- The country has been ravaged by war, HIV/AIDS and other diseases
- Uganda has 2.5 million orphans, 1.2 million as a result of AIDS
- It is one of the poorest countries in the world, with 35% of people living on less than $1.90 per day
- The literacy rate is 56% for males, 31% for females, with only 10% of females enrolled in secondary school
WHEN IS THE TRIP? AUGUST 2018
The dates for 2018 aren’t yet determined, though we will likely go in August. The 2017 trip dates were from Saturday 5th August to Friday 18th August (inclusive of travel).
WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR? ENERGY. COMMITMENT. OPENNESS.
We are looking for employees who want to become more involved in the community alongside their work and are energized to learn and take on the experience. You will share this unique experience with a team of 8 energetic people from other businesses, so you need to be open and willing to work with that team. The Uganda Project is not a 2-week relaxing holiday. It will push you out of your comfort zone. It will be mentally, physically and emotionally challenging but it will also be one of the most rewarding and life-altering experiences you may have.
WHAT WILL I DO OVER THERE? LEARN. GET INVOLVED. HAVE FUN.
The itinerary is jam packed, visiting current and past projects that the Foundation has invested in, meeting and spending time with communities, experiencing the culture of Uganda and pitching in on projects (farming, cooking, construction, participating in classes). At the end of the trip, you will get some R’n’R by taking in the beauty of Uganda’s wilderness on safari.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT OF THE EXPERIENCE? ADVENTURE. CHALLENGE. CHANGE.
The most challenging (and at the same time most powerful experiences) of Uganda is to have no expectations. As a participant, you have to be ready and willing to leave your expectations and pre-conceptions behind. Instead of considering what something should and ought to be like, the Uganda Project challenges you to experience and learn from communities. As one traveler put it, ‘I went into the trip thinking we could change entire communities in two weeks – I soon realised that we can only make changes at the same pace as communities are willing and able to change.’
WHAT ABOUT WHEN I GET BACK? ADVOCATE. CONNECT. LEAD.
Coming home is perhaps the hardest part of the experience. You are likely to experience some degree of personal change from only 12 days away. The Foundation and the Uganda Project alumni will be there to support you, as will your team members. The Foundation will encourage and guide you in processing these feelings and applying the insights from your trip to all aspects of your life – personal and professional. This experience is worth it. As one team member said, ‘my biggest struggle in getting back has been trying to describe the experience without sounding incredibly clichéd. Words just don’t do it justice as I feel it was much deeper than that. I genuinely feel incredibly moved by the whole trip and the life changing work that the Foundation does.’
READY TO APPLY?
If you’re interested in joining Kain Foundation’s 2018 Uganda immersion trip Kain Foundation, we would love to hear from you. Fill out the form below or contact us for opportunities.
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