Western Uganda, like much of Uganda, is home to numerous poor families with many children being orphans with no caring adult looking out for them. As such, there are many volunteer work programs that need you to help out mainly at schools or providing care in orphanages. Although working with street children in Western Uganda is hard work and seemingly unrewarding, volunteer work with most children is an enriching experience for both the volunteer and the children themselves who crave the love and extra attention you can provide.
Sadly the pandemic has hit many volunteer programs hard. Without volunteers to help run them or fundraise back home, many of them have been forced to close their doors for the last time having a devastating impact on the children and the communities they work within. It's so bad that when we recently reviewed the volunteer work projects previously showcased on this page, each and every one of them had been forced to close. In the meantime you can check out other volunteer and sponsorship programs for children in Uganda using the links below.
As yet largely uncommercialised,
Western Uganda has many tourist
attractions for the explorer to visit.
As well as the main tourist attractions
there are many other activities
to enjoy in Western Uganda.
A guide to the main towns in and
around Western Uganda, where to stay,
eat and things to see and do.
A comprehensive guide to the best
places to stay when visiting Western
Uganda from hotels to camp sites.