CULTURAL IMMERSION & SERVICE TRIPS
Our Cultural Immersion and Service Trips change the lives of our participants. On our trip, you’ll learn about our model of do no harm development, build life-long friendships, be immersed in the culture of the Lango people in Namasale and experience the beauty of Uganda first hand.
The best way to learn about our work and our impact is by visiting our programs for yourself. Our Immersion Trips focus on helping YOU to develop a deep understanding of the communities we work with based on your passions so that you can become a voice for global citizenship when you arrive home. Please note that this is not a cookie cutter “volunteer/mission trip”. Our trip participants do not visit Uganda to “help” but rather to learn about sustainable and community-centered development and immerse themselves in Ugandan culture.
JULY 2020 • 3 weeks • 2-day Safari Included
Airfare changes based on your departure location and is not included. Visa, hotels, Safari, village stay, project donation and most meals included in price. Must be 16+ (with parent permission). Must be/sign up to be a monthly donor at at least $10/mo. Must book airfare in coordinator with FAF.
What you'll learn
How to identify & stop white savior complex
The importance of local leadership
History of northern Uganda & the Lango people
Why Far Away Friends focuses on generational poverty
Helpful vs. Harmful development practice
Challenges and obstacles to accessing education in rural communities
How to use your voice to make an impact on the lives of others
WHAT YOU’LL EXPERIENCE
Live in the village for a portion of your stay
Experience a day in the life of a student at Global Leaders Primary School
Visit Far Away Friends’ partners in Namasale
Meet with local leaders & parents in the community
Nightly team debriefs
Visit historic Lira town
Go to the Market in Kampala
5-Star Safari at Murchison Falls National Park