WhenAll year round
December 31, 2021
The mission of EACO is to reduce poverty and HIV/AIDS through economic empowerment, educational opportunities and support for disadvantaged groups
EACO's Project in Mukono and Buikwe is in need of summer Interns for Global Health Volunteer. This Internship brings together undergraduate, graduates, international development, public health, and medical students from across the globe to work alongside rural communities as they are empowered to lead healthier lives. This program will include maternity, pediatrics, geriatrics, laboratory, pharmacy, cancer screening, family planning, immunizations, de-worming, general medicine, gynecology, dentistry, and HIV/AIDS. In addition, you will have the chance to participate in community outreach and other work at least once a week -- a great way to learn more about the people you’ll support, and their culture and needs. While living side by side with community members, students will also learn about the social justice and healthy issues these communities face then we look for solution on how to solve these problems. This Program is geared towards issues such as water, sanitation, HIV/AIDS, malaria, and reproductive health. Students will grow in their understanding of global health as a multi-sectoral and interdisciplinary field, face the challenges of grassroots public health work, and think critically about where they fit as leaders the movement for global health equity. Volunteers are also needed to train rural schools in hygiene and Sanitation, Community Nutrition & Health for Rural Mukono, save Bees by Training the community in biodiversity and conservation in Uganda, Help establish income-generating activities, Office and logistic activities, Project management, Teach children, Peer education, Train farmers, Medical Volunteers.
Who do you need?
Individuals, Family with Kids, Groups
What to do
35 per week
Days off per week
Volunteers are needed for Global Health Volunteer. Train rural schools in hygiene and Sanitation Save Bees by Training the community in biodiversity and conservation in Uganda Help establish income-generating activities Office and logistic activities Project management Teach children Peer education
More information about conditions
In Mukono, EACO can arrange for volunteers to stay with a local family or in a guest house. In Maracha the volunteer must stay with the project co-ordinator in the area. 3 meals per day. Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided by the organization. It includes natural and healthy food, fruits, fruit juices, cereals, soups. Vegetarian and non-vegetarian menus available. Airport pickup, airport drop off. In case of emergencies we provide transportation to the hospital. The program fee is negotiable, depending on the period of your stay at EACO.
Local SIM Card, First Aid, Orientation, Pre-Trip Assistance, (Tours and Local Excursions on their own costs) Rainy season is November to December. If you are coming during the rainy season, please be sure to back boots and a raincoat. If you are coming during May through December, there are some rainy days but mostly sunny days. We recommend that volunteer pack for hot weather and bring at least one sweater just in case for night time. In general temperatures reach about 38 degrees celsius in the day and drop during the night so it may be cold at night.