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Upcoming Opportunties

Abaana offer short–term mission trips to Uganda, for individuals and to church groups, schools and businesses, to experience what life is like for countless children, young people and adults alike. A life in which modern–day comforts don’t exist, where many may never have seen a computer or television screen, nor have access to running water or electricity.

Whilst in Uganda, you could be part of a wide range of team activities. There are opportunities to visit Abaana’s Primary Schools, organising summer schemes, work with street kids through the Street Reach programme, and spend time with children who were formerly living rough on the streets and are now being cared for in our New Life Homes. Witness first–hand the dramatic difference that love, care and shelter can make to a young life.

Of course, there are plenty of opportunities to get your hands dirty too! Impact the country by being part of an exciting development project. You could be involved in building a new school, brick laying or painting. On the job training provided, no experience necessary! 

Teams Brochure

Youth Team 2019

Abaana’s Youth Team is open to individuals aged 17 – 30 years old. This year the team will spend half their time in Kampala, working with Street Kids / New Life Homes and the rest of their time at a school in a rural town called Busia, eastern Uganda. There, you will be sharing the Gospel with the children at the school while also working on a practical building project.

Team Leader: Mark Smith

Dates: 29th July to 14th August 2019

Cost: Approximately £1,700

Project: To be confirmed. Additional fundraising target to be announced.

Location: The team will fly into Entebbe (Uganda) and spend time in Kampala and Busia at Kisole Baptist Primary School (eastern Uganda).

Apply for the Youth Team 2019

Umoja Teaching Academy

‘Umoja’ means ‘unity’in Swahili. The Abaana Umoja Team aims to unify individuals from different church backgrounds across the island of Ireland and the UK to work together for the benefit of our partners in Uganda.

In 2019, Abaana are sending out our first Umoja Teaching Academy – a team of people who are passionate about children and their education.

We are looking for people 18 and over to be part of this exciting team. You do not need to be a teacher, but we are looking for people who could possibly lead a teacher training session with Ugandan teachers (subjects could range from classroom management, alternative discipline, encouraging creativity to physical education, first aid or introducing phonics). We are also looking for people who can lead bible / games sessions with the school children while the teacher training is taking place.

Team Leaders: Rodney and Jacqueline Garnham

Dates: 22nd July – 6th August 2019

Team briefings will be held in Ballynahinch

Cost: Approximately £1,700

Project: Providing teacher training and resources to primary school teachers in rural areas. Total group target is £1,000 to cover resource expenses.

Location: The team will fly into Entebbe (Uganda) and spend time in Kampala and Gulu (northern Uganda)

Apply for the Umoja Teaching Academy 2019