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Children's Home in Uganda

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Trip #10894

  • Mission Trip Agency

    Rafiki Africa Ministries

    Offering agency

  • Mission Trip Location

    Uganda, Eastern Africa

  • Mission Trip Dates

    Customizable: Jan-Dec 2018

    Lasts between 3 weeks to 1 year

  • Mission Trip Ministry

    Education: All Other

    Evangelism: Friendship & Lifestyle, Orphan Care, and Service Projects & Helps

  • Mission Trip Cost

    *see notes below or inquire for details

Do you have a heart for serving and working with children? If yes, then this mission trip serving in Kampala, Uganda at the Rafiki Africa Ministries' Children's Home might be what you are looking for!

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What the Mission Trip Will Be Like

IMG_7081 Are you looking to spend a month or more serving and building relationship with orphans and vulnerable children in Uganda?

If you feel God leading you to serve children who have been abandoned and abused, serving in Uganda at the Rafiki Africa Ministries Children’s Home may be the opportunity you are looking for! Everyone is welcome and can find some way to use their special gifts.

You will be spending your days ministering to the kids, sharing Jesus with them, and assisting the Ugandan staff in feeding and taking care of the children. Ministry opportunities include: working with children, assisting the care of special needs children, teaching, bible lessons, arts and crafts, providing healthcare, helping in school, housework such as cooking and cleaning, and many more opportunities.

There will be many opportunities for you to minister to the children at the Children’s Home and work alongside the Rafiki Africa Ministries’ full-time staff. If you have special training in childcare, healthcare, teaching, special needs children, administrative work, etc. We would love to use you in those specific areas. If you do not have an area of special training or talent, do not let that stop you. If you have a passion for children, we can use you regardless.

One or two days each week, there will be an opportunity for you to see Kampala and serve in other areas. Some of these ministries include working with youth at risk, working with street kids, witnessing door-to-door in slums, prayer walks, praying for the sick, serving at school for children with disabilities, teach at primary schools, building projects, and serving at babies’ homes. There are many opportunities and you can tell us what your passion is and where you would like to serve. We also go grocery shopping each week. It is usually a full-day event. You are more than welcome to go with us to the open African market and visit with the women selling food.

Dates for a short-term mission trips are flexible. This trip is customizable to fit your schedule. Please let us know what dates you are interested in and we will let you know if spaces are available for those dates. We prefer for short-term missionaries to come for at least 1 month or more so that they have time to adjust to Uganda and are able to invest in the lives of the children. We can have a total of 6-8 short-termers staying at the Children’s Home at one time. We can take on short-term missionaries at any time of the year for any period, providing we have room at the Children’s Home!

Uganda is a very friendly country. There are many different tribes in Uganda and they each have a unique culture. Kampala is a huge city and is very urban. The Children’s Home is located in a safe area and will always put your safety first. The Children’s Home is in a Western-style home with running water and electricity. Sometimes the water is cut off by the city (happens rarely) and some nights we go without electricity. You would most likely share a room with other short-term missionaries in bunk beds. That depends on if there are other people on a short-term mission trip when you are there.

Your trip will be whatever you make of it. You must be flexible, have a heart to serve children, and have the ability to adapt to any situation. You will need to have initiative to do things. You can help in any area that you wish to...wherever you see a need. As a short-term missionary, you will be able to use your unique gifts and talents to serve.

We believe this mission trip is an opportunity for you to experience real Ugandan life. You will be living, serving, and worshiping with Ugandans. You will also have a chance to do the touristy things such as go on a City Tour, shop at the local craft markets for presents, and eat out at the occasional restaurant.

The weekly fee of $300 USD covers your accommodation, food, and transportation within the country.

Your other costs are:
Your airfare (which varies depending upon when you travel but is likely to cost between $1600 to $2200).
Your visa costs are $50 obtainable at the airport.
Any vaccinations (you will need yellow fever, typhoid, and anti-malarial treatment).
Extra spending money for what you do on your day off, sodas, safaris, and presents for family and friends.

Relation of Opportunity to National Church and/or Long-term Goals

Rafiki Africa Ministries works with local communities, police, government officials, and churches to identify orphaned and hurting children. We work closely with other Christians in Uganda to further the kingdom of God. The community outreaches are Ugandan led. The short-termers will be joining the majority Ugandan team to serve, encourage, and learn from each other.

Participant Information, Recommendations, Requirements

Participant Age

College and Adult

Eligible to Go

Individuals, Groups [max size 4], and Married Couples

Education/Experience

NO education, training or experience is required. We can use anyone. No special skills are necessary. You must have a heart to serve and a passion for children.

Languages

English

Other

This opportunity will particularly suit those with a heart for children’s ministry. This mission trip is not a holiday! It demands a high level of maturity and a certain degree of confidence and independence. You will be joining our Ugandan team. You will be expected to be up for a challenge and be flexible with changes to the schedule. You will be expected to be humble enough to accept unfamiliar cultural situations.

Mission Trip Offered By Rafiki Africa Ministries

Rafiki Africa Ministries

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Children's Home serving orphaned and vulnerable children in Kampala, Uganda

Inquire about this Mission Trip

Contact Rafiki Africa Ministries about this short-term mission trip:

Sara Kiwanuka at Rafiki Africa Ministries

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Mission Trip Details

Location Information

Country(s)
Uganda
Region(s)
Eastern Africa
Other
Kampala, Uganda, East Africa

Dates

Start date
Customizable: Jan-Dec 2018
Length
3 weeks to 1 year

Demographics of People Being Ministered To

Who
orphans, children, street kids, at risk youth,
People Group(s)
different Ugandan tribes
Religion/Beliefs
Christian, Muslim, Animist, Witchcraft, Other/None

Finances

Funds needed
*see notes below or inquire for details
Other
Costs are $300/week (or $1200 monthly) that includes your accomodation, food, internet use, and transportation within the country. The $300/week does not include airfare to and from Kampala, Uganda. Airfare usually costs between $1600-$2200 depending on the time of year and where you are coming from. We will book your flight for you with our travel agent. Other costs: $50 for visa received upon arrival at airport, vaccinations and anti-malaria treatment, safari costs, extra spending money, etc.

We have a partner safari company, Rafiki Adventures. We can arrange a safari experience for you if you are interested in having this be a part of your trip. Seeing God's animals in the wild is an experience that is unforgettable!

Training and Debriefing

Pre-field Training
Yes
Post-field Debrief
Yes
Comments
Orientation takes place on arrival at the Children's Home in Kampala, Uganda and is led by both Ugandan and Western leaders of Rafiki Africa Ministries. Debrief similarly takes place at the end of the mission trip. Before your trip, you will receive an information packet about Uganda and what to expect on your mission trip.

Application Information

How to apply
Send an inquiry for details on the application process for this mission trip.

Other Information

We believe that quality mission trips create long-term change. We give you the opportunity to tell us what you are passionate about.