Spend your first week in Uganda learning about the customs and culture of this exceptional country. During our introduction week, you will learn about Ugandan culture, as well as immersing yourself in the sights, sounds, flavours and language of the country.
By the end of this eye-opening week, you will know your way around the local area, have met some of your fellow participants, learnt to cook some local Ugandan food and have a much better understanding of the daily life of Ugandan people. This is a week-long immersion program designed to make you feel as at home as possible in your new country.
We will take you on fun sightseeing tours to Victoria lake and the local city monuments, and you will have the chance to make your own Ugandan sandals in a handicrafts workshop. There will be many opportunities to socialise, taste the local cuisine and meet the local people. You will come out of the program with a better understanding of the local culture as well as many new friends!
Whether preparing to join another program in Uganda, or just wanting to understand the culture better, this program is the perfect introduction to a vibrant and exciting African country.
Throughout this informative and fun-packed week we will teach you all about the local culture, take you on tours of the city and you’ll get a chance to participate in activities ranging from cooking classes to handicraft lessons. This week is designed to immerse you into Ugandan culture and leave you feeling right at home!
Week-long schedule (Monday to Friday)
After breakfast, we’ll teach you the basics of Ugandan culture and cover the important do’s and don’ts with a cultural introduction session. Afterwards we will take you for some sightseeing around our centre, as well as a familiarisation around the local area. You will get to know where everything you need is, such as shops, banks, pharmacies and doctors. We will hold a special welcome dinner in the evening.
In the morning you’ll get to brush up your language skills with a language class where you will learn basic phrases that will be helpful during your stay in Uganda. After lunch, you’ll test your culinary skills with a mouth watering cooking lesson. For dinner you’ll be eating your creations from the afternoon!
Today we’ll visit some museums and sightsee around the city centre and local area. You will learn where the police staion, hospital, post office, the bus station, the supermarket, and other important landmarks are.
Thursday is a fun day spent out, where we’ll visit the zoo and then enjoy a delicious lunch outside. In the afternoon, we will Victoria Lake then kick back and relax on the sand! In the afternoon we move on to project discussion, where you will be able to learn about our projects in Uganda and ask any questions you might have!
To wrap up the last day of the program we will pay a visit to all of our projects in the area so you can get an insight of what we do. After lunch you’ll finish the project off by exercising your creative muscles in a sandal making class!