COMMUNITY OUTREACH 2017
Open all year, starting on Mondays, every week, participation fee 210€ per week. Culture week mandatory: 210€ to start the programme
- Code : G/UGA/CO2017
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
There are many rural communities far away from big cities whose most residents are poor. Many of them do not have enough money to repair their houses or eat much other than the food they grow themselves and sometimes there are shortages, will has increased the levels of malnutrition in children. Moreover, the community does not get any funds from the government to support school developments, healthcare centers or structure development including the village hall, churches, etc. During this project, you will be working in construction and renovation work as well as painting. Your tasks will be determined depending on the current needs but they might include building sinks, water tanks, repairing chairs, etc. In addition, you will get the opportunity to help in a feeding/nutrition project for local children. Our aim is to support the community and its villagers and to promote a sustainable development of the village.
You will be staying in our center in the village. The accommodation itself is quite basic and authentic. You will be accommodated in a room with 4 – 8 beds and share the bathroom with your roommates. There is wifi available at the center. There are limited laundry facilities, so expect to wash your clothes by hand. All participants are expected to be environmentally aware and to use all resources with restraint, especially water, paper and electricity. You will be expected to clean up after yourself, and to play your part to keep the accommodation neat and organized. Food will be Ugandan-style, which means lots of vegetables, meats, potato, banana, bread, pancake etc. We provide breakfast, lunch and dinner on weekdays and only lunch and dinner on weekends.
You will be accommodated in a very rural area, which will give you the opportunity to see and experience the real Uganda.There are many local shops near our center, all located 10-15 minutes walking distance. Transportation to Mukono (30 minutes away) or Kampala are available. A van departs every 30 minutes to Mukono and every hour to Kampala, the capital of Uganda. Not far from our center (within 30 min – 90 minutes driving distance) are many things to see and do such as Kampala, the Ugandan capital, which boasts a great nightlife and is filled with museums and history. Also close is the opportunity to raft or even jet boat the headwaters of the Nile River.
Additional equipment: Clothes that cover your shoulders and your legs for the time you will spend working. Open all year, starting on Mondays, arrival on Saturdays or Sundays and departure on Saturday morning, participation fee 210€ per week. Program runs Mon-Fri, (free weekends). Culture week mandatory: 210€ to start the programme. Reception at EBB (Entebbe International Airport) at the arrival on Sundays. Before booking this program, please kindly keep in mind the school holidays. During the long holiday period, you will have the opportunity to arrange special classes for students in the community area. This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances. Before booking this program, please kindly check the public holiday calendar. During the some public holidays, you will have the opportunity to join activities with local villagers in the community area. This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.