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UPA/MLTV/11 UGANDA UPA guesthouse health 01/04/2022 31/12/2022

DORNA CENTRE HOME FOR AUTISM
PROJECT CODE: UPA/MLTV/11
Background Dorna Centre was started by Ms Dorothy Nambi after her sister, a mother of
three children with the diagnosis of autism, passed away in a car accident. Ms
Dorothy Nambi decided to take these children in and support them and she
begun to provide therapy at her home to families with or without financial
means.

Aim The Dorna Centre aims at helping children with autism to realize their dreams

and to strengthen the parents in raising their children.

Activities  Art therapy
 Brain gym
 Music therapy
 Occupational therapy
 Speech therapy
 Daily life therapy
 Vocational skills/Education

Volunteer tasks

 The volunteer is expected to teach the children in early learning
 Support the child with activities of daily living like teaching the child to
bath, brush, cook, wash etc
 Promote their hidden talents like sports and singing
 Play with the children
 Support the children with feeding
 Support the center in research on the current attitude and trends of
disability and how cultural practices promote discrimination and abuse of
disability

Volunteer  Love to work with children with development challenges

Uganda Pioneers’ Association

TOGETHER WE SHAPE THE FUTURE

Qualities

 Patience
 Flexibility
 Emotionally strong
 Open minded
We also welcome skilled volunteers like Physiotherapist, Occupational
therapist, Psychologist, Language therapist or Nurses.
Working hours They work 8 hours a day from 8:30am- 5:00pm
Transport The Centre is about 12 km from UPA guest house, travelling by public means
is possible though patience maybe required depending on the traffic
especially during morning and even hours. This might necessitate using a
hired motorcycle ( Bodaboda) costing approximately 8000 UGX for one-way.
The volunteer may use around 14000 Uganda shillings to and from with
public means

Accommodation UPA guesthouse but we can also arrange accommodation with the project if

the volunteer is free to stay with the children.

Comments from
UPA

This is an interesting project of UPA. If you like to work with children with
special needs especially autistic children, this is exactly the right project,
where you can support and play with the children.

Communication The staff is able to speak English, communicating with the children can also
be challenging since some of them are also challenged in their ability to talk.

Past Volunteers Japan, Finland,

Participants are required to pay a participation fee of Euro 500 (five hundred Euros) on arrival
for a period of 1- 3months and 80 Euros (eighty Euros) in advance for each additional month/s.