Rays of Hope Hospice Jinja
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My name is Astrid Vestereng. I’m a 22-year-old Danish woman. I had the pleasure of spending two weeks in Jinja, Uganda following the work of Rays of hope Hospice. During my stay, I participated in various tasks, such as: meeting patients on house visits, helping digitalizing paperwork and overseeing a training of community volunteers. Through these experiences I have learned about the challenges medical centers face in Uganda, and how Rays of Hope Hospice use networking and volunteering to work around the many obstacles. In Denmark it is often discussed which way is the best to support developing countries the best way, and by following the work of RHHJ, I have seen that, though solutions might seem simple on the drawing board in a Danish office, the reality is way different. Here is the local knowledge and knowhow the key to solve the many practical challenges, and to secure the distribution of help to those in need.
The rays of hope Hospice has a warm and friendly atmosphere, which it was lovely to be a part of. They are great team players, and every part of the team is necessary in getting the job done, and the job done well.
At RHHJ I have learned the importance of seeing patients as individuals, not just as numbers, securing a holistic treatment. To deal with not only the diagnosis, but everything surrounding the patient which influences the health, both physically, mentally and socially.
I had a great time at the rays of hope hospice in Jinja, I’m grateful for everything I’ve learned and for having gotten to know all the wonderful people at RHHJ. I’m looking forward to seeing you all again sometime.
Thanks for all,
With love, Astrid.
I had the honour to follow the work of Rays of Hope from 31st January to 2nd February 2018, at the office and in the field in Jinja, as well as at the cancer hospital in Kampala. Thank you very much for your dedication, care and professional work. You are making life much more positive for many poor families and children in your districts.
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