UGANDA: A project on Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health
Field of Studies: Social work, Humanities, Development Studies, Performing Arts, Arts Education, Health
Number of Participants: 2
Scheduled time of the internship: 3 months between July and September 2013
Lying in the northern part of the Kampala district of Uganda, the Kawempe division attracts many migrants from the northern region of the country. Informal economy and informal settlements are constantly growing.
In promoting education, the Kawempe Youth Centre (KYC) mainly works to give access to educational resources to marginalized groups through libraries, IT training, health-related workshops and counselling. KYC has a mobile library service and provides access to educational resources and services, providing information to be used for leisure and knowledge, stimulating public interest in books and promoting reading in general.
The internship will be linked to a project on adolescent sexual and reproductive health (ASRH). The GLEN-participants will support the project by carrying out activities with children, youth and women making use of performing arts and by designing and distributing materials on the topic. Interns should also carry out research and write a report on ASRH, which can be used by KYC for further projects on the topic.
The interns will be provided with housing and a work space. The GLEN-participants need good spoken and written communication skills. Further, this internship requires flexibility and the ability to work independently as well as intercultural skills. Experience in working with young people would be an asset.
The scheduled time for the internship is 3 months between July and September 2013. Training and seminars prior to the internship will be held in English.
The tandem will be formed by a Latvian participant and a German/Swiss participant.
Proposed by: Timothy Arthur Walsh (volunteer – KYC)
Number of the internship: 5000300630