Each year, REACH offers opportunities for supporters to travel to Uganda with us to visit our program and volunteer at Arlington Junior School and at the Beatrice Tierney Health Clinics. Traveling with REACH to Uganda is an opportunity to explore and stay in Africa at a relatively low cost and to contribute your talents to a meaningful program. Our trips also give our students, faculty, and staff the chance to interact with donors and supporters face-to-face, which brings honor and dignity to the community. This year, REACH is offering four chaperoned trips to Uganda: Teacher Trip, Adult and Family Trip, Teen Service Trip and Working Trip. Download the guide to our full trip offerings or look at the short summaries below! Keep an eye out for the upcoming Information Sessions in December & January.
Teacher Trip: March 20th – March 30th, 2024
Led by Marymount University Professors: Dr. Elizabeth Langran, this trip offers teachers and adults with a background in education the opportunity to work with REACH’s schools. Teachers and Education students are engaged in bringing active learning strategy workshops to teachers in REACH and outreach schools. They also have time to volunteer in the classrooms at Arlington Junior School or Matuwa Junior School and have some home visits.
Trip deposit is due by January 31st.
Teen Service Trip: July 17 – August 5, 2023
This is a chaperoned trip and limited to 12 teens. This year’s trip will be led by REACH board member, Ani Arzoomanian. The trip presents teens (aged 14 – 18) the chance to visit Uganda to volunteer with REACH’s schools and clinics. Teens contribute to a meaningful, life changing program through service opportunities such as spending time in our primary schools with students and teachers, mentoring and playing games, kicking off their yearly reading challenge, and volunteering at our health clinics and visiting students in their homes. The trip will include fun excursions, such as hiking to waterfalls and going on a 3-day safari in Murchison Falls! Request for more information if interested and save your spot by paying a deposit by January 31st. Balance is due by May 31st. Trip cost per participant is $3100 (airfare not included).
Info Session: Wednesday, December 14 at 5:00 PM EST at Tuckahoe Elementary School
Adult & Family Trip: June 28 – July 13, 2023
Led by REACH board members, Dick and Carole Burk, this trip presents a wonderful opportunity for adults and/or their families to travel to Uganda. As REACH’s Board President, Dick will provide insight into AAH’s operations in Uganda and the partnership between AAH and REACH across continents. Participants will experience AAH’s operations in Uganda by volunteering at REACH's schools and health clinics, visiting the families of sponsored students, and touring AAH outreach schools. Further, animal safaris and Nile cruises will enable participants to revel in the beauty of this incredible country.
Info Session: Tuesday, December 13 at 8:00 PM EST via Zoom.
To save a spot on this trip, please pay your deposit by January 31st, 2023.
Work Trip: July 28 – August 28, 2023
Led by our REACH co-founder and director, John Wanda, this trip offers adults and families wishing to stay longer in the village and work on a meaningful project at AAH schools, clinics or in the community. Participants can leave early or even choose to stay longer.
Info Session: Friday, December 9 at 6:00 PM EST via Zoom
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