ABOUT THE PROJECT:
The project focuses on ameliorating the financial self-sustainability of the primary and secondary school. The students will set up a financial plan and look for extra sources of income (e.g. by selling crops which are grown at the school). The main focus of the project is to investigate and install a sustainable alternative for the firewood cooking used nowadays in the school’s kitchen, which is their largest expense. Besides this, a few workshops will be organised for teachers and students about financial independence and the consequences of large-scale tree felling.
Develop a financial plan to make a school financially independent.
Implement new cooking infrastructure at the school to increase (financial) sustainability.
PREPARATION PHASE: OCTOBER – JULY
IMPLEMENTATION PHASE: 6-8 WEEKS IN JULY AND AUGUST
Where: Namwendwa, Uganda
Applications Deadline: TBD
About the project partner
The core mission of Okwagaanana (‘to meet each other’) is to support local projects in the community of Namwendwa, Uganda through collaborative development. They focus on three initiatives: the local primary and secondary school (providing basic education to the local youth), the Vocational Training Centre (providing agricultural training to local farmers) and the Development groups (microfinancing and raising awareness among locals).
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for 5 highly motivated students with a good knowledge of the English language. Cultural flexibility and respect for other cultures are a must. Students of all academic backgrounds are allowed to apply. However, for this project we are especially looking for students with background or special interest in:
If this sounds like the challenge you need in your life, not only to make the world just a little better but also to gain an incredible amount of experience in the process, do not hesitate to apply.If you are interested in being a project student next academic year, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org titled ‘Project student 2023-2024′ with your name and you will be contacted when the application window opens.