Help Plant Fruit Trees in Uganda


Cause Areas

When

Sun Apr 02, 2017 - Wed Apr 12, 2017

Where

P.O Box 329Jinja, Nile River noneUG


About

Uganda is facing the staggering problems of a rapidly changing world. Erratic and less frequent monsoons and longer droughts are affecting food stability. Soil erosion and carbon emissions cause water contamination and agricultural struggle. A growing population means less access to sustainable nutrition. And with one quarter of the population living below the poverty line, children have less access to fresh food and farmers lack the resources to gain horticultural training.

Over the last three years, FTPF has blazed the path towards a healthier future by planting orchards throughout the country, including family homes, schools, farmer cooperatives, women’s groups, health clinics, prisons, and orphanages. The success and survival of the trees was so great that FTPF is returning to Uganda with ten thousand more fruit trees to continue this essential, life-giving work.

We invite you to join us in April, 2017, on a remarkable adventure through Uganda. Volunteers will form a small delegation working under FTPF’s direction to help plant orchards, work with students, distribute trees to families, and set up projects. Those interested may also attend aftercare and pruning workshops held by FTPF arborists, in which horticultural training is provided to community members to ensure tree survival after our departure. This project will involve hard work, along with an invaluable opportunity to interact intimately with communities and the surroundings. We are seeking volunteers who will display the utmost respect for the local culture and remain focused on the project until its completion.

A $500 dollar donation will secure your spot for this project and go directly towards funding our groundbreaking work. FTPF will arrange all logistics for the project, including meals, accommodations, and local transport to project sites, however all costs are the volunteer’s responsibility (including airfare).

To join us, please email lizzy@ftpf.org or call 480-433-1698. To support our work in Uganda, please donate via our Global Giving fundraising page: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/fruit-trees-for-uganda/. P.S. Listen here to FTPF Executive Director Cem Akin in a radio interview live from the field during our 2014 trip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1whNCBzUCQ&spfreload=1

Skills

  • Farming
  • Environmental Education
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Agronomy
  • Gardening
  • Horticulture

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • 10 days

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