Projects for Summer 2017
Build a Rays Of Grace Academy Play-Ground
Play and physical activity are crucial pieces to a child’s brain development
Freshwater Harvest Construction
Clean drinking water is hard to come by in our village of Kirugu. The construction of a water harvest tanks will give our kids access to clean drinking water harvested form rain water.
With construction of a small chicken farm, we can produce eggs and poultry to sell in order to help fund our teacher’s salaries. Our students will also benefit from this as they learn basic responsibilities and skills they can apply to their own future businesses.
Sports help kids learn how to compete, lead, and work together to complete tasks. We want to strive to provide our students with the opportunity to play organized sports and provide new sports equipment for them.
What To Expect
Uganda is one of Africa’s most peaceful countries. With an established government and secure borders, many organizations like HFF find Uganda very safe to travel to and do God’s work. If you have any concerns of safety or any further questions on where we will be staying, feel free to give us a call or send an email and we would be happy to help.
• Fly Into Entebbe
• Drive to Jinja
• Stay at The Haven
• We operate at Rays Of Grace Academy, which is a one mile walking distance from our accommodations at The Haven
• We spend a handful of time in Jinja exploring the town and rafting the nile.
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Where We Will Stay
• All of our Volunteers are hosted at “The Haven” Bed and Breakfast, located on the banks of the Nile river, situated just one mile from our work site.
• Breakfast and Lunch provided.
• Amazing views of the Nile and a pool to cool off in after an amazing day of serving.
• Only 1 mile from Rays of Grace Academy
Volunteers are in charge of booking their own flight to Africa. Flight cost average is anywhere between $1,200-$1,600 from DIA. Zane Larson is available by phone or email if you have any questions about booking your flight or if you have questions about any other costs.
Due to HFF
$250 Tax exempt non refundable deposit made to HFF before February 28th, 2017
$600 Tax exempt payment made to HFF before April 15th, 2017
***Your fees to HFF cover cost of volunteer projects, on ground Transportation, Accommodations, Breakfast, and Lunch. Dinners and optional excursions (such as rafting the Nile River) are paid for separately by the individual.
$1,500*** Flights To and From Africa
***Volunteers are in charge of booking their own flight to Africa. Flights will be purchased separately by the individual at a group rate after the deposit due date. Flight cost average is anywhere between $1,200-$1,600 from DIA. Zane Larson is available by phone or email if you have any questions about booking your flight.
Costs in Africa
$50 Visa Entrance Fee
$100 Nile River Rafting Adventure (optional)
$100 Dinner at night ($10/night)
$— Spending Money (optional)
We recommend saving around $2,600 to cover all of the above costs.
***Not including spending money. Airfare is subject to change.
HFF trips are impacting not only the lives of our communities in Uganda, but also making a difference in all of our amazing volunteers lives when they go over with us. In today’s self-serving world, our trips have become a sanctuary for love and a break from the negativity that surrounds us every day. Our volunteers have experienced “pure joy and peace” along with a new perspective when they get home to their friends and families.
“I had a life changing experience going to Kirugu. It was nothing like I have ever seen before and taught me a lot about myself. The people that live there were able to show me what true hard work is. They also know how to genuinely love each other and show it through their actions. I feel extremely blessed to have experienced how they live life and cannot wait to be back!”
– Stephanie Shadley
“Being in Kirugu opened my heart to pure joy and peace. This community has a contagious and unchanging love for others, showing me that we are all sons and daughters of God who loves us eternally. I am forever thankful or my time spent with these special people.”
“The community of Kirugu immediately stole my heart, and meeting them was a true blessing. Their love, appreciation, and happiness inspired me to be a better person and to look at life in a completely different way. They find happiness in little things I have always taken for granted, and have caused me to be thankful for what and who I have in my life every day. I hope that one day I can go back!”
– Kassidy Vatter
“Last summer gave me a taste of a life full of such love and compassion, the memory of it continues to remind me everyday how important people are in our lives. This experience allowed me to see the true meaning of friendship and how to really express love to the people I care about.”
– Sydney Boyle
“Traveling to Kirugu, Uganda was by far the greatest thing I have ever been able to experience. The people there are so special and I will never be able to thank them enough for the impact they made on my life. They changed my world completely and taught me how to love so much deeper than I ever imagined possible. I will be forever grateful for my time spent with the people of Kirugu and can’t wait to return sometime in the near future.”
– Kristin Cover
Ready to Go?!
We are so excited you are here with us. We would love for you to talk with your friends and family, spend time in prayer and if this is something God is calling you to go and serve, we are so excited to have you a part of our summer team. Zane Larson will become your main contact with HFF and he will be by your side during this entire process. As our Volunteer Director, he can answer any questions you may have along this amazing journey. You can find most of the information you will need over the next couple of months above. Again, we are so excited you are here and so thankful we have amazing volunteers like you.
First step, apply online which is a simple email submission to Zane answering a couple of questions we have. Second step, get your deposit in ASAP! All deposits are due February 28th, 2017. This will hold your spot to allow you time to fundraise and save for this life-changing opportunity. First-come, first-serve and spots are FILLING UP FAST!
Click here to apply.
We can’t wait to start this journey with you!