Weʼve raised £2,230 to Fund a year-long placement as volunteer worker with SMA in Ndola, Zambia.
- Ndola, Copperbelt Province, Zambia
- Funded on Saturday, 2nd December 2017
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How can I use my skills to help Zambians bring about positive change?
I am using a one-year career break organised by Viatores Christi - an organisation which specialises in the recruitment, training and placement of skilled volunteers to help fight poverty, inequality, exploitation and injustice in the developing world - to volunteer as a development worker with Society of African Missions.
Where: Ndola, Zambia.
Why: The main focus of the SMA is vulnerable and marginalized communities and the Society aims to empower people in those communities.
How: In the role of Media Specialist I will assist the recently established SMA Media Centre in Ndola build local capacity in producing radio and video by:
- training local people of all ages, both lay and religious, in radio and TV production skills.
- In so doing help to address issues and injustices in education, health, welfare and traditional local problems (such as property/land grabbing from widows by the deceased husband’s family, etc,) so as to try to initiate change through awareness.
While my accommodation and food is being kindly provided by my SMA hosts I'm hoping that donors might be willing to contribute to my support and other expenses as I will not be earning a salary for the year.
Since launching this page I've had confirmation that some additional funding towards travel (cost of a return flight), insurance for one year, vaccination costs and a monthly allowance has been secured via Viatores Christi. I have consequently revised my target figure. Please be assured that any surplus donations/sponsorship will be donated directly to the work of the SMA in Zambia. While I may undertake personal travel or incur non-project related costs I will be doing so with my own savings and not using money donated through this page or other fundraising activities.
Thank you. Paul
When: From 03 October 2017.
- 1 year ago
Paul Sheridan1 year ago
Sincere thanks to all of you who have supported my Ndola Volunteering project. I'm bowled over by the generosity and support that has been shown so far! So far £910 has been donated. If you haven't done so already, please share the link. Thanks, Paul
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Nov 25, 2017
Paul - I list you among the few hero's I know
Oct 7, 2017
Hey, heard from colm and Danielle you were doing a big trip and wanted to give a little towards it. Hope u get settled in quickly and get to help the locals with your many media skills 😀. Claire
Oct 6, 2017
Well done Paul! Here's the donation from all who attended the Beetle Drive
Oct 2, 2017
Safe travels Paul...keep in touch...!
Sep 28, 2017
All the best for your very worthwhile enterprise
Sep 22, 2017
Good luck x
Sep 22, 2017
Good Luck Paul!!!!!
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Ndola, Copperbelt Province, Zambia
As someone who has been blessed enough to be born into 'First World' privilege I want to try to use my talents to help others. I'd like to pass on any skills and experience I can in order to help others build capacity so that they become empowered to help themselves and others.