PROJECT CODE: UPA/MLTV 020
|Background||Central branch is the first local branch established in 1996 by the founders of UPA and a group of young volunteers within Nansana, Wakiso District. Central branch has been instrumental in the development of UPA and other local branches.
Central Branch conducts their meetings at the Youth Health centre on the premises of UPA national office.
|Aim||Central branch advertises for a volunteer that will work hand in hand with the project co-coordinators and peer educators in order to strengthen the present programme and initiate new activities. The MTV is expected to work 2+ days a week with Central Branch. It is possible to combine Central Branch with another placement. Central Branch is liaising with a number of interesting institutions like TASO, AIDS Information centre, local health clinics, schools etc. that could serve as a second placement.|
|Activities||The main activity of Central Branch is Nansana Youth Health and Information Programme. The programme aims to increase awareness on issues of adolescent sexual health and reproductive health through counseling and accessibility to accurate information. Approximately, 10 volunteers from Central Branch and a number of peer educators are presently running the programme.|
|Volunteer qualities||Preferable, the MTV has brief knowledge on Peer Education (youth to youth methodologies) and/or other related information activities. The MTV must be able to motivate other volunteers and to a certain degree and work independently.|
|Room for new initiatives||X|
|Rating by volunteers||X|
|Working hours|| 09:00am-04:00pm, 4 days a week (Saturdays included).
|Transport||By foot since the office and the guest house are adjacent to each other.|
|Accommodation||UPA Guesthouse, Nansana|
|Comments from UPA||Central Branch has been expanding its activities and now has a complete building thanks to the past volunteers who have helped the members fundraise towards its construction. it is a good placement for volunteers that want to engage in campaigns towards creating awareness towards young people about the problem of HIV/AIDS|
|Communication||The mode of communication is English both in meetings and the outreaches in schools|
|Past Volunteers||From Netherlands, Germany and UK|