Edinburgh Global Partnerships - Uganda

Edinburgh Global Partnerships - Uganda

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Edinburgh Global Partnerships - Uganda

EGP is a student run charity at the University of Edinburgh. Each year groups of volunteers go to countries across the world to take part in community-led, sustainable development projects.

This year, EGP are running a project in Uganda. We will raise the funds to pay for, construct and stock a much needed healthcare clinic in the north-eastern district of Soroti. The clinic will be located near the Olocoi village, and will provide a much closer healthcare centre for an area of 23 000 people who presently need to walk around 28km to the nearest hospital.

The plans for the clinic have been proposed by a Soroti-based non-governmental charity called the Community Action Organisation (C. A. O), and are approved by the Ugandan government who certify that they will support the clinic after it is completed. This level of organized planning illustrates how much a healthcare clinic is needed in Soroti, and as it has been designed by the community itself, it is truly tailored to the needs of the population.

We are seeking to raise £11,000 towards the cost of construction. EGP is a non-profit organisation and all proceeds will go directly to the Ugandan clinic and not towards volunteers expenses.

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