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Save Bees by Training the community in biodiversity and conservation in Uganda

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EMPOWER AND CARE ORGANISATION - EACO. | Mukono, C, Uganda
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With bee population numbers decreasing, the organization's objective is geared toward the protection of bees and biodiversity. The project seeks to contribute to the well being of the community in promoting health and nutrition, as well as the production and conservation of natural resources.

The objectives at the bee farm:

  • Responsible usage of products from the hive.
  • Promoting the benefits of Apiculture.
  • Training the community in biodiversity and conservation.
  • Teaching visitors the main aspects of bee biology and behaviour and the importance of its roll in the ecosystem.

Background of the project and its aims

The organization wants to bring light to the importance of apiculture and the thousands of benefits that bee products can bring to your health.

The organization wants to bring light to the importance of apiculture and the thousands of benefits that bee products can bring to your health.

The project needs support from volunteers for its activities in apiculture, agriculture, organic farm work and for providing information to the bee farm's visitors. Volunteers assist farm visitors (with guidance, interpretation,), tree maintenance and reforestation, flower planting and reproduction. Volunteers also help with the small vegetable garden,

The project welcomes volunteers looking to contribute toward positive change, for team workers, and any person can offer their teachings or skills in helping produce a more balanced and sustainable place to live.

Volunteers with experience service and tourism management, agricultural, beekeeping, , researchers, who would like to make derivatives from the beehive such as propolis, candy and mead (honey wine), are welcomed to join.

Even without any skills, the project is looking to use your helpful hands while immersing you into bee culture.

Team work is applied in the all duties. Volunteers rotate tasks. Depending on the skills the volunteers have, they may be also be supervisors of some activities

Program Duration

Cost (USD)

2 weeks

550.00

4 weeks

750.00

6 weeks

950.00

8 weeks

1,150.00

10 weeks

1,350.00

12 weeks

1,550.00

16 weeks

1,950.00

20 weeks

2,350.00

24 weeks

2,750.00

Additional weeks

200.00 per week

All Registration Fees are included in the costs above.

To secure your spot, a deposit is required along with your online application. Any remaining balance must be paid no less than 30 days before your start date.

Quick facts about the trip:

Project duration: Minimum 2 weeks Project Location: Mukono, Uganda Airport of arrival: Entebbe Activities: Learning about bee-keeping activities and skills. Other farm activities, including maintenance and guiding tourists. Working Hours: Wednesday to Sunday 8:00-17:00 with one hour for lunch. Monday and Tuesday free days for traveling to nearby destinations. Accommodation: Volunteer house at the farm or in a guest house in Mukono town Requirements: Ages 18+. No qualifications or previous experience necessary.

What's included:

Meals: Lunch provided by the organization. It includes natural and healthy food, fruits, fruit juices, cereals, soups. Vegetarian and non vegetarian menus available. Breakfast and dinner must be prepared by the volunteers. They have access to the kitchen and appliances. There is a market and stores nearby where they can get their own food. Airport pickup Local Transfer: available from Entebe to the project location.

Pre-departure Orientation and Onsite Training:: Volunteers receive a comprehensive workshop on being a volunteer in the project, safety and security in the destination country, culture shock, and pre-departure preparations. Support:: 24/7 during your volunteering time. Leisure time activities:

  • One trekking and bird watching excursion to the game parks forest project but on your budget.
  • One ride to the indigenous Market

What's not included:

Flights, Visas, Insurance

With bee population numbers decreasing, the organization's objective is geared toward the protection of bees and biodiversity. The project seeks to contribute to the well being of the community in promoting health and nutrition, as well as…

Details at a glance

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How to Apply

Shadrak Kyobe Project Coordinator Empower And Care Organization (EACO) Uganda Mukono District Kayunga Road Ggulu A Kitete Village Tel: +256 774 310 393

Email. empuganda@yahoo.com,

Shadrak Kyobe Project Coordinator Empower And Care Organization (EACO) Uganda Mukono District Kayunga Road Ggulu A Kitete Village Tel: +256 774 310 393

Email. empuganda@yahoo.com,

Location

EACO's main office is located in Ggulu, Kitete, M, Kayunga road, YMCA Lane Mukono District, Mukono, C 256, UG

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