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Kids Closer To Sports
Kids Closer To Sports Uganda - KCTS Uganda is a unique community project and tennis initiative in kihamba village in rural Uganda improving children's lives through sports.
The mission of this program is to provide necessary skills in tennis in a sustainable, structured, progressive and good manner as well as introducing the program's objectives at various youth organizations, like primary and secondary school.
The organization is involved in many activities that improve the general health of children and develop the skills of tennis as a life sport.

Who can volunteer

The children of Kyegegwa love playing tennis,and need volunteer coaches. Come volunteer with us! This volunteer program is especially suitable for volunteers of all ages, singles, couples, groups, and students, tennis coaches or instructors. We also accept volunteers on excursions or those looking for a break from home life and wishing to stay for a short time. Anyone with a dream to help others and live among a local community are most welcome. We accept guests throughout the year!


Requirements

Have basic English, this is important because it is Uganda's national language.

Must be 18 years or older, unless accompanied by a guardian.

Compassion for the less fortunate, a love of service, and the desire to immerse yourself into our community.



Volunteer job

Kids Closer To Sports operates with a very laid back and welcoming system when it comes to our volunteers programs. We have many options available but we also encourage our guests to bring their unique skills and hobbies as we learn about one another's culture and become united toward sustaining peace in this big world.

Tennis

Kids Closer To Sports welcomes tennis-enthusiasts of all levels helping with lessons, Training Tennis and other events we hold. If you're at least 14 years old and experience teaching or laying tennis, your welcome.

Health sciences and help in the local clinics, or evironmental sciences and conservation

Arts, drama, and music

Sports or other physical activities

Construction work

Create money generating programs

Or bring some skills that you can teach us!

What to expect

Typical day

Working hours are flexible, but will generally be from 9.30am – 5pm during the week including the following activities.

1. Help develop social, interpersonal, and life skills of the children and youth in kyegegwa, western Uganda.


2. Build an active environment to encourage the betterment of physical health.

3. Assist with the growth of tennis in Western Uganda.

4. Help empower and educate youth and children through sports.

5. Immerse in the culture and lifestyle of Kyegegwa through daily interactions with locals.

Free-time activities
There are a few things to do in kyegegwa. There is a shopping centre with a modern supermarket, an internet cafe and a few restaurants where you can go to. Furthermore you can go hiking at the big mountain near us! If you like to do more, you can go a little bit further by public transport or rent a car and do it yourself!

Management

At Kids Closer To Sports, we are all volunteers, thus your money does not pay for any office operations or salaries and there are no overhead fees. Your donation covers all your amenities during your stay, which includes:

3 meals daily (can cater to most diets)

Accommodation in our private volunteer house

Hospitality who will clean and assist as needed

Please budget $40-​50 (USD) for airport pickup. We will collet you with our private taxi. This will be your most expensive cost in Uganda. The airport in Entebbe is 105km from the KCTS center and will take about 4 hours to transport you.



Volunteers must pay for personal trips to town as well. If you need an escort we can help you schedule one to assist you, however we ask that you pay for their transport costs, including meal if you stay over lunch time. Cost to town is less than $1 USD. Meals range from $2-4 USD.



Accommodation

At Kids Closer To Sports we have good volunteer rooms which can accommodate our volunteers. In each room there is a bed, mattress, table and a mosquito net.

Accommodation & Food cost

There are 3 meals a day prepared for you which will be local food - mostly made up of rice, pastas,matooke,fish, vegetables and meats.

Breakfast is usually porridge or bread with coffee or tea. Lunch and dinner are cooked meals.



Environment

Kids Closer To Sports is located in Kyegegwa district in deep remote rural Western Uganda just a few kilometers from Kyegegwa town.

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