InterVol Nottingham and InterVol Lancaster work with a Ugandan NGO called Little Big Africa (LBA). They have been running in Mbale (Eastern Uganda) and the surrounding villages since 2005 and InterVol sent out our first volunteer group to LBA in 2009. The project involves four main parts:
1. Supporting skilled labourers to build a 10,000 litre water capture tank at a school.
2. Protecting a water source and working with LBA staff to train locals to maintain it.
3. Supporting skilled staff to build fuel efficient stoves.
4. Teaching the school staff and local community how to use and maintain these resources.
A week of training is provided in Uganda to prepare volunteers for the project, this include both language and cultural awareness training.
Skills required: volunteers with strong communication skills, basic engineering knowledge and an interest in health and sanitation are very welcome to apply.
NGO: Little Big Africa – www.littlebigafrica.org
To view a PowerPoint presentation about the Uganda project, please click here.