Weʼre raising £1,750 to Help provide educational and health services to children and communities.
- Kenya, Zambia and South Africa
- International volunteering
- Time left
- 70 days to go
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Beginning 1 March 2017 I will spend five months in Africa to volunteer in local communities and schools.
I will begin my journey in Kenya working in West Special School in Bungoma. This school supports and aids the development of children with mental and physical disabilities and those with hearing impairments. I will be supporting the staff with the children's studies and sports as well as general care, maintenance and the school's development.
I will then travel to South Africa where I will work in the Vrygrond Community with the organisation "DreamsToReality" helping the children and youths of the community to develop their skills, teaching them about health, aiding their studies and also enhancing the safety of their community by rebuilding, improving and protecting their facilities.
I will then move on to Zambia where I will work in a school and local community through the group "Dream Livingstone Zambia", teaching children who are orphaned or less privileged, helping them with HIV/AIDS awareness, education and sports. I will also work in a training centre providing tuition in essential life skills and development to aid those who cannot find much-needed support elsewhere and help them become self-sufficient.
Your donations are greatly appreciated and will be fairly split among all those projects. Even small amounts can go a long way. Any amount you wish and can afford to give, however big or small, will help make a direct and positive impact in the respective schools and communities.
Both the Zambian and South African projects are run through IVHQ; an organisation based in New Zealand which places volunteers abroad for elongated periods of time. I'm currently working through the information IVHQ provides to enable volunteers to give the best service possible. You can visit their website here - https://www.volunteerhq.org
If you have any further questions please do let me know and I'll happily answer them!
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Dec 3, 2016
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Dec 3, 2016
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Kenya, Zambia and South Africa
Hi everyone! My name is Asanga or Ash as you prefer. I'm currently 21, born in Sri Lanka and adopted to the UK from an orphanage in Negombo at a young age. I have begun studies into law enforcement and criminology and am currently working with the Police in Restorative Justice.