Uganda Empowers (UGA-70)


Type: Women, Health, Community, Children - Country: Uganda

Brief description and main aims

Uganda Empowers is a rural charity, which was 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.

Main Activities

Uganda Empowers envisions an HIV-free world where there no stigma is associated with HIV/AIDS.Our objectives the following:

  • Fight the spread of HIV and support individuals infected or affected by HIV/AIDS
  • Empower orphans and other vulnerable children – OVCs
  • Develop a sustainable livelihood  thorugh (career) development and conservation of environment via renewable energy promotion.
  • Empower women
  • Community development.

Volunteer tasks

The volunteer's tasks include:
  • Carry out HIV screening (with 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 both, female or male volunteers who are at least 18 years old.

Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)

The volunteer wil have a room of their own and will live with a host family. The common spaces are shared with all family members. 

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