International Workcamp on Construction and Playsch
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: aeuroBrick layingaeuroMixing sand and cementaeuroCollecting bricks and water.aeuroCleaning the compound aeuroPlaying with childrenaeuroOrganizing games and sports aeuroConducting lessons in and out of class for art, painting, Maths and English
Accommodation: Accommodation:aeuroAccommodation will be in simple rooms at the schoolaeuroParticipants will be required to carry own mats and sleeping bags and mosquito nets.aeuroThe campsite has simple bathrooms and pit latrines no showersaeuroA simple cooking shelter (Kitchen)Meals:aeuroThe food is basic and simple. Be ready to take the same dish for some days in a row.aeuroFruits can at times be availed for the campers from local market and UPA members depending on the availabilityaeuroParticipants will chose food to prepare depending on the availability.aeuroWorkcampers will use charcoal or firewood to prepare the meals. aeuroIf you need more fruits/extra meals/special diet you can get it at your 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 at night, 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:The project is situated in Kikooba Village, 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 west.LEISURE:Climbing Kikooba hill will also be an interesting activity. A local market is also on Tuesday at Bukomero every two weeks. Cultural nights will be organized and participants will display items, songs and dances from their home countries and traditions.
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