Join a team of other volunteers to build a Resource Centre for rural farmers. When your volunteer vacation workcamp comes to an end, you’ll be tired and a bit dirty.
But, you will have made a big difference in the lives of rural farmers. You’ll leave the village with visible proof of the work you’ve done and happy memories of the people you’ve helped.
This Farmers’ Resource Centre will improve the livelihoods of this rural community through improved agriculture practices and technologies training programs and raise rural incomes through improved access to productive assets such as land and capital and reducing vulnerability for rural small-scale farmers through capacity building and a comprehensive value chain approach.
Agriculture is the backbone of the Ugandan economy with over 80% of the population being directly or indirectly involved in various aspects of this sector. Beacon of Hope Uganda invests a substantial amount of funding in the agriculture sector, through various projects in rural communities of Uganda.
Agriculture in Uganda is still based on traditional means of farming. For example, agriculture is still based on rain fed forecast for yields -this is outdated. BoHU is keen and focuses on improved innovative technologies both intermediate and affordable that can transform harvests through a resource centre.
By building a a resource centre, you can help the local farmers get the quality empowerment services they deserve.
You can help build a farmers’ resource centre even if you have never picked-up a hammer before. This unique opportunity lets you get your hands dirty and actually see what a difference you’ve made before you head back home.
But, don’t think it’s all about hard work. The program also give you the chance to travel around the communities you are working in, explore the country, and get to know the people you are helping.
Whether you are on a gap year, summer vacation, or career break, if you want to get your hands dirty and see physical results from your volunteer work overseas, this Project in Uganda may be just the thing for you!
Working with Local Communities in Uganda on a construction volunteer Project, Volunteers work alongside the local builders and carpenters, assisting with all levels of building and construction.
The basic buildings are made using traditional methods and local materials. The construction techniques are simple to master and are ideal for sites with limited facilities.
At this same project site, there are other activities ranging from gardening, setting up vegetable garden and pruning. The work we do here is reflected by project site demands.
The work of the volunteers on the Community construction volunteer Project in Uganda is varied but may include digging foundations, mixing cement, building walls, constructing a roof, plastering, or putting the finishing coat of paint on a completed house.
The building work takes place early in the morning and late in the afternoon so you’ll have plenty of time to get involved in the community you are working in.
Some volunteers combine the Building project alongside a Care or Teaching placement. The site we work on is overseen by a qualified builder from the community who will help volunteers with the construction process.
You do not need previous building experience to take part in this project; although anyone who does have any relevant skills will be very welcome and will be able to take on a more specialized role. All volunteers should, however, be reasonably fit and physically active, and be prepared for working outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.
This project is available for less than a month if you don’t have time to join us for a month or more. This project has been selected as being suitable for shorter duration for both the host community and the volunteer.