While in Uganda I will help to build a health clinic at the Hope for Africa Children's Village, one of Global Volunteer Network's school projects in Uganda. General activities will include assisting the local building crew with mixing cement, digging foundations, laying bricks, roofing, and plastering etc.
The Hope for Africa Children's VIllage was founded in 2007 and currently over 400 children aged between 3 and 15 years old attend classes for just a few dollars per term. Classroom buildings, desks, an office block, teacher’s quarters, and a borehole have been generously donated throughout these past 4 years. The school runs its own farm providing meals to students and teachers, and a small income to pay teacher salaries from the sale of extra produce.
The next logical step in the development of the school is a clinic/first aid room. They’ve been running a small clinic in one of the offices, but it is very limited for space (and has to share with the library!). It is, therefore, hard to keep clean and well stocked and there are no additional funds to pay for a nurse to work in the clinic.
During our 10 day tour in Uganda we hope to see the clinic built while donations raised will go towards stocking the clinic and providing a salary for a nurse for one year.
I'm hoping that you all will help me raise my part of the funds to support this amazing project and make a huge impact in the lives of the children at the Hope for Africa Children's Village. I'm hoping to raise $500.00 by the end of October. All donations are tax deductable and 100% will go toward getting the clinic up and running!
I'm so excited to travel to Uganda and make a difference in the lives of these children. It was my goal in 2012 to travel to Africa on a volunteer trip and I can't believe it's really happening. I love international volunteer trips and can't wait for this eye opening and live changing experience that I'm about to embark on. Thank you so much for your love and support as I try to fundraise the funds to make the clinic a reality! I will share pictures of the finished clinic and all of the amazing children I meet in Uguanda, along with some of the wildlife while we are on safari! Until then, below are some pictures of my power tool skills while helping to build an orphanage in Ft. Liberte, Haiti last December. Thanks again and please contact me if you'd like more information on the clinic or the work that Global Volunteer Network supports!
If you'd like to learn more about Global Volunteer Network and some of the amazing work they do across the world please go to their website http://www.globalvolunteernetwork.org/.
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