International work camp on co -curricular activities in primary school and youths groups in Gulu District
Description: UPA Gulu branch together with other voluntarily organization has for a while been engaged in voluntary initiatives to address the issue affecting the communities especially the youths ranging from sanitation and hygiene, livelihoods, climate change, psychosocial support, water and sanitation The international work camp is therefore designed to enhance the preparedness and mitigation activities of urban poor in GMC, It highlights, responsibility, leadership, and practical initiatives for local councils, communities, and citizens.
Type of Work: • Participate in Co-curricular activities and ways of improvement in school and communities. • Sensitizing the communities on values of sport, game and drama in the world. • Organize competition in school and communities. • Hold workshop, train local school teachers and youths on the importance, risk, and safety as measure to address. • Participate in training for Making of simple game and sport equipment’s. • A mini seminar will be organized in 2 schools and participants share their own experience about Co -curricular activities in their respective regions /countries
Study Theme: • Visiting Former internally displaced people’s camps and resettlement sites to have a discussion on their coping mechanism. • Visiting Fort Baker and former slave trade route and collection centers, Kabalega Hide out during the British invasion in the late 18th century. • Visiting various recreation center and places of interest in and around Gulu
Accommodation: • Accommodation will be in simple rooms. • Participants will be required to carry own mat and sleeping bag. • The camp site has simple bathrooms and pit latrines no showers • A simple cooking shelter (Kitchen) • Participants are requested to bring with them mosquito nets
Language: The project location is in a predominantly Acholi population speaking Luo with a good number fluent in English.
Requirements: Participants shall be required to bring, sun cream, mosquito repellent, working gloves, boots/shoes, light working clothes during working hours, warm clothes at night, as it may turn out to be cold, torch or flash light, personal effects, and materials for the cultural presentations about your country. Above all, do not forget a happy and positive attitude.
Approximate Location: Gulu Branch is located in the Northern District of Gulu bordered by Kitgum District in the East, Pader in the Northeast, and Lira District in the southeast and Murchison’s falls National park in the Southwest. The work camp participants will be hosted in a location within Gulu Municipality 1 KM from the town centre
Notes: • The fee does not cover airport drop off after the project. Volunteers that intend to have the drop off service consult with UPA to identify the service provider. This service will cost an extra 25-28 Euros. • To allow the best preparations, participants are advised to arrive a day before commencement of the work camp applied for. • Meals are prepared by the work campers on charcoal stoves or open fire. In case you need to have a special meal/diet, you have to buy it yourself. • Shorts, dresses and skirts should reach knee length for cultural consideration. • Smoking in public is illegal while engagement in drug/harsh carries a life prison sentence.
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