Are you a hard, devoted worker who has a passion for making dreams come true?, If you are then this is the perfect project for you! This project focuses around refurbishing, renovating and constructing any building or system that will help the community in a big way. You will get to live and work in a village that has been largely untouched by western civilzation.
Accommodation: Either in a guest house in the village or in your own accommodation in Kabale Town
Requirements: Physically fit and a go-getter attitude.
Minimum Age: 15 years
Working Hours: 8:00am – 1:30 pm , but are flexible.
Nearest town: Kisoro
Guaranteed: Living in a rural community, seeing how traditional lifestyles and working with your hands together with creative thinking.
What we offer: Our packages start from EUR €185 for 2Wks with no excursion attached, if you are looking to explore and see Uganda say by combining your placement with Wite Water rafting, Gorilla and Chimp trekking or Wildlife viewing adventures then an adventure package is available for you at the best affordable price in Uganda.
About the Project: The project is situated in a village which is high up on a terraced hill above Kabele Town. The villagers rely on farming to provide for basic survival and because there is no fresh water nearby, villagers need to travel a great distance down the steep terrain and back up again to bring the water to their households. There are two primary projects at village. The first being a water pumping system to get running water up to the village from the river below and the second being the construction of a school for the children as currently they attend school in the local church and a wooden structure next to the guest house.
Current Needs: The needs of the project at the moment are primarily to get the water system from the river to the village and once that is completed, to build a school for the children. Volunteers are requested to help raise funds prior to joining the project. Groups of volunteers should try aim to raise between EUR€250 and EUR€500. These funds combined with the funds from third party donors are critical in getting the relevant tools and materials to complete the work.
Guidance and Supervision: When you arrive, you will be given half a day of orientation by staff members of the project. This orientation will include covering areas such as culture, safety, locations, transportation as well as being introduced to your project. You will also be able to contact the project personnel 24 hours a day.
Accommodatio: There are two options for accommodation on this project.
Volunteer House: Most volunteers choose this option to live in the village at the guest house that has beenbuilt just for volunteers. Be prepared for living a simple life in this mountain village as there is no runningwater or electricity. Blazing fires will allow for plenty of hot water when you need it. Fresh water will beprovided for you to drink and you will be well fed with some traditional Ugandan food. During your stay you will be provided with fresh sheets, pillows and blankets but you are advised to bring your own air mattress.
Private Accommodation: If you prefer a more western style of accommodation then you can choose to stay in Kabale Town itself where you will have to hike up the mountain to the village each day. Note that this accommodation is not included in the package costs and you will have to make arrangements in advance with us if you prefer the private accommodation.
Detailed Itinerary: Day to day activities: Helping and working at the projects like implementing a water system or building eco homes/school for the villagers
HOW TO APPLY;
Earliy bookings are encouraged as space is always limited! . To Apply visit http://www.mzunguvolunteers.org/ and or E-mail us email@example.com and we will help you prepare your African volunteer holiday dream!