order for you to be most effective while you are here.
We have placed over 1,000 international volunteers in south central Uganda since 2005. We work with over 15 local schools and community based organizations. All our partner programs are led by Ugandans. All our volunteers work alongside Ugandans and are fully immersed in Ugandan culture.
Our other achievements in our 10 years of operation include:
Bought a bodaboda motorcycle for Uganda Skateboard Union in 2006
Sponsored 1 man through a university degree, sponsored 8 students through "O" level education
Purchased over 30 mattresses and blankets for Jim Education Centre in 2006
Currently support a handicraft program to benefit five
local women’s groups, which has jewelry, handbags, and other handicrafts
for sale to volunteers and a t-shirt program that benefits another
women’s organization since 2007.
Currently fund a hot lunch program for Nalusse Primary School since 2008
Built a goat farm for Johnson Nkosi Primary School in 2010
Built a piggery for Passionate Child and Elderly Care in 2010
The Real Uganda places foreign volunteers with small NGOs and schools around Mukono District, Uganda. Through our volunteer placement program, we aim to build the capacities of local organizations and raise awareness around the world…