Uganda Empowers is a rural charity, founded in 2010 by Matsiko Johnbosco, an HIV/AIDS counselor, and other concerned local activists for the most disadvantaged children and women.
The charity runs prevention activities and provides care for people infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS, especially vulnerable children and women. Our goal is to build a community where individuals infected or affected by HIV/AIDS can have positive dreams about the future.
Uganda Empowers envisions an HIV-free world where no stigma is associated with HIV/AIDS. Our objectives are the following:
Fight the spread of HIV and support individuals infected or affected by HIV/AIDS
Empower orphans and other vulnerable children
Develop a sustainable livelihood thorugh (career) development and conservation of environment via renewable energy promotion
The volunteer's tasks include:
Carry out HIV screening (with the guidance or supervision of our lab technicians)
Community mobilization and approaching local community leaders for support
Educational drama performances
Counseling individuals or couples
Joining the nurses and counselors in home visiting programs
Working in public drug distribution clinics to support clinicians to provide AIDS therapy
Mobilizing funds for Uganda Empowers by writing grant proposals or documentaries
Helping arrange and collect data during community outreach or on clinic days
Volunteer requirements / Skills
The project accpets volunteers who are at least 18 years old.
Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)
The volunteer will live with a host family and has an own room. The common spaces are shared with all family members.
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