Help empowering women,children and the youth in the Bakonjo community in Western Uganda

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Uganda

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  • Description

    Description

    My name is Kule. I am 32 years old. I'm am trustworthy, adventure/nature loving, and enjoy making new friends. I head a children and women project in the community that was formed with ideal objectives of charitable services to the orphans, disabled children, needy, women, and conservation of natural habitat for the development of tourism and culture in the community.

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

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The work awayer they will learn about the traditional life of the Bakonzo people who are living on the foot hill of the mountains like traditional stories,preparing local foods, traditional way of living and experiencing a new life and knowing how to make traditional clothes(making bark cloth) and traditional dances.
    The work awayer will learn the history of the Uganda tribes.You will experience the reality of living in Uganda. Sometimes the 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.

    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 , 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.

  • Help

    Help

    Participant will be to design teaching material and tools of which the initiative can make use for several of their education and awareness raising activities. Depending on your background you will conceptualize instructional material for teaching children, women and young mothers craft work-skills. The project furthermore wants to strengthen young mothers and women through training them in Eco -tourism activities as well as in gardening skills – you as work away participants will be asked to develop tools for teaching these skills. You will also design tools to educate women and young mothers on the topics of gender mainstreaming, advocacy and community law, savings and credit as well as tools to be used in adult literacy classes. Your support is also needed for developing concepts for awareness raising work on topics such as human rights, freedoms and responsibilities for women, mothers and children,marketing for our products (crafts,marketing for tourism and hotels).

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English,Lukonzo

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    self contain room with flash toilet,cold running water,power and a conducive environment.

    The work away will be getting fresh food from both market and garden not from supper markets.Those who will want to get special meals from what will be providing we are able to help him/her to get food of her choice at a friendly prices.
    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 they 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

  • 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

Receiving sewing machine and knetting machine from our matron
Child care family With our volunteers
Young girls on stage
child care family


Host ref number: 831443951434