UGANDA Eyeglass & Medical 1901
DATES OF INVOLVEMENT: December 14, 2019 – January 25, 2020
The red dust of Ugandan roads is calling. Bare feet dance; voices are raised in song; a beautiful picture, yet Uganda hosts millions of orphans due to war and AIDS, with more than 50% of the population under 15 years old. Lacking provision, northern communities struggle to access healthcare, education and basic services to meet the needs of children and families. This summer, you will provide and fit eyeglasses, changing the lives of people with poor eyesight, who will see clearly for the first time. Jesus came to bring sight to the blind – and He wants to work through you this summer. You will all see God at work in Uganda, providing through your work. After your training at Boot Camp in Tewantin, QLD, you will fly from Brisbane International Airport to Dubai, then to Entebbe, right by the shore of Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa. From here, you will travel to Koboko in northern Uganda. Look out for monkeys, elephants, antelope and giraffes as you go! You may find many fascinating souvenirs in your travels – carvings, drums, bags, jewelry and national clothing. At your site, you will develop facilities for outreach programs, including the AIDS Orphans Rescue Unit. Not only will your team be addressing medical needs, you will be able to reach out to refugees and locals through the message of the Gospel in drama, music and puppets. Uganda hosts Africa’s largest number of refugees, and thousands more pour over its borders each year. You will be trained and equipped during your time at Boot Camp for all of your projects – where God guides, He provides! Do you want to see that this summer?
Prices DO NOT include the registration fee or any travel to Boot Camp and home from Tewantin QLD. All clothing, passport, visas, immunizations, equipment deposits, air tax or levies, changes in exchange rates, personal expenses, spending money and any other items required are at the participant’s expense. These expenses may vary substantially and will be made known to you nearer the time of departure and when an accurate cost can be determined by the airlines and immigration. We apologize for any and all inconveniences.
Note: Project details and travel paths may change during the year.