VISION TRIP

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_Ekisa Vision Trip 2022_

At the source of the Nile River, God is writing a new story of disability.

A story of hope. A story of love. A story of redemption.

We invite you to experience the story for yourself.

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_What is an Ekisa Vision Trip?_

Ekisa Vision Trips are week-long visits where individuals travel to Uganda to spend time connecting directly with the Ekisa staff and local community to learn about our vision and mission. This is an opportunity for you to learn firsthand what God is doing through Ekisa Ministries, and begin to consider how you might be a part of this story of supporting children with disabilities.

 

Here are some of the things that you can expect on this trip:

  • Gain a better understanding of the needs, challenges, and social obstacles we face working with children with disabilities in Uganda 

  • Experience for yourself the profound impact our work is making for these children and their families

  • Develop a clearer picture of the vision, hopes, and dreams of Ekisa Ministries

  • Learn about best practices of serving and advocating for vulnerable children 

  • Gain a better sense of how you might fit in to what God is doing in and through Ekisa

The Dates:

July 2022 — two options:

  • a seven-day option (including travel)

  • a 10-day option, including a three-day safari in Uganda.

 

The Travel:

In-country travel arrangements including transportation, accommodations, food, and necessary visas will be arranged by Ekisa Ministries, as well as assistance with air travel bookings. 

 

Trip Costs:

Total Airfare: approximately $1,100 – $1,500

7-Day Trip Costs: $800

10-Day Trip Costs (including Safari): $1,500

Things to Know:

Necessary vaccines/medication for travel include:

  • The Yellow Fever vaccine is required for entry into Uganda. Please see your doctor or travel clinic for additional suggestions before confirming travel.

Please visit the CDC's website for more information about recommended vaccines and medications:

https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/uganda

 

A sample Itinerary of the trip can be found below:

 

Seven-day Vision Trip:

Sunday: Leave US, Travel

Monday: Arrive in EBB Monday night, stay in Entebbe

Tuesday: Travel to Jinja, tour Ekisa, introduction to programs, meet with community parents, sunset cruise  

Wednesday: Attend a core group, gift shopping, lunch, visit Ekisa Academy, staff BBQ

Thursday: Breakfast on the nile, hear about future plans and visit our new land, leave for Sipi Falls

Friday: Sipi Falls, travel back to Jinja for time with children at Ekisa, head to EBB, fly out

Saturday: Travel, arrive back in US

10-day Vision Trip:

Sunday: Leave U.S., travel

Monday: Arrive to Entebbe Monday night, stay overnight in Entebbe

Tuesday: Travel to Jinja, tour Ekisa Ministries, introduction to programs, meet with community parents, sunset cruise

Wednesday: Attend a core group, gift shopping, lunch, visit Ekisa Academy, staff BBQ

Thursday: Breakfast on the Nile River, hear about future plans, visit our new land, leave for Sipi Falls

Friday: Sipi Falls, travel back to Jinja for time with children on our programs, rest

Saturday: Travel to Murchison Falls National Park and check into lodge

Sunday: Morning game ride and afternoon waterfall cruise

Monday: Morning game ride, travel to Entebbe and fly out

Tuesday: Travel, arrive back in US

_Interested? Let us know here: 

https://forms.gle/TuSpT5S3X7oo7bdJ9 

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Uganda is known as the pearl of Africa, and Jinja is the beginning of the Nile River. Part of the trip will be dedicated to seeing some of the beauty of the country and why it has earned that name.  

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