The Trip is a remarkable 10-day service-learning adventure that includes visits to rural health clinics and schools, community service activities, homestays, safari, and participation in RUFC’s Annual Youth Football and Health Camp!
Youth who wish can work in advance with Ray United staff to design an individual service project to implement during the trip. Past individual projects have included a poetry workshop, a wellness intervention, a gardening project, and construction of handwashing stations.
2019 Trip Itinerary:
Thursday, June 3: Depart LAX
Friday, June 4: Arrive in Entebbe, Drive to Kampala for overnight
Saturday, June 5: Tour Mpigi Health Centers, Visit Traditional Healer, Lunch and shopping at the Equator
Sunday, June 6: Visit sponsored kids in Mukono and carry out a service-learning project at community school for children impacted by HIV/AIDS, Visit the Source of the Nile River
Monday, June 7: Rhino tracking, Visit Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement (community soccer game)
Tuesday, June 8: Partner School Visits (opportunity to implement personal projects)
Wednesday, June 9: Ray United Camp and Home Stay
Thursday, June 10: Home Stay and Ray United Camp
Friday, June 11: Murchison Falls National Park Safari Game Drive
Saturday, June 12: Safari Game Drive and Return to Kampala
Sunday, June 13: Shop, Visit Youth Rising, Depart
Fee: $2,500 plus airfare (all-inclusive)
Deposit: $500 (due by January 15)
Second installment: $700 (February 15)
Third installment: $700 (March 15)
Final payment: $600 (April 15)
Every single 2019 participant said they would recommend the program!
“I had the incomparable opportunity of co-leading a workshop with award-winning Ugandan poet Harriet Anena about using literature as a tool for self-advocacy.”
– Audrey Melillo, 2019 Trip Participant and student at La Canada High School. Read the poetry she shared HERE.
“I just have a new perspective on life.”
- Arik Billings, 2019 participant and student at La Salle High School.
View the #RUFCYouth17 Trip Video!