Uganda Global Medical Outreach
Blessings of Joy
In 2006, Blessings Of Joy opened its doors to the poor children mostly those orphaned by HIV/AIDS, with the Mweruka Primary School. In 2014 there were 360 students from age 4 through grade Primary 7 (ages 13-15). Our first teams visited this extremely impoverished school in 2012. While many improvements are seen yearly, much is needed to adequately provide care and assistance to these children and their teachers.
Mweruka is a remote village in the Kyanamukaaka Sub-County, in the Masaka district of Uganda. It is plagued with rampant poverty, malaria, and host of diseases caused by lack of nutrition, clean water and sanitation. The Mweruka Junior School was started by "Blessings Of Joy" to improve the lives of more children in the village. The school currently has no electricity and only basic sanitation facilities. In spite of these hardships, the students are excelling in Ugandan academic testing. Dedicated teachers, new classrooms with cement floors, new latrines, improved nutrition; vitamins and deworming are making a difference in the health and lives of these children.
2019 Uganda Trip Tentative Schedule
Lodging, Most Meals, Intra-country Transportation, Security, Medications and Supplies, Translators, National Park Entrance fee, Land Safari with guide, Boat Safari with guide, $1600 (single supplement available $325)
Day 1 Arrive Entebbe anytime. Overnight at Sienna Beach Hotel. (Hotel provides complimentary airport transfers)
Day 2 Breakfast at hotel. Orientation 10am. Lunch on your own. Visit Arts and Craft Village. 4pm - Organize clinic pharmacy bags, supply bags. Educational program describing diseases and cultural practices. Dinner on Lake Victoria included.
Day 3 Katwe School medical camp. Lunch (snacks) on your own. After camp, drive to Masaka stopping at the equator for quick break. Arrive Bovard Hotel, Masaka. Prepare for clinics. Dinner at Board Hotel included.
Day 4 Mweurka Junior School Medical Camp (Blessings of Joy) Lunch snacks on your own. Dinner included.
Day 5 Mweurka Junior School - Lunch snacks on your own. Dinner included.
Day 6 St. Lucia School Medical Camp - Fabulous lunch prepared by the school staff. Dinner included.
Day 7 Akashenshero School - Lunch snacks on your own. Dinner included
Day 8 Day safari early morning. Lunch Mahingo Lodge. Boat safari afternoon... Depart afternoon for Masaka and overnight at Bovard Hotel.
Day 9 Return to Sienna Beach Resort.... visit the local zoo (quite an experience) Lunch on your own. Group Dinner at Lake Victoria included.
Day 10 Depart for USA (check out time at hotel is 1pm)