Volunteers will assist our partner organisation's mission to facilitate processes to help eradicate poverty, reduce HIV infections and help communities in capacity building programs.
The after effects of genocide led to thousands upon thousands of children homeless and forced to live in orphanages. A high percentage of these children have also lost their parents to HIV/AIDS. As a volunteer you will take on the role of an older sibling and be involved in daily care activities which include feeding, teaching life skills, and playing with the children. You will work along side the house mothers to assist with teaching, homework help, childcare, and the daily operational running of the home. Volunteers are also encouraged to initiate their own work by organizing arts and crafts, music, dance, games, and sports activities for the children.
The volunteer opportunities are in the following areas:
Children's Program: As a volunteer you will take on the role of an older sibling and be involved in daily care activities which include feeding, teaching life skills, and playing with the children.
Literacy Program: Volunteers will work alongside local primary teachers to improve the level of English, math, health, hygiene, and science skills amongst students.
Medical Program: Directed toward medical professionals or volunteers on their way toward a medical career, this two-week or longer program offers placements in clinics throughout the country. This can include "patient consultation, general nursing, family planning, antenatal and postnatal care, nutrition, dispensing medication and keeping patient records up to date." In addition, placements are available for home-based care as well as HIV/AIDS blood testing and ARV distribution, counseling, and education.