All our programs in Uganda include free weekend sightseeing.
you can also join our major four to five (4-5) days
sight seeing which include the safari. Contact us for the major sight
This information is the same in all our sports centers in Africa but the programs and projects in these centers are not the same. STAESA physical training is designed to include students, coaches, trainers, retired footballers, physiotherapist and one with or without coaching skills. Participants will be working with local sport teams (running teams, local football teams and volley ball team) in schools, orphanages and the communities. This program aimed at strengthening physical training programs in schools/orphanages/communities, taking kids from the streets, show casing the talents of kids in the communities, organizing football games to support campaign against drug abuse, child abuse, women abuse, child trafficking, strengthen and develop programs to bring the orphanages in the communities together in sports activities.
OUR AREAS OF FOCUS THIS YEAR IN UGANDA
Working with Football team
Working with Volleyball team
Do you have any other sports you will like to teach the kids, lets us know and we will make it our mission to make it happen.
Are you a sport person? Are you sport professional? A retired or a students, a psychologist or physiotherapist this is the right program for you. Our coaching program is the perfect opportunity to enable you make a valuable contribution to sustainable sports development in Africa.
Project location very safe, Communities very welcoming and the people are very lovely to work with. STAESA project is run in both rural and urban areas in Uganda. Weekends are always free for the volunteers to travel for sightseeing. There are lot of benefits awaits you for joining us. Contact us for these benefits.
Please note: you will first been taking through an observation period – kind of showing you how to go about the program for a day or two before you will be allowed to handle the program on your own. We assure you the program is very safe, very educative and full of fun! You will not like to go back home after the program. You are never alone on the program. From start to finish we are 24/7 with you.
The orphanages and street kids are sidelined when it comes to sports programs. We made it our mission to bring these kids in the orphanages into limelight. The program will also be used as a hub of sports men and women where the national sports council can tap for qualify sports men and women. STAESA the initiators of this project have become aware of an increase in circumstances of abuse, trafficking and neglect involving children in the communities and their surrounding villages. STAESA felt the need to use this program to provide a service to such kids, which would help decrease or alleviate these social vices as well as strain on the victims and their families.
Other Information and locations!
As a volunteer, get ready to give back to the communities and gain more experience while immersing yourself in the unique culture of the people of Uganda. This is an amazing busy program. You will be working full time along aside with well experienced program manager. Depending on your skills and your areas of interest, you will be placed with local athletes, football team, volleyball team or basketball team. These teams are poor in terms of resources such as training kits, football, jerseys and coaches. There are great great need here ( If possible, you can bring along with you new or old jerseys, balls or any other kits and equipment).
The location of our programs are well picked where you will be placed and work directly with local folks under the supervision of well experienced manager in charge of the programs/projects.
You can also choose any of these programs to work with during your free days or hours. Helping in the orphanage, Helping on the farm, Helping in painting works in the hospital, Helping in the schools and helping at the pre-schools. This is really a life changing experience. Speak to us. We are ready to help you and to make it happen. This is the program you can really give back to the community.
The program provides an opportunity for you to immerse yourself into the very unique culture of Uganda.
Kampala - is Uganda's national and commercial capital bordering Lake Victoria, Africa's largest lake. Hills covered with red-tile villas and trees surround an urban centre of contemporary skyscrapers.
Mbarara- Near Lake Mburo National Park
Working hours and reponsibilities!
Generally volunteers work from 08:00.-12:00 a.m. and 13:00-16:00 p.m. However, your exact working hours are adjusted according to the activities at your work place. You´re permitted to take a day off once in a while. Week-ends are completely free time for all our volunteers to travel round the country.
Your schedules include the following below and many more that will be discussed with you upon arrival.
-To coach and provide PT program to the orphanages, school and the communities
-Development of team strategies; analyze performance (physical therapy) of football team, volley ball team and basket ball team in the community/school/orphanages and adjust strategies as needed.
-Coordinate team travel arrangements.
-Scouting and recruiting more players into the final school, orphanage and community football team.
-Coordinate coach's clinic
- If necessary supervise dress code for staff and team member.
The program allows volunteers to combine working at the schools, orphanage, youth/women center with sport course. Assists in the center, school and orphanage in the morning and run a spot course in the afternoon.
Other Information and locations!
When does the project run? All year round
How long are the placements? 2wks minimum and 1y maximum Any requirements? No previous experience
Working hours? Monday to Friday 8 am to 4:pm
Name of the airport? Entebbe International Airport
Types of accommodations? Host family, Independent, on site
Accommodation Location? Very close to the projects
Accommodation facilities? water/light/bed/toilet/bathroom, kitchen,
How to get to Work By public transport
Cost of transportation(return) Less than one dollar
Laundry? Self laundry by hands
Is Food provided? Yes! food is provided
How many meals per day? Three meals (Lunch mostly at work)
Visa required? Yes! Visa is required - There is a visa free for holders of certain countries passport, Please call the Uganda embassy near you
Cost of visa? Volunteers can call the embassy
Types of visa? Tourist visa (Multiple visa)
Local sim card? Local sim card is provided
Internet: Internet modem provided and return after the program.
Vaccinations or medications? Yellow Fever (Compulsory) Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Diphtheria are not necessary though. We recommend that you contact a travel clinic near you at least 3 months before you plan to travel.
Safety in Uganda
No worries!! Uganda is generally safe for travel and tourism. It is considered a politically stable country with securely operated borders within the East African region and robust internal security bodies. However, opportunistic crimes such as petty theft, credit card fraud, and home robbery occur, just like any other country. We carefully picked our program location making sure all our volunteers are very safe. You are in a safe hands volunteering with STAESA in Uganda. We are 24/7 with you from the your first day of your arrival till your last day when you get in your flight back home.
Working hours and reponsibilities!
Uganda has been described as the friendliest country globally following a survey conducted among expatriates globally, according to the BBC. ... "This East African country received the highest marks for friendliness," according to BBC' s report. But, there is real poverty like other African countries and you will soon realize that you are far richer and more fortunate than most local people you meet. You will probably attract your fair share of souvenir hawkers and beggars, but try and take the time to meet ordinary people going about their day to day business too. The experience will be worth it. Don't be afraid to step out of your house, just take some precautions.
Weather in Uganda
Uganda generally has two wet seasons and two dry seasons, with dry seasons being from December to February and June to August, while wet seasons are from March to May and September to November. March to May is wetter and warmer, while December to February is hotter and drier and it can sometimes get as hot as 96.8°F.
When to go
You can join us anytime in the year! Anytime in the month! Anytime in the week
Kind of clothes you should pack for your trip to Uganda
Jeans and Trousers: blue jeans, cotton trousers, khaki trousers, Light Shirts and Blouses: T-Shirts, short sleeve shirts and long sleeved shirts to protect you from insects and even sunburn. Shorts also for your free days. Socks and underwear: Once again it is best that they are made from natural fabrics since again it is the heat and this way you have less of a chance for heat rash. Shoes: Good leather shoes, sandals, and a lightweight pair of Hiking boots if you will doing some hiking.
Kind of luggage you should take
It all begins with the right suitcases or suitcase. It also depends where you coming from. If you are coming from North America you get to bring 2 suitcases and 50 pounds each, from Europe it is almost half that. It means one has to be practical and take in mind what your plans are once you arrive in Africa, where you will be going and what you will be doing while here.
Keep all essentials like the pill, malaria pills, essential medicine, debit and credit cards, camera and your toothbrush in your hand luggage. Also put one set of clothing if the unthinkable happens that your luggage is temporarily lost. Money Belt: One that will allow you to carry your passport also. Do not wear your money on the outside of your clothing.