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BRETHREN VOLUNTEER SERVICE

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Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) is people giving their time and skills to help a world in need. It is a way for people to work at issues greater than themselves, recognizing that their efforts may not immediately solve deep-rooted problems, but can be part of ongoing work for justice, peace, and the care of creation. As sponsor of the program, the Church of the Brethren exemplifies its heritage in peacemaking and service through the goals of BVS: Working for peace, advocating justice, serving human need, and care for creation.Some volunteers engage in projects that deal with immediate needs. Others work towards changing unjust systems. Sharing God's love through acts of service, volunteers bring hope to shattered lives, offer food and shelter to those in need, and build understanding between individuals, groups, nations and humanity and the world we share. BVS seeks volunteers willing to act on their commitment and values. We challenge individuals to offer themselves, their time and their talents to work which is both difficult and demanding, rewarding and joyful.

One World 365

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Search rewarding volunteering programs worldwide with One World 365 where you can help communities, wildlife and the environment.

UNA EXCHANGE

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UNA Exchange is a registered charity. We send volunteers overseas to work on community based projects in over 60 countries worldwide. Volunteers live and work in an international group, alongside people from many different cultures on projects lasting between 2 to 3 weeks, although there are also opportunities for longer volunteering projects. Longer-term individual placements of up to a year are also available in Europe, through the fully-funded EVS (European Voluntary Service) programme. International volunteer projects are organised all year round, but the majority run during the summer months. The work involved varies widely, depending on the project, but does not usually require specific skills or qualifications. In addition to our overseas programme we also organise projects in Wales, and there are opportunities for people interested in leading projects, becoming volunteer trainers, taking part in fundraising and promotional activities or volunteering in our offices. We organise a yearly training course to prepare leaders to coordinate groups of international volunteers every Easter.

INTER-CULTURAL YOUTH EXCHANGE

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ICYEUK is an ethical volunteering charity which believes in a world where the sharing of cultures and ideas is embraced, celebrated and lived.
We work in partnership with an international network of locally managed ICYE organisations and partners to provide supported international volunteer opportunities that directly benefit local communities and encourage young people from around the world to live, learn and work together.

Volunteers support local projects throughout Africa, Latin America, Europe and Asia for anything between 3 weeks and 12 months. Projects include promoting human & women’s rights, supporting those with disabilities or affected by HIV and AIDS, education projects, environmental conservation, rehabilitating street children, community development programmes and much more.

As a cultural programme, ICYE UK volunteers receive extensive training both before departure and on-arrival, and support & training throughout their stay. We invest in volunteer’s personal development, such as providing CV advice at our returned volunteer camps and we actively engage volunteers in the on-going development of the organisation.
ICYE UK also helps extensively with fundraising towards raising the programme fee. As a charity, we have an all-inclusve programme fee (ie. return flights, accommodation, food, transport costs, visa costs etc) and our support means our volunteers are well equipped to be able to raise funds.

Recruitment is ongoing throughout the year and we have regular information days, held at our office in Kilburn, London, where interested parties are invited to find out more about our ethical charity and meet returned volunteers. For details of specific upcoming information days and countries/ projects, please visit our website www.icye.org.uk.

ANN FOUNDATION

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Ann Foundation's mission is to empower disadvantaged children through progressive education.

Educating disadvantaged children; breaking the poverty cycle.We envision a world where every disadvantaged child has access to primary education.

The Ann Foundation is a nonprofit, non-sectarian organization committed to improving the quality of education for children/youth with disabilities around the globe. The Ann Foundation is working in India, Russia, Africa and continues to expand its missions in new areas and communities

Education creates independence that inspires confidence which brings peace.
We at Ann Foundation aspire to bring the basic right of education to all children and young people across the world because we believe that education creates a better tomorrow for everyone.Poverty, disability, gender discrimination, child labor, slavery – all are stumble blocks that keep youngsters from the mainstream education. Once out of the system they face ever increasing challenges to make it. Left behind without choice.

Disability is one of the top obstacles around the world. Over 93 million less fortunate children live with the disability. They often experience inequalities in life and have fewer opportunities to access quality education. Education brings hope to these children. Hope that they also can make it on an equal footing.
Our new projects: Empowering destitute girls in Kolkata.
Educating children who are doing child labor.
Bringing hope for the children with HIV.
Empowering young girls in Quilon Social Service Society (QSSS) in Kerala.
Hearing program for the hearing impaired children and youth in Kolkata
Teaching English & computers for the blind children in Burgur,India

EIL UK

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EIL UK is a registered charity and our mission is to bring people together from different nations to improve understanding, tolerance and cultural awareness.
Registered Charity No. 1070440

AMAIDI International

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Since 2006 AMAIDI enables social organizations worldwide to get access to professional and general volunteer resources to be able to meet their global challenges.

