International Workcamp on Improving the Leaving Standards of Orphans and other Vulnerable Children
Description: Bamusuuta children’s home started as an initiative way back in 1988 after realizing that a number of orphans were increasing at a fast rate as a result of the concluded 1980-1985 guerrilla war and the high prevalence rate of HIV/AIDS. The orphanage originated from UWESO group Kiboga, which was a group of women and men who are still members of the organization up to now. The initial number of children was 20. Presently, the scope of service has been extended to cover 50 orphans who stay with their guardians/parents in different homes. The construction work for accommodation structure at this place was partially done as an extension for the orphanage, we are optimistic that it will be accomplished accomplishment through the workcamps .
Type of Work: • Mixing sand and cement • Colleting water • Playing with children • Plastering of the building • Home visits to families for orphans and vulnerable children
Study Theme: Building hope for the vulnerable children through improved accommodation and Psycho-social support
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 located in a predominantly Buganda population, speaking Luganda as a local language. However English shall be the main medium of communication amongst the participants and during the implementation of workcamp activities.
Requirements: • Open minded, ready to interact with other people of different cultural background
• Willing to share his/her experiences
• Flexible to live/stay in simple life conditions
• Flexible to the taste of local and basic foods
• Ready to work on the projects
• No experience needed
Approximate Location: Bamusuuta Children’s home is located at Kiyuni village, Kalagi parish, Mulagi sub-county, Kiboga District-Uganda. Kiboga is 78kms along Kampala – Hoima Rd and Kiyuni lies approximately 1km outside Kiboga town.
Notes: The volunteers must apply for a tourist visa online with this link. https://www.visas.immigration.go.ug/ . This should be done a couple of weeks or months before the departure date. The form requires you to fill in the address of the contact person in Uganda and you should use: ZZIWA SAMUEL MUSANYUSA, NANSANA WEST I ZONE, +256785601220. The immigration department sends you an approval document which you must print and present on arrival at the airport. The tourist visa costs 50 US $ and it is better to carry it in cash. During this period, temperatures will be ranging between 25 degrees to 35 degrees Celsius. It is sunny with a few intervals of rain. Therefore, volunteers should carry along strong boots, rain coats and umbrellas