Volunteer with IT and Computer in Uganda
Volunteer with IT and Computer in Uganda
Volunteer in Uganda in our IT program and open a new world to students and teachers. Uganda faces the same challenges as most developing economies, the poorly developed ICT infrastructure. The most specific factors constraining connectivity especially in rural areas are the largely poor communications infrastructure, limited electricity coverage, and the high capital costs involved in setting up a computer laboratory.
Introduce the Children at School to Computer and IT
Majority of public and community schools do not have access to computers. The few schools that have computer centres have limited computers, with un-skilled or qualified teachers. Volunteers in Uganda impart various practical computer skills to students in schools as well as their teachers, community youth, women; ranging from how to turn a computer on and off, to explaining software application and systems such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and demonstrating how to use the internet for research and communication.
Special Expertise in Computer and IT is Welcome
Please note, we will give preference to volunteers who bring some special expertise, however volunteers do not need to be qualified or experienced to participate in the computer and IT project.
Start Dates & Duration
Projects in Uganda start on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month. Volunteers should arrive on Sundays.
You can choose to volunteer from 1 to 24 weeks.
Arrival Airport: Entebbe International Airport. Volunteers will travel by road, through the capital Kampala, eastwards to Jinja and northwards to Kamuli, a journey of 4-5 hours depending on traffic.
- The program fee is paid directly to the host organization.
- All of the projects incur a registration fee of U$ 199.00 on top of the program fee.
What does the volunteer in Uganda program fee include?
- Airport Pickup
- Orientation plus city tour on arrival at the project site
- Accommodation for all projects
- 3 meals per day
- Support from local staff & Program supervision
- In-country 24/7 support throughout your stay
- In-country administration costs
There are no hidden costs. These projects are the most affordable to volunteer in Uganda.
IKPVA is an NGO based in a developing country. We are dedicated to helping you help others, at the lowest possible price. We are interested in making volunteering abroad more accessible so that more people can help do really important work.
Participants in our Uganda programs normally find US$ 50 to be sufficient for weekly expenses in the country.
The program fee should be paid to the host country and it is due 30 days before the project start date.
Accommodation & Meals
The type of accommodation depends very much on the project the volunteer will be working. Generally speaking, the following categories are available: Volunteer Apartment or Volunteer Guest House sharing with other volunteers. In all of our projects we ensure that the accommodation we provide is safe, secure and comfortable.
In these accommodation settings, volunteers live together but in private rooms. These can be very fun places to stay when volunteers from different nationalities live together. Each volunteer in Uganda will have a room of it’s own, however although in some cases two volunteers of the same sex will have to share a room. Housing conditions are basic, but all houses have electricity and running water. As compared to normal standards of Uganda, the accommodation can be regarded as more than adequate.
A “house keeper” ist taking care of each of the volunteer Guesthouses. He is responsible for preparing all the meals for the volunteers, and the general cleanliness of the house.
Requirements for Uganda Volunteers
You must be at least 18 years old at the start of your Volunteer in Uganda placement.
All volunteers must have adequate volunteer travel insurance and are required to provide credentials depending on the chosen program.
Language skill required for Uganda Volunteers
Knowledge of intermediate English is a pre-requisite.
You will have a competent support and advices from the local team and project leaders. Someone will always be available in the case of any emergency. Please keep in mind that you are in a different country and should take some precautions to avoid exposing yourself to certain risks.
The local coordinators will give you all the information to have a safe and unforgettable experience.
More Volunteer Programs in Uganda
Find the full list with the Uganda volunteer programs here.