International Workcamp on Construction and Youth P
Description: Uganda PioneersI Association (UPA) is an indigenous youth voluntary Non-Government Organization (NGO) registered with the National NGO Bureau in Uganda, under ref No. S5914/114. The organization focuses on offering youths with the opportunity to contribute to community development by involving them in community projects through workcamps and international volunteer exchanges. The organisation is Not-for-Profit and does not represent any political, religious or sectarian motives.
Type of Work: aeuroDigging up foundations for the new structuresaeuroBrick setting/ laying aeuroMixing sandaeuroFetching wateraeuroPreparing and participating in a local football match for leisure and edutainmentaeuroConducting community outreaches on health and hygiene awarenessaeuroVisiting youth and women groups
Accommodation: Accommodation:aeuro Accommodation shall be at a basic UPA structure/buildingaeuro Participants will be required to carry own sleeping bags and matsaeuroThe campsite has simple outside bathrooms with no showersaeuroThe campsite has latrines not toiletsaeuroA simple cooking shelter (kitchen) with energy saving fire-placeFood:aeuro There are several local foods to choose from e.g. matooke, cassava, sweet potatoes, yams, pumpkin and also rice, spaghetti, ground nuts, beans, peas and different types green vegetablesaeuro Fruits can also be easily bought from local markets, mangoes, sweet bananas, water melon, pineapples etcaeuro Participants will choose food to prepare depending on the availability.aeuroParticipants will divide themselves in working groups to prepare own meals using charcoal and firewood on a fuel saving place. Extra/special for food have availed by individual at their own cost.
Requirements: Participants shall be required to bring own sleeping bag, mat, pillow, mosquito net, sun cream, mosquito repellent, working gloves and boots/shoes. Light working clothes during working hours and warm clothes for nights, as it may turn out to be chilly or cold; Musical instrument (optional); torch or flash light; water purifiers (optional); Personal effects (i.e. soap, toothpaste, toiletries).It would be nice if you can bring your national flag, common art facts of your country, stories, games, pictures and local recipes. It would be helpful for the cultural presentations about your country and for any social interactions. Above all do not forget a happy and positive attitude.NB: Very short skirts, dresses and shorts (above the knee) will not be culturally welcomed.
Approximate Location: Location:Kakunyu village, Bukomero Sub-county in Kiboga District is located in the central part of Uganda boardered by Luweero District in the north-east, Masindi in the north-west, Mubende district in the south and Kibaale district in the south-west. Kakunyu lies 85km on Kampala-Hoima road.Leisure: . Hiking at Kateera Hill. Bukomero local market twice a month on Tuesdays is also an experience. Cultural Nights will be organized on different days for the different countries represented at the workcamp. Please carry along anything that can introduce your culture.. Weekends are free, participants can arrange for any other leisure activities
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