The nation of Uganda is very much a country in crisis, and the children of that nation face many road blocks to their success. They are not alone though in their fight against the problems caused by civil unrest, extreme poverty, and the AIDS epidemic. With over two million orphans there is an extraordinary need for volunteer support. There are a number of programs that provide directly for the needs of the children of Uganda, but they are always in need of more volunteers. Non-governmental organizations along with community groups are helping to slowly stem the tide of the crisis. What kind of necessities do these organizations supply?
Shelter, food, education, and medical care are among the most basic needs of all the children in the world, and volunteer groups help to care for these needs for many of the children of Uganda. Promoting worldwide awareness of the effects of the HIV/AIDS epidemic has led to a greater outpouring of support to the millions of children that have been orphaned as a result. Education programs provide orphaned children with not only the primary school education necessary to get a good start in life, but also the secondary and vocational education necessary to find a job and live in a self-sufficient manner.
Family empowerment programs provide counseling and social support for children who have lost parents as a result of the HIV/AIDS crisis. These programs also promote education about the disease and ways to prevent contracting it. Improving the socioeconomic status of orphaned children through business and financial training allows them to now only help themselves, but also to help others. Those infected with HIV/AIDS are given access to drug therapy and routine medical treatment, as well as counseling to help them cope with the disease.
These initiatives have brought about big changes, but there is still so much more work to be done. In order to continue these programs all need financial support as well as the help of volunteers. If you are in any way able to provide support, whether as financial support or through volunteering your time and efforts, it will make a difference in the lives of the children of Uganda who need your help.
Uganda is one of the many third-world countries striving to meet the developmental goals outlined by the United Nations, but it is impossible to accomplish these aims without the assistance of more developed nations. Programs set up to help Uganda reach its goals touch on many aspects of life, but there are two main focus points that these programs tend to promote to accomplish the most good for the entire population.
One of the areas of focus is education. Education initiatives started by various organizations have provided much in the way of improving Uganda’s educational system. An overarching goal that has been set for all under-developed nations is to provide primary education for the children of the entire nation. Countless studies have pointed of that children who receive at least a primary school education can avoid many of the problems that plague those with no education at all. Canada has been an especially big proponent of improving Uganda’s educational system, and ensuring that as many children as possible have access to it. Unfortunately in the northern section of Uganda the current armed conflict has worked to stifle the efforts of these organizations to provide the needed education to the children who live in that area.
Initiatives to educate women and provide them with equal opportunities have also had a profound effect on the quality of life of women in Uganda. Empowering women to provide for the needs of their children, and educating them on methods to develop sustainable communities makes for healthier communities in general. Especially in rural communities, and emphasis has been laid on reaching out to families to make sure that women have the necessary access to midwives, pre-natal and post-natal care, as well as education on finance management.
These assistance programs have been designed to help the people of Uganda help themselves on the road to development. To continue in operation these programs require volunteers and monetary support. Each one of us has the opportunity to change and to save lives by volunteering, even in a small way, to support programs and initiatives designed to make the world a better place, one country at a time.
It pains each of us to see our fellow man suffering the ravages of disease. The country of Uganda has been hit by waves of outbreaks that require the utmost care and precaution be taken by anyone who chooses to visit the country. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) along with other health organizations provide warnings on symptoms to watch out for as well as steps that can be taken to reduce the likelihood that you pick up one of the contagious diseases when you visit the country. What specific diseases does one need to watch out for when visiting Uganda?
Dengue is an illness that is common to many subtropical regions. It is spread through the bite of infected mosquitoes, so when traveling within Uganda it is important to wear an effective form of mosquito repellent, as well as to sleep under mosquito nets in order to reduce the risk of being infected with this illness. The rainy season is the most common time of year for the disease to be passed on, so extra precautions need to be taken if you plan to travel during the rainy season in Uganda. Fever, severe headaches, and nausea are all symptoms of dengue, so if you are exhibiting any of these you should seek medical attention immediately.
