We are now accepting applications for summer 2020 programme, which includes a 3 week placement in Uganda during June, July, and August.
3 Week Options:
Placement 1: 5th- 26thJune (Student only placement)
Placement 2: 26thJune - 17thJuly (Students & professionals)
Placement 3: 17thJuly - 7thAugust (Students & professionals)
The focus of all of our volunteer placements is two-fold:
1. The placement is geared towards using your skills to assist our staff in Uganda to build upon the work that is already in place. This sustainable approach has been adopted to contribute meaningfully to the work we do with communities in Uganda.
2. Secondly, participants must engage in the programme activities structured to increase awareness and understand global challenges. This includes pre-departure programmes, placement in Uganda, and debriefing upon returning home. We believe that volunteers can be a voice of truth for people in the Global South and challenge assumptions within Irish society.
The Application Process:
Is training provided?: Yes
Please note that Garda Vetting is required for this position.
Tasks that the volunteer(s) will be expected to undertake:
1. Building Project for communities we work with. In recent placements, structures such as community library and youth resource centre have been built by volunteers, with direction and supervision of local builders. (No building experience is necessary for this aspect of the placement)
2. Community First Aid Workshop for partner school children/ staff with the goal of enabling individuals to act promptly and correctly in case of accidents and emergencies in homes or schools
3. Community home visits with our community workers to families who are on the HIV Healthcare Project
4. Community sustainable livelihood visit to understand NA's support to guardians of children from the HIV Community & Education Enablement Projects
5. Library Outreach Sessions with 30 partner primary schools in Wakiso and Mubende districts of Uganda
6. Community Farming is a concept developed by Nurture Africa that provides nutritional supplement to families supported by the Nurture Africa HIV Healthcare project
7. Educational talks participation in sessions by the District Health Officer, District Education Officer, Head of Nurture Africa Child Protection and Counselling Department, etc. The interactive Q&A sessions allows volunteers to better understand the ground reality within our works of operation and explore challenges and successes of development work
Skills required for this role:
Details of time commitment needed for role:
- Two pre-departure programme days (two Saturdays; full day) - Three weeks placement in Uganda - Debriefing (Saturday full day)
Minimum time commitment per week:
8 hour p/week
If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:
Name: Michelle Hesso
Address: Nurture Africa, 54, Pembroke Road, Dublin 4, Ireland
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