Therefore we inspire and mobilize individuals, companies and universities to engage themselves locally or online, either with their skills (pro bono) or their work force (hands-on).

Amaidi International links overseas and local volunteers with local communities they want to support via building capacity of the local organizations that serve these communities such as non-governmental organizations, schools, hospitals, care-homes and social enterprises.

Amaidi International also partners with responsible travel organizations in the countries we work in, so that tourists are offered a different way of getting in touch with the soul of a country. This also allows opportunities to the local communities visited, such as earning respect for their culture and income towards their livelihood.

Amaidi International acknowledges that money, spent in the right way according to the real needs of a local community, can be a boon for the urban and rural poor, enabling them to place the first steps on the road to a better life, away from poverty and its ugly faces such as chronical illness, un-employment, lack of access to quality education and political empowerment.

BOSCO VOLUNTEER ACTION (BOVA)

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Bosco Volunteer Action (BOVA) is the UK volunteering organisation of the Salesians of Don Bosco, a Catholic Religious order. It offers placements for adults to serve the young and the poor, living and working alongside Salesian communities around the world. In addition it supports and encourages methods of raising awareness of development issues. This includes short term group experiences of the developing world for groups from schools and sixth forms, working with other groups who have had an ‘experience of poverty’ and instances of development education (justice and peace) within youth ministry. In all aspects of BOVA’s work there is a particular focus on providing a well-planned educational experience; stimulating, preparing and encouraging a continued involvement with development issues, faith in action and the Salesian family. We may be able to place volunteers with an offending background depending on the offence. If CRB acceptable for working with vulnerable young people for instance.

VOLUNTEER ACTION FOR PEACE

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Volunteer Action for Peace (VAP) provide affordable volunteer opportunities worldwide from 2 weeks to 12 months, throughout the world. VAP was founded in the 1960s and exchanges an average of 150 volunteers annually with dozens of international partner organisations worldwide.

Workcamps (2-4 weeks) typically bring together a temporary community of 8-30 international volunteers from different backgrounds to provide services to local community projects. The volunteers carry out unskilled tasks that would not otherwise be possible. The practical work is only part of the main objective. The work is a tool and method to promote intercultural understanding and friendship between the volunteers and with the local community.

VAP’s Medium/Long Term Volunteering (M/LTV) Programme gives you the chance to volunteer abroad from 1 to 12 months, working in a project organised by one of the many grassroots organisations that VAP co-operates with around the world. M/LTV is not only about work, but it is also a unique experience of combining living abroad with learning a new culture and getting to know the local people, while being deeply involved with a project and its aims.

CROSSLINKS

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Jesus challenged his disciples to go and make disciples of all nations. At Crosslinks we aim to play our part in this great commission, with our stated aim being: Making Christ known through the proclamation and teaching of God’s Word in the power of the Holy Spirit. We are enthusiasts for creative worldwide mission, our slogan is: “God’s Word to God’s World”. Whether you are a school leaver or a highly skilled professional (or anywhere in between!) your gifts and servant-hearted attitude could be valuable in any number of different settings. Many of our placements involve teaching in some capacity, but this can range from home-schooling or teaching English in local secondary schools to lecturing in theological colleges. Placements vary from a couple of weeks to two years, but usually there is something to fit into the time you have available.

UNITED PLANET

Description

As an international non-profit organization, United Planet (UP) strives to create a world in which all people understand, respect, and support one another. United Planet's global network of leaders and volunteers fosters cross-cultural understanding and addresses shared challenges to unite the world in a community beyond borders.

CONCORDIA

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Concordia is a charity (no. 305991) committed to international volunteering as a means to promoting intercultural understanding and peace.
Our International Volunteer Programme offers volunteers aged 18+ the opportunity to join international teams of volunteers working on short-term projects in over 60 countries in Europe, North America, Middle East, Latin America, Africa and Asia. Types of international volunteer projects include conservation, restoration, archaeology, construction, arts, children’s play-schemes and teaching.

Projects last for 2-4 weeks with the main season from June to September. The new Summer programme is announced each year in March with over 1500 projects available.

These are some examples of projects you might find available:

• Volunteer with refugees in Belgium
• Set up a music festival in Germany
• Restore a castle in France
• Assist with holidays for people with special needs in the USA
• Volunteer at a nature reserve in Italy
• Carry out archaeological work in Greece
• Rebuild a children’s playground in Croatia
• Help with arts activities in Turkey
• Promote organic farming in Japan
• Organise activities for street children in India
• Teach English in Thailand

Volunteers pay a registration fee between £225 and £280 - depending on the type of project -and fund their own travel and insurance.
Board and accommodation is free of charge for projects in Europe, North America, Japan and South Korea. For projects in Latin America, Asia, Middle East and Africa volunteer pay an extra on arrival fee of approx. £150/200 that covers food and accommodation, as well as funding the programme in the country.

