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FREE MEDICAL CAMPS_ASAVIOUR TO THE POOR AND SLUM DWELLERS

Free medical camps are medical care services that are taken direct to the grass root population free of charge. And  there are set up with the a sacred aim of bringing awareness amongst the most deprived population of the country who have less access to basic medical services or knowledge about different diseases they suffer from.

So medical camps offer all services at no cost towards these communities among such services includes, medicine distribution, medical advice, surgeries as well as making referral to where it is required.

Rural and slum areas being prone to extreme poverty, there is a great need for NGOs and other stake holders to fuel the need for offering free medical camps with the agenda of saving lives at least once in every 3 months or depending on how they please because a health body is a health mind.Free-Medical-Camps

Besides proving primary health care, the camps also contribute to raising awareness amongst the people informing them about the importance of adequate nutritious food, clean water, dangers and risks of environmental pollution as well as the vitality of family planning education and services.

More so, the main objective of these camps is to bring affordable health care services to the community and identify the common health problems in order to device ways of addressing them. These camps ensure that people get the healthcare at the right time and seeing the doctors before the small problem gets out of hand.

Medical camps are conducted by professionals and they carry out a limited health intervention amongst the under privileged communities. Getting the appropriate kind of health checkups is vital for every human being and while considering it, some important factors like age, lifestyle, family background and risks are taken into account.

Health examinations and tests at an early stage of the sickness can help to cure it faster and save a life before it can cause any damage. People live longer and healthier only if their lives are taken important.

Medical camps are as well good in proving the poor population with an overall physical examination which includes the eye checkups, HIV testing, assessment of the functioning of the vital organs like the lungs, kidney, liver digestive system, immunity and the heart. Such services are helpful for the poor people who earn a meager income regardless of their race or social status and cannot afford to go to hospitals that offer good services.

Teaching these communities and raising awareness of how best they can deal and treat the communicable and non-communicable diseases is one of the major roles of medical camps.

The medical personnel conducting these camps always act in the best interest of the patients as they inform them the whole truth about the sickness and the treatment that is required for it since healthcare is a basic human right which should be available for every one and shouldn’t be treated as a commodity for only those that can spend money to buy the service.

When we say that free medical camps are important in slums areas, it’s because of the kind of life that they live in. Life in the slums is very hard to predict, they can never tell what tomorrow has in custody for them. They tend to face a lot of challenges among which poverty becomes a major one. Therefore it becomes very hard for them to even afford a test in the hospital once they fall sick hence resorting to self-medication and this once it finds a worst situation, it escalates it putting them at the risk of losing their lives.

Because slums are among the least places that the government care for, in most cases they are considered criminals because of the nature of life they live in. In most cases the nonprofit organizations strive to take the services to them though it’s not enough. Therefore this qualifies them to get free medical camps.

A medical camp is solely serving humanity by taking care of the sick children and adults and giving them healthcare services for free. When the majority of hospitals and clinics close doors for the poor people, leaving them to die from conditions that could be managed, trauma, and other health conditions, free medical camps step in as their biggest hope.

Even the poorest among us deserves dignity of human right which cannot be declined. They should not be under looked because of their status; we are all one before God.

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STRENGHT OF THE NATION – WHY YOU SHOULD EMPOWER YOUTHS IN UGANDA

Statistics show that Uganda has the world`s youth population with 78% of the population being below the age of 30.  As of 2020, Uganda`s population is estimated to be at 45.7 million people, and 78% of this means 35.6 million people in Uganda are under the age of 30 years. For a humanitarian, that becomes the greatest resource that a country can ever have, yet when misused, abused or underused, that can significantly become the greatest threat to the development of any country.

Youth are the strength of a nation because they are the most energetic, most creative, when watered right; they can be the most fruitful. It is for this reason that they should actually be given the most attention and focus because they are the custodians of the future. The future state of affairs in any country be it political, social or economic is 100% in their hands. So if they are denied the relevant information, and knowledge that they need to become productive, the future is at a great risk of collapse.

