PHYSIOTHERAPISTS NEEDED FOR CEREBRAL MALARIA PATIENTS' PHYSIOTHERAPY, KAMPALA, UGANDA


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

UgandaNamasubaKampala, Central UG
Volunteer "Dana" conducting HIV education session
Volunteer "Dana" helping out one of the kids under the RWEYOWA support program

About

RWEYOWA (Rescue Widows Elderly, Youth and Orphans with HIV/AIDS) is an NGO located in Namasuba in the outskirts of Kampala, Uganda. It exists to prevent the further spread of HIV/AIDS and to improve the lives of those affected by the disease.

Among the clients RWEYOWA supports, there are several children that suffer the consequences of cerebral malaria, including abnormal posturing and the inability to use muscles adequately. These children desperately need physiotherapy to prevent further muscular and skeletal abnormalities and to allow them to move on their own again. Physiotherapy, however, is often too expensive for the families of these children and, consequently, do not do enough and adequate exercise.

RWEYOWA is looking for physiotherapists who are willing to work with these children to improve their lives on a voluntary basis. Similarly, exercising equipment is highly needed.

We're grateful for your interest to volunteer with us!

Skills

  • Child Development
  • Child Welfare
  • Child Care
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Fundraising
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 6
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4-6 hours (Monday - Friday)

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