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.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Help with Computers/ Internet
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.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
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.
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.
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.
Enjoying the hot spring, nature walks, games and sports. Those who are Christian can go for service on Sunday.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
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.
Workawayers travelling in campervans are welcome to stay on-site at the accommodation provided for the volunteers.
This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.
Maximum 3-4 hours a day, 5 days a week
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