Geriatric care

Help the aged mothers solve challenges associated with old age

The aged Communities are groups of elderly women aged over 50 years coming together to solve challenges associated with old age. The communities were established in 2010 in the villages of Namaliri, Kasawo and Kangulumira. Many aged women in the rural villages of Uganda are living helplessly alone in their huts while others are left with the duty of looking after their grandchildren. This is because their children are either dead of abandoned their duties to these aged parents. Many youths in Uganda are not productive and have left their duties to the aged. The aged community therefore has to fend for themselves.

The objectives of the project are;

1. Establishing the aged home. Since most of the aged parents are living without care, it is difficult to look after them in isolation. We want a home where the very old people who lack support can be kept as they get proper care and treatment

2. Reducing social challenges affecting the elderly people. Volunteers will be helping in the home visits, helping the medical staff at the health unit and counseling the elderly especially those with Fatigue, stress and depression.

3. Establishing a social fund that will be used to support the children under the care of these aged women to access education, clothing and other social services. The volunteer will help in giving advise on how to fund raise for this cause

Suitable for

Couples
Singles
Wheel Chairs
Families
Groups

Program Requirements

Minimum Age
18 years
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday from 08:00 - 15:00

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Geriatric care Old woman in her shop Children having jackfruit for lunch Old woman with her grandchildren The elderly mothers dancing An old woman with her children SOme of the houses where the elders live The aged mother after receiving sugar

Free-time activities

take a guided community walk to visit the villages and homes to learn more about the culture of the people

Swimming
Concert/Music
Climbing
Safari/Zoo
Museum/Opera
Sports
Yoga/Meditation

Services

What's included?
Fees cover airport pickup, volunteer placement, accommodation, feeding and local travels (local travels do not include visit to the national parks and national tourist sites). Volunteers who wish to visit national parks will buy safari packages separately
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

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Airport Pickup

We offer airport pickup to our volunteers. A vehicle will also be available to our volunteers who want to visit the rural communities

Accommodation

Accommodation is self contained located at the catholic parish in Kangulumira. It has running water, internet, bathroom and a toilet inside.
It is located in a quite environment

Dorm Room Guest Family Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages

We provide three meals a day. Meals also cater for vegetarians, diabetics.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
Costs
1 week (min. stay)
$463
2 weeks
$694
3 weeks
$924
4 weeks
$1155
7 weeks
$1847
9 weeks
$2308
12 weeks (max. stay)
$3000

You can volunteer at the project site in Kampala/Uganda between 1 weeks and 12 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Boffins Volunteer - Community will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
$357/week
Deposit (20%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (80%)
Your final payment must be made up to 30 days before to the volunteer program starts. This payment is also securely handled by PayPal or credit card.

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Boffins Volunteer & Travel Ltd, 5km Kayunga - Njeru Rd, Kangulmira Catholic Parish Complex , P.O Box 468 Mukono Kampala, Uganda