Chang lives forever of people with HIV/AIDS and ordinary Ugandans through awareness programs, care and medical attention they desire and deserve.
Each year, thousands of Ugandans succumb to HIV/AIDS and many innocent people contract the disease daily. The relentless march of the disease has devastated many families and need to stop it spreading have become urgent. There are many local organizations trying to do this. RCDP is collaborating with these organizations and is now offering the volunteers the chance to contribute in the project and save lives.
This is a wonderful opportunity to grown personally and professionally by comforting those affected and stopping the spread of the disease through education while also traveling to a beautiful country.
No specific qualifications required. Volunteers should compassion towards people contracted with HIV/AIDS virus and shouldn't hesitate to take care of them. Volunteers must be 18 and should be open-minded, resourceful, flexible and patient.
The work is community based. Everyday, volunteers will meet at the project office and take part in daily discussion to develop strategies and follow up on the current plans. As part of the awareness generating activities, volunteers need to travel to many villages spreading awareness, counseling, organizing seminars and even distributing supplies (like food and clothes).
Your work can include:
The HIV/AIDS project in Uganda is located in Kampala. It is the largest city and is also the capital of Uganda. Compared to other urban centers in West African like Nairobi, Kampala is a safe city to stay and do volunteer work. Though often crowded during the day time, at night, the city comes into its own and has a lively nightlife. To travel around the city, you will find 3 methods of public transportation: boda bodas, matatu, and special hires. The fastest method is the boda bodas, motorcycles that you see all over the city. You won't be in Kampala long before being propositioned by a Boda driver. Matatu is a small, very colorful bus.
In Kampala, there are many things to do and see. You can visit museums, galleries, or many colorful markets. A rafting trip to the headwaters of Nile, bungee jumping in Nile, jet boating and visiting Sesse Islands and Ngamba Island are popular trips just outside Kampala. If you have time, you can visit world famous national parks where you can see the Giant Silverback Gorillas.