Missionaries of the Poor is a small community run by a religious congregation of missionaries, which aims to give a free and joyful service to the local needy children, youths and elderly people residing in the community. It is founded and run by a Catholic church. Most of the residents of this area are refugees from Congo, Somalia, Rwanda and abandoned children and/or elderly people.
MOP offers services to the poor, e.g visit slums and gives scholastic materials for children, provides basic needs for families, physical and psychological support
MOP takes care of orphans and abandoned children by giving them shelter, food and medical support. The community has housing for all its residents.
MOP also supports children with disabilities
Some of the brothers at MOP are doctors, nurses e.t.c so they visit people in nearby communities and offer free medical help
MOP takes care of elderly people and provides housing for them
Some of the volunteer's tasks include:
Feeding children, some may be handicapped or have special needs
Making sure the residential and compound area is maintained clean
Helping out with the cooking
Playing with the children
Being with the children during their free time
Volunteer requirements / Skills
The volunteer should:
Be ready to integrate with the residents at the project
Have motivation and love for children, some of whom are handicapped or with special needs
Have some knowledge of small touch therapy (not mandatory)
Be able to speak English and also be ready to learn new languages
Be able to adapt easily to new environments especially to ones that are out of their comfort zone
Be open-minded, always able to express their feelings good or bad
Like to interact with people
The project is located in the neighbouring slums of Kampala in a place called Kisenyi.
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