Dates: August 7-22, 2019
Partner: The Hope Alliance
Specialties Needed: Optometrists, Ophthalmologist, Opticians, and all other specialties.
Estimated Airfare Cost: $1,500-$2,000
About The Hope Alliance: The Hope Alliance is a non-profit organization that confronts poverty through a variety of healthcare and education services. Our community of global volunteers come together to fight poverty through 4 different areas, vision, dental, medical, and basic needs like education and water sanitation. In order to meet the needs of the communities we serve, partnerships with local organizations and professionals help to ensure our expeditions are beneficial to people in need.
About the country: Join us on this incredible experience that will take you deep into the jungle of Uganda. You will spend 15 days traveling across beautiful Uganda and there will be opportunities for you to see the wildlife like Silver Back gorillas, elephants, impala, zebra, and maybe even a lion! Most importantly, you will dive head first into the unique culture in Bwindi and make lifetime relationships.
About the clinic site: The team will host 4.5 days of vision clinics for the areas around the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, which was once home to the Batwa pygmy. You will trek through lush greenery to get to each clinic site and return to your guest house each night feeling exhausted and overwhelmingly grateful. Amenities such as electricity and proper shelter for our clinics can be hard to find, so many of our clinics will be located in old churches, outlet clinics, and the hospital classrooms.