Yellow fever is another disease that has had a reported outbreak in Uganda recently. Yellow fever has not been seen in large numbers in Uganda for over 30 years, but this recent outbreak has caused a big push for mass vaccinations throughout the country. To date more cases have been reported in the northern part of Uganda, so if you intend to visit this region it is important to ensure that you are properly vaccinated before you embark on your journey. Since yellow fever is also passed by infected mosquitoes it is important to take the same preventive measures that apply to dengue.
Disease is a sad fact of life, not only in Uganda but the world over. By taking the proper steps to prevent being infected, the spread of disease can be halted. If any of your future travel plans involve visiting Uganda be sure to take the necessary steps to protect yourself, so that you can enjoy this beautiful country.
Uganda once again held elections in February of 2011, but after a recent study of the election process, it is unlikely that anything will change in the new regime. Militant leaders forced voting in some rural places and even if more urban areas. People who were not forced to vote were threatened and coerced into voting for the eventual winner of the elections.
This whole story just got me to thinking about how very lucky we are in this country to vote the way we desire without fear. Even with the squabbling over party lines that has been so very prominent in the media lately, no matter how you vote you are assured of two things. One, you don’t have to tell anyone how you voted or if you voted. Two, you will never be coerced into voting one way or another with threats, intimidation, or violence.
Although our culture has began a very nasty verbal assault across party lines, we will never have to face the kind of turmoil that Uganda is facing now. No matter what we think about how the voting turns out, at least the majority rules. We, not militant leaders with guns, choose our leaders. So this November, be grateful for your right to vote. Go vote. It really doesn’t matter who you vote for so long as you get out and do your civic duty. No matter how the chips fall during the November election be at peace knowing that the American people had their chance to get out and vote for who they wanted to according to their conscious. Pray for Uganda, and maybe one day their country will be as free as ours.
One of the most beautiful natural sites in Uganda are it’s waterfalls. While the country is known for being able to see endangered primates like gorillas and chimpanzees, it is also known for several beautiful waterfall attractions. Uganda is one of the few places on the planet that is divide by the Equator. Additionally, it is said to be source of the mighty Nile River, which eventually runs north to spill out into the Mediterranean Sea. Uganda also shares the beautiful Lake Victoria.
One of the most visited waterfalls is Sipi Falls, near Mt. Elgon. It’s really a series of three waterfalls near the base of the mountain. Additionally ? the country is home to Murchison Falls, another beautiful waterfall, and the country’s most popular waterfall to visit, as well as being home to a national park.
Also, you can go on tours to see endangered species, and local wildlife on safari tours. For example, Murchison Falls offers a three day safari tour where you can not only see the waterfalls, but also get glimpses of some beautiful creatures in their natural habitat. You get a drive across the savannah, lunches, and a three hour boat ride! Quite the experience, for sure! There are other safari tours in country as well that are probably comparable in price and length. Most of them have accommodations built into the price, as well as all three meals each day. It would be a wonderful vacation and a trip of a lifetime!
While Uganda isn’t always at the top of most people’s vacation destinations, it does have some beautiful attractions that would make an incredible trip.
As Americans we commonly view childhood as a time for kids to attend school, play, interact and generally prepare for adulthood. The orphans of Uganda are not so blessed; instead their lives are full of want, neglect and uncertainty. Years of civil war, AIDS and unimaginable poverty have created more than 2 ½ million orphans in this country. What can the every-day American do to help the orphans in Uganda?
The orphans in Uganda need everyday necessities if they are to survive. They need the basics such as food, shelter, apparel, medical care and education in order to go forward and realize a future. There are many religious, medical, education-based and non-profit groups that work with community groups and local organizations in Uganda to help the orphans achieve a healthy, stable life.
The government of Uganda does not subsidize education and therefore schooling is beyond the financial means of most families, much less an orphan. Many groups (Children of Uganda, UNICEF etc) are in Uganda setting up educational programs in hopes of reaching the most vulnerable population, the children.
AIDS is a huge concern in Uganda. Not only are children orphaned by HIV/AIDS but they can themselves suffer from the disease; without medical care these children are facing certain death.
Most experts agree that to control the spread of AIDS requires education and sadly, education is severely lacking in Uganda.
