Dates for 2021 will be announced mid January. 2021.

  • You want to make a difference and go off the beaten track?

    Then join us in Uganda! Our 14 Day-Long Social Impact Retreats are specially designed for adventure-seekers, who are purpose driven and want to make a difference. Together with a group of maximum 10 people you will discover Uganda and learn everything about the 22STARS Foundation. Stella, Aidah and Susan are the founders of the 22STARS Foundation. Stella organised already 14 Retreats to Uganda with co-hosts Susan and Aidah since 2017. More than 80 people discovered this beautiful country and became part of the 22STARS Family. Stefanie Oeffner has been one of them, she joined a retreat in 2018 and fell in love with the country. Since then Stefanie came back several times to Uganda. She has also been co-hosting and organising 3 Impact Trips for her German community.


    We offer two versions of our retreats: one is the Impact Workation for English speakers, which is focused a bit more on Entrepreneurs and is organised by Stella with co-hosts Susan and Aidah. And the other one is the Impact Trip for German speakers, which came to life for the community of Steffi. These trips are organised by Stella and Steffi with of course Susan and Aidah as co-hosts. Our trips are not limited to Steffi's community, but arr open to all German speakers.









  • The Experience
    Kampala and Jinja

    Reconnect with nature, connect with local communities and make a social impact. During the 22STARS project visits in both Kampala and Jinja, you will learn how to use your skills and knowledge to empower people on the ground with dignity and respect. We will give a workshop about what inter alia 'poverty porn' and 'the white savior complex' are and how you should avoid this and what to do to add true value to the communities you are visiting. You will learn and grow during our meet-ups and workshop sessions with Stella and Steffi, and learn how to make an impact. You will have also free time for fun stuff!


    You will spend 7 nights in buzzling Kampala which is the capital of Uganda and never sleeps. After that you will spend 6 nights in Jinja, the adventure town for adrenaline junkies and nature freaks at the source of the River Nile! Wake up to an amazing view, practice yoga, swim or mediate before your day starts. One thing is sure; Uganda will be a positive life changing experience for you and we want the same for the communities that you meet!

  • The Impact

    The money from your social impact ticket will be spend in Uganda, helping local communities, boosting the local tourism industry and bringing a direct donation of 10% to the 22STARS Foundation. In addition, we achieve more impact through our workshops, group meet-up sessions, project visits and our community for life!

    Project Visits

    Six times

    We go at least six times to the 22STARS projects. We will visit the sponsored kids in school and their families at their local businesses and homes. You will learn how to share your skills and knowledge to empower people. We appreciate your help in fundraising for specific items like beds, mosquito nets and water filters.

    Impact Workshop

    No saviors please

    Not all the impact of visitors who came to Uganda "to help" has been good. We discuss topics such as 'Poverty Porn', 'White Savior Complex' and 'Neo-colonialism'. We show you what you should do to make a positive contribution. We also teach you more about a Social Business based on a product-model versus a Foundation based on a donation- model.

    Community For Life

    Stay connected

    After our social impact trip stay connected with the group through our FaceBook community. In the group we post valuable articles about making a social impact and you can share your thoughts and experiences with the other group members.

    Group Meetup’s

    three times

    We have four group meet-up sessions of 2 hours. In each session we will discuss our experiences so far. We will brainstorm how to empower projects like 22STARS and invite on demand local entrepreneurs to brainstorm about certain topics.

  • Ticket price breakdown

    • 10% Donation to 22STARS FOUNDATION
    • Covering costs on the ground, like accommodation, transport and food
    • Covering costs of city tours including all entrance fees
    • Hosts and Leader payouts to cover their costs
    • Payment to our Local Staff and Translators

    €250,- initial deposit required to save your spot. Outstanding amount is required 60 days before start. *Deposit is non refundable.

    Booking Terms & Conditions



    The Price For 14 Days

    14 days Uganda

    1680,00 €

  • What Is Included?

