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Sport and play in Uganda: A volunteer opportunity!

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Sport and play in Uganda: A volunteer opportunity!

World at Play needs a few more volunteers to join the 2020 team to deliver sport and developmental play in Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement in Uganda. 

The UNHCR-run Rwamwanja Camp in southwest Uganda hosts around 78,000 refugees. The majority are from the Democratic Republic of Congo and around 68% of the population is under 18. Education opportunities are extremely limited, with just 3% of young refugees able to access the only secondary school in the camp.

World At Play volunteers run sport and developmental play sessions with children and young adults in the settlement. The activities are designed to bring joy to young lives, build essential skills like confidence and teamwork, and improve social inclusion within the host and refugee communities.

Last year's volunteer team ran sport sessions for many hundreds of children. They were also able to offer training to some of the staff and volunteers at the camp. Now, World At Play need volunteers to join the 2020 team! 

  • A week of intensive training will be given in Kampala and three refugees from DRC will join the team
  • A contribution of £650 towards the project is required, this covers the cost of all accommodation, food and local travel (it does not include air fares)
  • The training starts on 10 February 2020 and the project ends on 28 March 2020

Following a successful project launch earlier this year, the organisation is now looking to recruit a new cohort of volunteers for its February 2020 departure. With just a few places remaining, prospective volunteers are encouraged to register their interest immediately in order to receive a full application pack.

"I had the great privilege of leading the first World at Play project to Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement. It was amazing in all the ways I thought it would be, and in many ways I couldn't have imagined. I got to work with thousands of children, dancing and smiling and playing and making change all at the same time. I got to live and work and become lifelong friends with a group of dedicated, passionate, fun people from all over the world. I got to see a part of the world that few from my background ever will. I can't recommend the experience more."

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 14:32

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