The best way to help the orphans in Uganda is to browse the various groups lending a hand in Uganda. Look for verification that any monies you donate actually wind up used to benefit the children rather than lining some bureaucrat’s pocket. Throw a local fundraiser, ask for your congregation to have a special offering one Sunday a month, have a bake sale- donate whatever money you raise to a reputable Ugandan relief group.
You might be surprised how good it feels to simply give a little of yourself to a cause so noble as helping the orphans of Uganda.
Every year 18 million people world-wide die because of the lack of food, clean water and medical care. One sixth of humans on this planet do not have enough to eat. Extreme poverty accounts for a rising tide of violence in poor countries as people who feel that they have nothing to lose try to take by violence what they cannot get otherwise.
Everyone sees the TV commercials about sending money to organizations to help feed and educate the poor, but in many cases, this aid is only a small drop of what is needed to raise people up.
Poor agricultural techniques in places such as Western Africa and countries in the Far East have contributed to the lack of arable land. In Africa especially the problem of desertification is an increasingly growing problem. Many of the countries involved, primarily Somalia, and Ethiopia, lack stable governments to guide agricultural policies. Other countries have areas that have become so polluted by manufacturing and mining concerns; there is no ‘safe’ land and water to use in agriculture.
Since the late 1970’s countries like India and Bangladesh have worked to provide proper infrastructure to alleviate pollution in agricultural areas. They have also used education programs to teach farmers proper crop rotation and use of natural fertilizers to boost crop yields. These programs provided measurable increases in crop production and a resultant decrease in hunger. As farmers are able to grow foods beyond simple subsistence levels, they are able to sell excess and buy other products and services for themselves and their families. These programs were only possible after stable governments were formed. More than anything, these countries need viable governments to fight poverty.
Daniel spent most of his life as a kid dreaming of helping others. He enjoyed countless hours of combing the pages of travel books and magazines for a chance to see sights beyond his small town in Arkansas. As a child, his parents took him to church every Sunday. He heard of brave men and women who traveled far beyond their comforts of home to serve the needs of others who were less fortunate.
The desires planted in Daniel’s heart grew and after college he found himself longing for a life with more purpose. He remembered how the words of his Sunday School teacher rang so exciting as a child, and he knew what he needed to do. After much research and prayer, Daniel headed to Uganda. He spends his days supervising an outreach that ministers to street boys who spend their days slumped in alleyways sleeping and fighting to stay awake in hiding at night to avoid the likely fate of abuse and exploitation. Daniel’s life is hard. It hurts him to see the pain of Uganda on a daily basis. He often misses his family at home, but finds worth and fulfillment in his ministry there. He’s not ready to wrap things up, but his is ready to seek some of the creature comforts he had at home.
In college, Daniel had enjoyed surfing the internet. It was there he stumbled upon bingo sites that reminded him so much of the Saturday night bingo he had played at the Grange with his grandmother. It was fun for Daniel and always supplied him with a little fun and relaxation from his tedious research. He was now thinking about how he missed so many things and was looking forward to a trip home. .
Daniel was especially looking forward to using the internet at home. In Uganda, Daniel’s access to the internet was limited and often non-existent. He thought of friends he may connect with and some games he might play in the lull of the day. Wonder Bingo was always his favorite. He enjoyed playing on the many sites that offered no deposit bingo. Living life as a missionary was not making him a rich man. No deposit bingo sites would be the ideal way for him to play.
Daniel arrived home with a warm welcome from family and friends. He enjoyed visiting, sharing pictures and telling tales of Uganda. His audience hung on every word. Later that night as he crawled into his childhood bed he found the time difference of Uganda leaving him restless. He pulled his laptop out of his bag and searched bingo sites to see where his luck would land for the evening.
Wonder Bingo was his first stop and he felt himself relax and enjoying his game. He enjoyed this thoughtless life. This evening of family and friends and a full belly. He relished in the fact that he was home and not out searching for boys to hide and keep safe through the night. He turned his attention back to the game. “Wow bingo” he thought. He had missed the fun of the game. He thought about asking his grandmother if she still went to Saturday night bingo at the Grange. Maybe he could go with her while he was home. He thought of the boys of Uganda and how they would think that same thought if they had a chance to play Wow Bingo. Daniel made a mental note to find a bingo game to take back to Uganda with him.
