Pencott Valley School is situated in an urban slum on the outskirts of Mbale, a small city in the east of Uganda.
About the Trip
This project is one of Operation Orphan’s longest partnerships. The school prides itself in being able to provide free places to children living in the area who would otherwise not be able to go to school. Many of these children are orphans living with extended family. There will be a number of different areas to get involved in at the school.
For teachers interested in this trip there will be an opportunity to spend time with the school staff to help improve the standard of teaching and learning at the school, as well as delivering lessons to the children.
Those without teaching qualifications are VERY welcome to join the team, taking sports training and/or another skill they can pass on to the children whilst the teachers are receiving their training. If you can play games, sing songs or run craft sessions - this is the trip for you!
Finally there are plenty of painting and maintenance projects, so anyone with skills in these areas are also welcome. This year we would love to paint some bright murals on the walls.
We are looking for anyone willing to pick up a paint brush, a spade or a football … potentially all three (but not at the same time). The children are grateful for opportunities to improve their English,
so we are also looking for ... well ... anyone who can speak English!!
How to Apply
Click through to main Global Expedition page and scroll down for the online form or download the paper application from, complete it and post or email it to our office.
Dates: Exact dates TBC
Cost: £800 (flights) + £575 (trip cost)
Project Fundraising Target: £300 - £500
Application Deadline: 1 November 2019
Flight payment deadline: due within 14 days of receipt of invoice
Trip payment deadline: 1 December 2019
Team size: min 5 and max 10 people
All applicants will be notified 14 days from receipt of application if they are to be accepted.
NB For this trip you must be age 18 or over.
Flight cost includes airport taxes
Trip cost includes:
Comprehensive business travel insurance
Transport and travel in Uganda
Accommodation (very basic)
Training and administration
T-Shirt and fleece
Travel to and from UK airport
Important: Passports must be valid for more than 6 months from date of departure
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