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Healthcare & Medical Volunteer Project

Healthcare & Medical Volunteer Project

Volunteering Projects
The Uganda medical volunteer project organized by the Ssamba Foundation every month offers skilled medical professionals and students with a chance to experience a new culture and working environment, while learning and developing their specialized medical knowledge. This is a very unique opportunity to gain first-hand medical experience working in Uganda. The Uganda medical volunteer project run by Ssamba Foundation is best suited to professional medical and medical students aiming to gain valuable experience in a hospital or clinic medical setting and learning more about tropical diseases. Medical students gain practical medical and nursing experience.  You’ll also get to broaden your understanding of healthcare issues from another part of the world.  UGANDA MEDICAL VOLUNTEER PROJECT The Uganda medical volunteer project provide free prevention education, health talks, awareness, counseling, testing, treatment,…
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Uganda Farm Volunteer Project

Uganda Farm Volunteer Project

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Volunteering at the farm in Uganda is among the best ways to immerse yourself in the Uganda culture and lifestyle. Starting in February and throughout the year, we need volunteers who can help with planting, caring for animals and harvesting our crops at our Uganda farm volunteer project. In this Uganda farm volunteer project, you will work alongside local farmers and help them with their daily work. Your tasks might include planting and watering the crops, cleaning the farm, feeding the animals, picking fruits and vegetables depending on what is needed at the time. Some days may be busier than others as you will be working at the pace of the local farmers who also choose to have “lazy” days. Besides working with crops, you will also be working with…
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Community Outreach Volunteer Project

Community Outreach Volunteer Project

Our Supported Projects, Volunteering Projects
Each day of the week, Ssamba Foundation sets out to the rural villages with a team of volunteers to community needs assessment and or engage ourselves in activities that improve the living standards of the local villagers. During our community outreach volunteer project, our major work is carrying out a community needs assessment to identifies the strengths and resources available in the community to meet the needs of children, youth, and families. The Ssamba Foundation team also engage into activities which improve on the sanitation of rural people and this include clearing of drinking wells, building of dry racks and the digging of latrines as well as education of healthy living practices. Volunteers may assist in providing support, education, and the means by which vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals, groups and…
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Reaching Out to the Most Vulnerable Communities

Reaching Out to the Most Vulnerable Communities

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When the Ssamba Foundation opened its doors to the community of Kyampisi sub-county, Mukono District, we talked to the community members about what they thought were the issues that affected their lives and the problems they faced. Our development philosophy is that the communities need to tackle the problems themselves; we want to give a hand up, not a hand out. Hand ups create self respect; self belief and the results are infectious. The community identified their hardships as being caused by poor education; lack of farming knowledge; lack of money and access to it; and poor health to which we have added environmental management. These 5 hurdles provide the foundation stones of all our activities and we have projects aimed at targeting aspects of each. We believe that if poverty…
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Children Support Volunteer Project

Children Support Volunteer Project

Our Supported Projects, Volunteering Projects
The children who spend time and have their schooling at this children’s centre are in need of love, care and affection which local staff is often too busy to offer them on an individual basis. Your volunteer work at this children support project will provide these orphaned and vulnerable children with the attention and mental stimulation that they need to develop healthy social skills and self-confidence. Participating at our children support volunteer project can make a large impact on both you and the orphans themselves. We recommend coming for four weeks or more if you are to make a great impact on the lives of these children. The voracious need these orphans have to seek and learn about any subject matter – sports, music, or farming – is both awe-inspiring…
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Farm Work Volunteer Trip Uganda

Farm Work Volunteer Trip Uganda

Volunteering Projects
At Ssamba Foundation through our farm work volunteer trip Uganda, we love hosting volunteers to live-in and work with us on our community demonstration gardens. We have had many volunteers come and stay with us throughout the year. The farm work volunteer trip Uganda is an excellent way to see this beautiful country and be hosted by community members, farmers as you travel, or as you backpack around Uganda. Ssamba Foundation is setting up a vegetable demonstration gardens at our community resource centre which is under construction to work as an educational space, and outdoor recreation site for the people of Kyampisi Subcounty, Mukono District. The vegetable, herbs and food demonstration gardens at the Community Resource Centre are being created for the community members in the surrounding neighborhoods, and intended…
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Volunteering in Uganda Program

Volunteering in Uganda Program

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Volunteering in Uganda Program! At Ssamba Foundation, all of our projects have been formulated by our team, to give our self funding volunteers the most meaningful of experiences when they join our volunteering in Uganda program. We take pride in our Uganda Volunteer Program and wish to ensure that our volunteers will benefit the community in a favorable way while on their once in a life time journey. The main objective our Uganda Volunteer Program is to help more people gain the life changing, life affirming experiences that volunteering in Uganda program can give. We are committed to enabling skill transfer, enabling projects in Uganda to access different skill sets and to helping volunteers realize the value they can add using the skills they hold. Volunteering in Uganda program allows…
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Archbishop Janani Luwum Day

Archbishop Janani Luwum Day

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Janani Luwum was the third Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, Burundi and Zaire. He was born in 1922, converted to Christianity in 1948 and became a priest in 1951 before he was appointed Church Archbishop in 1974 He got the rank of Archbishop after Idi Amin’s military coup in 1971 and self- proclamation as the president of Uganda. Idi Amin’s rule was fraught with human rights violation, corruption, political embezzlement as well as killings of over 100,000 people. Janani Luwum was very vocal in his criticism against the injustices, policies and unexplained abductions by the then government. In 1977, Archbishop Luwum delivered a note to Idi Amin, protesting against the policies of unjustified killings and unexplained disappearances. He was arrested on February 16, 1977 and accused of treason for…
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International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM

International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM

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International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a United Nations-sponsored annual awareness day that takes place on February 6 as part of the UN's efforts to eradicate female genital mutilation. It was first introduced in 2003. In most cultures, there is a passage to adulthood; this includes practices and norms that may be good or harmful to a person in the long run. Female Genital Mutilation is one of these practices and practiced in most countries across the globe including Uganda. Female genital mutilation refers to the complete or partial removal of external female genitalia. It involves piercing and cutting off the clitoris, or sewing shut all or part of a girl’s or a woman’s external genitals. The removal of female genitalia has roots in thousands…
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World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day

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Cancer has impacted either of us in one way or the other and February 4 was created as a World Cancer Day to raise awareness about prevention, detection and treatment. Cancer is one of the leading cause of deaths worldwide. Cancer is a disease which occurs when changes in a group of normal cells within the body lead to uncontrolled, abnormal growth forming a lump called a tumor; If left untreated, tumors can grow and spread to other parts of the body via the bloodstream and lymphatic systems, and can affect the digestive, nervous and circulatory systems or release hormones that may affect body function. Cancer has numerous types, so there are various colors and symbols used to mark a specific type of cancer and promote the fight against it.…
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