    • 7 nights in a single room and 6 nights in a twin safari tent

    • Ugandan or European style Breakfast

    • A Welcome and Goodbye Dinner

    • Local lunch during project visits

    • Meals for our Ugandan team members

    • Fee for our translators: English/Luo/Luganda/Lusoga

    • Airport pickup: Entebbe to Kampala

    • Airport drop off: Jinja to Entebbe

    • Transfer from Kampala to Jinja and local transport to the project

    • Welcome Ceremony with culture dance

    • Local sim card with 5 GB internet

    • T-shirt, Bag, Bracelets, notebook and post cards

    • 4 group meet-up sessions

    • 6 visits to the 22STARS projects

    • Facebook community

    • Impact Workshop

    • Pre-intake call in which we will define your skills for the trip

    • City tour Kampala including entrance fees to Mosquie, Palace and Parliament

    • City tour Jinja including boat trip to Source of the Nile




    Not included: visa, flights, lunch and dinner (except when mentioned), drinks, mandatory travel insurance, incidentals, optional activities.

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By using the website, you are deemed to have accepted these conditions.

1.	General Conditions

You are able to enjoy our blog posts, and visit many areas of our websites without providing us with any personal information. However, we do collect personal information when you sign up to become a long-term sponsor of one of our 22stars kids, a monthly sponsor of our causes or subscribe to receive email alerts. By making a donation to our cause and/or by using our website, you (also called the “sponsor”) are agreeing to these Terms and Conditions, which you acknowledge that you have read and understood and that you agree to be bound by these Terms & Conditions. 

For more information, see our privacy policy.

2.	Use of material appearing on our website

All pictures on www.foundation22stars.org are taken by the 22STARS Foundation with permission of the children and their parents and care-takers. In keeping with our mission, we welcome sponsors to share the picture of their sponsored child and our projects for the purpose of sharing our story with their friends and to encourage others to also participate in our causes. This does not cover commercial use of our materials. Unless otherwise stated, the copyright and other rights on all material published on www.foundation22stars.org belongs to the 22STARS Foundation.

Requests for any other use or reproduction of our content, including commercial use, should be sent to Stella Airoldi through the following email address: info@foundation22stars.org

3.	Disclaimer of liability

Every precaution has been taken by the 22STARS Foundation to ensure that the content of this site is accurate, legally correct and ethical. 

Whilst all reasonable efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of content, no responsibility can be taken for any error or omission, nor can the 22STARS Foundation assume any liability for the content of websites linked to our site.
Should the 22STARS Foundation receive any complaint with regard to third party material on our site, we will review the matter and remove material at our sole discretion. We will have no further liability to either party in such instance.

Material on our site is given for the purposes of information or reporting only and should not be relied upon. Independent advice should be sought on financial and medical matters.

4.	Payments

22STARS Foundation accepts PayPal payments, direct bank transfers and donations through the specific campaigns set up for the 22STARS Foundation on Donorbox and GoFundMe as acceptable methods of payment. 

5.	Data protection and privacy

Please see our privacy policy for details of how personal data may be processed.

6.	Long-term sponsors of a child

If you like to become a long-term sponsor of one of our children we require your name and email address in order to send you all the information with regards to your child. Unless you like to be anonymous we publish your name on our website and or our social media channels. 

7.	 Cancellations of long-term sponsorships of the children

You can cancel any time your donation subscription to us and stop sponsoring your child. We would appreciate if you let us know immediately when you have the attention to stop the sponsorship, so that we are able to find a new long-term sponsor for the specific child. If 22STARS FOUDNATION has to stop the sponsorship with a certain child we will inform you straight ahead and we will find another child for you that you can continue sponsoring through his/her education. 

8.	Right to reallocate funds

The 22STARS foundation reserves the right to reallocate funds when necessary. Funds designated towards the support of a specific sponsor child or towards a specific project may at times need to be redirected. For example, if a change in the security situation makes the completion of a project unsafe, funds will be reallocated as appropriate. We work to avoid the reallocation of funds and only do so when necessary.

9.	Gofundme Campaign

By setting up a GOFUNDME campaign for the 22STARS foundation and using pictures and text of the 22STARS foundation, you must have prior agreement and approval of the 22STARS foundation to do so.  If you like to set up a fundraiser campaign for us, please contact Stella Airoldi and send an email to info@foundation22stars.org

10.	Communication 

If you contact us via our website or have opted in other circumstances for us to contact you via e-mail, we will communicate with you using the e-mail address you have provided. We will assume that your e-mail address is correct and that you understand the risks associated with using this form of communication. 

