Internship posted by: EMPOWER AND CARE ORGANISATION (EACO).
Posted on: December 17, 2012
EACO is seeking Internee (s) and volunteers with public health skills or social work experience to assist in a range of activities that we undertake more so in public health and sanitation. Each volunteer is free to sample any of the following programme activities depending on each volunteer's skills and flexibility. The work you undertake will depend on your specific experience but bellow is the area where we mostly need volunteers to participate:
The communities in Rural Mukono, most of our beneficiaries do not have latrines and bathrooms where to ease themselves. Not only households but also schools we work with. This forces them to dig like 1 foot hole to ease themselves yet they have children in those homes. These holes are dug in the gardens where they grow their food which is risky, some dig besides their houses and it scares us about their health and sanitation when it happens to rain. We see that this causes diarrhorea because flies get onto food, and anything being set for eating, more to that these people do not have a habit of washing their hands after easing themselves and just walk straight to have something to eat; which puts their life at risk. Further still, these people get jiggers and ringworms in their feet and the legs. This also affects the animals they keep in their homes which often call for de-worming and these beneficiaries do not have the money to be out of this problem to look for treatment.
In addition to the above In many Families, more so in rural Mukono and Maracha in west Nile, Children and women travel miles each day to collect water for their families. It's dangerous and debilitating. Children are kept out of school so that they can perform this and other associated household tasks others are also kidnapped and sacrificed more so in Mukono and this happens when they move to collect water to very far wells deep in the forests.
These people have high rates of malnourishment, low but increasing levels of school attendance (especially low amongst girls), high rates of disease (especially malaria), and numerous other problems linked to severe poverty and an exceptionally low standard of living. The creation of a borehole well will put a clean, sustainable source of water in close to approximately 3,000 households. The goal of this project is to put in borehole wells in five sub-counties.
Therefore, to solve this situation we thought it better to start a project on constructing latrines and drilling boreholes for these beneficiaries so that they can live a happy and healthy life as its their right.
We believe that through your help, we can transform their lives. This project is under public health where by we focus on both physical and environmental health and sanitation at large.
It's upon this background that I decided to move in to raise support and create awareness about this situation.
Therefore you can volunteer or support in another way.
For volunteers with the appropriate experience we can organize workshops for both the clients and the volunteers so if you have skills you would like to share with the clients, this is welcomed.
EACO particularly welcomes skilled public health workers or skilled social work professionals that can help the organization to improve and develop.