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Be the change that you wish to see in the world (Ghandi)

 Since 2005, Little Big Africa has teamed up with university volunteer groups to provide an annual 7 week programme for university students. 

LBA has hosted over 300 volunteers from the University of Bristol (BVDA), the University of Oxford (ODA), the University of Nottingham (Intervol), the University of Strathclyde (SID), the University of Lancaster (Intervol), Dundee University (DARE), the University of Glasgow (SVA), the University of Roehampton and the University of Florida (GPE).

After 8 days of intensive training from LBA, volunteers spend 6 weeks living in a rural village undertaking different projects such as protecting a water source; constructing a water tank in a primary school; training community members to construct smokeless fuel-efficient stoves; and conducting Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) awareness raising and behaviour change activities. .


For more detailed information about the project, read the Action Sitaru Profile or download the project profile as a podcast (21 mins). 

Watch the 'Day in the Life' slideshows from volunteers placed in Bumalanaga and Nabusoolo.

Read the project report from Buwesswa volunteers.

Check out the volunteer journal to read some of our favourite stories from the volunteer training & project over the years.

Every day on placement is different but the slideshows, report & journals give you an insight into volunteers' daily lives.

 University student?

If you would like to get involved in the university project and attend one of the universities mentioned below, get in touch with your society directly or ask us to link you.

University of Bristol - BVDA
University of Florida - GPE
University of Glasgow - SVA
University of Lancaster - Intervol
University of Nottingham - Intervol
University of Oxford - ODA
University of Roehampton
University of Strathclyde - SID

If your university is not listed, contact us and see if we can get you set up.



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