Freedom Heroes in Kampala provides food, medical care, education, and housing to more than 100 boys and young men living on the streets. The McKinsey House gives boys a place to call home. As much as possible, Freedom Heroes works to reunite children with their families. As these young men get older, Freedom Heroes provides the opportunity to receive higher education or vocational training.
In Uganda, trip participants serve in all parts of the Heroes program — from outreach to kids living on the street to serving in the school to helping at the boys’ home. Trip participants work on construction projects to improve the Heroes Home and get the chance to invite people from a local university to attend church and hear about Jesus. On rest day, the team goes on safari and spends the night in one of Uganda’s beautiful national parks.
The cost of the trip is $3,500. A $150 deposit is due immediately once accepted for the trip and is non-refundable. The cost includes airfare, hotel, meals, and transportation while in Uganda. You will be responsible for your meals and snacks in the airports and for any souvenirs you would like to purchase. Additional cost may include an up-to-date passport, any shots you choose to get, and $100 for a visa upon arrival in Uganda.
For these trips we ask for the participants to be at least 16 years old. Anyone under the age of 18 must have parental consent to participate on a trip.
No, you do not have to be an owner of NewSpring to apply. We do give preference to owners who volunteer at NewSpring Church. You can learn more about Ownership and Serving here.
The trip is 10 days, including travel.
Yes. Traveling outside the United States requires an up-to-date passport. Passports cost approximately $175. On how to apply for a U.S. Passport visit here.
You will receive a confirmation email within two minutes of submitting your application. If you did not, please fill out the application again.
If you are not selected your application goes onto a waiting list. If another trip leader is still looking for people for their team, then they may contact you to see if you are interested.
Please visit the CDC website for the country you are traveling to and consult your medical doctor to determine what vaccinations you will need.