My dream and passion is helping others, so going abroad has always been my goal. I will have the Spring semester off and decided to volunteer in Africa, a wish that I always wanted to come true. Volunteering on your own can be expensive that is why I am asking for help. Any monetary donation will help me out tremendously, every penny counts. This trip alone is 3,500$ without the added costs of vaccinations, all the things I have to purchase such as antiobiotics and drugs to take with me, particular clothing such as hiking boots, mosquito nets and repellants, batteries, sleeping bag, and additional non perishable food and liquids. Although I work, there is no way I can come up with that amount by February 1st that is why I am asking from the bottom of my heart for your help. I dont expect to get this entire trip funded but every little bit will help. I thank you for your generosity in advance.
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A LITTLE BIT ABOUT MY PROGRAM FROM THEIR WEBSITE:
"This is a project promoting general public health improvement in Uganda. Volunteers travel with and work alongside Ugandan counsellors in a variety of programs, directly benefiting 10 rural communities and 7 secondary schools. Volunteers will be engaged in a combination of the following activities:
Village outreach: Public speaking and mentoring in various rural communities respecting HIV/AIDS, malaria, hygiene, family planning, reproductive health, nutrition, early childhood feeding, sanitation, women's rights and domestic violence.
This is the most important and most common activity undertaken by volunteers. Volunteers talk to people in village meetings, private homes, and churches. They design their own seminars based on predetermined subject matter. Basic training and educational materials are on site, but volunteers are encouraged to bring new materials as well.
Secondary School outreach: Public speaking and mentoring of youth about teen issues. These may include drug abuse, pregnancy, STDs, sexual education, and decision-making. Volunteers visit schools weekly speaking directly to students about issues affecting them. Again, volunteers will design their own speeches, but will be given basic training and access to educational materials in order to prepare themselves.
Clinical work: Volunteers work either in a village or school clinic dressing wounds, treating patients, and helping the on-site medical personnel according to their skills and education. Periodic events include HIV testing and counseling days, mosquito net giveaways, and home visits to meet and greet patients may happen according to funding. "