Uganda: Help Feed Uganda Families by Planting Fruit Trees


Cause Areas

When

Sat Apr 01, 2017 - Sun Apr 09, 2017

Where

Mabira Forest (Along Kampala-Jinja highway),Najjembe Sub-countyNajjembe Village, Buikwe District UG

About

The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation invites you to join us by volunteering for a 9-day fruit tree planting & safari eco-adventure. Activities include planting trees with schools, orphanages, & communities, along with their partner NGO, Africa Partnership on Climate Change Coalition. You will interact with countless families & students along the way, & have a chance to receive training from FTPF staff to advance your own tree planting skills. Afterwards, you will reflect on the experience during a group safari to visit chimps, elephants, & giraffes on the Nile River! To embark on this unforgettable, life-changing experience, apply via the online application form on their site. If selected, a contribution of USD 1800 secures your spot, including the events listed below, as well as accommodations, local transport, & the safari! Airfare, meals, & all other costs are the volunteer’s responsibility.

ITINERARY
April 1, 2017 : Arrival Entebbe airport / Overnight in Entebbe
April 2 : Travel to Jinja / Orientation / Overnight at the Chel & Vade Cottages, Jinja
April 3 : School planting (AM) / Community orchard planting (PM)
April 4 : School planting (AM) / Community orchard planting (PM)
April 5 : Orphanage planting (AM) / Village celebration & closing (PM)
April 6 : Drive to safari location (AM) / Murchison Falls visit (PM) / Overnight in Murchison huts
April 7 : Safari drive (AM) / Nile River boat cruise
April 8 : Chimpanzee tracking (AM) / Drive to Entebbe (PM)
April 9 : Departure

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
1. Join a program offered by FTPF, an organization that has paved the way towards a healthier future for Ugandans.
2. Help plan orchards throughout the country.
3. Work at schools, orphanages, health clinics, women’s groups, farmer cooperatives, and households.
4. Help promote fruit tree planting.
5. Help increase food security and generate additional food supplies.

Skills

Good Match For

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 15
  • 20 hours per week

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