International work camp on farming and life skill training in Gulu District
Description: The communities live in Gulu municipality one of the towns postioned to acquire city status. During the Northern Uganda Insurgency Gulu town hosted large number of Internally Displaced Persons. While others have returned there remained a large population of urban dwellers who have not yet returned or are unable to return to their original homestead and now live in decertified parts of the town. These are the ones who are prone to climate change related hazards.
UPA Gulu branch together with other voluntarily organization has for a while been engaged in voluntary initiatives to address the issue affecting the communities especially the youths ranging from sanitation and hygiene, livelihoods, climate change, psychosocial support, water and sanitation
The international work camp
Type of Work: • Participate in farming and life skill improvement in communal areas within villages. • Sensitizing the communities on good farming and life skill for youth to address level of poverty. • Planting crops in school farms, church farms and UPA farms. • Participate in training on how modern farming to members • Visit by participants to big farmers in the district and share with them their experiences. • A 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.
Study Theme: ‘Providing alternatives/mechanisms to address to address poverty”
Accommodation: • Accommodation shall be at a basic UPA structure/building • Participants will be required to carry own sleeping bags and mats • The campsite has simple outside bathrooms with no showers • The campsite has latrines not toilets • And a simple cooking shelter (kitchen) with energy saving fireplace
Language: The project location is in a predominantly Acholi population speaking Luo with a good number fluent in English.
Requirements: • One with Positive attitude, willing to interact with a diversity of cultures • Ambition to learn about the climate change and its effects in Uganda. • Ability to Adopt and enjoy living in simple conditions. • Willing to taste a variety of local foods and rural accommodation
Approximate Location: Gulu Branch is located in the Northern District of Gulu bordered by Kitgum District in the East, Pader in the Northeast, and Lira District in the southeast and Murchison’s falls national park in the Southwest. The work camp participants will be hosted in a location within Gulu municipality 1 KM from the town centre. UPA Gulu Branch collaborates with various institutions in the area like World Vision, Action Aid, Gulu NGO forum, Gulu Youth center, Diocese of Northern Uganda, schools and many others to assist the youth affected by the war.
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.