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UPA/05/2020 UGANDA UGANDA CULTURAL 04/08/2020 22/08/2020

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..
Weather
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.
NB:
 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.
• To enhance Educational awareness through Art and craft making, music, dance and drama. • To enhance knowledge and skills sharing through music, dance and drama. Activities • Traditional Dance: traditional dance lessons carried out by a trained instructor. • Modern Dance: Learn basics of a modern dance (Hip-Hop, Break-dance, Dancehall…) • Drama Workshop: There is the possibility to develop small scenes, depending on the skills of the participants. • Performances in traditional and modern dance at Bukomero local market street performance and Jam session in Kampala at the UGANDA NATIONAL CULTURAL PLACE). • Filming and capturing pictures and videos for the production of the troupe. • Drum making workshop. Expected Outcome • A song recorded audio and video by the participants national and international volunteers • Intercultural exchange on skills in music, dance and drama acting. • Cooking different food, culturally and traditionally from different cultural backgrounds • Participants presenting on stage dances and play practiced during the workshops, material learnt and produced (Customs and instruments) Cultural and educational visits During the workcamp period the participants will visit the following places: • Visit the community market in Bukomero • Climbing the Katera Mountain Note: Other visits on the weekend, like visiting Kampala (Ghaddafi Mosque, Kasubi Tombs etc) or Entebbe (Wildlife in the National parks, Botanical garden or beaches) are at the cost of interested volunteers. Beneficiaries The beneficiaries are the UPACT members, workcamp participants and the community. Participation The project expects 15 participants maximum with a composition of people from other regions of Uganda and International volunteer. 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. Who qualify 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 The Host Community The people in this part of Uganda are multi-tribal with the majority population being Baganda. And the major language spoken is Luganda also a big percentage of people speaking English well. The major foods eaten in this region are matooke, cassava, sweet potatoes, rice, beans, ground nuts, yams etc. Like most regions in Uganda people in this community always welcome visitors and always interested to talk/work with people from other cultural backgrounds Accommodation • 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. Meals • 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. • Work campers will use charcoal or firewood to prepare the meals. • If you need more fruits/extra meals/special diet you can get it on your own cost. Health Services There is a Health Centre at Bukomero 5Km away. Kiboga main referral hospital is located only 25km on Kampala- Hoima road. In case of serious cases it is 1 ½ hrs drive from Bukomero to Kampala for main hospitals. Water Source Participants use a bicycle and wheel barrows to collect water from a borehole 3kms away or collect water from nearby wells around the project. Weather Uganda currently faces a very changing weather. The month of August continue to be characterized with a mixture of rain and sunshine. It is therefore occasionally wet, bringing a raincoat/rubber boot/warm clothes would also be advisable. Please bring some light clothes too if it may turn out to be hot despite the rain. 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.