Psychological Support activities with orphans and vulnerable children and renovation work at Owing Primary School, The Site of the World Total Eclipse of the Year 2013
Description: The orphans and vulnerable children project at Owiny Primary School is an activity project of Community Women Association which was Started in the year 2015 by rural community women in Jonam County (Now Pakwach District) is a registered CBO in Pakwach District in the Northern (West Nile Region) part of Uganda. Owiny Primary School is a governmental aided institution but the work camp is intended to help in addressing the problems being faced by the orphans and the vulnerable in the school. Community Women Association (COWA) Conducted a pilot Study in Panyango Sub county and and realized that Owiny Primary School has the highest number of children who are either orphans or vulnerable o the social problems amongst other schools. COWA together with UPA Pakwach Branch and the School develop
Type of Work: Renovation works of painting the classrooms ● Cleaning the classrooms walls, windows and doors ● Mixing paints with water/paraffin or kerosene ● Painting the walls, windows and doors Social activities ● Communities visitations, counselling of orphans and vulnerable children especially child headed families, child mothers, bed ridden persons and a placement of referrals patients to Pokwero Health Center III (Government medical Facility) and prisoners at Ujigo Government Prison at Rasem in Wadelai ● Taking records on special forms and photographs of orphans and vulnerable children and parents/guardians for COWA data activities for advocacies, lobbying and foster parenthood programmes. ● Making/giving out playing materials to the children and arranging one day competitive singing,.etc
Study Theme: “Building Hope and Supporting Orphans and Vulnerable Children in their Rights to Access Quality Education in Conducive Atmosphere of Living.”
Accommodation: ● The accommodation will be in the school classrooms ● The participants will be required to carry own sleeping bags and mats ● The camp site has simple bathrooms with no showers ● The camp site has latrines no toilets ● A simple cooking shelter (Kitchen) ● The participants are expected to bring with them mosquito nets working clothes, gloves, shoes and children playing materials if possible ● If any games, information/pictures from host country, you can bring them.
Language: The people found in Northern Uganda (West Nile Region) are multi-tribal with majority population being Alur/Lugbara. The majority of the languages spoken in the project are are Alur/Jonam with a big percentage of the people speaking English very well
Requirements: ● Open minded, ready to interact with other peoples of different cultural background ● Willing to share his/her experiences ● Flexible to live/stay in simple life conditions ● Flexible to the taste of other foods (local African foods) ● Ready to do simple manual work on the project ● Positive attitude, willing to interact easily ● Ambitions to help the orphans and vulnerable children and the
Approximate Location: The work camp shall take place at Otwikende Village, Local Council I, Panyango Sub county in Pakwach District. The project site is in Owiny Primary School, which was the Epicenter tor the famous World Total Eclipse of the Year 3rd November 2013. Owiny Primary School is located 10 km from Pakwach Town at Pokuero Trading Center on Wadelai-Arua Road. The School is 240 km North of Kampala City on Kampala-Arua road in the northern (West Nile region) of Uganda, bordered by River Nile and Lake Albert in the East and South Zombo and Arua District in the West and North respectively.
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
Uganda currently faces a very changing weather. The month of August continue to be characterised with a mixture of rain and sunshine.
Its therefore occasionally wet, bringing a raincoat/rubber boot/warm clothes would also be advisable. Please bring some light clothes to.