Team Uganda was The University of Manchester’s first flagship international opportunity, providing meaningful volunteering opportunities overseas for undergraduate students.
The project was a partnership project between the University and S.A.L.V.E. International (Support and Love Via Education) , 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 ran between 2015 and 2019, 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. Over the five years over 70 students took part, contributing over 10,000 hours of volunteering. Each year they were joined by Ugandan volunteers, working in mixed teams.
You can read the Team Uganda Impact Report here:
Key findings include:
We are extremely grateful to the donors of the project and the efforts of all the students who took part.
To hear about the project from the student's perspective please visit the Team Uganda Blog.