Training School and Community Organic Gardening

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High­lights

Volunteering is the solution and very rewarding. You get to meet many different types of people and form solid relationships based on mutual respect, understanding, and caring
visit communities, speak to the women and children who are being helped, learn about past and present struggles the country is facing and seeing projects that take place with real life results.
Develop a range of skills and experience that can be used in everyday life.
Make Memories you'll never forget during weekend excursions with your fellow participants
Over the weekends we can organize and visit some of the tourist places,
School and Community Organic Garden Project, here we look at the food security and Nutrition for Children and women. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+
Wheel Chairs

Our School and Community Organic Garden Program is incorporated in to a number of schools in Mukono, Uganda.
In collaboration with these schools, EACO has established many organic gardens that encourage students and teachers to learn modern farming methods. They are taught new skills that will enable them to farm the land in a productive and sustainable way. These skills are then passed onto their families, therefore transforming the previous Ugandan lifestyle of mere subsistence farming. We need volunteers and Donors to link up with us.

The project called School and Community Organic Garden Project, here we look at the food security and Nutrition for Children and women, under this project the volunteer will look at
• Evaluation of indigenous food systems of Mukono community to access nutrition of local foods.
• Develop dietary recommendations from indigenous foods for overall health of Mukono community.
• Sustainable vegetable production for food and nutrition needs of schools of Mukono District.
• Develop a plan for potential school lunch program to ensure nutritional balance in primary school.
• Develop resources to educate pregnant and nursing mothers about nutrition for a healthy mother and child.

Typical day

A typical day looks like the following for week days: At 7:30 AM volunteers will have breakfast, 9 AM the volunteer program begins and ends at 12 PM. We go back to the compound and freshen up. Lunch is usually served at 1PM. From 1PM to 5 PM  volunteers have free time. From 5PM to 8 PM there are group activities. Dinner is served at 7-9PM. On weekends volunteers are free to do what they want, such as explore the local town and go into the city center with other volunteers.

Free-time activities

Over thee weekends we can organize and visit some of the tourist places, this will be at your own expense and can include: Source of the Nile in Jinja, Water falls, Game parks and others.There are many other tourism opportunities in Uganda.
We recommend you to have some extra weekly budget for your other expenses such as bottled water, personal items, beverages, and entertainment.

Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/
Music
Diving/
Snorkling
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo
Museum/
Opera
Sports
Winter 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)
Education Requirements
Nutrition, Health, Food science, Agriculture at University level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Relevant work experience and technical skills, Computer skills, Proposal and grant searching skills, Fundraising skills
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:30 - 16:30

What's Included

Services by Empower and Care Organization

• Airport pick up and drop off at Entebbe Airport
• Accommodation: in Mukono, EACO can arrange for volunteers to stay with a local family or in a guest house. In Maracha the volunteer must stay with the project co-ordinator in the area.
• Food: 3 meals per day
• In-country orientation/ training
• In-country staff support
• Language Instruction

Airport Pickup at Entebbe International Airport

We provide airport pick up to and from the airport as well as to the project sites.

Accommodation

Accommodation at EACO is simple but comfortable. We can accommodate more than ten persons at any given time. You can also decide to share with some Families of the Caretakers or in a guest house. Volunteers have their own room which is secured with a door lock. Two volunteers can share a room but each one must have his/her own bed. Our guest-house has western (flushing toilet). There is electricity and a generator is available for use when electricity fails to work.

Guest Family Bedroom (Single) Camping
Food & Beverages

Volunteers are provided with 3 meals per day and that is Breakfast, lunch and Supper. Water is also provided with some fruits.


Breakfast is usually served around 7:30 AM and includes toast bread, eggs, noodles, tea, and coffee. Lunch is served around 1-2pm and usually consists of a variety of local foods such as Matooke, Irish potatoes, Cassava, Posho Rice. Dinner is usually served at 7-9pm and often includes same local food with vegetables. If volunteers would like additional food, there are plenty of restaurants and shops near the volunteer compound where they can purchase food separately from the meals that are provided. A rough estimate of the cost of food in the shops nearby is about $4-6 USD. For a special farewell dinner, we can organize something special for an extra $5 USD per volunteer."

Internet Access
Good 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

"We provide airport pickup to all volunteers who come to our program as part of the nightly price we charge. Volunteers should send us their flight information and someone will be at the airport to pick them up. We do not provide local transportation from the volunteer house to our program but volunteers can easily take the bus which will cost approximated $1 USD per trip. You will be making at least 2 trips per day. For the local tours and excursions that we provide we will pick volunteers up from the program center and bring them back to the program center. Volunteers will have to arrange their own airport drop off which can be done by taxi for the equivalent of about $5 USD. In case of emergencies we provide transportation to the hospital

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
1 - 50 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
1 week (min. stay)
$ 168
2 weeks
$ 320
3 weeks
$ 438
4 weeks
$ 557
8 weeks
$ 977
16 weeks
$ 1,934
50 weeks (max. stay)
$ 6,000
Average fees
$ 144 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Empower and Care Organization 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 Empower and Care Organization during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Training School and Community Organic Gardening

School and Community Organic Garden Project, here we look at the food security and Nutrition for Children and women.

$144/week

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