Social Responsibility


Team Uganda

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:37:00 BST

Five students from the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health took part in the University’s flagship overseas volunteering project ‘Team Uganda’ this summer - this is a partnership project between the University and S.A.L.V.E. (Support and Love Via Education) International, a charity based in Manchester and working in Uganda.

S.A.L.V.E. works with children on the streets in Jinja, using the power of education to provide opportunities for them to leave their difficult pasts behind them and move off the streets towards a brighter future. This is the third year of the project. In summer 2015, twelve student volunteers travelled to Uganda and delivered environmental, IT and community research projects and a holiday camp and in 2016 a second team of students returned to deliver community research and social enterprise projects. The project has been a great success and has been making a real impact enriching the work of S.A.L.V.E.

This year a team of fourteen students and an Assistant Project Leader went to Uganda for a month to deliver community research projects and holiday camps alongside 7 Ugandan volunteers.

Zeeshan Kamzi is a 1st year medical student who took volunteered, he said: "I wanted to volunteer with S.A.L.V.E. because I believe that the work that the charity does is for a great cause. This project particularly attracted me because it will have a long-term influence on the lives of the children living on the streets of Jinja beyond just the time that we spend in Uganda."

Read more about the visit on the Team Uganda blog.

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