VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Restore historic heritage in Uganda

Volunteer project: The Buganda kingdom dates 200 years back and has a very rich history. One of the outstanding treasures of Buganda is the Kasubi Tombs which were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

In 2010 some parts of the site were almost completely destroyed by a fire. After this tragedy, the Buganda Kingdom has vowed to rebuild the tombs of their kings, and the kingdom is looking for motivated volunteers to help rebuild the former glory of the kingdom by conserving, protecting and promoting the heritage site in all aspects.

The Kasubi Tombs is the only Heritage Site of its kind in Uganda. The volunteers will be partnering with the kingdom to rebuild, restore, and document some of the activities of a two decade legacy.

Volunteer tasks include: restoration, promotion and protection of cultural values and sites; intercultural exchange; social work; educational support; raising awareness; guiding and counseling; tree planting.
Study theme: Protection, preservation and promotion of historic heritage, sustainable tourism and improving the livelihoods of local communities.
Language: English
Duration of the project: 1 to 12 months. The program is running throughout the year.
Accommodation: Accommodation will be in a host family or a group accommodation on site.
Location: The site is located in the Central region of Uganda, Kampala district, which surrounds the capital city.
Age range: 19 and over
Participation fee: $690 CAD (about $540 US)
Extra fee: 300 Euro for 1 month; 450 Euro for 1-3 months; 750 Euro for 3-6 months; 900 Euro for 6-9 months; 1200 Euro for 9-12 months; The extra fee is intended to support the hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.

Canadian Alliance for Development Initiatives and Projects (CADIP) is a non-profit Canadian organization. It has no religious or political affiliation. Through various charity, volunteer and youth initiatives, Cadip promotes peace, cooperation, tolerance and understanding in multi-cultural, multi-ethnic and international surroundings. The organization also promotes patterns and examples of civil activities focused on serving others, on building social ties and strengthening communities, on supporting civil society development.

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