GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT CLINIC DAY
Arrival/Return Time: Please arrive Thursday at 9:45am in order to be ready for a 10am sharp departure. Please meet at Plot 47 Wilson Road in Jinja. We normally return between 2pm and 3pm, but time can vary.
What to Bring: Water and a light snack (optional).
What to Wear: For men, long pants are required – please no shorts. For ladies, please wear a long skirt (past your knees) and a t-shirt or tank top (if the straps are multiple fingers wide). Please do not wear shorts or pants. We recommend that you wear close toed shoes as we are working in areas infected with jiggers. While we recommend this, it is not required.
Photography: Most times, we are working in remote villages – often they are first time visits for the Sole Hope team. We want to treat everyone with the utmost respect and dignity. While we allow pictures to be taken within the clinic area, please be sensitive to those you are photographing. We do not want or patients to feel as though they are animals at the zoo. If you are not sure if it is appropriate to take a certain picture, please ask one of the Sole Hope staff members. If you are ever wondering if you should take a picture, first think about how you would feel if someone took a picture of you in that situation. Having said that, pictures are a powerful way to involve people back home and around the world in what you are doing here.
Giving: Please refrain from giving anything to those in the village without permission from a Sole Hope staff member. This may include, but is not limited to, water bottles (empty or full), snacks, candy, bracelets, etc. Gifts like this often cause fights between the children and can end in riots or injuries. Please ask a staff member if there is something you have to be given out.
Flexibility: While we strive to keep things on schedule, this is Uganda and plans change. Please be flexible when it comes to timing, length of drive, duration of clinic, or roles assigned. Please come willing to fit wherever you are needed and know that everything doesn’t always happen as we plan for it to. Please feel free to ask us any questions along the way!
After the clinic: We encourage you to remain at the Sole Hope compound for 15-20 minutes after we return to take a tour of the operations side of Sole Hope. We offer tours of our facilities as well as time with the Tailors and Shoemakers.
We are so thankful that you have stepped out and serving alongside Sole Hope. We could not do what we do without the support and encouragement from our volunteers around the globe!
*If you are a medical professional and would like to assist in removing jiggers, please come with a photocopy of your medical license.*
**If you have your own transport on clinic day please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange your time with Sole Hope.
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