I don’t know about you, but I have a huge fear of the dentist. Just the thought of all that drilling and scraping sends chills up my spine. Many people have the same concerns when it comes to the dentist. Fear of pain will do that to anyone. What happens when it goes farther than just scraping, cleaning and filling the occasional cavity? Dental surgery is something that affects most of us eventually. Our teeth break down as we age and we need surgeries to either fix or remove them. There are a number of diseases that can affect the teeth and mouth as well.
When it comes to dental surgery, pain control is at the top of the list. Narcotic pain relievers like codeine and vicodin can make one sleepy and unable to drive after sugary. They can also have serious side effects such as respiratory depression and just generally let you do nothing other than sleep for days while you recover. While this may be a good quality for some, many need to get up and about and back to their daily lives even while still recuperating.
Tramadol may be a good choice in treating moderate pain from dental surgery. It has a much longer lasting pain control than many narcotic medications. Tramadol will work to control pain for five to six hours after your dental surgery. This is a benefit of tramadol since less pills you have to take, the less chance you will have of forgetting and less expense on your pocket book as well. Although it is pretty easy to buy tramadol online, you certainly don’t want to pay any more than you have to for a onetime occurrence.
Tramadol also has fewer side effects making it a great choice for dental pain. By not inducing respiratory depression, sedation, constipation, or dependence it is a much better option than some more commonly used narcotic medications. For many people that choose to buy tramadol, the lack of side effects is very important since you certainly won’t want to be dealing with any more than you have to when your mouth is aching.
Tramadol or Ultram as it may be better known is much more effective in controlling pain than other medications like NSAIDS as well. This will allow you to start feeling better sooner and resume your daily activities.
No one wants to have serious dental surgery done on their teeth and jaws but for many it is inevitable. By talking to your doctor before the surgery about the best method to control your pain, you will be able to minimize the traumatic effects of having dental surgery done. Your dental provider will be able to give you all the risks and benefits associated with the pain medication that they use and will be ready and willing to listen to your input on how to make the procedure as easy as possible for you.
Someone once mentioned that “God has not called us to see through each other, but to see each other through.” Offering a helping hand to even one person can make a crucial difference in the world, especially in the difficult world of Uganda. Too often, however, people do not reach out because they don’t think it will matter. Only one person needs to receive the aid for the action to matter. With so many hurting and looking for help in Uganda, every single moment of volunteer work is important.
Those who reach out to help even one person make a difference in the world and can rest assured that their efforts will bear fruit. Yet all of life cannot be devoted to acting and serving others; there must be some time set aside for refreshing and resting oneself. The missionaries in Uganda may well feel fulfillment and deep satisfaction in serving orphans, AIDS patients, and refugees, but it’s also important to make time to pull away and recharge. Ugandan missionaries need to have personal connections that feed their emotional and spiritual needs if they will continue pouring their lives into others.
One way to both relax and connect with loved ones, even across the globe from the U.S to Africa, is by meeting online to play games with one another. The social interaction of gaming and chatting can do much to relieve the everyday tension of work of any kind. A popular game for players the world over is UK online bingo, which offers not only free games but embedded chat boxes for players to converse with one another. A Ugandan missionary can play bingo online with her family and friends for both fun and fellowship.
Since gambling is not a good use of the funds a missionary has, being able to play free bingo games online is important. Fortunately, there are several UK online bingo websites that meet this need. Some even offer a bingo bonus for regular players, adding a layer of serendipity to the game time.
Using games to facilitate relaxation is not a new concept and it is still an effective one. Modern technology makes it easier to play a variety of games and to communicate quickly with loved ones. Sharing a part of life together meets a deep need within every person, and every person needs time with the people most special to them. As anyone living far away from the homestead can attest, there’s no substitute for a connection to lifelong friends and family.