Youths in Uganda

Youths in Uganda

Empowerment has been defined as “the process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one`s life and claiming one`s rights.” This implies that empowerment is broad and it touches major aspects of a person`s life including but not limited to; social, mental, economic, political, spiritual, emotional etc. Despite of the fact that the youth make up the largest percentage of Uganda`s population, it is very sad that the unemployment rate of the youth is still at 13.3%. Statistics show that 83.5% of the Ugandan population aged between 15-29 works in informal jobs. This means that most of them are not regulated or protected by the state in their working. As a result, they are more exposed to poor working conditions, exploitation by their employers and in some cases, they become prone to illegalities such as human trafficking, all with the hopes of getting better employment opportunities overseas.

Youth, when misused and abused, can become the most dangerous threat to the development of any country. This is because in the event that they are unemployed or under employed they resolve to more drastic measures such as crime and illegal means of earning a living. When youth are excluded from the political scene of any country, out of frustrating they can cause political unrest in the whole country. It is for this reason that a lot of focus should be put on empowering them and involving them in every aspect of the nation. They deserve to be heard, and they must be included in the problem solving process of society.

Youth should be empowered because they are good executors of programs mainly because of their strength and vigor. It becomes very disappointing when the elders in a society exclude the youth because they view them as a threat to their personal gain and benefit. The elders in society should take up the role of mentorship and mentor the youth and prepare them to take the wheel into the future. That way, we can be assured of continuity when it comes to development.

Youth empowerment should be adopted as a serious agenda through capacity building and training, mentorship, employment and encouragement. They should be given platform to take part in the leadership of any community and their human rights should be respected.

As a way of reducing the crime rates in any country, youth must be kept busy through engagement in productive work. In Uganda, agriculture has been known as the biggest employing sector. Youth should be incorporated into the different sectors in the country and they should continuously be included.

Youth empowerment should be taken seriously and more money should be allocated to do this. The education sector should be manipulated in such a way that it encourages creativity among the youth, so as to produce more job creators than job seekers. By so doing, the need to hire fore expatriates will be reduced as more of our own will be employed in every sector of the economy.

It is also key to empower the youth because by so doing, the other resources of a country can be put to use by those who are actually affected by the problems and challenges in society. Those who have been pressed by the pangs of poverty can be able to tailor local solutions to the local problems and create employment opportunities that fit into their societies. This makes implementation of all problems easy, because they are embraced by the local people in the community. And they are able to ensure that it works.

It is also, important to know that one does not need to be in a position of leadership or influence in order empower youth. All that is needed is to have the passion and you can do this through peer to peer influence.

Empower the youth, because they are the strength of any nation.

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TEACHING GOES BEYOND THE PROFESSION.

Teaching in Uganda

Teaching goes beyond the profession

A lot of attention has been put on education and not much on the educator or teacher. Education is both systematic and progressive and without education or learning, an individual is bound to become a public nuisance. Nelson Mandela once said that ‘Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.’ And truly for the world to change, much more emphasis needs to be put on education and teaching.

For education to take place, there must be a teacher, and sometimes life is our teacher and other times it is individuals. We must learn that teaching goes beyond the profession. A teacher has been defined as a person who helps students to acquire knowledge, competence or virtue. So it`s not about the profession as much as it is about the person. It has been discovered that the first teacher any child has is his/her mother. Right from the womb, the fetus begins to pick signals from their mother and these signals are translated to affect their development. It’s the individuals that we meet on a daily that become teachers to us because from our various interactions with them, we learn to deal with many stresses and how to relate with people.

Teaching goes beyond the profession because, for a teacher to have a long-lasting impact, there must be passion, love, vision, a dream and the game-changer attitude within a person. A true teacher looks beyond what they will benefit from the service that they give and focus on what the learner has to gain. The beauty of it is that we don`t need to sit in classrooms for us to be teachers or learners because every day we meet potential teachers and students. It is our attitude towards them that determines what they will at the end of the interaction, walk away with.

Love and hatred, morality and ethics, good and bad, kindness and mercy; all these are not taught and learnt in a classroom. Some of these are learnt on the streets, others in market places and others from inconvenient places.

It means that we are all students and we are all teachers. We will always be teachers because it is our experiences that we teach and impart into others. Our interactions with others, the places we have been to and the events that take place in our lives make us teachers.

