International workcamp for the accomplishment of classrooms and playscheme with children of Kikooba Infant school
Description: Kikooba is one of the oldest branches of Uganda Pioneers Association started in 1990 with majority members being old women and men. This is one of the interesting UPA projects that has highly motivated old members joining a work camp project. The workcamp project participants will also engage in construction of a house to host the volunteers. The workcampers shall also engage with the children of the community school (Kikooba Infant School) that has about 100 pupils with games, art and lessons
Type of Work: • Brick laying • Mixing sand and cement • Collecting bricks and water. • Roofing & plastering • Cleaning the compound • Playing with children • Organizing sports and games • Conducting lessons • Art and painting.
Study Theme: • Climbing Kikooba hill will also be an interesting activity. • Visiting the local market at Bukomero. • Cultural nights
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 predominently Buganda women population, speaking Luganda with a very little number with limited English knowledge . The children in the school can also understand and as well speak simple 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: The project is situated in Kikooba village, 2km from at 74 km on Kampala - Hoima road North west of Kampala City.The project is located in Kiboga District boarded by Nakaseke District in the northeast, Masindi in the northwest, Hoima in the west, Mubende district in the south and Kibale district in the south westS
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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