"Had a great time meeting new people and sharing some fun experiences. A perfect way to mingle with people from other cultures. Would recommend to anyone" (Nora, volunteer in France)

"Fantastic. One of the best, and certainly one of the most memorable two weeks of my life". (Joe, volunteer in Estonia)

"It was one of the best experiences of my life and I will think about different aspects of my time there for the rest of my life!" (Joanna, social project in India,)

THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH'S AWARD

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The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is the world’s leading achievement award for young people.

We aim to create a world where young people can reach their full potential whatever their circumstances. Our ethos is to enable every young person of every background to do their DofE and succeed, regardless of any barriers. We provide a balanced programme of activities that develops the whole person – mind, body and soul – in an environment of social interaction and teamworking. Young people progress through three levels of DofE programmes to achieve a Bronze, Silver or Gold Award. Taking part builds confidence and develops self-esteem. It requires persistence, commitment and has a lasting impact on the attitudes and outlook of all young people who do their DofE. Our participants are aged between 14 and 24.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is delivered under special licence by over 500 partners (Licenced Organisations). Our partners support over 10,000 DofE centres including youth clubs, voluntary organisations, schools, colleges, Young Offenders Institutions and businesses to run DofE programmes and accredit their young people.

XCHANGE SCOTLAND

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Xchange Scotland is a charity set up by young people in Scotland to help others see the world and develop communities along the way! Our aim is to offer a world of exciting and accessible international opportunities. We are built on the principals of Active Global Citizenship and Intercultural Understanding - to inspire volunteering around the corner and around the World.

How we Work

We are part of 2 international Networks: Alliance of European Voluntary Service Organisations and CCIVS, which collectively allow us to cooperate with organisations within 55 countries worldwide.

Opportunities for you to see the World and Volunteer

International Volunteer Projects (IVPs)

These are from 2 weeks up to 1 year long and involves other volunteers from different countries working with you on a project benefiting the local community. Volunteers are provided with food and accommodation. While giving back you discover a country in an authentic way, exchange cultures with people from around the world and develop your sense of initiative, language skills and ability to work in a team.

Where: Over 55 countries worldwide, through our network we can offer places on over 1700 projects.

Cost: £ 250 project contribution. Volunteers have to pay for their own travel to their project and their travel insurance.

Who: Anyone over 17 years old, no skills required.

Apply: Email us at out@xchangescotland.org or phone us on 0141 237 2430. Projects happen all year round with most in the summer and are added to our website for all to see.

Looking for a longer opportunity?

Xchange Scotland sends volunteers on European Voluntary Service (EVS). This is a European Commission funded programme that enables young people to volunteer long-term abroad. From 3 months up to 1 year - mainly European countries although it is possible to go beyond Europe as well.

Cost: All costs are covered by the grant. The EVS programme pays for your living expenses, pocket money, accommodation and your travel.

What: A life changing experience to enhance young people's initiative, creativity and enterprise. Project themes are cultural, social, environmental and many more.

Who: Anyone 18-30, some projects available to 17 year olds too.

Apply: Email evs@xchangescotland.org or phone us on 0141 237 2430. Projects happen all year round.



What we do in Scotland

International Groups

Just as we send volunteers on short-term and long-term projects overseas, likewise we co-ordinate international groups to take part in similar projects in Scotland. These projects are also open to anyone living in Scotland to become Xchange Scotland Project leaders - an important role in the projects we co-ordinate here in Scotland.

If you are interested in coming to Scotland to volunteer, get in touch and we will provide information on the projects and organisations we are working with.

Our Education Work

We offer a range of exciting Non-Formal Educational Activities. These are topics related to global education, such as active citizenship, intercultural understanding, anti-sectarianism and equality. if you are interested in participating in/helping to run these workshops, then do get in touch!

www.xchangescotland.org

BETTER LIVING FOUNDATION

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BETTER LIVING FOUNDATION (BLF) is a non-profit making organisation conceived over 10 years ago. It is focused on youths and women of the society and those without jobs in particular. The foundation is geared at creating better life for them by providing productive information for self-dependency; supporting them to start their own small scale business. Other services include giving useful information for social, sexual and reproductive health rights and needs. OUR MISSION: To support and empower young people through mobilisation, education, sensitisation towards community development. OBJECTIVES: 1. Youth empowerment. 2. Education, support and service. 3. Counselling and testing services. 4. Community development. 5. Volunteerism. 6. Assisting youth in world exchange programmes. 7 Sensitisation and mobilisation.

