Travel on Your Own with Sole Hope

Group Experience Trips:  If you have a group that would like to experience Uganda together please let us know!  We would love to help you plan the trip of a lifetime to learn, experience, and serve together.  ashley@solehope.org

Individual Trips:  If you would like help planning your trip to experience Sole Hope and Uganda, please let us know!  ashley@solehope.org

 

How much does it cost?  Teams of 10 or more:  $2100 + airfare

Teams under 10:  Cost varies depending on the number of trip participants.  

 

This cost includes:  

  • Sole Hope Welcome Kit
  • 2 pre-trip meetings with a Sole Hope staff member
  • Airfare
  • Most transportation in Uganda
  • Lodging
  • Most meals
  • 1 post-trip meeting with a Sole Hope staff member

 

Cost does not include:

  • Vaccines
  • Transportation to US airport
  • Visa
  • Shopping

 

There is a $250.00 payment due at time of registration.  The remainder of the cost is spread out over the months leading up to your trip.  Trips planned through Sole Hope are tax-deductible.

 

If you travel on your own, here a few sample itineraries you may want to follow:

The Sole Hope Exclusive:  The basic daily operations and needs of Sole Hope are covered by the Ugandan staff.  Your role in this schedule would be to build relationships and look for ways to serve the patients at The Hope Center in ways they are not experiencing.  You would also be expected to facilitate an hour of games/recreation in the morning. This could be kicking around a ball and pushing patients on the swing, or it could be something more creative.  After lunch, you will be expected to run a half hour creative learning session with the patients. Many volunteers enjoy doing vacation bible school style lessons, crafts, stories, or sports-related activities.  Translation will be provided.

Afternoons will be flexible and could include working with patients in the garden, sitting on the porch and building relationships, helping Aisha with dinner preparation, or playing more games with kids.  Life here doesn’t move at the pace you might be used to. You might not always feel useful, but you will be building relationships, and that’s what counts.

You can choose between taking a lunch break and going out or eating with the patients.

If you are planning on spending your time in Uganda in this way, please email emily@solehope.org with your plans in advance so we can share them with our staff!

 

Morning Afternoon
Monday 9:30-10:30 Group Games

10:30 Education Observation/Facilitation

Lunch With Patients

30 min. creative learning activity.

Tuesday 9:30-10:30 Group Games

10:30 Outreach Jigger removal or Education Observation/Facilitation

Lunch With Patients

30 min. creative learning activity.  

Wednesday 9:30-10:30 Group Games

10:30 Education Observation/Facilitation

Lunch With Patients

30 min. creative learning activity.

Thursday Sole Hope Clinic
Friday 9:30-10:30 Group Games

10:30 Education Observation/Facilitation

Lunch With Patients

30 min. creative learning activity.

Resettlement Observation

The Jinja Blend:  This diverse schedule keeps you on the move and gets you two days a week with Sole Hope’s patients and team.  It also allows you some time to explore and visit other local ministries.

We can help you make these connections but you will be responsible for transportation and should be aware that schedules vary.  This will require some flexibility and a willingness to go with the flow on your part.

 

Morning Afternoon
Monday
Tuesday Sole Hope Hope Center 9:30-10:30 Group Games

10:30 Education Observation/Facilitation

Potential Jigger Removal

Lunch With Patients

VBS Facilitation

Wednesday
Thursday Sole Hope Clinic
Friday
Saturday

The Choose Your Own Adventure:  Hey, the weekly clinics are great and we always could use a hand.  But, this is a cool town and a beautiful area. There are countless organizations, big rapids, jungles, restaurants, pools, shops, and miles of potholed roads.  Stay with us at the Sole Hope Guest House while you have an adventure. We’ll make sure you get dinner.

Morning Afternoon
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday Sole Hope Clinic
Friday