About the local hosting organizationUganda Pioneers Association is a youth voluntary organization registered with the National NGO Board Reg. Ref S.5914/114 and aims at promoting community based development, Intercultural co-operation and youth participation through voluntary work. For more information, visit our website: http://ugandapioneers.org
About the volunteer work• Environment conservation Planting 1000 eucalyptus trees in schools and community • Preparation of 2 tree nursery beds • Raising of 2 tree Nursery shades • Conducting community workshops • Conducting outreaches in local primary and secondary schools (Debates) • Workshops with work camp participants on recycling and eco friendly projects • Meeting with the environment and natural resources officer Agriculture • Making composite manure pits • Carrying organic manure to plants/gardens • Planting food crops and vegetables • Weeding of tree seedlings in Nursery beds
Local accommodationAccommodation 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 but they are cheap depending on the season.
About the project locationThe project will take place at UPA Arua Branch, Ezoova Village, Driwala Parish Pajulu Sub county 3kms from Arua Town. The administrative and commercial headquarter of the district is 520Km away from Kampala, Ugandan Capital City LEISURE • Visit historical sites, i.e. Wanglei Puvungu and Emin pasha’ s Tomb solar eclipse monument in WADELAI, • Muchision falls National Game park ( Para) • Visit to Nearby South Sudanese Refugee camps in Siripi, Rhino camp etc • Mount Wati
RequirementsParticipants shall be required to bring own sleeping bag, mat, pillow, mosquito net, sun cream, mosquito repellent, working gloves and boots/shoes. Light working clothes during working hours and warm clothes at night, as it may turn out to be chilly or cold; Musical instrument (optional); torch or flash light; water purifiers (optional); Personal effects (i.e. soap, toothpaste, toiletries) It would be nice if you can bring your national flag, common art facts of your country, stories, games, pictures and local recipes. It would be helpful for the cultural presentations about your country and for any social interactions. Above all do not forget a happy and positive attitude. NB: Shorts, dresses and skirts should reach knee length for cultural consideration. Smoking in public is illegal while engagement in drug/harsh carries a life prison sentence.
Extra info about the projectUPA doesn’t offer airport drop off after the workcamp but can help in identifying the service provider and the volunteer meets the costs ranging between 28-30 Euros. Tourist visa for people from the most nations valid for one to three month are available at the airport (fee: 50 US-Dollars) though it can be helpful to get detailed information from your local embassy in advance.