25 August-15 September 2018, Uganda
This 3 week workation is for Digital Nomads, Location Independent Entrepreneurs and Change-makers, who are purpose driven and want to make a difference. Reconnect with nature, connect with local communities and make a social impact. You will learn and grow during our mastermind and coaching sessions, you will work on your own projects and get the maximum out of your free time. With this trip you will not only leave Uganda having made an impact on many people's life, but it will be also a positive live changing experience for you. Prices start at 1499,- euro for 3 weeks.
What Is Included
• 21 nights from start till end of the workation in mid-rank accommodation
• Two dinners and lunch during projects visits (twice a week)
• Meals for our Ugandan team members
• Invitation for local entrepreneurs to join our mastermind sessions
• Fee for our translators: English/Luo/Luganda/Lusoga
• Airport pickup
• Transfer to Jinja and local transport to activities
• Welcome Ceremony with culture dance
• Local sim card with 5 GB internet
• T-shirt, Bag, Bracelets, notebook and post cards
• 6 mastermind sessions
• 6 visits to the 22STARS projects
• Facebook community
• 2 one on one coaching session with Stella during the workation
• 3 Group coaching calls after the workation
• City tours in Kampala and Jinja
• Daily yoga in Jinja
• 3 day trip to Murchison Falls National Park (worth €350!)
• 4 day Festival Ticket Nyege Nyege (worth €150!)
Not included: visa, flights, lunch and dinner, mandatory travel insurance, incidentals, optional activities.
Do you have a creative streak? Are you wanting to channel this into making some cool promotional materials for the 22STARS Foundation that's doing great things in their community? If the answer to both those questions is 'yes' then check out our current needs and get in contact with us! As a volunteer, you will become part of our team and will be featured on our website! Little extra: to show our gratitude for your work, the moms of our kids created beautiful bracelets that we will send you!
As a nomadic volunteer you will work from YOUR HOME, from YOUR COMPUTER, hence no costs are involved for us and neither you.
If you like to volunteer with us in Uganda, read more below in the next section.
We are currently looking for volunteers to help out with:
- Graphic Design
- Social Media
- Website Development
- Video Production
- Search Engine Optimization
Technical Skills Required
- Facebook/Twitter/Instagram expertise
- Good photography skills
- Final Cut Pro or other video editing software
- Experience of Tumblr, Blogger, Medium or other blogging sites
- Past copywriting and content writing experience
To be discussed.
Send us your application by email and tell us what type of position would interest you.
Briefly explain why you would be suitable for this role. Tell us how many hours per week you are available to volunteer, or how many hours you want to spend on the project. Send along your CV and any examples of previous work which will help us gain a better understanding of your skill set and style.
As a VOLUNTEER in Uganda you can do basically all the work that is also listed in our NOMADIC VOLUNTEER positions. In addition as a 22STARS volunteer in Uganda you will be our eyes and ears right on the spot and your tasks will mainly include story-telling, by visiting the families in their homes, visiting the children in school, taking pictures, doing interviews, monitoring and evaluating our projects, and sharing your skills through workshops. A workshop could be anything from computer lessons, to extra English lessons, a female hygiene class or what about teaching our girls your latest dancing moves? Your work on the ground is very meaningful, in particular with regards to story-telling as it usually brings in extra funds for our social projects and new sponsors for the kids.
If you come as a volunteer to Uganda you will stay in basic accommodation very close to our projects in Kampala and/or Jinja. To get the most out of your volunteer trip we recommend a volunteer period of one month, however we also had people who came for just one week and made a huge impact. The amount of hours that you volunteer can be discussed, but we expect something around 20 hours a week. Our Ugandan project managers will be always around and available for you. Coming to Uganda is a life changing experience, but comes with costs, as we arrange for you food, accommodation, airport pickup, a welcome package and city tour and we of course also have to pay our local team members to show you around, help translating between you and the community and we also provide them with a meal when you eat together.
You can apply by sending us an email that you like to volunteer with us in Uganda. Briefly explain what you would like to do and why you would be suitable. Tell us how many hours per week you are available to volunteer. Send along your CV/Resume and any examples of previous work which will help us gain a better understanding of your skill set and style.
Prices For Volunteering In Uganda
1 week: 400 euro
2 weeks: 750 euro
3 weeks: 950 euro
4 weeks: 1150 euro
Staying more than a month with us?
Then we can offer you the special price of 250 euro a week, as many of our cost lie in the first weeks of your stay.
*All money goes towards covering your costs and that of our local team members. In case of balance that will go to our local projects.
Included In The Price
Send us your application by email and tell us what you would like to do as a volunteer in Uganda.
Briefly explain why you would be suitable. Tell us how many hours per week you are available to volunteer. Send along your CV and any examples of previous work which will help us gain a better understanding of your skill set and style.
Start A Fundraiser Campaign
We are super excited to hear that you want to support the 22STARS kids foundation. By joining us you will give a better future to children living in extreme poverty in Uganda. We want to thank you for your effort and contribution. Starting a fundraising campaign - whether online through tools like www.gofundme.com or off line by collecting money directly – is a powerful way to make a direct impact on the lives of children living in the slums in Uganda. 22STARS foundation enables children to go to school, which is the best way to fight poverty and disease. If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to contact us!
