Botanical Gardens, Art Centre and Education Centre in Western Uganda



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  • Description


    We are a school and art project in Majengo town in district Kasese, Uganda, East Africa. The vision is to provide education for every child in and around Kasese. We want to empower children to develop their own ideas and to be strengthened in their creativity. Therefore the main focus is to integrate art in the daily time table of the school and to cooperate with local artists in order to support children to develop future perspectives.

    There are currently around 100 children of ages 3-15 years visiting the school. Many parents of those children can not afford school fees. Our goal is to offer them free education. In 2019 we started a cooperation with World´s Education, an organization supporting education projects around the world.

    We invite you to join us and teach alongside the local staff to positively impact the lives of these youngsters. Plus, why not have another place in the world you can call home? You require no previous teaching experience to become a part of our team. Just a heart to share the little skills you might have that these kids can use in their day to day lives.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will immerse yourself in the Ugandan culture, and learn to look at the world from the local's perspective.
    You'll also learn the local languages, dances and a taste of the local cuisine.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    We have different types of work. Besides teaching the children we are always looking for people who like to share or develop new teaching methods with our teachers . You are also very welcome if you are interested in arts and would like to help us organize art exhibitions, cultural events and to network with local artists. Ecological farming is also becoming a big part of our project since we want to provide meals with our own grown food. As we need to expand our school buildings there is always opportunity to help with construction sides or to create furniture.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent
    Swahili (Kiswahili): Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    We offer shared accomodation to our volunteers, so they can socialise more. Our camping site is also available for volunteers travelling with their own tents.

    Mosquito nets are offered to each of our volunteers a long with a pair of bed-sheets and blanket, which you can always wash on sunny days.

    We offer our volunteers meals three times a day for free as part of the exchange. Breakfast at 7:00am, lunch at noon, and dinner at 8:00pm.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You can spend you're weekends trekking the Rwenzori Mountains (highest in Uganda), swimming in the hotsprings, Game Driving in the Queen Elizabeth National Park to spot lions and other game, Boat cruising on Kazinga channel -a home to Crocodiles, hippos and plenty of fish while still spoting game like elephants, tracking Monkeys, Chimps and gorillas on top of visiting local markets and also attending local events.

    The cheapest and commonest means of transport is the Motor Bike, which you can always use to get to town or visit a few places around town like the Market.

    English is understood by most locals, and most children are slowly learning it at school. The commonly used local languages are Lukonzo, Luganda and Lutoro. We will teach you basics of these so you can say hello to locals in their language.

    The rainy season runs from March - May and September - November, and the Dry season from December - February and June - August. Please do pack with that in mind.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have a digital lab with reliable Internet access. Happy to let you use it when working on your projects in your free time

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have a big compound that can accommodate up to 50 cars, so parking will not be an issue. Security is also good.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We have pets on-site too, so hosting a pet would not be an issue.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

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Host ref number: 573222826615