Simone’s Kids Summer Volunteer Trip

Visit Nakaseke, Uganda the week of June 20th (set dates to come).

*This trip is only offered to those who support Simone’s Kids*

For questions or more information please contact: Mason@simoneskids.com

Activities:

  • Spending most days at both God’s Hope Primary School and God’s Hope High School
  • Helping with the Simone’s Kids Scholarship Program
  • Spending time with the students that Simone’s Kids supports – both high school and primary school levels
  • Home visits with students and meeting the family of the child(ren) that you scholarship
  • Enjoyable evening activities such as hiking, playing volleyball with the high school students, and devotions/small group time.

Cost: $1,000 + airfare

Payment Info: This payment ONLY covers the Ugandan fees.

*You must pay all fees by April 1st (non-refundable)

*Responsible for own airline ticket.

*$50 non-refundable application fee.

Included in the trip price:

  • All accommodations on campus in Uganda
  • All Ugandan transportation costs
  • All in-country meals
  • Team Project donation

Not included in trip price:

  • All airfare tickets
  • Ugandan Visa
  • Covid tests
  • Extra hotel stays off campus if desired.
  • Meals/snacks in airports, additional snacks, shopping, gifts purchased in Uganda
  • Baggage fees for overweight luggage (you are allowed 2 carry on bags and 1 checked bag)
  • Immunizations (Yellow-fever vaccine is required to enter Uganda & malaria preventative is recommended)
  • Passport fee (if you don’t have a passport)
  • Phone service when in Uganda

What to bring on a trip:

  • Comfortable Shoes or Sandals
  • Shower Flip Flops
  • Clothing (Clothes can be washed in Uganda – no need to pack an outfit for every day)
    • Guys
      • One dress shirt and pants outfit for church
      • Shorts/Jeans/Pants
      • Shirts
    • Girls
      • Skirts that cover the knee while you are seated
      • One dress or skirt outfit for church
      • Shirts that are well covering, thick strapped tank tops are fine
      • Capris or knee length shorts are fine
  • Snacks (most people love the local food, but snacks are nice just in case you don’t)
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Bug Repellent/Anti-itch cream
  • Passport (passport must be up to date and the time of travel should be at least 6 months before the passport expiration date)
  • Copy of Birth certificate
  • Anti-malaria medicine (Ask your local family doctor for a prescription)
  • Personal Medication/Prescriptions- Must have your name on it.
  • Extra Medication: Pepto Bismol, Tylenol… etc
  • Credit/Debit Card – make sure you call before hand and let them know you will be traveling
  • Money for meals and snacks in the airport

Other suggestions:

  • Flashlight/headlamp
  • Rain jacket
  • Water flavoring (Crystal light, etc.)
  • Camera
  • Favorite seasonings for food (Sriracha, season salt, etc.)
  • Watch, hat, sunglasses
  • Spending money (We will be going to a craft market with all sorts of great souvenirs. Paintings are anywhere from $20 to $200, and they have crafts for all budgets).
  • You will not need an excessive amount of cash for anything, most people usually bring about $300 cash with them.

What NOT to bring on a trip:

  • Personal Medication with someone else’s name on it
  • Weapons or Firearms
  • Anything too valuable to lose (jewelry)

All trip participants must be 18 years or older unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Once you have applied for a trip with us, you will receive a response from our country director to let you know if the application was approved. You can contact him at mason@simoneskids.com

Please remember that the $50 application fee is non-refundable, but will be applied towards your trip if the application is accepted.

****Note on Passports: Generally, passports should have at least six months of validity when traveling internationally. Most countries will not permit a traveler to enter their country unless the passport is set to expire at least six months after the final day of travel. That means if your passport has less than six months remaining until the expiration date, you should renew it right away!

****Starting in 2017, we are requiring all team members to be active participants in our Scholarship Program. We emphasize our ministry partners spending time with their scholar-shipped child/children, as we believe this is very beneficial and rewarding for both the volunteers and our students.

Please contact Mason Satterfield for more information at mason@simoneskids.com

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