Uganda

Beacon of Hope Uganda

I spent six weeks in Uganda working with the Beacon of Hope. The overall experience was just incredible and those weeks have significantly changed my life forever. The founder and manager Isaac did an amazing job and there is nothing I can say but THANK YOU to him.

He did not just continuously ask if we were fine and made everything to make us feel comfortable but also organized trips for us and even joined us on several trips so that he can ensure that we were having the best of our time, the night life was superb.

The staff at the agriculture farm was incredible as well. It differed a lot from helping in the planting and ploughing. I loved mostly the outreaches to the local farmers, talking to them and learning about the planting seasons and crops grown.

My host family was amazing as well!! There were two other volunteers living with me for the whole time of stay. Three girls joined us, but since they were working on another project (childcare I guess), we rarely had much time together

I can just recommend going on such an experience as it will change your life forever. Thank you Isaac for the best time you offered to us.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Uganda
Posted: Sep 16, 2019
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Beacon of Hope Uganda

I absolutely loved my experience while I was in Uganda. I lived in Mukono, East of Kampala. I volunteered my time with women micro-finance groups. This was a once in a lifetime experience I do believe.

I was very nervous travelling by myself to a foreign country in Africa. But my host Isaac who happens to be the founder of the organization made my stay wonderful.

He (Isaac) and the team were very helpful, he also arranged a safari for me to Murchison Falls, which ended up being very memorable and affordable.

Uganda is beautiful and has lots to offer to any traveler, the night life was amazing and the people are friendly!

Thank you Beacon of Hope and Isaac for making my stay memorable

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Uganda
Posted: Jul 20, 2019
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Beacon of Hope Uganda

It’s honestly hard to describe accurately in words my time at the hospital in Mukono – it was an incredible learning experience. From the moment I landed in Uganda, I felt very welcome and medical staff was so helpful.

Dr. Samson was a fantastic source of information and advice during my stay. I had a fantastic time at the volunteer home too, all the volunteers I met were nice and I have kept in touch with some.

The best part of the program is that- this organization is locally run by some of the most experienced team and it’s really affordable. I have no word than thanking to all support of Beacon of Hope Uganda.

If you are planning to do some volunteer work in Uganda. Please talk to Isaac, he will be very helpful. On top of organizing my volunteer placement, he also arranged a budget safari for me and the other girls at the home.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Uganda
Posted: Jul 13, 2019
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Beacon of Hope Uganda

I and my daughter had a great time with Beacon of Hope Uganda. Isaac made us feel very welcome both in his village and town homes, he also made sure we felt very safe while on the safari, which he arranged for us and it was super affordable, we saved a fortune using his service. Isaac is very knowledgeable and was able to share with us a great deal of history on Uganda, diverse cultures and he was highly respected in the communities we visited.

We are so glad we chose his organization for our volunteering experience in Uganda. It was an amazing experience that has led to a lot of personal growth.
All of the people we met were so kind and helpful, and we are incredibly grateful for the support and kindness they gave to us. We would definitely recommend this organization to those who are willing to give back and experience a new culture from a different point of view than that of a tourist.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Uganda
Posted: Jun 15, 2019
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Beacon of Hope Uganda

Before getting to Uganda, I had no idea what to expect - I'd never been to a third world country before and was wary of living with a group of people I'd never met.

These fears were soon abolished when I was greeted by friendly, enthusiastic staff and volunteers who soon became my close friends. We spent the first few days discovering the wonders of Uganda, being guided by a great team at Beacon of Hope Uganda.

I love that my placement was based within a typical Uganda rural village and it gave us a great opportunity to mingle with the locals. Not only has this been a great experience visiting a place entirely different from home, but knowing that our efforts are making a positive contribution. Thanks #teamBoHU for a great experience.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Uganda
Posted: May 4, 2019
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Beacon of Hope Uganda

I volunteered with Beacon of Hope Uganda for two weeks and it changed me forever. The program was based in Mukono. What a beautiful town and such open hearted loving people. Isaac and his team were absolutely phenomenal. Professional and courteous and with every interaction. From pick up at the airport to return to the airport after two weeks, everything was seamless.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Uganda
Posted: Apr 16, 2019
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Beacon of Hope Uganda

I really enjoyed my time in Uganda with Beacon of Hope. The staff is wonderful and the teaching project at the Kasala school was a great experience. The project is amazing and the kids are so much fun to work with. I really enjoyed doing the arts classes with the kids, they are so creative. Mukono is such an amazing city, especially the night life. Thanks Isaac, Sandra and the entire team of Beacon of Hope Uganda.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Uganda
Posted: Apr 12, 2019
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Beacon of Hope Uganda

I went on a volunteer expedition in Uganda with Beacon of Hope Uganda, Sandy (the Executive Director) processed my application, and she was really helpful from the start of the application process to the end of the program.

It’s a great organization; I'm doing another trip with them next summer with my family. I am also raising funds for their livestock project. It was a great experience volunteering with you. Thank you guys, Sandy, Isaac, Beatrice, Peter and Deborah

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Uganda
Posted: Apr 5, 2019
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Institute for Field Research Expeditions - IFRE

I participated in the HIV/AIDS program in Uganda. Overall it was a worthwhile experience. The US staff was very helpful in pulling together my trip. The host family is very warm and friendly. Accommodations were clean and comfortable by Africa standards - some water and electricity problems but this is to be expected. Food was very good - typical local cuisine but prepared well and they were flexible with eating times/preferences. I did not like Cultural program that much. I worked with TAPP, a program that helps people living with HIV/AIDS - it's an amazing program that is really giving people what little hope they have in their life. I was really touched by many of the people I met while volunteering. Herman and Ann (the hosts) were also very helpful and flexible with their schedule. Overall, the support network on the ground was quite good. It is worth noting that the Ugandan people are extremely warm and welcoming - they are genuinely touched that you have come here and it comes through in their generosity. I felt very safe here. I would recommend the program - like any volunteer situation, there are things that don't always go as planned and some frustrations but this is called the third world for a reason - so as long as you know what to expect, you will enjoy yourself and be fine.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Uganda
Posted: Feb 27, 2019
Overall:
9
Support:
10
Value:
10

Beacon of Hope Uganda

I’ve just got back from a project in Uganda- I had an amazing time in the Pearl of Africa. The staff at Beacon of Hope Uganda were extremely helpful and the field team is amazing - can’t believe how quickly it went, the whole experience was remarkable and I’m gutted to be home already.

The volunteer house team and the host family I stayed were friendly and the accommodation was comfortable and clean. The project itself was great. You get really stuck in and experience something so unique.

Working at the youth centre and construction which I thought would be boring was an unexpectedly mind-blowing experience- the culture is so different from what any of us were used to but the people were legendary- really friendly and so appreciative of our work. I highly recommend Beacon of Hope Uganda.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Uganda
Posted: Feb 6, 2019
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

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