€ 2,580

raised of €2,600 goal

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Story

Last summer, I travelled to the village of Nansana, Uganda with UCD Volunteers Overseas to work as a volunteer in a health centre. We provided care for HIV-positive children and their guardians, and also health education to the local community, on topics such as first aid; disability awareness; and managing general health and hygiene. We ran a rehabilitation programme in the local health centre for children and families affected by severe disability, which continues today in a purpose built facility which we fundraised to pay for.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         As this project is so close to my heart, I am returning this summer as the student leader of a group of health science students with a view to continuing the rehab programme as well as furthering the education to prevent birth related injuries. Our eventual goal is to have a maternity unit with trained midwives, as, currently, the prevailing method of delivery is with untrained women in the community who are experienced but who cannot intervene in a medical emergency. This will help to reduce the incidence of disability and death as a result of poor birthing conditions. Disability is a huge issue in Uganda and is largely stigmatised with myths regarding curses and punishment.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The health centre is run by Nurture Africa and money raised will be split between the maternity unit and supporting people in the community.                                                                                                                                         Examples of how your money can be used in the community include:                                                 €120 = 1 year of medical care for a HIV-positive child.                                                                                                                  €60 = Small business grant for single parents to become self-sufficient.                                                                           €30 = 6 Months nutrition for a family.                                                                                                                                                  €20 = Primary Healthcare for a child.                                                                                                                                                   €10 = 1 Mosquito net to prevent the spread of malaria.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       All donations, big or small are welcomed and greatly appreciated.                                                               I will be funding my own personal costs for the trip so you can rest assured knowing that your money is all going towards the project.                                                                                                                                                                      For more information on the project where the funds will be going visit http://www.nurtureafrica.ie                                                                                             A little help goes a long way in Nansana. 

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Top Altruists

  • 20€
    Roisin Cleary

    Best of luck with everything Anna Rose! You are such a trooper x

  • Thank you so much to everyone who came to the table quiz and made donations on the night! Nearly at the target now!! Anna Rose

  • 100€
    Catherine Day

  • 20€
    Bernard Daly

  • Well done from Joan and Paul O'Loughlin and family

  • From Denise for wonderful Anna's fundraising

  • 25€
    Anonymous donor

    Well Done. Wishing you all the best Jessica & Amanda C

  • Louise, Eddie, Sarah, Isabelle and John

  • A little donation for your worthy charity, Anne and James

  • From Denise Watt

  • 20€
    Anna Egan

  • 10€
    Emily L

  • 20€
    Emily Lyon

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€ 2,580

raised of €2,600 goal


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altruists