EDEM CHILDREN FOUNDATION (ECF)

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The word ‘Edem’ in most of the West African countries and Haiti means ‘Help Us’. Edem’s Children Foundation (ECF) is a non-profit children assistance organisation, founded by Comrade Edem O. Edem to make positive changes in the lives of children and young people in need in Africa. Child rights and welfare is a central concern to ECF. Iin view of the fact that majority of the world’s children are neglected by their families, communities and governments and they are most vulnerable to violence, exploitation, poverty and diseases. Our work focuses on reducing violence against children and young people, reducing the incidence and impact of HIV/AIDS on orphans and vulnerable children, as well as mother-to-child empowerment opportunities. ECF is committed to working with children and young people who are neglected by their families, communities and government and those who are most vulnerable. We believe that access to basic services is an integral part of a right based approach to development. VISION: ECF envisage a society where no child and young person is left behind in self-actualisation. ECF also envisages a continent where every child has hope and opportunity. VALUES: Good governance, accountability and gender equality. MISSION: ECF Mission to work for the improvement of the plight of children and young people in Africa, through information sharing, training, research, education and early intervention. Bridging the gap between theory, policy and practice. OBJECTIVES: ECF as a social justice organisation working with and for children/young people aimed to achieve its mission through the following objectives; The objectives are to; 1. Concentrate on achieving change for children throughout Africa. 2. Establish and network with existing children’s help-lines to facilitate experience sharing and mutual support in order to reach out more effectively to children. 3. Promote the protection of children’s dignity and interest. 4. Promote social justice for children and young people in Africa. 5. Work in partnership with government agencies, NGOs, private organisations and interested entities to ameliorate plight of children in their communities/families. 6. Assist in the development and promotion of public awareness and understanding regarding child’s rights instruments (conventions/Acts). 7. Promote full participation of children/young people in all sectors of national development.

Alternative email address edemchildrenfoundation@yahoo.com

NGOabroad

Description

NGOabroad is a unique service that helps people enter international humanitarian work, in addition to providing frugal, customized international volunteer options.

This is a condensation of our International Volunteering & Internship Opportunities for 2016

CAMEROON, TANZANIA, SACRED VALLEY PERU, SRI LANKA: Nursing, Medical, Physical Therapy

INDIA: Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy for kids with Disabilities

SRI LANKA, NEPAL: Slums

UGANDA: Human Rights Education

NEPAL: Trafficking

SRI LANKA: Trauma Counseling after Atrocities of Civil War

KENYA: Counseling Sexual Abuse - Social Work or Psychology

INDIA: Geriatric Social Work

TANZANIA: AIDS

MONGOLIA: Emerging Civil Society

NEPAL: Public Interest Law -> Democracy Building

UGANDA: Community Organizing & Women

RWANDA: International Development

COSTA RICA & ECUADOR; TANZANIA & RWANDA: Micro-finance & Small Enterprise Development

UGANDA, MOROCCO, CAMEROON & COSTA RICA: Women

UGANDA: Secondary School

PERU, HONDURAS & NEPAL: Education

GHANA, INDONESIA & COSTA RICA: Agriculture & Ecology. Environmental.

TANZANIA, NEPAL, KENYA: Water & Sanitation

THAI-BURMA, TANZANIA, RWANDA: Refugees

THAILAND & ECUADOR: Dance, Music, Theatre to work with kids with Disabilities

COSTA RICA, UGANDA, CAMEROON: Domestic Violence

INDONESIA: Wildlife Rescue

These are volunteer internship positions. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. No end date.

Interested? Please READ the NGOabroad website. http://www.ngoabroad.com/ then answer Questionnaire and embed with resume and email to info@NGOabroad.com

RACHEL'S DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

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Rachel’s Development Programme is a National NGO working in Gatundu North, Gatundu South, Ruiru, Thika District and Kiambu County in provision of free basic health facilities with a special emphasis on health and sustainable development. The organization was registered in July 2003 under the NGO Act, with an aim of poverty alleviation, health and food security.

The organization sits on 10 acres of land with River Karimeno on the bottom overlooking coffee plantations. It is located on a Highway which is accessible to many people from various locations.

The organization has wide experience in the provision of medical services, having held many free medical camps in collaboration with Ministry of Health. Rachel's Development Programme has premises that can be used as a hospital.

We practice Agri-Business and all fresh food comes from the farm. It has a very good environment which links Agro-Tourists to other farmers, organized groups, community and internship students.

Our Mission

To reach out and rescue the less fortunate children, like orphans, street children, abused children and children infected and affected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic, and reintegrate back to the community after the environment where they are supposed to settle is sensitized and made better for their livelihood.

