Want to work with isla but can’t make the time commitment? Looking to do a short-term, but meaningful, service experience? Prefer to travel with a group? Then service-learning trips (SLTs) are for you! SLTs are short-term, impactful collaborations between students/working professionals and local Ugandan community leaders, with a little bit of travel in-between.

This year we are partnering with Boomerang Communities to conduct an SLT July 2016, and we need your expertise! What do you think about civic engagement? Our local community partners are itching to know. Check out our working itinerary below.*

SLT boomerang civic

About: 10-day, 7-person trip to Kasese, Uganda

Civic engagement refers to the ways in which citizens participate in the life of a community in order to improve conditions for others or to help shape the community’s future.

Civic engagement means working to make a difference in the civic life of our communities and developing the combination of knowledge, skills, values and motivation to make that difference. It means promoting the quality of life in a community, through both political and non-political processes.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Group arrival at Entebbe.

Day 2: Travel to Kasese, Uganda. City tour, orientation and dinner.

Day 3: Orientation: Host family introductions, language class, safety/security instruction, Ugandan history lesson.

Day 4: Site visits to choice LPOs

Day 5: Workshops/Mini Conference Day 1: Service-learners and community leaders – What is civic engagement?

Day 6: Workshops/Mini Conference Day 2: Service-learners and community leaders – How do we foster civic engagement? What results when communities engage in politics and local organizations?

Day 7: Chimpanzee tour – Kibale Forest National Park

Day 8: Essay or photo sharing. Plenary discussion and reflection on mini conference.

Day 9: Travel to Kampala (City tour)

Day 10: Leave Entebbe

*Interested in creating your own? SLTs are customizable.

Contact us on our website: www.isla-serve.org for more information!

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