Whether you have a background in teaching, health, business or building, you could make a real contribution to communities in Western Uganda. You could be volunteering in one of three areas:
Help people take charge of their own health and save lives by working on first aid training or running hygiene initiatives. A handwashing drive remains the most cost effective health intervention: here where it is neglected anyone with enthusiasm and energy in a few short weeks can save lives. If you have knowledge of first aid, by sharing it you can reduce Uganda's burden of easily preventable deaths.
Teaching / Free time activities coordinator / Special needs
Help children develop their talent and skills in various areas. No matter what skills you bring with you, whether in languages, sport, music, art, writing, reading or science, or just your good will - you can make a big impact on children's lives and unlock their creativity.
Building / Maintenance projects
Help us rebuild local community schools and health clinics and improve the prospects of a neglected region. Small changes can make a big difference: spending two weeks building a concrete apron will mean a school can survive an earthquake, helping us to install water harvesting at a clinic will enable hygiene to be maintained and nurses to concentrate on patients, not trekking for water. By helping us with building projects, whether or not you have experience with building, you can help us to build a better future.