International Workcamp on Agro Forestry and Enviro
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: Environment conservationaeuroPlanting 3 acres of different species of trees.aeuroPreparation of 5 Tree Nursery Beds.aeuroTree PottingaeuroRising of Tree Nursery Shades.AgricultureaeuroMaking composite manure pits.aeuroPlanting food crops and vegetables in the trees.aeuroWeeding
Accommodation: Accommodation:aeuroAccommodation will be on the farms site,aeuroParticipants will be required to carry own sleeping bags, nets and mosquito netsaeuroThe campsites has Latrines not toilets,aeuroA simple cooking shelter (Kitchen)Food:aeuro3 meals a day will be provided at the campsiteaeuroParticipants will prepare meals together in working groups using Charcoal and fire wood from energy saving fire places and stovesaeuroIf 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 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: aeuroVisit Mt. Owati historical stones /Trees;aeuroSiripi Local market twice a month on Thursdays is also an experience.Note: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.
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