Do you want to do volunteerwork or an internship in Uganda? Arise and Shine Uganda might be the organization for you! Arise and Shine Uganda has several activities interesting to participate in.
There are possibilities for assisting in the children’s care home, where nursing and caring for the children are the main tasks. For people interested in developing skills and theoretical knowledge related to their educational back- ground, there are possibilities in the following projects:
In the school: as teachers to children from 4 years old to 10 years old.
- Community education: work with an emphasis on social and health related issues
- Community outreach: introducing and managing income generating activities as well as encourage the community members to participate in such projects.
Knowledge about reproductive health issues in the Ugandan context,Teaching and presentation skills (Education), Counseling skills in health and social (rights) education (Social Work students) Flexibility, Problem solving skills,Creativity and Intercultural communication skills .
You will be mentored and coached in your preparation before you leave regarding writing your internship plan, giving you hands- on training in Uganda, and also provide you with useful information regarding airline tickets, necessary vaccinations, etc. All because we believe that a professional internship needs a good start! Our mentorship program is based on ‘reflection in action’ learning by doing and reflecting on it. This is why you are mentored by your mentor in the organization: Sharon Nyanjura ~ Bachelor in Psychology. This is our way of making sustainable work.
Your accommodation in the village is a very basic, hut in a village near Jinja for 4 days a week. In weekends you have a room in Jinja and depending on the room, it will cost between 150.000 and 400.000 USH a month (50-125 euro per month.
What do we ask?
What we ask Interns for the children’s care home interns need a big heart for children and youth; work experience is less important. However, for the school and community education and outreach project, the intern should have experience in working with (young) people, presentation skills and be informed about some of the issues that the organization sensitizes the community about like reproductive health, domestic violence, health care, hygiene, women’s rights.
Working in a developing country provides many opportunities for interns who are able to combine perseverance with patience and flexibility at the right time. It requires committed people who do not put off fans when things don’t go according to plan. Interns that give advice not only based on the theory, but also on the (cultural) reality learned by careful listening and observing. An open mind is essential to be professionally successful in Uganda. And, last but not least: you are able to express yourself well in English. A background in social work, education, health care, empowerment and outreach can work to your advantage.
Enthousiastic or do you want more information first? Mail to: email@example.com.