Can you imagine yourself preparing a small-scale intensive garden whilst enjoying Ugandan songs, smiles and sweet bananas? If so, this permaculture volunteer position may be for you!
The Network for Holistic Community Development (NEFHCOD) is a small, non-government organisation established in 2005 in the Rakai District, Southern Uganda. NEFHCOD works to empower communities and the needy for sustainable economic development and works predominantly with those living with and affected by HIV/Aids, orphans, invalids and the elderly. Our work encompasses health, education, the environment and community capacity building.
Inspired by recent permaculture initiatives at a nearby orphanage (see note below), we are excited to promote permaculture within our community. Therefore, we are seeking a volunteer to help design and implement a model permaculture garden at our office site in the small rural village of Kibale, in the Kyalulangira sub-county, Rakai district. As we are a young organisation, our financial resources for the project are very limited. However, we are a committed and enthusiastic community with access to plenty of organic matter and water.
We are able to provide on-site accommodation and food but volunteers will need to cover their own transport to and from the project and any additional spending money. Travel insurance is highly recommended. Volunteers are asked to commit to the project for a minimum of 3-months. A Peace Corps volunteer is working with NEFHCOD and will be living nearby. Other permaculture volunteers are also working in the region.
For details of NEFHCOD’s projects, please visit www.nefhcod-uganda.blogspot.com. If you are interested in this position and would like further information, please email Okurut John Robert via [email protected] or on + 256 77 2560744.
Note: Comrades and companions available at Children of Uganda’s Sabina Home in Rakai District. See childrenofuganda-permaculture.blogspot.com for the inspirational work being done by volunteers following on from Rowe Morrow’s initial design.