Promoting access to health care and awareness rising about health challenges in vulnerable communities

GLEN combines mutual learning in the Global North and Global South with inner-European exchange. European tandems from Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia as well as Germany form the project teams during a three-month internship in the Global South. They also visit three seminars together, where English is the working language. These experiences of peer-to-peer learning and a change of perspective are the foundation for GLEN participant’s Global Learning Activity.

Are you interested in children’s rights and health? Do you have a background in medicine or health care? This GLEN programme takes place in a community health center dealing especially with sexual transmitted infections and HIV/Aids. You will be able to learn about health challenges among youth and vulnerable persons and the environmental challenges and living conditions in the community. The programme provides you the opportunity to benefit from the mutual exchange within the community and the organization. As you will be engaging in direct community work you should also be experienced in social work.

The host organization CODEK is a non-governmental community based organization (CBO) founded in 2013 to promote children’s rights. Its goals are to mitigate the psychosocial and economic impacts of HIV/aids among children in Kawempe division, Kampala, Uganda. The team consists of three full-time employees and four volunteers. The organization provides education and information on HIV/aids prevention and support to children orphaned by the disease. CODEK also engages in health services within the community, economic empowerment and counseling. Its objectives are to serve as a center for prevention and protection against child abuse and neglect as well as the provision of health services for vulnerable people in the community and to carry out advocacy and sensibilization about sexually transmitted infections.

The goal of the internship is to improve the capacities and to help building sustainable structures within the organization via knowledge exchange and creative input by the participants. The tasks of you as intern will include assisting in planning and implementing community awareness activities in the fields of health care, raising awareness on sexually transmitted infections as well as malnutrition. You will assist primary health care activities in the CODEK health station. Besides, you will support CODEK in fundraising and governmental relations and evaluate CODEK’s activities.

The scheduled time for the internship is three months between mid-July and mid-October 2017.

Training and seminars prior to the internship will be held in English.

The GLEN tandem, formed by a Slovakian and a German participant, will collaborate with a participant from Uganda.

Program component: GLEN Anglo

Language(s): English

Topic / area(s) of interest: Health, Education

Vocational field(s)/field(s) of study: Education, Social Services, Health Care

Field(s) of study: Medicine/Health, Education/Pedagogy

Vocational field(s)/field(s) of study: Education, Health, Youth and Child Care

Period of the internship: 3 months between mid-July and mid-October 2017

Country: Uganda

Number of Participants: 2

Proposed by: Collaborative Development Kawempe (CODEK)

Classification of the internship in the development fields:

Number of the internship: 50004002-1121


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