The Fruit Tree Planting Association - Uganda

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The Fruit Tree Planting Association - Uganda
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Causes Served: Climate Change, Environment, Health, Hunger, Nutrition, Organic Farming, Economy, Social Welfare, Community Development
Population Served: Rural, poor
Days of Service: April 3rd, 2017
Languages used as a Medium: English
Travel Arrangements:

Participants travel to the program independently. Once in country, all travel arrangements are organized by FTPF including airport shuttles and travel to all daily events and safari excurision.

Application Process:

Online Application
Phone / Skype Interview

Visa Requirements:

Visa can be obtained beforehand or in country. Contact FTPF for more information.

Program Highlights:

Join FTPF to plant 10,000 fruit trees in Uganda! Fruit trees provide access to sustainable nutrition, income to families in poverty, and help to clean the air, water, and soil.

We will distribute trees directly to low-income areas and hold educational workshops on how to care for the orchards and most benefit from their harvest. Trees will be placed in schools, health clinics and orphanages to promote the health and healing of Uganda. This is a country facing the staggering problems of a rapidly changing world: erratic and less frequent monsoons, longer droughts, food instability, soil erosion, carbon emissions, water contamination, agricultural struggle and a growing population with little access to fresh food.

Volunteers with a deep sense of respect for the environment and local cultures will help FTPF to plant and distribute fruit trees, educate children and farmers on organic horticultural practices, and interact with the local communities in a profound and truly unique way.

Mission Statement:

THE FRUIT TREE PLANTING FOUNDATION (FTPF) IS AN AWARD WINNING INTERNATIONAL NON-PROFIT dedicated to planting fruit trees to alleviate world hunger, combat climate change, strengthen communities, and improve the surrounding air, soil, and water. FTPF’s Na Piko nursery & eco-retreat center unites the raw power of Hawaii’s natural beauty with a mission to plant fruit trees for local families. Volunteers work and live at the facility, alongside FTPF staff, to grow thousands of trees and assist in the implementation of programs with local schools, state lands for reforestation, and low-income families to ensure they have access to perennial nutrition in their backyards—along with the proper training in their care.

Program History:

2017 is FTPF's fourth year in Uganda!

Additional Information:

A contribution of $1800 secures your spot, including the events listed below, as well as accommodations, local transport, and the safari! Airfare, meals, and all other costs are the volunteer's responsibility.