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of the Friends Peace Teams
2014 Workcamp Opportunity
Saturday, June 28 to Saturday, August 2, 2014
Partner: REMA - is a group of about 50 women (Hutu, Tutsi, and Twa)
from Mutaho Friends Church led by Pastor Sara Gakobwa. The name, REMA,
means be comforted, do not get discouraged. Learn more on page 23
- After the Guns Stopped <<please
click here for the report>>.
Mutaho, Burundi - Mutaho is a small village northeast of Bujumbura
- between Ngoz and Gitega, which is the second largest city in Burundi.
The Workcamp Peace Team will build guest rooms for the Mutaho Women's
Group Center. The 2013 workcamp laid the foundation for 8 rooms and
a bath house. 2 guest rooms were nearly completed and have been finished
Workcampers will stay with local host families.
Mt Elgon, Kenya
Partner: United for Peace and Community Development, a peace activist
organization of Friends and others working in western Kenya; often
in partnership with AGLI.
Mt Elgon in western Kenya near the border with Uganda. Mt Elgon has
the largest footprint of any mountain on our planet.
The Workcamp Peace Team will build a peace center to be used for HROC
workshops on the mountain. Having a center drastically reduces the
cost of offering workshops.
Workcampers will stay with a local Quaker pastor or at Kikai Friends
We accept all ages: workcampers have been as young as 8, as old as
84 and have included an entire family of five. Our goal is for each
team to include 6 international (non-local) and 6 local workcampers
plus professional builders.
& Skill requirements: Good health and willingness to
do manual labor. Construction skills and experience are not necessary.
conditions: All workcamps will be spartan. There may be no
running water (pit latrines and splash baths), limited electricity,
and, email may be non-existent
Conduct for Team Members While in Africa: The African Great
Lakes Initiative (AGLI) partners with African Quaker Yearly Meetings.
Team members will be in close contact with members of these Yearly
Meetings. Workcampers are expected to abide by local Quaker behavioral
expectations as delineated below. These restrictions apply from the
time of arrival in Africa until the individual returns to his/her
Team Members are expected to abide by behavioral guidelines as delineated
below. These guidelines apply during the entire time you are an AGLI
Service Team Member.