Objectives

1. Provision of homely environment to the neglected and vulnerable children in need.

2. Education for life through formal and informal training in order to make them self reliant.

3. Promote their identity and personality to make them complete people.

4. Provision of love, care and counselling.

5. To re-integrate back to community and take after care services.

6. Empower their guardians in order for them to cater for their children when they leave Rachels’s children home from 18 yrs and below.

CHURCH MISSION SOCIETY - short term mission service

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A community of mission service, loving God's world and living God's way - The Call in Action. We aim to encourage people to live a mission lifestyle, equip people in mission service and share resources for mission work. Church Mission Society short term placements provide an experience of mission service alongside Christians in other cultures overseas. Immerse yourself in another culture, build relationships, learn about the global church and challenge your understanding of mission. Opportunities also provide professionals space to share skills, experience and faith where appropriate. Example opportunities: youth worker in Brazil, nursing assistant in Nepal, English teaching in Uganda, working with visually- or hearing-impaired children in Lebanon, church planting in France. Volunteers with an offending background may be accepted - each case is assessed separately.

STUDENTS TRAVEL AND EXPOSURE SOUTH AFRICA

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DISCOUNT ON FLIGHT TICKET TO ALL DESTINATIONS - SURE!!! FOR TAX REFUNDABLE IN YOUR COUNTRY - SURE!!! VERY AFFORDABLE PROGRAM FEES - SURE!!! FREE LOCAL LANGUAGE LESSONS- SURE!! www.staesa.org

Students Travel and Exposure South Africa (STAESA) aims to enhance and promote a safe, fair and sustainable future for both local and foreign students, non-students, volunteers, interns, NGOSs, schools, colleges, unversities and communities in Africa. We support global friendship through culture, work exchange, education and friendly tourism. We support the advancement of quality of life in the African communities socially, economically and spiritually. Volunteers and interns are involved in the planning and implementation of projects. Together with you we build a healthy Africa. VIRTUAL VOLUNTEERING: website designing, project management, fundraising activities, marketing and advertising. We are unable to accept volunteers with an offending background.

VOLUNTEER/INTERNSHIP:

COUNTRIES:

GHANA, TOGO, BENIN, NIGERIA, SENEGAL, MALI, TANZANIA, UGANDA, MALAWI, ZAMBIA, KENYA, NAMIBIA AND SOUTH AFRICA

PROGRAMS: HEALTH, HIV/AIDS, CONSTRUCTION, COACHING(FOOTBALL, BASKET BALL AND HANDBALL), MEDIA, ORPHANAGE, TEACHING



HEALTH AND HIV / AIDS PROGRAM

This is a wonderful program for Interns and Volunteers.

STAESA health program connects both long and short term motivated healthcare volunteers/interns with government hospitals, mission hospitals, and private hospitals, clinics and HIV/AIDS homes to bring health care to the door steps of the communities. STAESA has an Amazing healthcare and medical programs opportunity for anyone who is experienced, or who wishes to gain experience within the medical field. This generosity and support of our past and present program participants has enabled us to respond not only to immediate needs of the hospitals and health centres, but change people’s lives. Do you want to be part of this wonderful program? You are most welcome!

Our volunteer team comprises of non-medical volunteers, nurses,medical studenrs, doctors and other health care providers who work side by side with local medical professionals. Without any controversy, our health care program could not have gained this remarkable feat without the tremendous services of our past and present volunteers in the health centres. Apart from helping in the hospitals, volunteers are also involved in an outreach programs which is one of the pillars of all the hospitals and clinics - the Preventive Health Care program. Here the volunteers work with the nurses and other health professionals to engage in maternal and child health education and other reproductive child health related activities and programmes. Child Welfare and immunization campaigns as well as training programmes on healthy diet and hygienic practices are routinely conducted. The outreach programme is designed to ensure regular visits to neighbouring villages to provide basic healthcare services to mothers and sick people who find it difficult to come to the hospital and the distribution of mosquitos’ nets. Volunteers and interns are also schedule to work on the HIV/AIDS prevention program.

Our Interns worked closely with the Medical Doctor in charge of the hospital for more questions and answers. Our internship health program is very intensive and educational to all your academic requirement.

PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS ARE ROTATED IN THE FOLLOWING DEPARTEMENTS FOR FEW A WEEK OR TWO BEFORE FINALLY SETTLED IN THE DEPARTMENT THAT INTEREST THEM. OPERATION THEATER, SURGICAL WARD, OUT PATIENT DEPARTMENT, IN PATIENT DEPARTMENT ( CHILDREN WARD, MALE WARD, FEMALE WARD, LABOR WARD) LABORATORY DEPARTMENT, PHARMACY.

