25.Jul - 22.Aug 2017
Kampala , Ouganda


  • chantiers 1-3 semaines
  • KIDS
  • EDU
  • UPA/006/17
Age minimum : 18
Frais d’inscription : 150.00 EUR
Frais supp : 250.00 EUR
  • Code : UPA/006/17
  • Dispo : 12M / 13F (Total Part 25)
  • Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
  • Age : 18 - 99


The communities live in Gulu municipality one of the towns positioned 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 spirit of togetherness among school in the district. 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 is therefore designed to enhance the preparedness and mitigation activities of urban poor in GMC, It highlights, responsibility, leadership, and practical initiatives for local councils, communities, and citizens.


Participate in Co-curricular activities and ways of improvement in school and communities. Sensitizing the communities on values of sport, game and drama in the world. Organize competition in school and communities. Hold workshop, train local school teachers and youths on the importance, risk, and safety as measure to address. Participate in training for Making of simple game and sport equipment’s. A mini seminar will be organized in 2 schools and participants share their own experience about Co -curricular activities in their respective regions /countries.


The project will provide simple rooms with closed doors and windows. Therefore participants are required to carry along with them working shoes, gloves, working cloth, sleeping mats and bags, mosquito nets, their national flags, pictures and different games if possible. The food is basic and simple. Be ready to take the same dish for some days in a row. Fruits can at times be availed for the campers from local markets. Participants will chose food to prepare depending on the availability. Work campers will use charcoal or firewood to prepare the meals.


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. During the workcamp; participants may visit different places Former internally displaced people’s camps and resettlement sites to have a discussion on their coping mechanism. Visiting Fort Baker and former slave trade route and collection centers, Kabalega Hide out during the British invasion in the late 18th century. Visiting various recreation center and places of interest in and around Gulu. NB: Some places to be visited may be at a small fee for interested participants.


International participants are required to pay an extra fee of 250 Euros. The fee covers pick up from the airport or bus station/terminal upon arrival in Uganda, orientation at the UPA offices, local transport to and from the campsite, food and accommodation during the workcamp. The fee also contributes to the running of activities taking place during the workcamp and communication prior and other administrative costs to ensure that the workcamp is successfully done. PLEASE NOTE! The fee does not cover airport drop off after the project. Volunteers that intend to have the drop off service consult with UPA to identify the service provider. It will cost the volunteer an extra 25-28 Euros for this service. Open minded participants Ready to interact with other people of different cultural background. Positive attitude Willing to share his / her experiences Flexible to live / stay in simple living conditions Flexible to eat local food No experience needed

Uganda Pioneers Association is a youth voluntary organisation working with community projects, workcamps and volunteer exchange.

UPA was founded in 1989 by young Ugandans with the aim of mobilising youth to contribute to community development through voluntary work.

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