International workcamp for the construction of classrooms and playscheme with children of Kikooba Infant school
Description: Kikooba is one of the oldest branches of Uganda Pioneers Association started in 1990 with majority members being old women and men. This is one of the interesting UPA projects that has highly motivated old members joining a workcamp project. The workcamp project participantswillalsoengage in construction of a house to host the volunteers. The workcampers shall also engage with the children of the community school (Kikooba Infant School) that has about 100 pupils with games, art and lessons
Type of Work: • Brick laying • Digging the foundation. • Mixing sand and cement • Collecting bricks and water • Cleaning the compound • Playing with children • Organizing sports and games • Conducting lessons • Art and painting
Study Theme: Promoting Intercultural exchange through games and work
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 in a predominently Buganda women population, speaking Luganda with a very little number with limited English knowledge. Most of the interaction shall be with these women. The children at the school speak and understand English therefore English is the main languange for the camp.
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 Note: • Participants with special expertise like architectures, mansions have an added advantage but not mandato
Approximate Location: The project is situated at Kikooba village, 2km from at 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.
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