Some people choose to take up the teaching profession so that they can mentor, guide and impart skills into others as a way of changing them. Then some people are teachers at heart, and they go out of their way to make it possible for other people to become better. They source out for information that will empower others, and they look beyond the situations and limitations they might face and adopt better means of engaging their learners.

Many of these teachers fall under the informal education sector and they teach tremendously well. They teach soft skills, vocational skills, morals, ethics and values in society that group the emotional and psychological being of many individuals.

Now that you know that you are a teacher and the world is full of your students, you must build upon yourself and your interaction with the world. Become intentional about everything that you do because like it or not, the world is watching. And even though not everyone may care, there is a high probability that many people are picking the signals that you give off and these inform their world views. Be kind.

Sometimes we want to share our skills and are passionate about making an impact on hearts that are ready and willing to receive from us but we are limited by whom to contact. Look and believe, then you will see those grounds. And if it so happens that you are not a teacher by profession, find a community to volunteer. Talk to the local leaders in a particular region, let them know what your passion is and the motivation behind it and set it rolling.

If your passion stirs the desire to travel in order to do so, don`t hesitate, take a bus or a plane and travel to the grounds that will receive the seed you want to sow. We are sure that there are many people with a desire to learn but have limited access to teachers.  These will gladly receive you with open hands.

You could visit Volunteering in Uganda and let us give you the opportunity to teach under our community Development Program . Be it a skill, a story, a song or any lesson that is valuable and relevant for the social, mental and spiritual development of the child and other community members; we will avail the learners to you.

We are all teachers because it is much more than the profession. So let`s teach and forever learn.

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VOLUNTEERING IN UGANDA AND ITS SURPRISING BENEFITS

Have you yet thought about enjoying and exploiting the enormous benefits of volunteering in Uganda through https://www.volunteeringinuganda.org/?

With most of us living super busy lives, the idea of volunteering in Uganda, giving your time and energy to a cause without payment may seem hard or even an impossible task to undertake.

However, volunteering in Uganda is of great benefit and doesn’t have to take up too much time. And, in fact, the benefits of volunteering are vast for the volunteer rather not just the community, individual or organization receiving their assistance.

To start with, volunteering in Uganda enables volunteers to build on their self-confidence and esteem as they engage in activities that impact communities were they are placed hence giving them a sense of pride and identity.

Volunteering in Uganda is as well a great way to meet new people, especially if you are new to an area. It gets to strengthen your ties as a volunteer to the community and broadens your support network, exposing you to people with common interests, neighborhood resources, and fun and fulfilling activities.

Volunteering in Uganda brings about happiness to volunteers as they get to witness so many lives changing and restoring lost hope to people in different communities. Human beings are hard-wired to give to others. The more we give, the happier we feel.

Furthermore volunteering helps one stay physically healthy. Different studies have showed that those who volunteer have a lower mortality rate than those who do not. Older volunteers tend to walk more, find it easier to cope with everyday tasks, are less likely to develop high blood pressure, and have better thinking skills. Without forgetting that volunteering can also lessen symptoms of chronic pain and reduce the risk of heart disease.

Additionally, volunteering in Uganda can also help one build upon skills they already possess and use them to benefit the different communities in Uganda. For instance, if one holds a successful sales position, he/she can raise awareness for his favorite cause as a volunteer advocate, while further developing and improving his public speaking, communication, and marketing skills.

Interestingly, volunteering has distinct health benefits that can boost mental and perhaps more surprisingly physical health. Indeed, a growing body of evidence suggests that people who give their time to others might benefit from lower blood pressure and a longer lifespan.

When it comes to volunteering in Uganda being important for mental health, the benefits are clear. It can help counteract the effects of stress, depression and anxiety. Indeed, the social contact aspect of helping others can have a profound effect on your overall psychological well-being.

In an increasingly competitive job market, volunteering experience can be incredibly useful. It shows potential employers that you can take initiative and that you’re willing to give your own time to improve the world for other people.

Furthermore, volunteering gives every individual an opportunity to practice important common skills used in the workplace, such as communication, teamwork, problem solving, planning and organization. Indeed, if you haven’t had a full-time job before then volunteering is an essential way to prove your skills when you do go for work interviews.

