Help fight climate change by planting trees in Ugandan Schools

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  • Beschreibung

    Beschreibung

    My name is Ronald , 40 a Ugandan National. An Environmentalist by profession, a farmer , Football Coach and Climate Change Activitst. I have 3 children, Timothy, Melissa and Vanessa.

    I am the Director and Founder of this foundation but we have other Staff members as well. Since our inception in 2007, we have been conducting a number of Projects including, Music and Dance, Relief Aid to children, the Football Academy Program and now our tree Project.
    Our Organisation's mission is to empower children into becoming stewards of the environment and more importantly guide them to become major stakeholders in the fight against Climate Change in Uganda so that they become the change they want to see in the World.

    In 2016, we came up with the project after the realisation that Climate Change was becoming a serious threat to humanity Worldwide. We also realized that despite of the threat, no concrete measures had been taken by Government to address the issue and yet Schools were preoccupied by the efforts to have as many children pass in first grade without necessarily teaching children about Climate Change. Trees are being cut down at an unprecedented rate and thus carbon levels were increasing in the atmosphere partly contributing to change in Climatic Conditions.

    We therefore came up with our Project with the aim of not only re- greening the depleted environment, but also empowering young people to become environmental stewards in their own communities by teaching them about the importance of tree planting in tackling Climate Change but also planting trees with them practically.
    The project works in Jinja, Iganga , Buikwe and Mukono Districts It works in Primary, Secondary and Tertially Institutions. We have so far planted in 48 schools within Jinja District and we intend to scale- up the Program to other Schools in the different parts of Uganda and later cover the entire East African region.
    Our Goal is to ensure that schools in Uganda become major stakeholders in the fight against Climate Change. We have the passion and determination to achieve this; and we hope that joining us will inspire us achieve this goal.
    We also have The Renewable Energy Program which is part of our Project Strategy that equips Schools and Communities with skills in making low- cost renewable energy aimed at carbing deforestation and overall dependence on wood fuel which exacerbates Climate Change.
    Of late we have ventured into the planting of Fruit Forests which we have effectively implemented in Jinja City where we have planted hundreds of Fruit Trees with the children. We intend to plant another 2 fruit Forests in 2022.
    Lastly, have the Green Spaces Program through which we equip communities with skills in Vegetable growing. This aims at enhancing Food Security in Communities and tackling poverty especially among rural women in Uganda.
    By joining us you will be able to make an impact on the lives of children and rural women where we work., because developing countries always suffer most from the devastating effects of Climate Change. At the end of your volunteering session, we shall offer you a Certificate of Merit which will help build your career as an upcoming Environmentalist.

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Karitative Arbeit
    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Unterrichten
    Gartenarbeiten
    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Betreuung von Tieren
    Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
    Hilfe mit Computer /Internet

  • UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele
    Keine Armut
    Kein Hunger
    Gesundheit und Wohlergehen
    Hochwertige Bildung
    Geschlechtergleichstellung
    Sauberes Wasser und Sanitärversorgung
    Bezahlbare und saubere Energie
    Menschenwürdige Arbeit und Wirtschaftswachstum
    Industrie, Innovation und Infrastruktur
    Weniger Ungleichheiten
    Nachhaltige Städte und Gemeinden
    Nachhaltige Konsum- und Produktionsmuster sicherstellen
    Maßnahmen zum Klimaschutz
    Leben unter Wasser
    Leben an Land
    Frieden, Gerechtigkeit und starke Institutionen
    Partnerschaften zur Erreichung der Ziele
  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    1) Travellers will be in position to experience a new culture, learn new languages and get to enjoy the Ugandan food and delicacies including matooke, sweet potatoes, Luwombo, local greens which are not only tasty but nutritious too.
    2) Visitors will also have a chance to get skills in our Climate Change solutions and experience at first hand on how we tackle Climate Change in Uganda and will take back these skills back to their home Country and implement them.
    3) Travellers will also get a chance of touring the beautiful country that Uganda is. They will visit the source of River Nile( the longest in Africa), Lake Victoria, Bujagali and Sipi Falls, Mountains of the moon and the Chimpazees in Bwindi impenetrable National Park.
    4) Most importantly. they will learn about the diverse African/ Ugandan culture and living style quite diffrent from those they are accustomed to. They will adopt to the lifestyles such as creating an own vegetable garden, washing clothes with hands, harvesting rain water, preparing local dishes, bathing using a basin, using local toilets and learning some bit of the local language(s).

  • Projekte mit Kindern

    Projekte mit Kindern

    Dieses Projekt schließt möglicherweise den Umgang mit Kindern ein. Mehr Informationen findest du in unseren Verhaltensregeln und Tipps hier.

  • Arbeit

    Arbeit

    1)Travellers are required to be people who love the environment, clean air and water. They should have a passion for mother nature and should be ones who don't mind getting their hands dirty during the tree planting exercise.
    2)They should between 18 - 75 years of age both male and female, from any religion, race, color and tribe.
    3) Our travellers should also be in position to work with children of all age groups because our Project works mainly with School Children.
    4) Sometimes you will be required to go teach in the Schools alone but with the help of a Teaching Coordinator whom you will find at the School (s).
    5) Volunteers will be required to pay a small fee of 8 Us dollars a day to cater for your meals and sleep. The balance will help us cater for Project expenses like, buying Seeds, farm equipment and transport for monitoring projects. If you are willing to pay more, much better because it will help us achieve our dream of buying the house which we are currenlty renting

  • Sprachen

    Gesprochene Sprachen
    Englisch: Fließend
    Luganda, Ganda: Fließend

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  • Unterkunft

    Unterkunft

    We recently relocated to our new Home Base, which is a 3 Bedroom House situated on top of Wanyange Hill overlooking Lake Victoria. The house has a spacious Living Room, Dinning a shed plus a garden with Fruit Trees and a friendly neighbourhood. It is a good hideout from the city noise and its hilly nature is good for an early morning jogging or evening Walk.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    Being a non profit organization, we do not offer stipends for our volunteers. You will pay a small fee of 4 US dollars a day to help us organise tasty Ugandan meals for you on a daily basis.
    There are markets for fresh vegetables which you can buy at very low prices. Besides, Jinja town also has very many testaurants which provide both continental and European food including coffee. They are plenty of options as far as food is concerned. During your stay, our team will also teach you how to prepare Ugandan / African dishes.
    Volunteers should brace themselves for a hospitable reception. Ugandans are very hospitable and outgoing people. Volunteers will also spend some time in the evening to experience the lifestyle of Ugandans and also visit happening places like the Ndere Centre, source of the Nile, Sipi Falls, Kitagata Hotsprings, Mountains of the Moon, White water rafting of the River Nile, Bungee Jumping, Mabira forest tour and many others.

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    We welcome online volunteers as well as those who want to come and volunteer with us physically in Uganda now that airports have been reopened. Our online volunteers can get engaged in a number of activities, that include, Web designing, Organising Webinars, organising fundraising online drives, Lesson Plans, conducting online Climate Change Campaigns on our behalf and lots more exciting opportunities. Just get in touch.

  • Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Campervans are welcome at the project. We have ample parking space and security.

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

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    Arbeitszeiten

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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    USD$ 4 a day for 3 daily meals

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