Training in art, design and craft

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MACERUDET Uganda Volunteers
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Coordinator | Mulindwa
Coordinator | Mulindwa

High­lights

Experience the Ugandan way of life and enjoy evening country walks through our rural based communities.
Gain Ugandan fluency by living with a host family and sharing daily life with the communities.
Become more passionate about your major and propel your career with international experience
Make memories you will never forget during weekend excursions and tours with your fellow participants seeing our abundant natural resources and tourist attractions in the pearl of Africa Uganda
Visit our social cultural tourist attractions in the Buganda kingdom like the kasubi tombs and man made Kabaka lake with our Ugandan museum
The volunteers will train women/children in different skills of making/designing locally made handcraft like baskets ,wallmats,table trays and mats using local material This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+
Wheel Chairs
This program is very much important because it aims at empowering the children especially the girl child,the women and the entire community to be self reliant and productive using the locally available materials to make local handcraft that can be sold within the country and the entire world.The main social problem faced by our communities especially the girl child and mothers in general is lack of a self sustaining source of income that may result into being involved in bad acts in the society.The only way to solve that problem is to empower them with skills that can enable them become productive and self reliant not to entirely depend on men for their well being own other domestic basic needs.The program is mainly about training the teachers,students,children,women and the entire community in art,design and crafts using the locally available resources in the area like raffia and dry banana leaves .
The tasks undertaken will depend on their level of experience and qualifications. Volunteers may include, but are not limited to:The role of the volunteers will be training teachers, students and community members at the Mmanze Community in different art, design  and craft,  especially those are locally made using our local materials.Volunteers can also organize tradings for the community concerning marketing and promotion of their products.Volunteers also expect to learn from us our social cultural beliefs and practices,our taboos ,totems and clans,our songs,our local art and designs,our our local language.Volunteers do not need to bring any special equipment to train our people because this type of art and designs is mainly done using our hands.However,if they have any special equipment that they may to come with,it’s welcome
Vol  are accommodated with host families in order to learn our social cultural beliefs and practices.Program fees is used for airport pickup and drop back ,feeding and accommodation.Program fees is paid through western union money transfer system before arrival.50% of the fees is used to buy the training materials like raffia and dye.

During the week we organize a variety of activities for volunteers in the evenings.  We often play football (soccer), cards and board games or chill out around the bar or go out for a dance getting to know fellow volunteers from around the world.

Typical day

Volunteers work for at least five hours a day.The day starts in the morning with having breakfast between 08:00-09:00.Then the volunteer walks to the school which is about a ten minutes walk.He/She signs in the school arrival book and goes to the staff room to know the time table of the day which is followed by the entire staff.Normally,morning session goes up to 10:30.From 10:30 -11:00 Its is break time.Work resumes at 11:00 until 13:00 which is lunchtime for both teachers and students.At 14:00 working resumes up to 16:00.This is time for sports or music,dance and drama.At 17:00 the school is closed for the children to go back home and the teachers as well.This is normally the program from Monday to Friday because weekends are free days for the volunteers to go for different tours to different places of their choice.National public holidays are also free days for volunteers and the other teachers 

Free-time activities

Volunteers can be engaged in the following activities during their free time : Going for a walk through our communities to see different types of nature like the high rocks at KUNGU ROCK. They can go for sports like football during evenings They can go for tours in our tourists attractions the Kasubi traditional tombs . They can go to our source of the Nile at Jinja. They can go to Mabira natural forests to see the different nature there. They can go to our wild life centre at Entebbe zoo. They can go to our national game parks like Queen Elizabeth national park,Kidepo national park,Bwindi Impenetratable forest,The Sippi falls,BUJAGAALI falls,the Kikagata hot springs,The Rwenzori mountain for mountain climbing ,The mountains of the moon. Volunteers can also for concerts and music shows in different recreation centres. They can go to Ssese islands to watch the different nature in the islands. They can go to our museum to see our reserved past activities. All the above activities can be done either in the evenings after work ,on weekends and during the official public holidays in the country.

Concert/
Music
Museum/
Opera
Safari/
Zoo
Sports

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
general at high school or college level
Required Documents
CV , Immunization certificate and motivation letter and current photo
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Volunteers should be open-minded, friendly, and willing to work within a community
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 16:00

What's Included

Services by MACERUDET Uganda Volunteers

Program fees is used for airport pickup and drop back,feeding and accommodation.50 percent of the fees is used to buy the training materials for the trainees like raffia and dye.

Airport Pickup at Entebbe International Airport

We pick volunteers from the airport at their arrival schedule that should be communicated to us before arrival by the volunteer .The volunteer is picked by me the Program Manager or can be picked by another delegated person with a document /password that is being communicated to be used for proper identification of each other.It is always recommended not to travel to the project site during late hours in the night especially after 12.00 midnight.Volunteers that arrive late at night are advised to stay at a hotel or guest house at their expense.

Accommodation

Accommodated with host family to enable the volunteers learn our social cultural beliefs and practices ,with single,double rooms.Water is got from the rain water harvesting tanks,batherooms are outside and urinals are out side.We use solar power for light and electricity.

Guest Family Bedroom (Single) Bedroom (Double) Youth Hostel
Food & Beverages

Food and drinks are provided at the following program :8.00 am to 9.00 am we provide break fast .10.30 am- 11 am , we serve break tea or coffee,1.00 pm -2.00pm we serve lunch,5.00 pm to 6.00 pm we serve evening tea or coffee ,8.00 pm to 9.00 pm we serve dinner.Our food is mainly the local organically grown food with a lot of greens,fruits and water.Vegetarians are mainly considered but if you take meat,pork ,mutton then we can consider you for that menu.

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Entebbe International Airport (EBB) in Entebbe. We assist you to find cheap flights to Uganda.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Uganda provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Uganda you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Uganda.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

Arrival dates are flexible and volunteers are welcome all the year round.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 8 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$ 800
5 weeks
$ 1,000
6 weeks
$ 1,200
8 weeks (max. stay)
$ 1,600
Average fees
$ 200 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. MACERUDET Uganda Volunteers will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with MACERUDET Uganda Volunteers during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Training in art, design and craft

The volunteers will train women/children in different skills of making/designing locally made handcraft like baskets ,wallmats,table trays and mats using local material

$200/week

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