24.Oct - 11.Nov 2017
Kampala , Ouganda


  • chantiers 1-3 semaines
  • CONS
  • KIDS
  • UPA/009/17
Age minimum : 18
Frais d’inscription : 150.00 EUR
Frais supp : 250.00 EUR
  • Code : UPA/009/17
  • Dispo : 7M / 8F (Total Part 15)
  • Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
  • Age : 18 - 99


Kikooba is one of the oldest branches of Uganda Pioneers Association started in 1990 with majority members being old women and men. This is one of the interesting UPA projects that has highly motivated old members joining a workcamp project. The workcamp project participant swill als oengage in construction of a house to host the volunteers. The workcampers shall also engage with the children of the community school (Kikooba Infant School) that has about 100 pupils with games, art and lessons.


Brick laying Mixing sand and cement Collecting bricks and water. Roofing &plastering Cleaning the compound Playing with children Organizing sports and games Conducting lessons Art and painting


Accommodation will be in simple rooms. Participants will be required to carry own mat and sleeping bag. The camp site has simple bathrooms and pit latrines no showers A simple cooking shelter (Kitchen) Participants are requested to bring with them mosquito nets. 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. Workcampers will use charcoal or firewood to prepare the meals. If you need more fruits/extra meals/special diet you can get it on your own cost.


The project is situated in Kikooba village, 2km from at 74 km on Kampala – Hoima road North west of Kampala City. The project is located in Kiboga District boarded by Nakaseke District in the northeast, Masindi in the northwest, Hoima in the west, Mubende district in the south and Kibale district in the south west. Climbing Kikooba hill will also be an interesting activity. A local market is also on Tuesday at Bukomero every two weeks. A cultural night will be organized and participants will display items, songs and dances from their home countries and traditions.


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, ready to interact with other people of different cultural background Willing to share his/her experiences Flexible to live/stay in simple life conditions Flexible to the taste of local and basic foods Ready to work on the projects No experience needed Note: Participants with special expertise like architectures, mansions have an added advantage but not mandatory.

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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