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Organic Farm Volunteers Uganda - 4-8 Weeks (Flexible Start & End)

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GVA Foundation - Africa

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  • 2 people are interested
Volunteering in Uganda

GVA Foundation-Africa is running and owning complete organic farm just 40 minutes drive south of Mukono town, next to Lake Victoria.

The farm is located close to the beautiful Lake Victoria and its surrounded by beautiful nature.This is a cool place to hang out with the locals as you enjoy organically grown foods and feel the nature.

Agriculture being the backbone of the Uganda's economy with over 80% of the population being directly or indirectly involved in various aspects of this sector. GVA Foundation-Africa invests a substantial amount of funding in the agriculture sector, through various projects in rural communities of Uganda.

This farm project strives to improve the livelihoods of this rural community through improved agriculture practices and technologies that are environmentally sustainable (such as organic pest management, soil and water conservation methods).

The farm is also used to teach children simple farming - like growing organic fruits and vegetables namely, tomatoes, maize, beans, cabbage, onions, carrots, pumpkins, watermelons, mangoes and passion fruits.

The children learn sustainable techniques and help seasonal work such as: planting, pruning, weeding, fencing, harvesting, building, and caring for cows, sheep, goats. The farm animals provide children with protein in form of meat, eggs and milk.

The volunteer work at the farm varies from day to day and season to season. Volunteering at the organic farm project is perfect opportunity to be of service, while gaining valuable life experiences about farming in Uganda.

Volunteers are an essential part of all operations at this farm. Their energy, spirit and willingness to work bring a refreshing quality to the farm.

The project will give you practical experience in life of a Ugandan farmer, eco-tourism, conservation, environmental education and culture beliefs.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS & BENEFITS:

  • Immerse yourself in this rural community
  • Promote sustainable community livelihoods
  • Improve the living standards of local people
  • Make friends for life
  • Full culture immersion
  • Certificate of Appreciation & Contribution
  • Two days free safari or sightseeing tour
  • Breath fresh air and immerse yourself in nature and beauty
Working alongside local farm team and interns, you will gain the rewarding experience of helping produce beautiful organic vegetables to feed local malnutritioned children.

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About GVA Foundation - Africa

Location:

Kasala Village, Kyampisi subcounty, Mukono town, 89501, UG

Mission Statement

Providing resources to achieve sustainable development in under-resourced areas through effective community education and development of projects.

Description

GVA Foundation- Africa is a registered charity that runs community projects in rural areas across Africa, focusing on long term community-led solutions to challenges caused by extreme poverty and poor education.

We recruit and place willing, non-skilled and skilled volunteers within our projects across the country. GVA Foundation - Africa seeks to aid in the development of self-sufficient, locally run projects which effectively address the most pressing needs of disadvantaged communities.

Volunteering is an amazing way to gain an insight into the culture of a country. By volunteering with a sustainable and responsible project you will not only become part of the community you work with, but will also be making a valuable contribution to long term solutions for the community served by the project you work with. GVA Foundation - Africa offers volunteers opportunities to work with the following projects:

All GVA Foundation volunteer placements include a donation to your project, the cost of your accommodation, pre-departure preparation and in-country orientation, supervision and training. It also covers the cost of food and daily transport to and from your placement location.

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Community
Environment

WHEN

Mon Aug 10, 2020 - Fri Oct 30, 2020

WHERE

Mukono, Kayunga roadP.O Box 423 MukonoMukono, Central Region Uganda

(0.35487,32.75201)
 

SKILLS

  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Veterinary
  • Environmental Education
  • Gardening
  • Horticulture
  • Farming

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Atleast 4 weeks commitment

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