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HEALTH & SAFETY OFFICER, LBDP

Statut : Comblé
Organisation : Africa Community Technical Service
Acronyme : ACTS
Type : Organisme non gouvernemental
Mandat : Africa Community Technical Service (ACTS) is an interdenominational Christian organization which provides community development assistance and skills training to the people of Africa in cooperation with local churches and other grass-roots organizations.
Adresse : P.O. Box 1515
Comox, British Columbia,
V9N 8A2
FAX: (250) 339-1300
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Personne ressource : David S. Moore
Courriel : info@acts.ca
Pays : Ouganda
Ville : Kabale
Secteur : Santé
Description du stage : The LBDP was initiated in 1992 as a response to alarming soil erosion and environmental degradation in the region. Agroforestry (education of local farmers and distribution of certain varieties of locally-available trees to intersperse with crops) was carried out after the creation of a nursery on one island, financed by tourism revenues from a small-scale resort on an adjacent island. The project has grown in infrastructure, annual revenues, and independence, to provide more services to tourists and more project funding to benefit Lake Bunyonyi communities (e.g. income generation & small business, assistance to orphans and secondary students on the lake, HIV/AIDS education & water safety to help prevent drowning deaths).

In Canada
1. Research all relevant materials - CIDA, ACTS, Gov. of Uganda, UN, and other - regarding HIV/AIDS prevention work in Africa and in southwestern Uganda in particular. Research various approaches to teaching water safety in developing countries

2.(Upon return to Canada), participate as able in public events designed to educate the Canadian public in ACTS' efforts to promote HIV/AIDS prevention, poverty reduction through income generation initiatives, better farming methods, community health and safety, environmental conservation in rural Africa, and CIDA's role in supporting these activities.

Overseas
1. Assist the LBDP in training local leaders for its recently-created HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention program & water safety program in the lake region.

2. Contribute to a field manual on HIV/AIDS education methods to assist LBDP staff assigned to manage and implement the program in future

3. Become familiar with any past or current efforts to teach water safety to children and adults in the Lake Bunyonyi region in order to evaluate their effectiveness and improve the viability of LBDP's water safety education program.

5. Provide written reports and thoroughly document all pertinent data, methods, and observations which may be useful.

6. Participate in the preparation of funding proposals in the area of water safety and HIV/AIDS education if appropriate.

7. Contribute to a field manual on water safety to assist LBDP staff assigned to manage and implement the program in future.
Organisation d'accueil : Africa Community Technical Service Society
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : Africa Community Technical Service (ACTS) is an interdenominational Christian organization which provides community development assistance and skills training to the people of Africa in cooperation with local churches and other grass-roots organizations.