temporarily leave Uganda
and continue your journey to West-Africa.
you need a refresher in geography, or perhaps in geopolitics?
Togo you meet Regine.
She shares with you her philosophy about hosting
You also get to know Alid Adom, one of the employees of Astovot in Kpalimé. He explains to you the procedure for choosing a hosting family for the volunteers.
you have a moment to spare?
Join the first moments of the meeting of
the nonprofit Astovot in Lomé.
They are expecting you at the Kikooba school.
Hurry up, the meeting is about to start!
Make yourself comfortable and watch the process of decision-making
for a musical break?
Singing the vocals: Hoyse and Lucas
in Tanzania, you meet Claire once again.
She introduces you to Hoyse,
one of the founders of UVIKIUTA.
In 1991 the Tanzanian government decided to offer land to groups of engaged young people. The founders of UVIKIUTA were still teenagers at the time. They met each other in the church choir. Soon enough an idea came out. They wanted to start a vocational training project that could create employment for their members, as well as establish a collective ecovillage.
“We were young”
They started out with a small hut by the roadside that accommodated all the group. At the time, two members of the group left the country in order to find ideas in Germany and in Canada. Simultaneously, they both stumble upon the path of international volunteerism.
Step by step over the years UVIKIUTA has become an ecovillage and a cooperative with several activities: hosting events, landscape design, environmental rehabilitation and international volunteering.
Swahili, mzungu means
“a white-skinned person”.
Have you heard this word before?
The people of the village call the Kikooba School “mzungu school,”
because many volunteers work there. The board’s members explain to you why they decided to include international volunteering in the life of the school.