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Lámha Suas

Work 13 Colman Crescent Lusk Co. Dublin Ireland Work Phone: 085 215 6880 Website: http://www.lamhasuas.ie/

Biography

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Mission Statement
Lámha Suas is an Irish based organisation dedicated to supporting education in the Mubende district of Uganda. We work closely with the Ugandan Ministry of Education to provide support to a number of government schools in the Mubende district of Uganda. Support is provided by sending qualified Irish teachers to work alongside Ugandan teachers on short-term volunteering placements; funding long-term programmes such as school feeding, improvement of school infrastructure and a teacher scholarship fund. We also support the wider community by recruiting nurses to work in the local health clinics on short-term volunteering placements and also supplying medical equipment.

Notes

Is Irish
Yes

Non Profit
Yes

Organisation Type
Short-term/Intercultural

Age Requirements
No

Language Requirements
No

Disability Access
No

Education Requirement
For volunteer teacher placements, all volunteers must be qualified teachers- Teaching Council registration and /or current references will be required. For volunteer nurse placements, all nurse volunteers must be registered An Bord Altranais (Irish Nursing Board) – registration and current references will be required.

Other Requirements
No

Application Procedure
Applicants phone / email / text / make contact through facebook for information, then complete an application form. Applicants will be invited to a short interview. References will be checked when a volunteer placement is offered.#

Cost
Volunteers will cover their own travel and medical expenses (approx €1,000) and must raise €2,000 which will go directly to the school feeding, building and teacher scholarship programmes. Fundraising support will be provided to all volunteers with fundraising tips, sponsorship cards, t-shirts, and clear and concise information for potential donors.

Benefits
Lámha Suas will arrange transfers to and from the airport in Uganda, and provide all accommodation and meals while in the village. There will be organised social evenings and trips to see fantastic off-the-beaten track places Uganda. The cost of the pre-departure training and post-placement de-briefing is also included.

Work Individually/In Teams
Volunteers will work in teams in either the school or clinic.

Code Of Practice
We are in the planning stages, with the aim of being a signatory to the Comhlamh Code of Practice for Volunteer sending organisations

Volunteer Charter
During pre-departure training we will use the Comhlamh Volunteer Charter and each volunteer will be supplied with their own copy.

In Country Support
The Irish-based volunteer co-ordinator will be with the volunteers at all times while in Uganda

Pre Programme Training
Yes, pre-departure training will be centred around the Comhlamh Volunteer Charter. It will cover practical issues (such as health and safety etc), overall development issues (placing the volunteer placement with the wider development goals) and specific issues related to the placement (eg gender inequality in education, child protection etc).

Post-Programme Debriefing
Yes, de-brief will consist of practical issues (eg ways to improve the placements, follow up with the host organisation etc) and also a mindful reflection on the issues raised personally while on placement.

Contact with Returned Volunteers
No, 2012 is the first year to recruit teachers for short-term volunteer placements. However the volunteer co-ordinator has 5 years experience of volunteering as a teacher with other organisations and can put accepted volunteers in touch with teachers who have volunteered in Uganda previously.

Location
Africa

Countries
Uganda

Activities
Education
Health/Medical
Duration
0-4 Weeks

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