AGRO FORESTRY AND ENVIRONMENT CONSERVATION
- chantiers 1-3 semaines
- Code : UPA/008/17
- Dispo : 7M / 8F (Total Part 15)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
Ocea Disabled Women’s Association owns a 12 acre piece of land at Ocea Village, Odupi Sub-county on which it has for long tested several Projects. Effective 2009. Women Group members decided to start on a campaign to put more than half of this land under tree cover. Since 2009 several trees home been planted Forests are a livelihood to over 1:8billion people; home for 400 Million and are estimated to account for US 5428 Billion in trade, they provide shelter, source of food, medicine and play a vital role in maintaining a stable global environment. Millennium Development. Goal &also clearly requires us to ensure Environmental sustainability. The MDG targets 8 (a) encourages the reverse of loss of environmental resources like trees. In 2017 Ocea Disabled Women’s Association shall be committed to address the main challenges of environmental sustainability focusing on reversing of alarming distinction of trees as an environmental resource in order to contribute to a sustainable living and reverse the escalating weather challenges. Food security also remains a concern for ODWA and therefore it is planned to intercrop the trees with other food crops. It is expected that the weeding of these trees will be easier if at the same time weeding food crops. Its ODWA Members hope that this Project will become a demonstration project for Ocea Disabled Women’s Association in future and will become a distribution centre for tree seeding for the whole Odupi Sub-County Community.
Environment conservation ? Planting 3 acres of different species of trees. ? Preparation of 5 Tree Nursery Beds. ? Tree Potting ? Rising of Tree Nursery Shades. Agriculture ? Making composite manure pits. ? Carrying organic manure to plants / gardens. ? Planting food crops and vegetables in the trees. ? Weeding
Accommodation will be on the farms site, Participants will be required to carry own sleeping bags and Nets. The Camp sites has Latrines not Toilets,And a simple cooking shelter (Kitchen) 3 meals a day will be provided, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Fruits also easily available: Watermelon, Pineapple, Passion fruits, Sweet banana, Avocado, etc. Participants will prepare meals together with a Ugandan Cook using Charcoal and fire wood from energy saving fire places and stoves
Ocea Village Odupi Sub-county in Arua District. Arua District is located in the West Nile region part of Uganda boarded by Southern Sudan and Congo. Visit Mt. Owati historical stones /Trees; Siripi Local market twice a month on Thursdays is also an experience.
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. To allow the best preparations, participants are advised to arrive a day before commencement of the work camp applied for. 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.