There is a phrase by William Allin that says, “Education is not the answer to the question, education is the means to find the answer to all the questions”. Uganda has been one of the few countries in Africa that has had very good results in reducing the spread of the HIV / AIDS virus. This has occurred due to the strategy of awareness and promotion of sexual abstinence. Through respect and fidelity between couples. The general population has seen with good eyes the importance of staying well informed on this subject. Especially to apply this measure to deal with one of the diseases that have killed so many people.
International volunteer programs focused on supporting this issue through community awareness is very important. These programs are focused on the community, school and a personal level. In the same way,it includes home visits where there is at least one family member with HIV.
TASKS TO DO
The volunteer in the community awareness program will support the center team, in the programming of activities, workshops and conducting home visits of these communities. Will also support the following tasks:
- Training for local community workers.
- Support in home visits.
- Conducting counseling talks.
- Creation of community programs.
This program seeks to create community awareness to prevent new cases of infection. In addition to diminish the psychological and emotional impacts of people and their families.
SCHEDULE AND WORK PLACE
The work carried out by the volunteer in the community awareness program is carried out from Monday to Friday. The volunteer will work at least 4 hours a day. Collaborating between 20 to 35 hours a week.
The places where the talks and workshops are held vary, according to the needs of each community and family. The programming of the activities will be provided on the day of the induction to the program and the place.
This program runs throughout the year. The volunteer’s support is as an assistant to the local staff.
ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS
In Uganda, volunteers stay at the volunteer’s house. They will sleep in rooms with volunteers of the same gender (approximately 4 volunteers per room). Weekly, the caretaker of the house will change bed linen and all beds have mosquito nets. Also in the house of the volunteers, you have Wi-Fi, electricity and potable water. (It is recommended that the volunteer buy bottled water to drink).
The caretaker of the house will provide you with daily meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
- Breakfast may include bread, butter, jam, honey, hard-boiled eggs and fruits such as: watermelon, pineapple and bananas.
- Lunch may include rice with peanut, pasta with meat, guacamole and traditional vegetables from Uganda
- Dinner may include mashed potatoes with different sauces (a mixture between banana and potato), rice or different types of pasta. Dinner is served between 7:00pm and 8:00pm at night.
Volunteers who require or have a different need for food (vegetarians, intolerance to a particular food) should indicate this in advance. We also emphasize that it is a volunteer program in a different country; therefore, food will not be the same as the volunteer’s home country. We will do everything possible to make the volunteers feel comfortable.
COST OF THE PROGRAM
The cost of the program is divided into two parts. To register for the program, you must pay the cost of € 150 ($ 180) *. The payment must be done up to 1 month before the start of the program.
The volunteer program has a cost of €590 ($730) for the first two weeks. For each additional week, it costs €130 ($160). (Prices are in Euro) To convert your local currency you can use the currency converter.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM?
- Pick up from the airport and transportation to the accommodation house.
- Accommodation in the volunteer’s house
- Three (3) meals during the duration of your program
- Orientation day in the project area
- 24/7 support from the Adventure Volunteer team
- Meeting of monitoring and evaluation of the program
- Induction to the program
- Volunteer certificate at the end of the program if required
- Transportation from the volunteer’s house to the orphanage
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM?
- Flight to Uganda
- Visa, if necessary
- Health insurance
- Return to the airport on the last day
- Drinks or special meals
- Trips in or outside the country