AT THE HIV / AIDS DEPARTMENT PROGRAM PARTCIPANTS INVOLVED WITH COUNSELLING AND TESTING, OBSERVATION, PUBLIC EDUCATION, MEETING THE YOUTH ON HIV/AIDS PROGRAMS, WORKING WITH COMMUINTY HEALTH WORKERS IN HEALTH RELATED ISSUES. EVERY ONE CAN JOIN.

ORGANIZATION - CLINICS, HOSPITALS, HIV/AIDS HOMES AND COMMUNITIES



COACHING – FOOTBALL, BASKET BALL AND HANDBALL

STAESA physical training program is designed to include students, trainers, retired footballers, physiotherapist and one with OR without coaching skills. Participants will be working with local sports teams (running teams, local football teams, local basket team, and volley ball team) in communities. The program is also extended to schools and orphanages. This program aimed at strengthening physical training programs in schools/orphanages/communities, taking kids from the streets, showcasing the talents of children in the communities, organizing football games to support campaign against drug abuse, child abuse, women abuse, child trafficking, strengthen and develop programs to bring the orphanages in the communities together in sports activities. The orphanages are side lined when it comes to sports programs. STAESA will like to bring the kids in the orphanages into limelight. The program will also be used as a hub of sports men and women where the national sports council can tap for qualify sports men and women. STAESA the initiators of this project have become aware of an increase in circumstances of abuse, trafficking and neglect involving children in the communities and their surrounding villages. STAESA felt the need to use this program to provide services to such communities, which would help decrease or alleviate the strain on social services as well on the victims and their families. The program also gives you an opportunity to create your own activities to get the kids in the community involved. The program is organized to give you a choice to work with kids in either in the schools or in the orphanage or in the communities.



CONSTRUCTION PROJECT

STAESA is working very closely with communities to provide shelters for orphans and street kids, classroom blocks to eradicate learning under trees and overcrowding in the classrooms, library to support and enhance reading among the kids in the communities and toilet to improve sanitation in the communities. The construction also include, construction of youth centers, construction of spots and recreation facilities, construction of medical centers, renovation work on the existing buildings - fixing the windows, doors, plumbing work, electrical work, concreting the floor, fixing the furniture in the classrooms, painting , art work, landscaping and assistance to beautify public places. Our program provides architects and non-architects a chance to strengthen their skills set and expand their professional network. Volunteers work very closely with local contractors. The aim of the program is to bring hope, life and growth into the communities and to see our volunteers doing something that leverage their interest and goals. The program is very interesting and rewarding to give back to the communities by providing something unique that communities don’t have. How cool is that!!!!!

There is something for everyone, swing and turning a paint brush around, plastering, pound a nail - from extension, renovation to new builds. It’s really interesting program and full of fun!! You don’t need to be an architect to join us. The program also provides an opportunity for the donors to see the empirical evidence of their donations.

Activities include Molding blocks, mixing concrete, laying blocks, plastering, dug ditches for the building foundation, assist in directing contractors, supervise other employees on site, assist in buying and transporting building materials to site and project management.

The program also include school program - worked as teacher’s aides in the schools or in the orphanages.

MEDIA PROGRAM

THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO EXPOSE YOU TO AFRICA TYPES OF MEDIA WORK AND TO GIVE MORE INSIGHT ABOUT MEDIA WORK IN GENERAL FOR FURTHER STUDIES OR WORK PROMOTION.

What a great privilege would it be to have your voice heard handling programs on the radio live! The opportunity is right here in STAESA's Media Program!!

Our media program exposes you to investigative journalism work in Africa. STAESA media program supports and promote on the job training aimed at current or future media professionals.

Interns get the opportunity to work with newspapers, magazines and radio stations. Not only does the program expose interns to the unique nature of media work in Africa, it also gives you an opportunity to gain more experience in programming, production, recording, research, reporting, and much more. Meeting and talking to friendly people including celebrities in Africa make you feel really at home and have lots of fun. Interns will be scheduled for all the departments at the radio station to enable you have a feel of what happens in these departments.

PROGRAM ACTIVITIES INCLUDE: JOURNALISM,REPORTING, RESEARCH, DESIGNING, PRODUCTION,LAYOUT,PHOTOGRAPHY, ADMINISTRATIVE WORK AND MARKETING SKILLS.

ORPHANAGE PROGRAM

This is an opportunity to work with both orphans in an orphanage.

This is the time you give back to the orphans in Africa, meet the people and see the beautiful country. Activities at the orphanage vary. It is very interesting having lots of orphans all around you, touching and holding you just to express their gratitude having you with them. Your presence really let them know that they are loved. To be able to work and have fun with these lovely children, you must really like children and understand the situation of these little poor orphans. Sure you can! From the first day you arrive on the program till you leave back home, we will always be there for you. Project location very safe, Communities very welcoming and the kids are very lovely and kind to work with.