Thus fortified by time spent enjoying a game and chatting with loved ones, the overseas missionary can return to giving to others with a full heart. The key is not necessarily that she plays bingo online or even wins some sort of bingo bonus; the purpose is the recreation and contact with those dear to her heart. Any website that allows her to do so would invariably be the best online bingo site. If you are a missionary or an ex-pat living far from those you love, visit these links to learn more about UK online bingo and how it works.
Teaching second grade is a lot of fun, but it is also exhausting. I get up at 5:00 every morning and hit the gym for an hour before heading to my classroom. When I get there, I get my materials laid out for the day and then students start arriving. I don’t stop until they leave at 3:00 and then I have teacher’s meetings, parent conferences, lesson plans, and workshops to attend. By the time I get home, I am often too exhausted to think, much less have a social life.
My boyfriend decided to spice things up last month and bought some K2 incense. After school on a Friday, he lit up the K2 and encouraged me to just relax. I was amazed at how quickly all of my stress from the week disappeared. I was able to forget about lesson planning, test scores, and teacher’s meetings. It allowed me to really focus my attention on the only thing that really matters: my friends and my family.
Since then, we have used K2 incense regularly. I buy K2 natural online and keep it burning in my office after school while I work on lesson plans. It helps me to start unwinding before I even leave school for the day. Then when I get home, I like to use K2 blonde to make my home smell nice while I do some cleaning and laundry. When we have a date night, my boyfriend will sometimes splurge and buy K2 Sex for us to use to set the mood for our big night. It is a total aphrodisiac and it puts my senses into overdrive. It always succeeds to turn up my desire and it leads to an incredible date night every single time we use it.
If you have never tried K2, take it from one formerly stressed out teacher. K2 can really make a difference! Check out these sites where we get our K2 incense supplies:
Stress is a major problem for a lot of people. Too much stress can result in numerous health problems that can include insomnia, elevated blood pressure, and severe headaches. Even worse than the health problems you can experience when you are stressed all the time is the way your attitude changes. You have probably noticed that the more stressed you are, the shorter your temper becomes. You become frustrated when tasks that should be simple take longer than they normally would and you find that instead of enjoying the time that you spend with your friends and family you just seem to get more and more irritated by them. If this sounds like you, then it is time to figure out how you can reduce the amount of stress in your life.
One of the things that English doctors have noticed is that patients who spend a short period of their day winding down with online MLB betting sites seem to be much more relaxed than the patients who did not gamble. Curious about this discovery, the doctors decided to take a closer look at the phenomenon.
It turns out that one of the reasons people are becoming so stressed is because they do not know how to shut their brains off. Even when they have walked away from whatever it is that is causing them stress, most often it is family or work, they are still thinking about the situation and worrying about it. The best way to reduce the stress was to give their minds something else to think about. This is where the online betting comes into play. Real gambling games (not playing the slot machines!) requires a certain amount of skill. The more determined a person is to win, the more they have to concentrate. The human brain can only handle so many things at once. The more a person focuses on a bet they are about to place, the less they are able to think about whatever is stressing them out. Their problems steadily slip away until the person is able to live in the moment. When the person is done gambling, they will be able to think things through more clearly and not be so stressed about the situation.
In the past, accessing sports betting was difficult. It usually involved having to travel to meet a bookie and place a bet. Today, thanks to online betting, getting a little stress relief from gambling is easy. The great thing about betting online is that it does not take a great deal of time. All of the information is right in front of you, so all you have to do is pick who you think will win and place your bet.
The great thing about the internet is that there are so many different options. Some people prefer the games such as poker, bingo, and blackjack. Other people are more into mixed martial arts betting. Today there are websites where you can do any type of sports betting that you like. You can bet on English horse racing, Italian soccer, or World Cup soccer betting. It is possible to spend hours of your time researching the different people who are involved in the game, the team’s history, and the different odds. The more time you spend researching things like online cricket betting, the more your stress will melt away when you decide to bet on cricket matches. The trick to finding stress relief and success with sports betting is to make sure that you are not betting with more money than you can afford to lose.