By volunteering with an ongoing program, volunteers see growth and change. Whether working with children who are learning to read or adults who are developing trust with their peers, volunteers can actually watch growth among their clients over time. This reinforces the volunteer’s own sense of worthiness and vitality in the program.

Through volunteering you can challenge yourself to try something different, achieve personal goals, practice using your skills and discover hidden talents.

Always bare it in mind that nothing gets done by one person alone, which means we have to band together to make the changes we want to see in the world. Volunteerism has indeed been the fuel to the fires of change both on international and local fronts. Volunteering in Uganda your time, skills, and resources is one of the most powerful ways to make a difference, to help others, and as it turns out, to enhance your wellbeing.

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GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT FOOTPRINT VOLUNTEER UGANDA

Volunteering – a trend that is getting more and more popular. It means choosing to give some of your time and energy for the benefit of the community without expecting anything in return. This can be by working for a non-profit organization, charity organizations, medical centres and many others.

Countless organizations have come up to offer volunteering opportunities to world changers who would love to impact the generation and change countless lives for a brighter future.

With the increased death rates of AIDs victims, several young children have been orphaned, women widowed, helpless girls lying in beds of Mulago hospital Uganda; lacking even something very small to eat, the cancer patients die day and night leaving behind orphans. There is no one to help the disabled ones, Uganda is definitely one of the best countries to volunteer in.

On completion of studies, most students from Europe have dedicated themselves to serving local communities in Africa through volunteering projects in different countries. Something that is going to help them gain more new experiences, develop new skills as well as boosting their confidence.

Volunteering starts with searching out for the best country and project that favors your desires, an environment that won’t bore you down.

But what is so special about Volunteering in Uganda? The first thing that hits your mind is the country’s beauty. Being the pearl of Africa, Uganda offers a grand range of experiences, not only volunteering, but also adventure wise. It is one country that furnishes awesome weekend getaways. A volunteer can easily have short weekend trips when he or she is not on duty.

Furthermore, the people of Uganda are the best people you would ever work with. The Ugandan inhabitants are so open minded, willing to show you their country and their origins, as well as the delicious food. They are kind people with huge hearts that welcome everyone who comes their way.

As a volunteer you can work in different areas of responsibility that empower the next generation. Volunteers can teach English to young children at school helping the little ones improve on their grammar and writing skills. At primary and secondary school you will teach them core subjects, such as English, mathematics, science, whichever you prefer, it’s a good move.

Still volunteers can work at a medical center or hospital basing on your qualifications and desires. These clinics lack enough resources and staff – so as a volunteer, your assistance is needed and they are really blessed with your help. You will work alongside doctors and nurses, so they can always guide you on the duties of the hospital.

The most perfect voluntary in Uganda, one that sums up all the above mentioned is volunteering at an orphanage. Working in an orphanage is an incredible way to help these poor children receive the love, care, education, and companionship that the world had denied them. It is always a great opportunity to improve the present and future lives of these disadvantaged children.

As a last possibility we want to show you the work in national parks or with the nature generally. You get an impression of the various number of the flora and fauna that Uganda hides. This is also one self-esteeming action, knowing that you have once been part of Uganda’s conservation.

We can say that all these areas of responsibility are not only a big value to the local communities and the children, but also for oneself. It expands your view of the world; it’s fun and adventure-filled. You meet open minded people from around the world, you learn new ways of doing things, culture and language.

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HOW TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE BY VOLUNTEERING IN 2019.

How to make a difference by volunteering in 2019

Everyone has something in mind to do in 2019 but all of you would agree on one thing, to have a happy new year ahead.  It is automatic that everyone wishes to do good in 2019 and there can be various ways in which you can make a difference. A positive change is not just about the contributions you make to the outside world but also your inner changes that happen overtime. Read more

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THE DO’S AND DON’TS WHILE VOLUNTEERING IN UGANDA

The do’s and don’ts while volunteering in Uganda.

It was long time ago when Uganda was referred as a dark place especially during the dark past moments. Where it experienced in the previous years. Today it is completely different as the country has turned to be one of the safest nations in East Africa for tourism and volunteering.

As Winston Churchill referred to as the “Pearl of Africa” rich in diverse flora, fauna, and spectacular landscape, full of hospitable people who are so welcoming and always down to earth.

