18-Month: Fighting Shoulder to Shoulder with the Poor

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OWC: Participants from around the world
OWC: Participants from around the world
OWC: Embrace local culture
OWC: Embrace local culture
OWC: Raise awareness about poverty
OWC: Raise awareness about poverty
OWC: Learn about agriculture and gardening
OWC: Learn about agriculture and gardening
OWC: Dorm Rooms
OWC: Dorm Rooms
OWC: Educating about health and sanitation
OWC: Educating about health and sanitation
OWC: School Building
OWC: School Building
OWC: Building preschool and primary schools
OWC: Building preschool and primary schools

About

This is a study-volunteer program on global poverty and sustainable development. You will learn about the conditions of the billions of people living in poverty and how it affects their health, education, freedom, and economic opportunities.

During the first six months, you will receive training at our facility. You will take courses on irrigation, sanitation, HIV/AIDS prevention, and why there is so much poverty in the world. You will cultivate practical skills such as: gardening, cleaning water, making charcoal for cooking, etc.

For the next six months, you and your team will travel to a development project run by Humana People to People. You will work with communities to educate and empower them in the areas of education, health, and agriculture.

In the third and final six month period, your team will travel in the USA and share your message to the public. You will raise awareness about the reality of poverty and what we can all do together to solve it.

Highlights
  • Get Certified as a Development Instructor
  • Earn a Field Work Certificate from Humana People to People
  • Receive an A-Level Certificate in Community Development (equivalent to 62 college credits)

Questions & Answers

Hi, great question! We recommend reaching out to the program provider to learn more, which you can do here: https://oneworldcenter.org/about-us/.

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BK
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

It was so precious time in my life.

I used to think that it is for only those who get prepared fully to help with the poor people.

Since I met this program, the answer of my doubt said "No"

We all are responsible to make a better world.

In a small picture, you're part of helping with the poor people as long as you considered the global issues like global warming and climate change where the poor suffer from those issues based on the examples of "Water conflict between Kenya and Ethiopia"

Every single thing we do may impact on hugely in the other side of the earth either good or bad.

Being aware what is going in the reality.

What would you improve about this program?
As we meet a lot of people from all over the world, I could learn many things.

The more people are involved in and aware of it, the closer we moved a bit in a better world.
Lo.
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

A Great Opportunity!

Thanks to this program you can try out a different lifestyle and learn a lot about other cultures, global issues and even yourself. Living in community is not always easy, but it definitely teaches us a lot about who we are, what is the power of a collective and how we can solve issues together.

The experience is challenging and rewarding.

Just do it!

What would you improve about this program?
The program would be better if more people were involved. The more the better, so it can be more dynamic and fun!