Within this project the volunteer will be able to learn new skills and knowledge such as:
- Project management skills
- Communication skills (including visibility, public relations and advocacy)
- Organizational development and capacity building
- Inter-personal skills
- New Networking and partnership
- Inter-cultural learning and understanding
- New skills to work autonomously, to adapt to new context
- Local language learnings Working and Living Conditions
Uganda Pioneers Association shall identify a house for the volunteer/s, the cost of accommodation will be covered. This house shall accommodate 2 or 3 volunteers but each volunteer shall have his/her own sleeping room. The other facilities in the house shall be shared by the housemates e.g. the toilet, kitchen and the living room. The house shall be in Nansana for easy access to and from the project by the volunteer/s.
Food: Uganda Pioneers Association shall identify one of the local volunteers to support the EU Aid volunteers at their houses with activities such as the preparation of meals and to help gaining a general understanding of other aspects of the area, since the local volunteer will be living with the other volunteers.
While at the project, the volunteer shares his/her break (tea/coffee and lunch) with the rest of the staff members.
UPA and its local partner will share all the relevant material to implement their activities.
The volunteer will work in 3 different projects. 2 days in a week at KDI, 1 day in a week at Trust Future, 1 day in a week at Kifad and one day in a week according to the choice of volunteer. As the tasks are similar in all three organizations, the volunteer can combine several activities, for example while looking for market for the products. Moreover, as every organization has its strengths and weaknesses, the volunteer can bring the skills from one organization to the other. Such setting would provide the organizations with a good chance to learn from each other.
The tasks proposed should be considered as guidelines and suggestions for possible activities. The tasks will be chosen according to the strengths of the volunteer and the specific needs of the organization of that specific moment. The tasks might change due to the changes in organization’s activities at the time of implementation of the project.