The program provides you a great opportunity to work very closely with children of ages between months old to 17 years. The total number of the kids at the orphanage is 33. There orphanage really need help.

PROGRAM ACTIVITIES: TEACHING THE ORPHANS BASIC CONVERSATIONAL ENGLISH, MATHS, HELPING THE ORPHANS WITH THEIR HOME WORK, PLAY GAMES, TEACH MUSIC, AND ADMINISTRATION WORK IN THE ORPHANAGE

OTHER ACTIVITIES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:HELPING CLEANING THE ORPHANAGE, HELPING IN THE KITCHEN, FEEDING THE BABIES, HELPING IN ORGANIZING TRIPS WITH THE ORPHANS, RENOVATION WORK IN THE ORPHANAGE( FIXING THE FLOORS, FIXINIG THE WINDOWS, FIXING THE ROOFS, FIXING DOORS, FIXING THE BROKEN FURNITURE AND FUND RAISING ACTIVITIES.

THE AIMS OF THE ORPHANAGE PROJECT ARE: (1) TO LET THE KIDS KNOW THAT SOME ONE LIKE YOU CARE FOR THEM. (2) TO HELP YOU AS A VOLUNTEERS GIVE BACK TO THE ORPHANAGES YOUR SERVICES. (3) TO PROVIDE THE ORPHANAGE THE NECESSARY EDUCATION NEEDED (4) TO BRING LOVE TO THE CHILDREN (5) TO PROVIDE FOOD FOR THE ORPHAN (6) TO PROVIDE SHELTER FOR THE ORPHANS (7) TO BRING SMILES INTO THE FACES OF THE ORPHANS (8) TO MAKE A GREAT DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF THE ORPHANS



TEACHING PROGRAM:

EVERYONE CAN JOIN THIS PROGRAM. YOU DONT HAVE TO BE A PREFESSIONAL TEACHER TO JOIN THIS PROGRAM. THE SCHOOLS ARE IN DIRE NEED OF VOLUNTEERS AND INTERNS TO HELP. THE PROGRAM GIVES YOU AN OPPORTUNITY TO GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY, GET YOURSELF IMMERSED IN TO THE CULTURE OF THE PEOPLE AND HAVE LOTS, LOTS OF FUN. THE PROGRAM IS IN BOTH RURAL AND URBAN COMMUNITIES. THE SCHOOLS WE WORKED WITH ARE VERY POOR: THERE IS NO ADEQUATE TEACHERS, THERE IS NO ADEQUATE FURNITURE - CHILDREN HAVE TO SIT ON THE FLOOR AND WRITE, THERE IS NO ADEQUATE TEST BOOKS AND WRITTING BOOKS FOR THE KIDS. THE CLASSROOM BLOCKS ARE WITH BROKEN FLOORS, DOORS AND WINDOORS, IN SOME CASES DOMESTIC ANIMALS AND THE KIDS SHARE THE SAME CLASSROOMS. THERE IS REALLY AN URGENT NEED IN THESE COMMUNITIES. THERE IS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE TO DO. JOIN US TO PUT A SMILE ON THE FACES OF THESE KIDS AND FIX THE PROBLEM. YOU CAN ALSO HELP BY DONATING BOOKS, MONEY FOR THE FURNITURES, MONEY TO FIX THE FLOORS, WINDOWS AND THE DOORS.

ACTIVITIES IN THE SCHOOL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: TEACHING BASIC MATHS, ENGLISH, SCIENCE, MUSIC, ARTS, SPORTS AND SOME ADIMINISTRATION WORK. OTHERS ARE RENOVATION WORK: FIXING THE ROOF, FLOOR, DOORS, WINDOWS, PAINTING AND FUND RAISING ACTIVITIES.



WOMEN / YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM:

STAESA Youth/women project has over the years support both the unemployed youth and women to be gainfully employed and economically independent. The aim of the project is to alleviate poverty, to create jobs in the communities, to formulate ideas that will help both the youth and women physically, spiritually and economically to enable them to break the cycle of poverty. Life is really hard in these communities and women and youth are the most affected. It’s very difficult for the communities’ members to afford good meals a day and live a good.

You will be introduced to existing poverty alleviation projects which is at its very grass root or an opportunity for you to create a new poverty alleviation project. The program include job creation, create micro-finance project, assist in organizing and executing trainings including computer training for the youth and the women in the community, networking program, HIV/AIDS public educational program.

