Help empower women, children and the youth in the Bakonjo community in Kasese, Uganda

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Uganda

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  • Description

    Description

    My name is Kule. I am 35 years old. I'm trustworthy, adventure/nature loving, and enjoy making new friends. I'm the head of a children and women's project in the Ruboni community located in the Rwenzori Mountains of Uganda. This project was formed with the objectives of charitable services to the orphans, disabled children, those in need, women, and conservation of our natural habitat for the development of tourism and culture in the community.

    We carry out activities geared towards enhancing education mobilization, promoting childcare initiatives, promoting local community hygiene and nutrition, conducting seminars/workshops on young girls' education, community sensitization on soil and water conservation. Additionally, we host a tourism information center, undertake games. sports, and other activities among the youth, as well as run a craft shop comprising of various artifacts and cultural regalia.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Teaching
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Hospitality/Tourism
    General Maintenance
    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

    Volunteers will learn about the traditional life of the Bakonzo people who are living at the foothils of the Rwenzori Mountains as well as the history of the Ugandan tribes. You will experience the reality of living in Uganda. Uganda is actually more a diamond in the rough, unpolished but potentially shining bright, but you will learn to discover and appreciate this hidden gem. There's a reason Uganda is nicknamed the "Pearl of Africa".

    Life here is simple and peaceful. In contrast to the fast and industrialized Western world, you will be brought back to the essential of life: living it. Time does not always have to be filled here, living life in a rush is no priority. Where in the developed world time is very costly, here time is something that simply passes by while you're living your life. Food is produced locally and handcraft is still king. The people will teach you about their traditions, customs, and talk about their wishes and you will be surprised of the similarity between their wishes and yours.

    When you get here you will see a different, simple way of life, and we are certain that your experience here will change the way you look at life, which will be of value for the rest of your time on this earth.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    Depending on your skills and interests, you will have the chance to decide what part of our project you would like to participate in.
    Some examples include:
    - Help with creating material for teaching children.
    - Women and young mothers craft work-skills. (The project helps strengthen young mothers and women in Eco -tourism activities as well as in gardening skills)
    - Design tools to educate women and young mothers on the topics of gender mainstreaming, advocacy and community law.
    - Awareness on topics such as human rights, freedoms and responsibilities for women, mothers and children.
    - Marketing for our products (crafts, marketing for tourism and hotels). Photographers, website designers, and those with social media experience are much needed.

    Many more opportunities for the Workawayers are additionally available, we love and encourage you to bring new ideas for the project.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: 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

    Accommodation

    Rooms will be provided on a separate site about 10 minutes walking distance from the office. Flushing toilets, cold running water, electric power and mosquito nets are present in the rooms. A lock and key will also be provided. WiFi is not provided; however, we can give you a WiFi router which you can purchase data for in the village (approximately 5,000 shillings ($1.5 USD) for 1GB. Prices will vary depending on the amount of data).

    Lunch will be provided, but volunteers will be responsible for their own breakfast and dinner. A kitchen is available at the site of the accommodation for cooking. Volunteers can alternatively decide to purchase already cooked food from the community located by the office (about a 10 minute walk from site), ranging from 500 shillings (14 cents USD) up to 3,000 shillings (84 cents USD). Vegans/vegetarians are welcome as well and should have no problem finding foods that suit their dietary needs.

    Our accommodation is located 1/2 km from the Rwenzori Mountains main gate of the central circuit. While relaxing at our accommodation garden you will be viewing one of the peaks of Rwenzori, which is 4350 meters above sea level.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Enjoying the hot spring, nature walks, games and sports. Those who are Christian can go for service on Sunday.

  • 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

    Digital nomads are welcome. I can provide flexible hours that work for you; however, you will need to provide your own Internet. Data is available for purchase in the community although SIM cards and/or WiFi routers will need to be purchased before arriving as they are not available here.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Workawayers travelling in campervans are welcome to stay on-site at the accommodation provided for the volunteers.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 3-4 hours a day, 5 days a week

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