VILLAGE FARMING 2017
Open all year, starting on Mondays, every week, participation fee 175€ per week. Culture week mandatory: 210€ to start the programme
- Code : G/UGA/VF2017
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
In Uganda’s rural areas, most villagers devote their lives to farming as this has been passed on from generation to generation. Since they are born, local villagers learn to live with only the basics and they grow their own food. In this program, you will work alongside local farmers and help them do their work. Your tasks might include planting and watering the crops, cleaning the farm, feeding the animals, picking fruits and vegetables and other things depending on what is needed at the time. Some days might get busy, while others might be more relaxed as you will be working at the pace of the farmers, who also choose to have “lazy” days. Besides working with crops, you will be working with animals as well, including cows, sheep, goats, etc. This program will give you a great insight into life in rural Uganda, as you will be working and interacting with local people in a very off-the-beaten-path way. In the rural area, where there are local villagers whom did not have high education background. Those local villagers are doing farming as these are what they have been thought and learn from their living experience generation to generation. With this part its more like becoming farming villages where most of villagers are doing farming. And they are doing many kind of farms include animals, fruits and vegetable. Local villager are learn to live in basic way plant veggies, fruits, farming animal for themselves to eat in their family and earn some little money for the one who has more lots or lands which they are able to do farming to earn some money. The aim of this project is to help the local villagers in their farms and to promote cultural exchange.
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 during your time at the farm. Open all year, starting on Mondays, arrival on Saturdays or Sundays and departure on Saturday morning, participation fee 175€ 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.