ACTIVITIES INCLUDE: GAME: BASKET BALL OR SOCCER, RESEARCH WORK, FUND RAISING ACTIVITIES, MOTIVATIONAL TALKS, DEVELOPING ECONOMICAL AND SOCIAL PROGRAMS, TRAINING PROGRAMS



WILDLIFE/CONSERVATION PROGRAM:

STAESA's Wildlife, Conservation, Tourism Based on Wildlife Program allows volunteers to have direct contact with wildlife program in South Africa. This program is in three folds. The farm program, the lodge program and the game drive program. Participants will work with locally trained volunteers on wildlife management, conservation, and tourism based on wildlife. The program provides a great opportunity to meet other volunteers and tourist from different parts of the world. Activities in the park include work related to the game, feeding bottled the baby animals, repairing cages, cleaning the cage, driving to other farms to pick up dead cows for food for the lions and administration work. Types of animals in the park are Lions, Leopards, Cheetahs, Tigers, Small cats and cubs.

Activities at the lodge include working in the kitchen, cleaning the lodge and helping visitors around. Activities regarding the game include helping the rangers to take the tourists on safari to spot the animals. In addition to spotting the big five, the STAESA conservation program provides a great opportunity for cultural immersion, as it allows the participants to plunge themselves into the unique world of the people of South Africa. The program is well designed to make sure you are always working with well experience game managers.

Project location very safe, Communities very welcoming and the people are very lovely to work with. STAESA’s Wildlife program is run outside Johannesburg.

Our volunteers live on the premises with the staff and they cook for themselves. You will not like to go back home after the program. That is what always happened to our volunteers. From the day of your arrival till you leave South Africa STAESA will always be there for you. Work hours are 8:00 am till 3:30 pm Monday till Friday. Saturday and Sunday are for you.



OTHER PRGRAMS ARE: WATER/SANITATION PROJECT, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, HUMAN RIGHTS, EVIROMENTAL PROJECT



PLACEMENT SITE - BOTH URBAN AND RURAL

DURATION: MINIMUM 2 WEEKS TO 3 MONTHS MAXIMUM 4 MTHS TO 6MTH

LONG TERM PROGRAM CAN ASLO BE ARRANGED ACCOMMODATION - HOST FAMILY / INDEPENDENCE ACCOMMODATION IN HOSPITAL

DISTANCE FROM HOST FAMILY - VERY CLOSE TO HOST FAMILY

DISTANCE FROM INTERNET CAFE - VERY CLOSE TO INTERNET CAFE - COMMUNICATING TO FRIENDS AND RELATIVES IS VERY EASY.

WORKING HOURS - 8:00AM TO 2:30PM MONDAY TO FRIDAY

COMMENCE DATE - ALL YEAR ROUND

OUR PROGRAM FEES IS FROM 365 USD- BREAK DOWN: FROM 13.16 USD PER DAY

THE FEES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: (1)THE ADMINISTRATION FEES (2)AIRPORT PICK UP. (3)FIRST NIGHT ACCOMMODATIOM AT THE HOTEL WHERE THE PROGRAM PARTICIPANT ARRIVES LATE OR THE CORDINATOR MISS THE PROGRAM PARTICIPANT AT THE AIRPORT. (4)HOST FAMILY (FOOD AND ACCOOMMODATION) (5)ORIENTATION AND SUPERVISION (6)PROGRAM SEARCH (7)OTHER BENEFIT(ITS OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO GET DISCOUNT ON FLIGHT TICKET, SAFETY, CULTURE IMMERSION) (8)GIVEN BACK TO THE COMMUNITY(COMMUNITY SUPPORT)

THE PARTICIPANT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FOLLOWING EXPENSES AND THEY ARE NOT PART OF THE PROGRAM FEES. (1)FLIGHT FARE (2)INSURANCE (3)INTERNAL TRAVEL (4)VISA FEES (5)VISITING OTHER NEIBOURING COUNTRIES DURING THE PROGRAM

THERE IS A DISCOUNT FOR GROUPS.

THE PARTICIPANT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FOLLOWING EXPENSES AND THEY ARE NOT PART OF THE PROGRAM FEES. (1)FLIGHT FARE (2)INSURANCE (3)INTERNAL TRAVEL (4)VISA FEES (5)VISITING OTHER NEIBOURING COUNTRIES DURING THE PROGRAM

MOST OFTEN THE PROGRAM PARTICIPANT TRAVEL TO WORK BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT WHICH IS VERY CHEAP AND SAFE COMPARE TO TAXI.

THERE IS AHUGE DISCOUNT FOR GROUPS.

PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT http://www.staesa.org FOR MORE INFORMATION ON OUR CONSTRUCTION.HIV/AIDS, COACHING FOOTBALL,GENERAL HEALTH PROGRAM

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