International Workcamp on Farming and Life Skill T
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: aeuroParticipate in farming and life skill improvement in communal areas within villages.aeuroSensitizing the communities on good farming and life skill for youth to address level of poverty.aeuroPlanting crops in school farms, church farms and UPA farms. aeuroParticipate in training on how modern farming to members aeuroVisit by participants to big farmers in the district and share with them their experiences. aeuroA mini seminar will be organized in 2 places in community and participants share their own experience about modern farming and life skill training in their respective regions /countries.
Accommodation: Accommodation:aeuroAccommodation 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 toiletsaeuroAnd a simple cooking shelter (kitchen) with energy saving fireplaceFood:aeuroThere 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 vegetablesaeuroFruits can also be easily bought from local markets, mangoes, sweet bananas, water melon, pineapples etcaeuroParticipants 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.
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: aeuroFormer internally displaced peopleaeuros camps and resettlement sites to have a discussion on their coping mechanism.aeuroVisiting fort Baker and former slave trade route and collection centers, Kabalega Hide out during the British invasion in the late 18th century.aeuroVisiting various recreation centre and places of interest in and around Gulu.NB: aeuroCultural Nights will be organized on different days for the different countries represented at the workcamp. Please carry along anything that can introduce your culture.Note: Some places to be visited may be at a small fee for interested participants.
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