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27.Nov - 15.Dec 2017
Kampala , Ouganda

YOUTH EFFORTS TOWARDS HIV/AIDS

  • chantiers 1-3 semaines
  • SOCI
  • EDU
  • UPA/010/17
Age minimum : 18
Frais d’inscription : 150.00 EUR
Frais supp : 250.00 EUR
  • Code : UPA/010/17
  • Dispo : 7M / 8F (Total Part 15)
  • Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
  • Age : 18 - 99

PARTENAIRE

Pakwach branch officially registered with UPA in 2000 with the aim of helping the youth in Jonam county to participate in community development work. The branch is located in Jonam county, Nebbi district, North Western Uganda. Jonam is a semi-arid area with very unfavourable conditions for basic agriculture. The communities mainly live on the scarce natural resources that are strained hence rampant environmental degradation. Food supplies are dependent on imports from neighbouring districts. Situated on the business transit route to Southern Sudan and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Pakwach town is exposed to high HIV/AIDS infection rate due to the traffic and people who stop by for a night(s) on their way to their destinations. Heavy drinking and unemployment is high in the youths as a result many have been sexually abused under the influence of alcohol or lured into commercial sex, prostitution and immorality ending up contracting HIV/AIDS. UPA Pakwach branch has for a while been engaged in initiatives that address the HIV/AIDS challenges and is committed to designing new methods. The international work camp is therefore designed to scale up the sensitization efforts by the use of Forum theatre.

TRAVAIL

Open discussions and debates. Holding workshops on HIV/AIDS Prevention and care. Lectures on HIV/AIDS counseling and care for parents/children. Visit post AIDS clubs. Performing forum theatre on HIV/AIDS prevention and care. Conducting interactive sports with local communities. Radio talk shows. One-day public dialogue.

LOGEMENT &NOURRITURE

The accommodation shall be providing within Abongo Women’s Group premises. Participants shall be required to carry along own clothing, boots, sleeping mats, bags and mosquito nets. The camp site shall have simple bathing shelters with no showers. Participants will divide themselves in Groups to prepare own meals using charcoal and firewood. There is a variety of local foods to choose from but dried cassava, millet and fish is the most common food.

SITUATION

The work camp will take place at UPA Pakwach Branch. PRUDEPMA Former ACORD House. Pakwach town council is in Nebbi District West Nile region. Pakwach branch is located 420km (6 – 7) hours’ drive from Kampala. It is along River Nile just 1 Km on Kampala Arua road. Pakwach branch officially registered with UPA in 2000 with the aim of helping the youth in Jonam county to participate in community development work. The branch is located in Jonam county, Nebbi district, North Western Uganda. Jonam is a semi-arid area with very unfavourable conditions for basic agriculture. The communities mainly live on the scarce natural resources that are strained hence rampant environmental degradation. Food supplies are dependent on imports from neighbouring districts. Situated on the business transit route to Southern Sudan and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Pakwach town is exposed to high HIV/AIDS infection rate due to the traffic and people who stop by for a night(s) on their way to their destinations. Heavy drinking and unemployment is high in the youths as a result many have been sexually abused under the influence of alcohol or lured into commercial sex, prostitution and immorality ending up contracting HIV/AIDS. UPA Pakwach branch has for a while been engaged in initiatives that address the HIV/AIDS challenges and is committed to designing new methods. The international work camp is therefore designed to scale up the sensitization efforts by the use of Forum theatre. Visit local communities in the fishing villages for forum theatre presentations. Visit voluntary counseling and testing services that provide youth friendly services. Visit to hospital where HIV/AIDS testing is done. Visit historical sites i.e. Wanglei Puvungu .. NOTE: There are other available opportunities to visit tourist places like Murchison falls, Hot and

BESOIN SPéCIAL

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. One with positive attitude, willing to interact with a diversity of culture. National and international volunteers. One with ambition to learn about HIV/AIDS and understand how to prevent it. Ability to adopt and enjoy living in simple conditions. Willing to taste a variety of local foods and rural accommodation. Note No special or particular expertise/skills required, however participants with skills in forum theatre, community mobilization, communication, handling issues of HIV/AIDS and counseling stands an added advantage.

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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