Location
  • Uganda
    • Kampala

Program Details

Timeframe
Year Round
Housing
Apartment Guesthouse Host Family Hotel
Groups
Small Group (1-15) Medium Group (16-30) Large Group (31+)
Travel Type
Budget Family Older Travelers Solo Women

Pricing

Starting Price
200
Price Details
Your program fees is used to cover the expenses associated with your stay, including your airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, food and staff support to ensure that your volunteer program goes as smoothly as possible.
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Meals Wifi
What's Not Included
Some Activities Airfare Domestic Airfare Equipment SIM cards Transportation Travel Insurance Visa
Aug 29, 2022
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About Program

In Uganda, many rural poor families lack access to electricity and are forced to cook their meals over open wood fires. About 85% of rural communities still cook using solid fuels (such as wood, crop wastes, charcoal, coal and dung) and kerosene in open fires and inefficient stoves. This releases harmful pollutants into the air which can cause health problems such as stroke, heart disease, and lung cancer. Along with these health concerns, cooking over wood fires is also harmful to the environment. Sourcing the wood depletes local forest resources, while burning it releases high levels of greenhouse gas emissions. Charcoal and firewood fuel biomass utilization is thought to be the main cause of deforestation in Uganda.

This project is providing biogas plants for families in rural Uganda. Once the family has a functional biodigestor, they will have access to their own gas for cooking, heating and lighting as well as the highly organic matter the digester produces for their farm.

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Program Highlights

  • Be pioneers of Bio digester construction for rural families in Uganda
  • Get to experience intriguing cultural dynamics by getting immersed into the local community
  • Propel your strength and exposure by engaging in the project and challenge yourself
  • Create lifelong memories in a home away from home
  • Explore the Country that prides itself with beautiful natural parks and diverse rich culture

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