As part of the University’s commitment to providing meaningful volunteering opportunities and promoting social responsibility overseas we are running Team Uganda, our international volunteering project exclusively for University of Manchester students.
This is a partnership project between the University and S.A.L.V.E. (Support and Love Via Education) International, a charity based in Manchester and working in Uganda. S.A.L.V.E. works with children on the streets in Jinja, using the power of education to provide opportunities for them to leave their difficult pasts behind them and move off the streets towards a brighter future.
This project has been running with the support of a generous donor since summer 2015, and has delivered environmental, IT, community research and social enterprise projects and holiday camps. The projects have been a great success and continue to make a real impact enriching the work of S.A.L.V.E.
Team Uganda will run again in summer 2019 from Sat 20th July – Sun 18th August. We are looking for 14 students and an Assistant Project Leader to help S.A.L.V.E. develop their work.
This year there will be three sub team projects focussing on:
All members of the team will also jointly contribute to running a holiday camp for young people who were formerly on the streets of Uganda. The aim of the camp is to develop the young people’s knowledge, skills and talents, it will be creative and enjoyable as well as a platform for learning.
The team will be joined by 7 Ugandan volunteers who they will work alongside for the duration of the project in Jinja, as well as other members of the S.A.L.V.E. International team.
To find out more about last years project project please visit the Team Uganda Blog.
Dates for the 2019-20 academic year will be listed here at the start of the year.