Beacon of Hope Uganda 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. Beacon of Hope Uganda 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.
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
- Animal Care / Handling
- Environmental Education
Good Match For
Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Atleast 4 weeks commitment