Join Us on Our Upcoming Uganda 2023 TRIP!
We have some exciting news — we’re bringing back the chance for you to join us in the field to support in delivering Simbi Foundation’s impact first-hand! Scheduled for 2023, Simbi Foundation’s next TRIP will take place in Uganda.
Are you looking for ways to create impact? Do you like traveling, working in a team and problem-solving? Are you passionate about education? If you answered yes to any of the above, you might be an excellent candidate for one of Simbi Foundation’s TRIPs.
Keep reading to learn more about this exciting opportunity.
What are Simbi Foundation’s TRIPs and what do I do on them?
TRIPs stands for Team, Research and Impact Projects.
An opportunity to help enhance access to education for some of the world’s most under-resourced learners, Simbi Foundation’s TRIPs are 10-day long trips to our partner communities in Uganda or India. During the 10 days, TRIP participants have the chance to get involved with multiple Simbi Foundation activities and projects, such as collecting data indicators to inform our research projects and help us understand the impact of our projects (learn more about our Think Tank), as well as working with the local community to collect feedback that will continue to inform our implementations.
Ranging from supporting projects like literacy and curriculum, solar power development, technology and connectivity, gender based analysis, our pilot bike share program, and assessing user experiences across our solutions, you will have the chance to be involved in numerous projects that ultimately impact the education of people in our partnered communities.
Who can join a TRIP?
We welcome adults from all backgrounds — university or college students, professionals and individuals interested in global development, education, solar power, or technology. In particular, TRIPs are an excellent opportunity for graduate and undergraduate university students to practically apply their research skills to real-world projects.
What is the purpose of a TRIP?
Simbi Foundation pursues a research-based approach, which means we use research methods to test and validate our programs, and most importantly, to engage with our partner communities and collect learnings from them to improve our work in all its aspects.
TRIPs give us the opportunity to put this approach into practice. By inviting you to join us as we visit our partner communities and conduct collaborative research activities prepared by our Think Tank, you have the chance to get directly involved in data collection, community consultation, and other activities for multiple different research projects, all with a goal to better understand our impact, improve our offerings, and learn from partner communities.
What is the cost?
The expenses of a TRIP include a round-trip flight to Uganda (around $1,500–$2,000 CAD for Vancouver to Uganda), vaccinations (between $50–$500 CAD, depending on existing vaccinations from spending time abroad), and costs related to accommodation, travel and food (around $1,500).
We also ask that all participants pursue a fundraising effort that directly contributes to our project in the field. TRIPpers are asked to raise $1,000–$2,000 CAD. Of course, these are targets and if you fundraise a little more or less than the above, this will not affect your ability to join a TRIP!
Where can I sign up?
If you are interested in joining us in our Uganda 2023 TRIP, you can fill out the interest form here and inform us on the dates that work best for you!
To learn more about TRIPs, click here.