MDG5: Improve Maternal Health
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The volunteer can help any or all of the following thematic area activities:-
(1). Educational Development program:
• Help with teaching and assist teachers during their lessons at primary and secondary schools we work with.
• Planning mobile libraries for village children/ schools, setting-up reading clubs and organizing reading competitions.
• Setup a program to offer after school classes, early childhood development (ECD) alongside adult literacy; this will also involve meeting with teachers and parents and home visits to ensure joint responsibility of children’s education.
Very lucky, our organisation was approved to share a donated container of various items from crossroads foundation (www.crossroads.org.hk) with another organisation here in Kasese, western Uganda.
We are inviting talented artist to create pro bono information, education and communication (IEC) materials and also wishing to raise for $2,500 by 1st September,2012 to buy over 600 afripad menstrual kits to be distributed during the CLOTH PADS, SHARE THE BENEFIT”campaign to be launched 30th April, 2012. The aim is to reduce the stigma associated with menstruation through raise awareness, health education including counseling as well as distribute reusable pads.
You can be part of this campaign in any way you can afford ranging from:-
After a workshop arranged in Mukono which was about " Attracting More Volunteers to Our Projects" , Kawempe's LRs Mawanda Robert and Ochieng Kennedy had a meeting with Isaac Ssamba from Mukono who organised the workshop and brought an idea of starting a project that brings skills and funds together to help the undeprived communities in Uganda. We started HB Volunteer Uganda , http://hbvolunteeruganda.yolasite.com/
PLEASE NOTE THE URGENT DEADLINE OF THIS FIRST TASK: Friday April 9th, 2010 -- We (BCDC) will submit the application by no later than Friday, April 9th, so the volunteer will need to have the application complete by Thursday April 8th (one week from today).
The nurses' school is operational and has some basic resources that include some staffs, staffs’ accommodation, dormitories, classroom space, demonstration space, some furniture, small library, lighting, lorry for transport, health centre, water source and land.
There are areas that are still a hindrance to the provision of quality training. We need your support and information and possible resource persons/institutions we can collaborate with to handle these problem areas.
The major areas that need support include:
I) Equipping the demonstrations/ laboratory
PACODET is developing a nursing school with aim of addressing the need for professionally trained nurses and midwives in the rural communities. The school being at it is infancy stages, we are careful to seek the services of an experienced and retired principal tutor from a developed country with good knowledge of the training needs in tropical Africa to come and work as a principal tutor. We will discuss the terms of condition of service with interested people. You can express your interest here or can contact us through firstname.lastname@example.org
PACODET is managing a health centre IV. There is basic infrastructure that includes OPD, martenity,antenatl care, and immunisation units and inpatients wards. There is also space for theatre and lab services. This unit is also being used for practicum training for nurses to some extent but lacks basic equipment. In the training side, there is demonstration classroom but also lacks nurses and midwives practical training kits. We are asking niegbhors to brainstorm and come up with speicific actions that lead to equipping of health centre and demonstration training unit.