Volunteering involves a lot of interaction with different groups of locals. And the interaction varies according to where the volunteer is willing to work from due to its involvement with the children and multiple vulnerable people. Read more

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A GUIDE TO VOLUNTEERING IN UGANDA.

A guide to volunteering in Uganda

Besides being a small land locked country, Uganda is famously known as the pearl of Africa. It boats incredible stunning sights and remarkable activities for eager adventure enthusiasts looking to volunteer in Uganda.

Explore the monstrous mountains of Rwenzori, one of the tallest mountains in Africa, admire the fields of flora, fauna and wildlife. Surely, you will spare no time enjoying the spoils of the African country. Read more

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WAYS TO STAY SAFE AND HEALTHY WHILE VOLUNTEERING IN UGANDA.

Whys to stay safe and healthy while volunteering in Uganda.

The main reason why volunteers and visitors fear to travel to East Africa is because of health and safety. However, Uganda is safer than most of the American and European cities.

The major objectives of the real Uganda is to share the successes and challenges of life in Uganda and the ways to easily stay safe and healthy while volunteering in Uganda. Read more

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VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES IN UGANDA.

Volunteering opportunities in Uganda

Uganda is a pearl of Africa, it is well known for its striking physical features, safe and peaceful state and as a bird watcher’s paradise. Unfortunately, it is one of the poorest countries in the world, and the majority of the population live under poverty line.

It lacks fundamental infrastructures like education, health care, clean running water and waste management. Our projects in needy communities’ give volunteers an opportunity to share skills, knowledge and experience to help others as you experience the cultures and explore the country.

Community development is one of the volunteering opportunities in Uganda. It is done in form of Education, teaching the locals how to write and read. The duty of the volunteer is to teach English language in classes, arranging the lesson plans and among others. This opportunity allows the volunteers to interact with the locals hence learning the cultures of Uganda.

This also enables the unique aspects of the classes in the cultural exchange, meaning the Volunteers get a chance to learn the diverse cultural backgrounds and understanding more of the local culture. If one gets the TESL certification in the previous experience to manage English classes then there is a great opportunity for one to participate in the program with ease and gain valuable.

The requirements needed; one should be fluent in English, proof of age (copy of passport). One must be 18 years and above to start attending the appropriate projects with adult accompaniment.

Health care involves assisting the local healthcare team depending on your expertise or interest, this is done through organizing the health workshops about HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention, voluntary testing and counseling, improving the sanitation and quality of drinking water in the villages. This includes building dry racks, digging latrines, clearing drinking wells and educating on how to keep a healthy life style, treatment of the patients.

This is done to Ugandans staying in rural areas. It is very hard for them to access proper healthcare. Rural communities are still experiencing the spread of diseases like childhood illness, measles, parasitic diseases, HIV/AIDS and malaria.

So as a contribution we have teamed up with our partner organization on the ground to support the work of the rural community health clinics, centers, hospitals and medical teams run the dental general clinics through volunteering.

The health care program is suitable for volunteers who are medical experts, medical students or pre-med students with interests to share experiences to help others gain experience providing the health service in a rural settings. This helps to educate the rural people on the health related issues. The requirements are fluent in English, proof of age, one must 18 years and the possible workplaces are the clinics, health centers and hospitals.

Volunteering in an orphanage is another program in Uganda. So the volunteers in an orphanage are expected to show tender care and love for the kids, help them out with the bathing, feeding, cleaning, and homework and also treat their minor wounds.

One should also engage the kids in the recreational activities like games, music, dance, sports and also teach the kids the personal hygiene and moral behaviors. This particular opportunity is suitable for volunteers who love working with the children in a fun and educative way.

The main focus of the orphanages is to provide care, feeding, shelter and clothing for the children. These children are typically around the age of 3 years to 16 years and they have been abandoned by their family or some are orphaned.

These homes are the works of the selfless locals who out of their beautiful hearts and out of love and compassion are doing all they can so that they keep the unfortunate children out of the streets. They are given hope and aspiration into the future.

Volunteering opportunities in Uganda are very many waiting for you to undertake this season. Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation’s compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain loving one another.