Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I Donate money for certain projects and items?
Yes. If there is a cause that you want to contribute to, our team will work closely with you to ensure that your donation is delivered as per your requests. Educate A Child International (EACI), will provide you with accurate, transparent, honest and legitimate documents to ensure you are satisfied that your donation will go towards the cause that you request.

2. Can I send materials for Donation?
Yes. This it is possible if the items are procured from within Uganda. Sending items from abroad makes it expensive comparing the shipping costs and clearances. We always advise that at least monetary option would work better.

3. Why should I pay to volunteer?
Knowing that we work with poor communities, it’s important that a volunteer's makes a contribution on the many expenses involved in realising a quality of volunteer and intern experience's.

4. Do I have to be a professional to volunteer?
No. Most of our projects require your motivation. However, for those in areas of medicine, environmental health, you may need specific skills.

5. Can we volunteer/ intern as a group?
Yes. This is highly recommended as you can enjoy the discounts. However, the group should be at least have 5 people or more.

6. Can I volunteer and complete an internship anytime in the year?
Yes. Our program is rolling throughout the year.

7. How many hours must I work?
Our team, interns and volunteers work only 6 (six) hours a day.

8. Do I need a Visa for Uganda?
Yes. All visitors coming to Uganda are required to have Visas obtained from the respective Embassies.

9. What should I pack?
All requirements are communicated with you at the time before your arrival. That is why a series of Skype meetings and phone calls are made prior to your visit. However, some other requirements for our volunteers require you to bring with you: gumboots, jackets, caps, cameras, own laptops, flat open shoes, and whatever they may render necessary.

10. What services are found in the project area?
Post Offices, Telecommunications, Clinics, Private and Public Hospitals, Taxis, access to roads, local markets, Hotels and Guest Houses, Bars, Internet Cafes.

11. What variety of foods is available?
You can eat all kinds of dishes. However, there is a checklist sent to you before your departure to make sure that any subtractions or additions are added to your foods.

12. How long can I volunteer for?
Volunteering placements are available throughout the year from 2 weeks to one year.

13. Who pays for my air ticket?
All costs to and from are paid by the volunteer and or intern.

14. Is there a ready access to internet?
Yes. The office has full swift internet access. However, there is a range of internet cafes available that charge very little amounts. Volunteers and interns can buy their own mobile modems also if they wish.

15. What languages are spoken?
The Rwenzori Region is very multicultural and therefore, the local language is Lukonzo. However, almost all people here can speak Swahili, Runyankole, Rutoro, Luganda, Rusongora, Rukiga, English, Lubwisi, Lwamba, etc.

If you would like to volunteer or do an internship with us please visit our volunteer page here