You will meet the group and fly from New York to Entebbe, Uganda where we will be met at the airport by the Courts for Kids Africa Representative, Sam Obol, who is Ugandan and lives In Kampala. Sam has been working closely with the community to plan all aspects of your visit and he will lead our group the entire time we are in the country. From the airport we will travel 5 hours north by private bus to Apac where we will be staying in a community building, in rustic conditions, sleeping on mattresses on the floor.
During the trip we will work side-by-side with the locals for about 4 days and although it will be challenging, there are jobs for everyone of every physical capacity. However, the trip is not just about work, during the entire week we will be fully immersed in the local culture eating authentic food, learning local traditions, customs, and way of life. One day will be spent on safari at Murchison Falls!
The court will be built at the Apac town recreation area where it will give access to sports to everyone in the community. This will be the only court in the area for kids to play on and not only will this court be used for sports, but many times it will be a place where the community will gather to dance and hold community events, celebrations, and ceremonies.
It is important to note that this court will be built with the community not for the community. The community members contacted Courts for Kids years ago and have since been waiting for a group of volunteers to help make their dream a reality. They are very motivated and from the beginning have been the driving factor planning this project to see it come to fruition.
Who Can Join:
This trip is open to adults 18 years and older as well as family groups. No unaccompanied minors or school groups allowed. Limited to the first 20 people to register and pay the trip deposit.
$2,800 per person (includes round trip airfare from New York to Entebbe, Uganda)
You are responsible your travel to New York to meet the group at the JFK airport. See the trip packet for the flight itinerary.
Includes: The price includes round trip airfare from New York (JFK) to Entebbe, Uganda, all in-country costs including food, lodging, transportation, travel insurance, entrance visa and safari costs. It also includes a significant portion of the court construction costs, such as sand, gravel, cement.
Does not include: Passport, immunizations, domestic travel to and from New York (JFK airport), food and incidental expenses at airports, or spending money for souvenirs.
How to Sign Up:
To secure your spot on this trip you must register online at www.courtsforkids.org and pay the trip deposit (see payment schedule in the trip packet). Click here to register
We hope you can join us!