Womens Empowerment Medical Outreach Kampala, Uganda Making a Difference in Uganda
This program involves visiting communities in the slums and rural areas to provide medical attention including wound care, HIV and malaria testing and treatment.
Womens Empowerment Kampala, Uganda Making a Difference in Uganda
We partner with Change African Child International (CACI). Volunteers get involved with counseling young women, adult literacy, vocational skills training and more.
Teaching Baby Class and Primary School Kampala, Uganda Making a Difference in Uganda
Baby Class is Daycare to Kindergarten and Primary School is P1-P7. Volunteers are needed to help plan, teach and run activities.

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Project Details

We work with local organisations in and around Kampala to support vulnerable individuals and communities with a focus on medical outreach and womens empowerment.

** All Volunteers are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19**

Making a Difference in Uganda was established in 2018 after the founder Beth was volunteering there in 2017. She had volunteered in other countries, but this was her first time to Africa. She fell in love with the culture, people, environment and way of life. She returned the following year, and the idea for Making a Difference in Uganda was born. Having spent time there she met a number of local people  who had started small organizations who had a strong focus and dedication to their projects, sustainability and long term planning. Rather than existing for profit or volunteer tourism, the organization addresses problems that faced their people, in ways that made sense. Here we saw a gap in the market to support these projects with skilled and dedicated volunteers. Our volunteer program focuses on supporting the existing organizations, while providing innovation and ideas. More importantly we believe that giving these people encouragement, hope and support is the best way to help them achieve. Having spent much time in the country we understand how to support local customs and initiatives. 

Over the past 3 years we have carefully selected partners that are doing amazing work for their communities to support through volunteers. We work closely with groups in the slums to provide basic wound care, medical assistance, food, water and company. We help the young people we work with find other pathways into education, trade and work. Additionally we conduct regular full day outreaches where we do malaria and HIV testing and counselling, wound care, and treat illness. Working alongside a local organization we help women build skills in the production of house hold goods, with the aim of them starting their own businesses and gaining financial independence. We have close relationships with a number of schools and childcare centers who provide a well rounded education including arts and crafts, dance and personal expression. All our partners operate out of love and commitment to the people they are helping. 

The main focus of the project is on
NPO Status
Yes, registered non-profit organization
Contact Person
Beth Haley
Spoken Languages

Social Impact

Working alongside out local partners we have changed a number of lives. Through our medical outreaches we have seen and treated thousands of patients who otherwise would not have access to medical care. This includes malaria treatment, providing counselling on where to get HIV medication, wound care, provision of antibiotics and providing education on hygiene to avoid further infection. This also gives people an opportunity to learn how diseases such as HIV are transmitted and the importance of mosquito nets. We have provided emergency medical care and surgery to a number of individuals who were in desperate need. 

Additionally, we have helped a number of vulnerable street boys to transition from living in the slums, to attending school or learning a trade to give them a chance at a better life. We always encourage them to discuss their options with us and try to ensure we empower them to be able to sustain themselves long term. 

Through our womens empowerment programs we have distributed reusable pads to a number of women in the slums and community, as well as providing invaluable education on sex education, menstrual health, hygiene, consent and the transmission of STD's.

Our work with childcare centers is about supporting the children in their learning by providing additional tutoring, alternative learning strategies, encouraging them to read and engage and showing them love and kindness. 

Pursued Sustainable Development Goals

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