11.	Applicable Law

Dutch law governs these Terms and Conditions to the fullest extent allowable. Any disputes in connection with the 22STARS foundation or these Terms and Conditions will be initiated in the Courts of Breda where exclusive jurisdiction and venue reside. If a court or any other appropriate authority finds any portion of this document to be invalid, the remainder will remain in full force and effect. 
If you do not accept these Terms and Conditions in full, you must stop using this site immediately. We reserve the right to prevent you accessing this site, without prejudice to any of our other rights, if we consider that you have contravened our Policy on Privacy and Use of Information or any of these Terms and Conditions.

From time to time, the 22STARS foundation may need to change its Terms and Conditions because of changes in its foundation, or in its attempts to serve your needs better. 22STARS foundation will always publish the current terms on our website and notify you of this.

The 22STARS Foundation is a registered charity number KVK nr: 68437870 | RSIN 85744249. It is registered in The Netherlands, Kasteelplein 73, 4811XC, Breda.
This Privacy Policy describes how and when the 22STARS FOUNDATION collects, uses, and shares information when you make a donation, contact us, or otherwise use our services through foundation22stars.org or its related sites and services. This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that we do not own or control. 

You are able to enjoy our blog posts, and visit many areas of our websites without providing us with any personal information. However, we do collect personal information when you sign up to become a long-term sponsor of one of our 22STARS kids, a monthly sponsor of our causes or subscribe to receive email alerts. By making a donation to our cause and/or by using our website, you are agreeing to our Terms and Conditions, which you acknowledge that you have read and understood and that you agree to be bound by these Terms & Conditions. 

1. Personal information 22STARS FOUNDATION collects

Information We Collect

To sponsor a specific child long-term, you must provide us with certain information, such as your name, email address, payment information, and the name of the child that you like to sponsor. This is necessary as we will send you regular updates with regards to the child that you sponsor and or our ongoing project. You may also choose to provide us with additional personal information if you contact us directly. 

We treat your information very confidential. If you like to be an anonymous sponsor of a child, or make an anonymous donation to one of our causes, we will not publish your name related to the cause or specific child anywhere. 

If you like to sponsor a child publicly we will put your name on our website and social media in relation to the specific child you sponsor or cause you made a donation to. We don’t publish any other details of you and don’t give your contact details to anyone outside of our organization, neither the child that you sponsor will receive your contact details.  

To make a general donation, you do not have to provide us with any data and hence can send us money which we treat as an absolute anonymous donation. 

2. The legal bases we rely on to collect, use, and share personal information

Why We Need Your Information and How We Use It

We rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:
•	as needed to provide our services, such as when we use your information to send you emails and updates with regard to the child that you sponsor, to settle disputes, or to provide support;
•	when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;
•	if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your donation if required by tax law; and
•	as necessary for the purpose of our legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as providing and improving our services. We use your information to provide the services you requested and in our legitimate interest to improve our services. 

3. The third parties with whom we share personal information

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Information about our sponsors is important to our foundation in order to send regularly reports about the sponsored children and in order to send out the new payment for future school terms. We share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
•	Service providers. We engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to our website. We will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
•	Foundation transfers. If we stop or merge our foundation, we may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law. 
•	Compliance with laws. We may collect, use, retain, and share your information if we have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce our agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of our customers, or others.

4. The length of time we keep personal information

Data Retention

We retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with our services and as described in our Privacy Policy. However, we may also be required to retain this information to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce our agreements. We generally keep your data for the following time period: 4 years. 

5. If we transfer personal information outside of Europe, we will handle the transfer as following

Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU

We may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, we may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. If we are deemed to transfer information about you outside of the EU, we rely on Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer, as Google Cloud is Privacy Shield certified.

6. Our donor’s rights regarding our use of their personal information and our contact details

Your Rights

If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. We describe these rights below:
•	Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information we hold about you by contacting us using the contact information below. 
•	Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict our use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where we are required to store data for legal reasons) we will generally delete your personal information upon request. 
•	Object. You can object to (i) our processing of some of your information based on our legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from us after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, we will delete your personal information unless we have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons. 
•	Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about our use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

7. Our Sponsor Child Privacy

Respecting the privacy of our sponsor children and their families is a key element of our work. 22STARS Foundation extends the same attitude of respect and confidentiality to our sponsor children as given to their sponsors.

How to Contact Us

For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Stella Airoldi, founder and project manager of 22STARS FOUNDATION, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at info@foundation22stars.org. Alternately, you may mail me at:
Stella Airoldi, Kasteelplein 73, 4811 XC, Breda, Netherlands