o Participate in farming and life skill improvement in communal areas within villages.
o Sensitizing the communities on good farming and life skill for youth to address level of poverty.
o Planting crops in school farms, church farms and UPA farms.
o Participate in training on how modern farming to members
o Visit by participants to big farmers in the district and share with them their experiences.
• A mini seminar will be organized in 2 places in community and participants share their own experience about modern farming and life skill training in their respective regions /countries
• 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.
• Work campers will use charcoal or firewood to prepare the meals.
• If you need more fruits/extra meals/special diet you can get at your own cost.
Gulu Branch is located in the Northern District of Gulu bordered by Kitgum District in the East, Pader in the Northeast, and Lira District in the southeast and Murchison’s falls national park in the Southwest. The work camp participants will be hosted in a location within Gulu municipality 1 KM from the town centre. UPA Gulu Branch collaborates with various institutions in the area like World Vision, Action Aid, Gulu NGO forum, Gulu Youth center, Diocese of Northern Uganda, schools and many others to assist the youth affected by the war.
During the work camp participants may visit different places
• Former internally displaced people’s camps and resettlement sites to have a discussion on their coping mechanism.
• Visiting fort Baker and former slave trade route and collection centers, Kabalega Hide out during the British invasion in the late 18th century.
• Visiting various recreation centre and places of interest in and around Gulu.
Some places to be visited may be at a small fee for interested participants.
The communities live in Gulu municipality one of the towns positioned to acquire city status. During the Northern Uganda Insurgency Gulu town hosted large number of Internally Displaced Persons. While others have returned there remained a large population of urban dwellers who have not yet returned or are unable to return to their original homestead and now live in decertified parts of the town. These are the ones who are prone to climate change related hazards.
UPA Gulu branch together with other voluntarily organization has for a while been engaged in voluntary initiatives to address the issue affecting the communities especially the youths ranging from sanitation and hygiene, livelihoods, climate change, psychosocial support, water and sanitation
The international work camp is therefore designed to enhance the preparedness and mitigation activities of urban poor in GMC, It highlights, responsibility, leadership, and practical initiatives for local councils, communities, and citizens
• One with Positive attitude, willing to interact with a diversity of cultures
• Ambition to learn about the climate change and its effects in Uganda.
• Ability to Adopt and enjoy living in simple conditions.
• Willing to taste a variety of local foods and rural accommodation
NB: No special or particular expertise/skills required, however Participants should have some little knowledge on climate change, global warming and also facilitation skills. Participants with skills in creative and interactive games are welcome to participate.
The volunteers must apply for a tourist visa online with this link. https://www.visas.immigration.go.ug/ . This should be done a couple of weeks or months before the departure date. The form requires you to fill in the address of the contact person in Uganda and you should use: ZZIWA SAMUEL MUSANYUSA, NANSANA WEST I ZONE, +256785601220. The immigration department sends you an approval document which you must print and present on arrival at the airport. The tourist visa costs 50 US $ and it is better to carry it in cash.