1. Pick a cause
Make a general donation for the 22STARS kids foundation or link it to a more specific cause. Whatever you would like to pick, all causes are equally important to make sure that a child completes successfully his or her education and becomes a change-maker in their own community. You can choose from:
2. Create your campaign
You can use tools like www.gofundme.com to launch super easy your fundraising campaign. Take a look at our campaign here www.gofundme.com/22starskids. Use the pictures you find in this fundraiser toolkit, feel free to copy our story and write down the banc details of the 22STARS foundation. To raise more money for your campaign we created a document with fun fundraising ideas. Of course, you do not need to make a campaign online, you can also create an offline fundraiser campaign and invite your friends, family and members of a group you are in to join.
3. Share your fundraiser
If you made an online campaign, start promoting it throughout your social network and tag us in your messages (@22stars_foundation) or send out the link by email to friends. Organizing an offline event to collect money? Then share our story with the people that you invite. Share our videos, flyers and poster. Encourage your supporters to also spread the word about the 22STARS kids foundation by letting them share the donation link or the link to our website and send them our social media pledge which they can post on their Facebook /Instagram/ Twitter/ LinkedIn accounts.
4. Thank you
Once you are done with your fundraiser you can send us the money with a note to which cause you would like to dedicate it to. We will keep you posted about what will happen with the money and send you pictures and an update. For now, we like to send you already this little thank you card from our kids in Uganda, feel free to pass it on to the people who you would like to thank for their contribution. You can also upload it to your social media and tag your supporters in the picture card.
5. The extra mile
Are you coming to Uganda to see our projects at first hand? That is amazing! You probably don’t even realize how much impact you can make. Our tip; take many pictures and start a little journal with your experiences. Share it with a select group of friends or post it on your social media channels and do a Facebook Live session for all your followers. This is a super effective way to let them being part of the Uganda experience and to show them what you are doing with the money. Take them with you to the schools, pharmacies, the market, homes and to the smiles of our kids.
Fundraising Campaign Ideas
The last couple of months we received donations from people raised in very unique ways; through birthday parties, garage sales and even two poker nights. Below you will find some fun ideas to raise money, that will help spark your own creativity!
Celebrate your Birthday
Send flyers to your guest informing them what the 22STARS foundation does. Instead of presents, ask your friends and family to support our projects for children and their families in Uganda. Contribute to clean water, medicine, school fees, food, toys or just a general cause. You choose!
Are you graduating? The best way to celebrate your achievement is by enabling other children to go to school too. Ask your friends and family to celebrate you by contributing to the 22STARS kids foundation. Empower our kids to become change- makers in their communities.
Are you getting married? Woohoo congratulations from us! You can order a little goodie bag from 22STARS to give a bracelet to all your guest to remember this special day. And the best is that every bracelet supports directly a child in Uganda. In addition, you can explain your guests about our projets and ask them to contribute to the 22STARS foundation.
Throw a poker/games night
Host a poker party or other kind of games night at your place and invite your friends or the members of a group you are part of. Ask them an entrance fee to be able to play and tell them that this money will go to the 22STARS foundation. Show them the 22STARS kids video and tell them our story. As a group, you can make a bigger impact in the lives of our children in Uganda!
Give a dinner party with impact
Throw a dinner party at your house for your friends. Tell them that everyone’s plate of food, will be also a plate of food served to the kids in Uganda. Show them the impact that we are making and the food that we cook for the kids. As a group, you can easily get money together so we can also throw a dinner party for the kids.
Race for the future of children
Are you an active person who loves competitions? Sign up for a marathon, city run, Viking run, or whatever challenge you may find. Race to enable children in Uganda to go to school. Education is the best way to fight poverty and disease.
Do you want to talk about something else with your clients then just business? Share the story of our kids in Uganda by putting some of our flyers on your office table, share our story in your newsletter and on your website. Show them the passion you have in helping children getting a better future.
Clean up your house/wardrobe
If you take a good look into your closet you probably will find tons of clothes that you don’t need anymore. And most likely you will even find more things that you never use. Hold a garage sale and sell the things you don’t need. With the money, you are making, we can buy clothes and medicine for the 22STARS children.
Organize a book club
Do you like reading books? Create a book club with friends or participate in an existing one and propose to read the following books that inspired 22STARS work in Uganda. Discuss the book afterwards and collect donations for our projects.
Oboke Girls. By Els De Temmerman. In October 1996, 139 girls were abducted from St Mary's College,
in northern Uganda. This book reconstructs the journey of two Aboke girls who managed to escape.
The Queen of Katwe. By Tim Crothers. A Story of Life, Chess, and One Extraordinary Girl's Dream of Becoming a Grandmaster.
Nightmare Along the River Nile. By Suzanna E. Nelson. About the LRA. Find out in this compelling
narrative about a young man and his friends whose story will remain with you for a long time to come.
Mountains of the Moon. By I.J. Kay. Told in multilayered, hallucinatory flashbacks, Mountains of the Moon explores the journey of a young woman trying to transform a broken life into something beautiful.