VILLAGE FARMING 2018
Open all year, starting on Mondays, every week, participation fee 175€ per week. Culture week mandatory: 210€ to start the programme.
- Code : G/UGA/VF2018
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 98
The Green Lion
Most villagers in rural Uganda have devoted their lives to farming as it is a practice, which has been passed down from generation to generation. Local villagers learn to live with only the basics as well as eating from what they have grown. In this program, you will work alongside local farmers and help them with their daily work. Your tasks might include planting and watering the crops, cleaning the farm, feeding the animals, picking fruits and vegetables depending on what is needed at the time. Some days may be busier than others as you will be working at the pace of the local farmers who also choose to have “lazy” days. Besides working with crops, you will also be working with animals including cows, sheep, goats, etc. This program will give you great insight into rural Ugandan life. Aims &Objectives : Help the local villagers work their farms and promote cultural exchange, Increase your knowledge of local Ugandan life and farming methods, Assist the effort with extra hands.
About the Accommodation : You will be staying in our rural accommodation center. The accommodation itself is quite basic and authentic. 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 Arrangements : Food will be Ugandan-style, which means lots of vegetables, meat, potato, banana, bread and pancakes.
Enjoy the local life in this rural township in central Uganda. Your accommodation location provides you with a great opportunity to see and experience Uganda on an authentic, local scale.
Additional Equipment : Modest clothing – covering your shoulders down to your knees for your time at the farms.