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Our Vision

To Get Every Child Learning

Our Program

A global community of volunteers dedicated to empowering communities in rural Uganda through education.

It all started with 5 teachers...

Founded by teachers, Volunteer Uganda is a social enterprise that upskills and energises teaching communities in the Bwindi region of southwest Uganda. In 2011, we were just five passionate teachers facilitating and leading workshops for 26 Ugandan teachers. Today, we partner with schools across the region to support teachers to get every child in their classroom learning. We are tremendously excited for what the future holds for Volunteer Uganda and we’d like to invite you to be part of it.

Why Uganda?

Teachers across Uganda are passionate about helping their students succeed, and children are keen to learn learn, but too many children in Uganda leave primary school unable to read or do basic maths. In Uganda, more than 50% of people are aged 16 years or under, and in the rural region of Bwindi 70% of people are educated to Primary level, but not beyond.

Uganda has registered significant decline in child and maternal health. Infant Mortality Rate has declined from 54 deaths per 1000 live births in 2011 to 43 deaths per 1000 live births in 2016. Amongst improvements in care facilities, a large part of this is down to improved awareness and education about health. There is still a long way to go to educate young people about Malaria, HIV, nutrition, and alcohol abuse.

Famously described by Winston Churchill as, 'The Pearl of Africa', Uganda is a land of great lakes, fertile land, incredible wildlife, and most special of all, warm and vibrant people. By running programs in Bwindi and supporting Uganda's tourism, we've boosted the local economy by bringing £1.5 million into the local community as well as provided jobs and work opportunities for hundreds of Ugandan people.

Our Partners

Our Program

Our flagship volunteer program combines mutual leadership development opportunities with an authentic travel experience in Uganda.

Our Program

Our Charities

Our charities are dedicated to empowering communities through education, health and infrastructure development.

Our Charities

Our Team

Our diverse team brings together local expertise in education with global expertise in program design, research and international development.

Meet our Team

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