MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH INTERNSHIP and VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES ABROAD


Paid

Yes

Hours per week

10

Published:

05/07/2018

Start Date

07/01/2017

End Date

11/02/2017

Address

Gayaza -Zirobwe Road, Luwero District, Uganda.
BUGEMA- UGANDA
C
256
Uganda

Description

BUGEMA Community Child Based Organization is seeking international volunteers and interns to work with us in the following programs.

HIV/AIDS PROGRAM • Home Care and Support for People living with HIV/AIDS. • HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment. • Prevention and Management of HIV/AIDS opportunistic infections in communities. • Nutrition for people living with HIV/AIDS in communities. • Counseling and Psychological Support for People with HIV/AIDS and bereaved families. • Community Advocacy for the Legal Rights of People living with HIV/AIDS. • Communication for Healthy Communities through health promoting strategies and interventions. • Decreasing number of partners or frequency of sex. • Increasing consistent and correct condom use. • Developing sexual communication and negotiation skills with regard to condom use. • Develop risk-avoidance skills. • Learning to recognize STD symptoms, and seek early appropriate treatment. • Increasing Primary HIV-prevention knowledge (e.g., where to buy condoms). • Increase risk-reduction motivation. • Rendering condoms available, accessible, and affordable. • Improving diagnosis and treatment of bacterial STDs. • Increasing parent-child communication skills. • Increasing involvement of gatekeepers and youth in intervention program design. • Advocating for policies that support the advancement of youth. • Increasing access to education for out-of-school youth (e.g, waive school fees). • Linking income-generating components with HIV-prevention programs targeted for children youth. CHILD SAFETY & PROTECTION PROGRAM • Advocacy for children's Rights, Safety and Protection through Public Lectures, Seminars, Media and Conferences. • Involving in domestic violence prevention against children in communities. • Involving in child protection campaigns in communities. • Involving in efforts directed at reducing and eliminating child labour in communities. • Working with local authorities towards promotion, observance and protection of children's rights in communities. • Making referral for children whose rights have been violated. • Provision of Psychological Support for children whose rights are being / have been violated in communities. • Creating Child Friendly Spaces in emergencies. • Reunifying separated and unaccompanied children with their families in emergencies. • Developing public awareness campaigns against child trafficking. • Piloting training programs for social workers to provide supportive care to families and children and advocating for more effective national protection policies and child welfare reform. CHILD TALENT DISCOVERY AND DEVELOPMENT • Training of children in football. • Training of children in netball. • Training of children in volleyball. • Training of children in basketball. • Training of children in athletics. • Training of children in music, dance and drama. • Training of children in judo game. • Training of children in table tennis. • Training of children in badminton. • Training of children in beach football. • Training of children in chess. • Training of children in other games and sports.

PRIMARY HEALTH CARE PROGRAM • Involving in adequate safe water supply and sanitation campaigns in our communities. • Involving in immunization against the six (6) killer diseases. • Involving in maternal and child health / family planning in our communities. • Spearheading efforts directed at nutrition and food production in our communities. • Appropriate treatment of minor diseases and injury. • Prevention and control of locally endemic diseases in our communities. • Involving in Community Based Rehabilitation efforts and campaigns. • Provision of mental health services in communities. • Spearheading Health Education efforts and campaigns in our communities. • Spearheading efforts directed at STD / HIV/AIDS control and prevention. • Involving in oral and dental health campaigns in our communities.

EDUCATION PROGRAM • Involving in fundraising campaign for constructing a school for people with special needs in communities. • Sponsoring children who are totally vulnerable and disadvantaged. • Teaching pupils in Kindergarten and students in primary school, Secondary school and Vocational school. • Teaching of sign language among deaf children. • Adult Education. • Teaching of Music, Fine Art, Mathematics, English, French, Computer, History, Geography, Economics, Literature, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Religious Education, Agriculture etc. • Teaching of vocational subjects/ courses such as tailoring, carpentry & joinery, catering, bricklaying, concrete practice, agriculture, computer. welding, bridal care & decoration and Technical Drawing.

MENTAL HEATH & WELLNESS PROGRAM • School mental health promotion activities – These include child-friendly schools, and programs that support ecological changes in schools. • Early childhood interventions – Examples include pre-school psycho-social interventions, home visits to pregnant women, and combining nutritional and psycho-social interventions in populations of the disadvantaged. • Supporting to children – Such programs may include skills-building or child and youth development. • Violence prevention programs – such as community policing initiatives. • Empowerment of women – Socio-economic programs to improve access to education and credit, for example. • Social support for the elderly – including day and community centers for the aged and so-called "befriending" initiatives. • Mental health interventions in the workplace – including programs to prevent and reduce workplace stress. • Programs targeted for vulnerable groups – These groups may include migrants, minorities, indigenous people, and people

NUTRITION PROGRAM • Nutrition of people living with HIV/AIDS. • Nutrition of people with disabilities. • Promoting comprehensive, standards-based program designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to promote and protect their health; • Promoting enjoyable, developmentally-appropriate, culturally-relevant, participatory activities, such as contests, promotions, taste testing and farm visits • promoting fruits, vegetables, whole grain products, low-fat and fat-free dairy products, healthy food preparation methods, and health-enhancing nutrition practices; • emphasizing caloric balance between food intake and energy expenditure (physical activity/exercise); • Promoting links with school meal programs, other school foods and nutrition-related community services. OTHER HEALTH PROGRAMS • Maternal, Reproductive and Child Health • Family Planning • Community Health

Breast Cancer and Palliative Care

VOLUNTEERING AND INTERNSHIPS AT BUGEMA COMMUNITY CHILD BASED ORGANIZATION Bugema Community Child Based Organization (BCCBO) welcomes every person from the entire world who wishes to provide /offer services to our clients (both vulnerable and disadvantaged children) and the community as a whole and as well as those who wish to do their internships with us through voluntary work approach.

How To Apply

Send your application to bccboUganda@yahoo.com / mt.paul2009@hotmail.com


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