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
take a guided community walk to visit the villages and homes to learn more about the culture of the people
We offer airport pickup to our volunteers. A vehicle will also be available to our volunteers who want to visit the rural communities
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
We provide three meals a day. Meals also cater for vegetarians, diabetics.