Kakunyu Village, Nov-Dec 2011
Project Title International Workcamp on Construction
Date 29th – Nov. – 19th December 2011
Duration 3 Weeks         
Project Code UPA/012/11
Project Host UPA Bukomero Branch.
Project Theme Improving UPA Youth Centre.  
Project Location Kakunyu village, Bukomero sub county in Kiboga District. Kiboga District is located in the central part ofUgandaboarded by Luweero District in the northeast, Masindi in the northwest, Mubende district in the south and Kibale district in the southwest. Kakunyu lies 85km on Kampala-Hoima road.
Project Background Uganda Pioneers Association owns a 10 acre piece of land at Kakunyu village in Bukomero Sub County on which it has for long tested several projects. For over two years now, UPA decided to turn more than half of the land under tree cover and the rest of the land with structures into a demonstration/training project to train youths in different gainful disciplines.  It is UPA’s hope that this project will become a demonstration project for Bukomero in future and will become a Youth training and carrier guidance centre to help youth select careers.
Project Objectives
  • To prepare the hall for training youths
  • To repair the sleeping rooms
  • To construct piggery styes.
Activities Construction

  • Plastering and flooring UPA Community Hall at Bukomero
  • Mixing concrete sand and cement
  • Carrying water and concrete, mortar
Cultural and educational visits
  • Visit Katera historical stones
  • climb Katera Hill
  • Bukomero local market twice a month on Tuesdays is also an experience.

Cultural Nights will be organised on different days for the different countries represented at the work camp. Please carry along anything that can introduce your culture.

Expected Outcome It is expected after the work camp:

  • Plastering and flooring and painting of UPA Community Hall
  • All accommodation rooms shall be renovated
  • 2 pig sties with a capacity of 20 pigs will be constructed.
  • UPA members
  • International work camp participants
  • Local community
  • Local volunteers
Participation The project expects 15 participants maximum with a composition of people from, regional and International volunteer. Participants will work 6 hours daily from Monday to Friday.
Who qualifies to participate
  • Open minded, ready to interact with other people of different cultural background
  • Willing to share his/her experiences
  • Flexible to live/stay in simple life conditions
  • Flexible to the taste of other foods (local)
  • Ready to do heavy manual work on the project 
  • No experience needed
The Host Community The people found in centralUgandaare multi tribal with the majority population being Baganda. And the major language spoken is Luganda with also a big percentage of people speaking English well.


Like most regions inUgandapeople in this community always welcome visitors and always interested to talk/work with people from other cultural backgrounds. Volunteers on this project will have the opportunity to interact with mostly UPA members and those from the community.



  • Accommodation will be in A UPA guest room on the project.
  • Average but not luxury.
  • The camp site have simple bathrooms with no showers
  • The camp sites have latrines not toilets
  • And a simple cooking shelter (kitchen).
  • There are several local foods to choose from e.g. matooke, cassava, sweet potatoes, yams, pumpkin and also rice, spaghetti, meat, fish, ground nuts, beans, peas and different types green vegetables
  • Fruits can also be easily bought from local markets, mangoes, sweet bananas, water melon, pineapples etc
  • Participants will chose food to prepare depending on the availability
Health Services There is a Health Centre at Bukomero 5Km away. Kiboga main referral hospital is located only 25km on Kampala- Hoima road. In case of serious cases it is 1 ½ hrs drive from Bukomero toKampalafor main hospitals.
Water Source Participants use a bicycle and wheel barrows to collect water from a bore hole 3kms away or collect water from nearby wells around the project.
Climate /weather December is normally dry with possibilities of patterns of rain showers. It is usually dusty and humid. It is advisable to bring light cloth.  The temperatures are warm between 20 – 30 degrees centigrade and the evenings are at times a bit chilly.
What to bring Participants shall be required to bring own sleeping bag, Mat, pillow, Mosquito Net, sun/mosquito creams/repellents, working gloves and boots/shoes. Light working clothes during working hours and warm clothes at night, as it may turn out to be chilly or cold; Musical instrument {optional}; Torch or flash light; Water purifiers {optional}; Personal effects {i.e. soap, toothpaste, toiletries.


Bringing your national flag, common art facts of your country; stories, games, picture and local recipes for cultural presentations from your country is advisable too for social interaction. Please carry along anything that you feel can well introduce you and your culture to make it enjoyable. Above all do not forget a happy and positive attitude and energy.


  • Very short (Hot pants); skirts and dresses will not be culturally welcome especially for female.
  • Smoking in public is illegal while engagement in drug/harsh carries a life prison sentence.

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