>Last week’s blog saw a fantastic insight into the fundraising that we do, and the generous people who give up their time to do this for us. So this week, let’s turn the spotlight on our work in Uganda, to see some of the places that your donations are going.
Supporting Street Clinics!
Central to our work as a charity are our weekly street clinics. As we can only care for a small number of children in our home, our street clinics provide an opportunity for us to counsel and support those children still living on the street, and to get to know them and their backgrounds. Our street clinics offer a chance for these vulnerable children to see some familiar faces and to rebuild their trust in the adults around them.
At this week’s street clinic, our Ugandan team also saw a familiar face – Kefa, a child who we used to work with on the streets, but haven’t seen for a long while. Recognising Mike and the team, he came closer and gave a shy smile. Gradually he began to talk, and quickly showed how keen he is to return to school and bring an end to his life on the streets. We hope that we will be able to help him to achieve his dream, so watch this space to see what happens over the coming weeks.
If you think back through our many blogs, you’ll remember that our first set of interns, Caitlin and Esther, ran a small jewellery-making project for local school children and their mothers. This was a great success, and we soon hope to turn this trial project into a full-time reality as part of our community education programme.
As a charity, we have always felt that community education is hugely important to the work that we do as we try to look past the problem and to the cause. We hope that by working in local communities, educating locals and providing them with a revenue stream, we will be able to have some impact – however big or small – on the poverty which drives children to the streets in the first place.
We are now advertising for our next set of interns to join us out in Uganda! Our internship runs from September to December, and offers the successful candidates the chance to really become a part of our charity and to have a say in the crucial work that we carry out. We are looking for people who are enthusiastic, proactive and have bags of energy…but above all, they must be PASSIONATE about what we do! If you want to apply, or think you know someone who would be perfect for the role, then let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To download the full job spec, please visit http://www.charityjob.co.uk/seekers/jobdetails.aspx?jobid=176779 and apply with your CV and covering letter by 12 noon on Wednesday 7th July. You’d better get your skates on!