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Empower And Care Organization
YMCA Lane on Kayunga Road Ggulu A Mukono Town
Mukono,256,UG


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Last Updated: 03.18.16
   
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Countries/States Served: UG
People Utilized or Employed: Trainable Volunteers, Dental Hygiene, Dentistry, Social Work, Dietitian, General Preventive Medicine, Physical Therapy, Veterinary, Psychology, Family Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Audiologist, Endocrinology, Chiropractor, Endocrinology, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Hematology and Oncology, Infectious Disease, Otolaryngology, Nuclear Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery, Pharmacy, Podiatry, Critical Care Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, Anesthesiology, Periodontics, Geriatric Medicine, Endocrinology, Public Health
Types of Students Allowed:
Medical Students, Premedical Students, Dental Students, Predental Students, Nursing Students, Prenursing Students, Pharmacy Students, Prepharmacy Students, Veterinary Students, Preveterinary Students
Program Length: Short Term (Less than 1 month) and Long Term (Greater than 1 month)
Language Skills: English, English, English
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Mission Statement: (See Web Site For Updated Information)
Empower and Care Organization (EACO) was founded in 2004 at the community level and was registered as a Community Based Organization (CBO) in 2006 (registration number MG/2006/10/294). EACO was established to address the limited educational and economic opportunities that exist for vulnerable groups of women and children in Mukono County. EACO’s vision is that, by implementing activities that provide these opportunities, it will contribute to the reduction of poverty and HIV/AIDS in the Mukono community.
Volunteers wanted to strengthen Sexual and Reproductive Health for youth in Uganda
1. Capacity Building and Training
2. To train service providers for Adolescent Friendly SRH Services provision
3. To train peer educators on communication and counseling skills
4. Institutional Framework
5. To set up adolescent Reproductive Health Clubs for mobilization both in and out of school adolescents for life skills and other positive reproductive health behaviours.
6. Information Education and Communication
7. To develop and distribute relevant IEC materials to all RH services delivery points
8. Adolescent SRH Service Delivery
9. To establish Adolescent Friendly SRH services at all delivery points
10. To initiate community based recreation activities for adolescents
11. To explore avenues of setting up income generating activities for adolescents
12. Monitoring and Evaluation
13. To initiate a process of involving adolescents in planning for their health
14. To establish at regular basis the indicators for adolescent health as provided for in the SRH Minimum Package
Other activities:
The following are specific advocacy activities that will be implemented.
1. Orientation/sensitization meetings for district and sub-county leaders.
2. Conduct dialogues at district and sub county levels with District leadership, sub county leadership, Health service providers, youth and opinion leaders/members in selected communities.
3. Organize/conduct music dance and drama exhibition with community youth groups to identify and voice SRH concerns of young people from their own perspective.
4. Develop and disseminate advocacy messages (IEC materials, radio spots, radio programmes and talk shows on SRH on radio and print materials
Requirements
Qualifications: EACO is in need of skilled professionals that can help the organization to improve and develop, but our team welcomes the enthusiasm and commitment of all willing volunteers. EACO is committed to ensuring all voluntary experiences are as mutually beneficial as possible. Our staff will welcome you as one of the family, and give you the chance to make life-long friends in the community, really make a difference, and work with a truly inspirational community based organization.
Health Requirements: Volunteers must take anti-malaria pills.
Equipment/Clothing: Suitable clothes for hot/rainy climate. EACO is a well respected organization, both in the community and internationally. We ask that volunteers are clean and presentable when undertaking their work in the community.
Insurance: Volunteers responsibility.
Skills
• Excellent written and oral communication skills as well as interpersonal skills.
• Computer literacy and database familiarity required.
• The ideal candidate writes persuasive, clear, concise proposals and has experience writing proposals.
• A disciplined self-starter who pays attention to detail, regularly sets and achieves work goals, has the ability to work independently and calmly.
• Ability to work well in a small team environment is essential.
Volunteering is a very rewarding experience. You get to meet many different types of people and form solid relationships based on mutual respect, understanding, and caring. As a EACO volunteer you will:
• Make a difference in peoples lives, bringing about social change
• Develop a wide network and range of skills and experience that can transform your own life
• Have the opportunity to visit one of the best tourism destinations in the world according to National Geographic and Lonely Planet
Volunteers can stay from 1 week to 52 weeks, volunteering from 12 to 50 hours a week. Volunteers must be 18 years old, and should apply at least two weeks in advance. We can accept volunteers with a disability depending on the disability.

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