Volunteer Fundraising


If you still have time before you go (or on your return home) it would be great if you can do some extra fund-raising amongst your friends and colleagues, to use on buying specific items at our school which you can choose yourself when you get there and see what is needed. If you organise a sponsored event or do any fundraising then you can set up a page on mydonate.bt.com.


Extras Items for our school

Don’t buy new in UK, but if you can get any of the following donated or really cheap in charity shops or car boot sales you could consider taking:-

  • Second-hand infant & primary school uniform, especially black, navy or royal blue sweaters (badge no problem)

  • White shirts and dark grey black or navy skirts and shorts.

  • Please don’t buy new as we get lots of outgrown or lost property given for free.

  • Dolls, toy cars, Lego. Duplex bricks, dressing up clothes, play food and tea-sets,

  • Balls, bats, frisbees and other sports equipment; team football kits (childrens)

  • Craft items, felt pens and HB lead pencils, scissors, pencil sharpeners, crayons

  • Blu-tac, Pritt Stick, Sellotape, Glue, Paints, Colouring books,

  • Toddlers Picture books such as Ladybird series, picture dictionaries, Children’s bibles

We ask that you do not give presents direct to individual children, adults or even to our staff as  it may not have the desired results you would expect. If you are asked for sponsorship say NO and direct them to Denis. If there is a real need, he will generally help our villagers or at least advise you. Please talk with him about any donations that you are able to give; UK taxpayers also add 25% if money is donated via our UK account.

Some visitors have been targeted by unscrupulous men in nearby towns for sponsorship fees of several hundred pounds a year just for one child and its pretty obvious that such people are running a very profitable business. Ruhanga is an area where few visitors have stayed before and so far there is very little ‘begging’. We want to keep it that way! However small tips for our staff or teachers are perfectly acceptable at the end of your stay if you feel they have worked hard.

 

How to help out at Uganda Lodge

How to help!

We recruit volunteers throughout the year from all ages and backgrounds to help with our community and school project in Uganda! More >>.

  • You only pay for your accommodation and travel.
  • All placements themselves are cost free.
  • We accept English speaking volunteers from around the world.
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  • ... our own village medical clinic ...
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  • Both short and long term placements available.
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Help develop our toy library!

Lending Library

We've established a new toy and lending library at our new health clinic to help the development needs of young people. More...

  • A toy lending library for pre-school children ...
  • helping to develop motor, cognitive and play skills ...
  • to help them maximise life opportunities.
  • The library will also lend books and other resources to older children
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Sign up as a member of the UK charity Uganda Lodge with our new membership scheme.
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  • Uganda Lodge now has a membership program!
  • Help us plan for the future by joining for just £10 a year!
  • Your support will help us develop more projects
  • to assist the children and young people of Ruhanga
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  • Your membership help us plan for securely for the future.
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Now you can make a quick donation by text!

Uganda Charity

Now you can donate by text! Just text ULCP13 followed by £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 to 70070


Mosquito Net Distribution

Mosquito Net Distribution at Uganda Lodge

In recent years we have been involved in the distribution of 250 mosquito nets to families in Ruhanga to save lives from malaria, Africa's number one killer.

There are many ways in which you can make at difference at Uganda Lodge, from volunteering in Uganda, sponsoring a child at our school, making a donation or helping develop one of our projects.

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