Volunteer in Africa doing General work

Volunteer in Africa doing General work

TANF GHANA

Accra, Ghana
TANF supports the neediest people within Ghana, by providing them with an education and access to health care. We believe this is an investment into a brighter future for our country.
Childcare Education Healthcare
Accommodation Meals

RUDEC-Rural Development Centre is a business enterprise that focuses on children, women and the environmental protection with focuses on tourism development as a project
Agriculture Childcare Education
Accommodation Meals

One Heart Christian Foundation

Malmesbury, South Africa
We are a NPO operating on Christian values to help educate,counsel, teach and mentor youth in the rural area that we serve. We support rural schools through volunteer assistance while we counselling youth and women and run youth programs over weekends to promote positive interaction.
Education Environment Human Rights
Accommodation Meals

Academic Health and Agricultural Development Initiative (AHADI) is a registered Not-for-profit Organization with a mission to fight ignorance, Disease and poverty in rural parts of Kenya through education, healthcare and economic empowerment by use of available resources and voluntary service.
Agriculture Education Environment
Accommodation Meals

ACO-Africa
Childcare Healthcare Human Rights
Accommodation Meals

A local NGO working towards: empowering communities to actively address issues of poverty, unemployment, climate change, pollution and provide support to people infected and affected by AIDS; through social behavioral change communication and advocacy, strengthening community care services.
Education Environment Healthcare
Meals

Abofra Foundation

Accra, Ghana
Abofra Foundation means child. We have three(3) major programs namely: Abofra Computer Training , Abofra Disability Project and Community Outreach Program.
Childcare Education Healthcare
Accommodation Meals

Sustainable Rural Community Development (SURCOD) is a local Non-Governmental Organisation that is currently working in Nsanje district. The mission of the organisation is to improve the livelihoods of rural communities by generating economic, agricultural, educational and cultural empowerment.
Agriculture Education Environment
Accommodation

we are a community empowerment organization that is working very closely with the government of Kenya to advance development agenda in our community.
Agriculture
Accommodation Meals

This is a community organization that is promoting women empowerment & community table banking activities and also focusing on sustainable developed integrated by recovery efforts.
the organization is registered with the government of Kenya through the ministry of culture and social services.
Agriculture Education Environment
Accommodation Meals

Latest Reviews


Priceless two months volunteering with TANF reviewed by Brittany Wiafe
"Hi! My name is Brittany Wiafe, a student at the University of North Carolina. I had the amazing opportunity to spend two months volunteering with the Anidaso Nsae Foundation. The time I spent volunteering was truly remarkable. I worked as a medical volunteer in the Senya Health Care center in Senya Breaku (about a 2 hour drive outside of Accra). I spent weekdays at the clinic, after the work day I was able to go to Becky’s Home (a local orphanage) or just chill, and on weekends I was able to travel the Ghana!
The departments of the clinic I spent considerable time in included outpatient delivery, maternity, lab, reproductive child health, records, and consulting. In each department, I got to learn so much about not only the medical practices that occurred, but also about the health problems afflicting the community. From this, I saw the problems Senya faces with the prevalence of malaria, hypertension, and unplanned pregnancy. With these problems realized, I was able to work with other medical volunteers to hold health education and medical screening events. The first was a family planning education event. In this, we targeted the women of the community and discussed the benefits of family planning and debunked some of the misconceptions holding women back from using contraceptives. The next was a malaria screening event held in Wiae, a village in the Northern Region of Ghana. We heard of the major health risks of the community, including a high prevalence of malaria, snake bites, and water borne disease, and decided to fundraise for the trip up to Wiae to help as much as we could. We ended up testing around 1,200 people for malaria (of which, close to 50% were positive), dressed wounds, wrote referrals for health risks, were able to provide malaria medicine to all that were positive and deworming medicine to all that attended. At this screening, we also discussed with the community members present ways to prevent malaria, snake bites, and hygienic practices to decrease the prevalence of water borne disease. In my last week in Senya, I was also able to go to a local school to discuss the aspects of healthy relationships. Walking around Senya, you see a few of concerning relationships where the health of the women involved is questionable. It was my hope that with this education, I could equip the younger generation with the tools to stop these concerning relationships.
I also greatly enjoyed the time I was able to spend away from the clinic. The reproductive health units and mental health units hold community outreach events during the week that volunteers are welcome to join. I was able to attend a couple and would definitely recommend them! I also was able to grade papers at a local school for a couple days. This perspective on the community was eye-opening to see. In this, I became aware of the great job the educators in Senya were doing and how many more children need to be enrolled in school. I also grew attached to the children at Becky’s Home. They are ALWAYS overjoyed to see volunteers and the time I spent with them meant so much to me. In my free time, I also was able to take Twi lessons taught by a teacher at the local school. This meant a lot to me because my parents are Ghanaian and I have always wanted to learn my mother tongue. I also could hold conversations with patients, the kids at the home, and community members easier through these lessons. On the weekends, my destinations included Cape Coast, Kumasi, Accra, Wli Waterfalls, and local beaches. I would recommend each of the places I was able to visit!

Of course, my two months did not come without trouble. I had to adjust to bucket baths and no running water. There were times the food portions didn’t quite meet my appetite. There were sometimes one too many volunteers at the medical clinic limiting the work one could do. Despite these troubles, I would not trade my time in Senya for anything. I was able to connect to my culture and passions so easily in this environment. I know I will be back to Senya and would recommend TANF to someone looking for a life-changing volunteer experience. Laud was also a pleasure to work with and will respond promptly to any problem you may face. If you have questions, feel free to ask Laud for my contact to chat more!
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32 days ago

Diving into the Cameroonian village life reviewed by Maia Klaassen
"I have been with RUDEC for just over two weeks now, with two and a half months still remaining, and want to share my first impressions.
RUDEC is active in many fields, with current active projects varying from the 57 orphans RUDEC is overseeing and supporting to the pig project, the beehive project, the future fish project and the community empowerment club which gives out microloans to entrepreneurs, mostly single mothers and widows. They are also active in ecotourism, health education (inc HIV prevention and screening) and do short-term projects like fundraising the money to buy new tables for the local elementary school. All is run by Joshua Chiamba, who oversees all of the projects and is always thinking of new ones.
I am one of the volunteers working on women's microfinance project. So far, 33 individual participants have taken out 71 loans, with a 100% sucess rate when it comes to paying back the loans. The participants are like woman warriors, taking care of business, their households, their children and everything life might throw their way. I have been keeping busy on all days, spending the days off in the mountainous fairy-tale like surroundings of Belo, which is bursting with good walks and friendly locals who want to show you around.
Belo is different from the bigger cities as the people are all so friendly, they seem to have decided to show every foreigner who comes their way what Cameroon is really about (to sum it up: football, religion and food).
The conditions of the volunteer house are amazing, with the cook Sam doing his best to fatten up anyone staying there 6 days a week. As I brought a smart phone which I keep refilling with credit, I always have access to interent. The water, electricity and connectivity comes and goes at times like everywhere in Cameroon, but the breaks are short and give you the perfect excuse to leave the house and go wander.
If you're thinking about coming, just write to Joshua and exchange thoughts. He is fast on his feet and is so good with helping with visa proceedings like the invitation letter etc, this won't be a trip you will have to plan one year ahead. Just come and put your ideas to work. "
on 18/07/2016