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World At Play: Volunteers needed for Uganda refugee camp

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World At Play: Volunteers needed for Uganda refugee camp

World At Play, a UK-registered charity enriching lives through sport and play, is currently recruiting volunteers for its refugee programme 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 will 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.

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 six places remaining, prospective volunteers are encouraged to register their interest immediately in order to receive a full application pack.

Location

Uganda

Languages required

English