The Project TEN Center in Uganda opened in September 2016. The center is located in the small town of Namulanda situated between the capital Kampala and the city of Entebbe.
The volunteers home is a walking distance to the Books and Things education center where hundreds of children and youth of the community gather daily.
Our Activity: Young people in their twenties from Israel and the Diaspora volunteer at the Project TEN Uganda Center. Volunteers engage in informal education activities on a daily basis in order to enrich the local children’s learning experience.
In the heart of the village, a Books & Things Educational Center has been established, which provides enrichment hours to schools during school hours as well as afternoons. The Center was established with the encouragement of school principals in recognition of the added value these enrichment hours provide the children.
The volunteers at the Center execute a variety of experiential and empowering content in the fields of art, science, out door games, group games, thinking games and more. The emphasis is on experiential learning and is adapted to the various learning abilities of the children and youth. The learning promotes the development of personal skills and abilities that children require as they grow up.
For some schools, which are further away from Books and Things Uganda, activities take place in a designated enrichment room renovated by Project TEN inside the local school. All the work, at the center or in the schools are in full collaboration and involvement of the local teaching staff.
Activities with youth take place in the village’s high school in order to promote Young Leadership and Initiative.
The TEN Center Directors and Coordinators and volunteers work to provide knowledge and tools to teachers as well, through workshops and seminars on a variety of subjects from the field of Informal Education.
Enrichment program for volunteers: TEN volunteers undergo training before and after arrival at the Center. The training is designed to prepare participants for group life, the volunteering experience, and it enables a connection to the wider global context in which the Project TEN operates. The delegation opens with a week of orientation of in-depth familiarity with the Center. During this week, the volunteers meet the local staff, get to deeply know the work, visit volunteering locations and are exposed to the local culture and lifestyle.
During the three months of volunteering, there are regular weekly meetings led by the Center's Directors and Coordinators and in collaboration with local professionals. The meetings cover various topics such as international development, education and community, Sabbath and holiday activities, language and group time. The purpose of the meetings is to process the volunteering and group life experiences, to provide tools for the professional implementation of Project TEN’s educational and ethical model, to expose the volunteers to the culture and lifestyle of the community in which they live alongside their own identity as Jews, as Israelis and citizens of the world.
Residence: Volunteers share a communal house on the banks of the Victoria River. The living area is secure with clean water and it is equipped with a vegetarian kitchen and well-equipped dining room, toilets, showers, an activity room and a communal yard.
Saturdays and Holidays: Every second weekend, participants are free to go and travel around the country. The program welcomes religious and secular participants. All activities on Saturdays and Jewish holidays are suitable for traditional observers. However, every participant is free to keep the Sabbath as they see fit.
Hiking and Travel Recommendations: The largest lake on the African continent - Victoria Lake, sources of the Nile River, the Kampala City Market, and unique Queen Elizabeth National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
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Cost- $1,350 The cost includes accommodation, three nutritious meals a day, clean water, transportation to volunteer sites, professional staff in the field, basic Wi-Fi and security. The cost does not include flights, health insurance, vaccines, visas and free weekends.
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