Get off the beaten path and work with local farmers in rural Uganda! Through this program, you’ll gain an insight into life in Uganda in a way no standard guidebook will ever provide. You’ll be working alongside local villages who have inherited farming from their families, and in many cases never achieved higher education. Not only will you be helping them greatly with the labour, but you will be providing (and receiving!) a life changing and fascinating inter-cultural exchange, and an opportunity for the villagers to practice English with a native speaker.
Your job on this project will involve helping out on the farms, the needs will change depending on the season, but you may find yourself fruit picking, planting crops, cleaning or feeding and working with the different farm animals. No two days will be the same, and you will find that some days are busy, where others are much more relaxed. You’ll notice as you work at the pace of the farmers, that some days are quiet to offset the busy ones!
This is an excellent way to immerse yourself in the real and rural ways of life in Uganda. You will get to work side-by-side with local farms who have devoted their lives to farming. Many of these farmers have learnt to live only with the basics, and they feed their families solely by growing their own food.
During your time on the village farming project, you can expect to be working approximately 4 to 5 hours each day. The placement locations vary, and some farms are a close walk away from our centre, while some others are located as much as an hour away driving. Your day will involve setting out to work after breakfast and working until the early afternoon with a lunch break in the middle. You will head back to the centre each day in the early afternoon and have free time to relax or explore before dinner. It’s important to be aware that this schedule may change due to weather or unforeseen circumstances!