UCD Volunteers Overseas

Voluntary organisation for UCD students, staff and graduates to engage in volunteering and development education programmes.

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2020 PLAN

€ 162,515

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Projects in 2019

  1. Community Development projects in Assam, India

    3 new Angawadi renovations in Arabari, Borskat and Gojaigaon. The Angawadi renovations provide a safer space for women/children to visit. Workshops – arts and crafts; harm reduction (alcohol), health and hygiene, adolescent health, menstrual health and first aid awareness. Community engagement and development – sports days, talent shown cultural exchange and Street Theatre in local market depicting/challenging local issues.

  2. Disability Support projects in Meghalaya, India

    Interdisciplinary residential camp for local children with disabilities who required specialist assessment and provision of treatment/management plans as well as equipment. Health awareness day in a local village focussing on disability, hygiene, maternal health as well as general health.

  3. Disability support projects in Andhra Pradesh, India

    Daily physiotherapy sessions delivered as part of the residential camp. Home Exercise Programs delivered. Sharing knowledge with local physiotherapist. Purchase of two wheelchairs for two patients at Asha Jyothi. Presented a series of educational workshop on the topics of manual handling, feeding, positioning and hygiene to care staff.

  4. Education and infrastructural development projects in Somoto, Nicaragua

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  5. Computer education projects in Tanzania

    Modern computer labs established in 4 schools in Morogoro and Ruaha. Delivered a 4-week ICT course to teachers in 1 primary and 3 secondary schools in Tanzania. Approx. 174 teachers in total trained. 1-week refresher course to teachers who previously participated in both Morogoro and Ruaha.

  6. Library development projects in Tanzania

    General readers, mathematics and science schoolbooks donated to UCDVO and delivered to TanzED our local partner to be distributed to schools in the area.

  7. English language development projects, Tanzania

    Informal and conversational English with the children in primary and secondary schools through summer camps and other creative and interactive activities.

  8. Disability support projects in Kisiizi Hospital, Uganda

    Residential camp for 25 mothers/caregivers and children over a two-week duration. 25 children and 25+ caregivers benefited. Treatment included a multi-disciplinary team of volunteers from physiotherapy, nursing and dietetics. The nutrition team liaised with the children’s ward around addressing malnutrition. Support also given to Kisiizi Primary School through resources and workshops.

  9. Disability support projects in Nansana, Uganda

    Therapy services in Disability Camp. 85 children with neuro-disabilities and their families attended for assessment and treatment. Provision of specialised equipment where 50+ children received postural supports. Disability awareness and sexual health workshops were carried out in local schools. From our volunteers with a Business background, workshops on basic business skills and Nurture Africa’s VSLA program provided to 20 local people.

  10. Computer lab development, Gros Morne, Haiti

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  11. Agricultural and environmental protection projects, Gros Morne, Haiti

    NA

2020 PLAN

€ 162,515

raised of €0 goal

3533

altruists

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