I am a female Ugandan aged 59 years. I am involved in community mobilization; bringing people together to pursue common interests by creating a sense of unity, ownership and self- control. I am one of the founders of a community based organization (CBO) where we believe that empowered communities have better standards of living; better health and more actively participate in society developmental initiatives. My team of eight are all committed volunteers who get a stipend occasionally.
Meals are shared as family because we believe our visitors are part of us. We have meals as follows; breakfast at 7:30a.m; health break at 10:30a.m; lunch at 1:00p.m; another health break at 5:00pm; lastly dinner at 7:30pm.
Types of help and learning opportunitiesCharity WorkHelp with Eco ProjectsTeachingFarmstay helpHelp around the houseHospitality/TourismHelp with Computers/ Internet
UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
Open mindedness of both parties will be cultivated. This will lead to building upon the positive aspects of the local culture, religion, knowledge and tradition, brick by brick and work with the community members to build up their lives with dignity and honour.
Projects involving children
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Charity work involved volunteering on fieldwork. That is; offering guidance and counseling, psycho socio support for adolescents in and out of school.
ECO projects involve, tree planting, improved garden production methods and disposal of waste at household level within the community. We believe that if a household does something, it rolls over to neighbours, implying that as you begin small, the initiative can grow like a spiral. We teach women groups to enhance their goals of attaining acceptable standards of living. We have sessions with out of school adolescents to encourage them resume formal school or take up vocational skills training. We are trained community champions who train community members to avoid Gender Based Violence and enhance child protection. You will be seeing pictures of some of these activities on the profile.
Family home with single rooms formerly for my children who have moved on to their own homes. I can accommodate up to 10 guests at ago. Washrooms are outside but within the homestead. Meals will be prepared and shared together as family. However, they is provision for special or preferred meals by visitors.
What else ...
We are near a big water reservoir that is used for irrigation by a nearby rice farm. This water source provides us with fresh Tilapia fish and cool air. The large farm allows visitors to tour the factory to learn how rice is processed.We are also near a forest with baboons. We have very old people in the community. We can visit all these places for relaxation especially story telling by the older/senior citizens. Our host home is three hours drive from the capital city of Kampala. However, we are 50 meters from the highway.
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Can host digital nomads
I manage by buying data for specific time. I can be able to have a zoom meeting once in awhile or chat on WhatsApp and Facebook.
Space for parking camper vans
The space can take 4 vans comfortably. It is natural grass. It is fenced with both fence wire and natural trees trimmed well.
Can possibly accept pets
Friendly dogs and cats.
How many Workawayers can stay?
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week