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UPA/02/2023 UGANDA : Kakunyu village, Bukomero Town Council in Kiboga District. CUL/SOC 01/08/2023 22/08/2023


The workcampers will stay at a UPA farm house in Kakunyu village, Bukomero Town Council in Kiboga District. The district is located in the central part of Uganda bordered by Kyankwanzi in the West, Nakaseke District in the northeast, Masindi in the northwest, Mubende district in the south and Kibale district in the southwest. Kakunyu lies 85kms 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. • To promote community participation through Creative and performing Arts • To enhance knowledge and skills sharing through music, dance and drama amongst the youth.

Work: 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 workshops.

Accommodation and food:  • Accommodation will be in simple rooms at UPA farm house • Participants will be required to carry own mat and sleeping bag. • The campsite has simple bathrooms and pit latrine with no showers • A simple cooking shelter (Kitchen) • Participants are requested to bring with them mosquito nets. • Carry torch and strong shoes 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.

Location: Kakunyu village, Bukomero Town Council in Kiboga District. 

Lesiure: Cultural and educational visits During the workcamp period the participants will visit the following places: • Visit the community market in Bukomero • Climbing Kateera Community Hills 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.

Requirements: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 instruments (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. • Uganda is known to be against LGBTQ activities

Language: Eng

Extra fee: 250 EUR