UGANDA VILLAGE PROJECT (UVP)
Contact: Leslie Stroud-Romero
Address:
340 S Lemon Ave #8979
91789
USA
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UGANDA VILLAGE PROJECT (UVP)

www.ugandavillageproject.org

Since 2003, Uganda Village Project (UVP) has been working with the people of Iganga to promote public health and sustainable development in the rural communities of this marginalized district in southeast Uganda.

Our Vision

We envision a future in which all Ugandan communities will have the means to effectively create and implement their own health and development solutions.

Our Goals

Our goals reflect our efforts to improve health in rural villages by improving access to education and prevention for the most common health concerns.

• WASH program: Decrease the health burden of diarrheal diseases.

• HIV program: To reduce the HIV/AIDS incidence.

• Malaria program: Reduce the health burden and mortality due to malaria.

• Reproductive health program: Ensure sustainable access to effective and comprehensive reproductive and maternal health education and services.

Causes:
  • Children
  • Healthcare / Medical
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Women
  • Young People
Opportunities

UGANDA VILLAGE PROJECT (UVP)

Suitability and Volunteering Roles

Volunteering Roles:
  • Community Work
  • International Aid / Relief
  • Research
  • Training
Volunteering Type:
  • Individual Volunteering
Work Alone or With Others:

Part of a team of six students (two Ugandan interns and four international interns) working to carry out activities in rural villages. You will also work closely with UVP's year-round staff in Iganga.

Liability Insurance

Volunteers working with this organisation are covered by legal liability insurance

Volunteers Placed Each Year

We accept approximately 28 international interns each year.

Restrictions

Where:
  • Uganda, Africa
Qualifications:

Undergrad/graduate students with a strong interest in international development or public health who are looking for a cross-cultural opportunity to work in a rural setting. Must be at least 18 years old. Prior experience working in developing settings desired.

Disabilities:
  • We cannot accept volunteers with a heart condition
  • We cannot accept volunteers with any breathing difficulties
Health Requirements:

Our volunteers live and work in very rural settings with limited medical services available. Please contact us if you have questions about health requirements.

Cost To Volunteer:

UVP charges a program fee which covers project-related transport and costs, accommodation in Iganga, food, and transport to/from the airport. Program fees are $2250 USD plus a $500 USD refundable deposit. You are responsible for your own airfare to Uganda.

Age:

From 18 years old

Weeks min/max

Weeks from 8 up to 9 per year

Hours min/max:

Hours from 1 up to 1 per week

When to Apply:

We accept applications with a rolling deadline. Application instructions can be found here: http://bit.ly/1cF6hEs

Start Months:
  • June
  • July
  • August

Additional Information

Accommodation:

Interns will stay in a local house in the rural village where they work with five other team members. Please note that the villages do not have running water and many will not have electricity.

Equipment/Clothing:

You are required to bring a DOT-approved motorcycle helmet. We encourage conservative dress (long skirts or pants) to be respectful of the local communities.

Local Information:

Iganga District is a district of rolling hills and farmland near the source of the Nile. It has high poverty rates and most families are subsistence farmers. There is no electricity or running water in most villages in Iganga.

Interview:

If you are a non-Ugandan applicant, please refer to our Internship homepage at www.ugandavillageproject.org/get-involved/summer-internships. You will be required to complete an online application, CV/resume, and four essay questions.

Training:

Interns will receive a pre-departure preparation package, which consists of a Skype orientation and an electronic intern manual which provides guidance on health topics and program details. In Uganda, you will have a few days of orientation in Iganga town.

Supervision:

UVP interns are in frequent communication with UVP staff and staff members visit teams regularly.

Debriefing & Certificates:

There will be a mid-term and final debrief.

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