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Project Title
International workcamp for the construction of classrooms and playscheme with children of Kikooba Infant school
Project Date
21st July -7th August 2020
3 weeks
Project Code
Project Host
Kikooba UPA Branch
Project Theme
Promoting Intercultural exchange through games and work
Project Location
The project is situated in Kikooba village, 2km from at 74 km on Kampala - Hoima road North west of Kampala City.
The project is located in Kiboga District boarded by Nakaseke District in the northeast, Masindi in the northwest, Hoima in the west, Mubende district in the south and Kibale district in the south west.
Project background
Kikooba is one of the oldest branches of Uganda Pioneers Association started in 1990 with majority members being old women and men. This is one of the interesting UPA projects that has highly motivated old members joining a workcamp project. The workcamp project participantswillalsoengage in construction of a house to host the volunteers.
The workcampers shall also engage with the children of the community school (Kikooba Infant School) that has about 100 pupils with games, art and lessons.
Project objectives
 To construct classrooms at Kikooba UPA Branch
 To educate and engage pupils from the community school
 To promote the spirit of voluntarism amongst community members
 Brick laying
 Digging the foundation.
 Mixing sand and cement
 Collecting bricks and water
 Cleaning the compound
 Playing with children
 Organizing sports and games
 Conducting lessons
 Art and painting
 More classrooms built
 Children engaged in games and sports
 Increased literacy and numeracy levels amongst children
Cultural and EducationalVisits
 Climbing Kikooba hill will also be an interesting activity.
 A local market is also on Tuesday at Bukomero every two weeks.
 A cultural night will be organized and participants will display items, songs and dances from their home countries and traditions.
 Kikooba UPA members
 Kikooba community members
 Medium Term volunteers to Kikooba branch
The project expects 15 participants maximum with a composition of people from other regions of Uganda and International volunteers. Participants will work 6 hours daily from Monday to Friday.
Weekends are for social interaction and/or excursions unless if the official camp programme has an activity.
Whoqualifies to participate
 Open minded, ready to interact with other people of different cultural background
 Willing to share his/her experiences
 Flexible to live/stay in simple life conditions
 Flexible to the taste of local and basic foods
 Ready to work on the projects
 No experience needed
 Participants with special expertise like architectures, mansions have an added advantage but not mandatory.
The host community
The project location is in a predominently Buganda women population, speaking Luganda with a very little number with limited English knowledge. Most of the interaction shall be with these women. They are active women with a zeal to work for their project. Volunteers on this project will have the opportunity to interact with mostly UPA branch members and those from the community
 Accommodation will be in simple rooms.
 Participants will be required to carry own mat and sleeping bag.
 The camp site has simple bathrooms and pit latrines no showers
 A simple cooking shelter (Kitchen)
 Participants are requested to bring with them mosquito nets.
 The food is basic and simple. Be ready to take the same dish for some days in a row.
 Fruits can at times be availed for the campers from local markets.
 Participants will chose food to prepare depending on the availability.
 The participants will use charcoal or firewood to prepare the meals.
 If you need more fruits/extra meals/special diet you can get it at your own cost.
Health services
Bukomero Health Centre IV located 10 km away is the nearestmedicalfacility. It canonly provide basic health services. Kibogareferralhospital is alsolocated 25kms on Kampala – Hoimaroad. For major health issues participantsshall have to bemoved to Kampala mainhospitals. The journeytakes 1-1 ½ hours
Water source
There is a borehaloe a few metresawayfrom the project site.In case of breakdown thengetting water shallbechallanging and
Project Title International Workcamp on Cultural development in Traditional music, dance, drama and production. Project Dates 4th – 22nd August 2020 Duration 3 weeks Project Code UPA/05/2020 Project Host Uganda Pioneers’ Association Cultural Troupe. Project Theme “Production and culture through skills and knowledge” Project Location The workcampers will stay at the farm in Kakunyu village, Bukomero sub county in Kiboga District. Kiboga District is located in the central part of Uganda boarded by Nakaseke District in the northeast, Masindi in the northwest, Mubende district in the south and Kibale district in the southwest. Kakunyu lies 85km on Kampala-Hoima road. Project Background UPA Cultural troupe is committed to promote community sensitization and awareness through music, dance and drama. The Cultural troupe started in 1994 as a pilot project of UPA. The troupe was started mainly to be used for promoting cultures, running awareness campaigns, fundraising and marketing UPA and her activities. Project Objectives • To promote intercultural cooperation among youth and other groups.
participantsshallberequired to collect water from the nearbywellonlyabout 600 - 700 metresaway..
The temperatures are warm between 27-30 degrees centigrade and the evenings are at times a bit cold.
What to bring?
Participants shall be required to bring own sleeping bag, mat, pillow, mosquito net, sun cream, mosquito repellent, working gloves and boots/shoes. Light working clothes during working hours and warm clothes at night, as it may turn out to be chilly or cold; Musical instrument (optional); torch or flash light; water purifiers (optional); Personal effects (i.e. soap, toothpaste, toiletries)
It would be nice if you can bring your national flag, common art facts of your country, stories, games, pictures and local recipes. It would be helpful for the cultural presentations about your country and for any social interactions. Above all do not forget a happy and positive attitude.
 Shorts, dresses and skirts should reach knee length for cultural consideration.
 Smoking in public is illegal while engagement in drug/harsh carries a life prison sentence.


Participation fee: 250 Euros for International volunteers
International participants are required to pay an extra fee of 250 Euros. The fee covers pick up from the airport or bus station/terminal upon arrival in Uganda, orientation at the UPA offices, local transport to and from the campsite, basic food and accommodation during the workcamp. The fee also contributes to the running of activities taking place during the workcamp and communication prior and other administrative costs to ensure that the project is successfully implemented.
Please note
 The fee does not cover airport drop off after the project. Volunteers that intend to have the drop off service are required to consult with UPA to identify the service provider. It will cost the volunteer an extra 25-28 Euros for this service.
 To allow the best preparations, participants are advised to arrive a day before commencement of the work camp applied for.
 Accommodation is basic. In most cases the participants will be sleeping in community halls or school classrooms. The volunteers are required to bring with them a sleeping bag, a mosquito net and other personal requirements.
 Meals are prepared by the participants in turns on charcoal stoves or open fire. The meals are basic, In case you need to have a special meal/diet, you have to buy it yourself.
For more information about the specific camps and activities, UPA provides an info sheet.
Cancellation of participation
Cancellation of participation before the project resumes while in Uganda attracts a 50% refund only. In case a volunteer cancels his/her participation during the workcamp, it is not possible to refund any amount of the participation fee to them. This is due to the fact that expenses are already incurred on communication, airport pick up, orientation, prior preparations before the workcamp and other logistics. However if a volunteer cancels his/her participation before arriving in Uganda, he will be given back the entire fee if payments were made prior to their arrival in the country.