Kumi in Eastern Uganda will give you a taste of the ‘real Africa’. The colours are bright, the welcomes are big, the wildlife is jaw-dropping and the scenery is breath-taking. However, underneath that traditional view, the need is significant.
Please note that the trip dates may vary a day either way due to flight availability.
Following the HIV/AIDs pandemic, Kumi has inherited a generation of orphans. Almost half of Kumi is under 15 and are all desperate for education. Schools here are bursting at the seams and are in need of desperate refurbishment.
Mornings: You will either be building new school facilities or renovating existing ones. We have helped to build 9 new classrooms at various schools in Kumi's vulnerable communities, as well as refurbish others. We have also built 2 latrine blocks, 4 teacher's homes, refurbished dormitories and re-roofed traditional homes in remote villages as well as providing a fence for the COHAD (children's home) site with other repair works. in 2018/19 you will be helping to build classrooms at Kumi Bazaar School - see team pages for more info.
Afternoon: Support local community projects – including the experience of building a traditional straw house with a family.
As well as visiting a coffee plantation, you will enjoy a safari and witness the spectacular Sipi Falls. Our words cannot describe the magnificent view over this beautiful land.
The teams in Uganda Kumi have been doing an incredible job. Here are a few of the most recent stories and stats from the projects...
new classrooms for community schools
new traditional straw houses renovated
new homes for teachers
06 Apr - 21 Apr 2019
£1,945Info & Book
27 Jul - 10 Aug 2019
£1,995Info & Book
17 Aug - 31 Aug 2019
No spaces available
28 Sep - 12 Oct 2019
£1,945Info & Book
You only have to give a £150 deposit to your trip contribution upfront.
The contributions listed are a reduced amount, based on the assumption that Gift Aid will be declared.
Orientation days and debrief days are included to help you get the most from your trip.
09 Feb 2019
08 Jun 2019
16 Nov 2019