Africa

Volunteer in Africa with STAR4Africa

The aim of STAR4Africa's volunteer programme is simply to link people who want to volunteer their time, with African communities who have identified a need for a volunteer!

We believe this makes us very different from the organisations that charge for this service or at worst create 'roles' for volunteers rather than asking the community where they need the help the most.

We currently have a number of schools and organisations across Africa who would like to receive international volunteers and share their culture and knowledge with the volunteers in return.

 

      

 

KENYA

Baharini Pre-School, in the flower farm region of beautiful Lake Naivasha, have asked STAR4Africa to find them volunteers to help with teaching, extra-curriculum activities and improving the school's communication networks.

The school’s community was greatly affected by the post-election violence of 2007-2008 but the village is working hard to increase the educational opportunities and healthcare facilities available for their children.


ZAMBIA

Indeco community school is located in Livingstone, Africa’s adventure capital and the location of Victoria Falls. The school which was started by a local women’s group “Livingstone Women Make a Difference” known more commonly by their acronym LIWOMADI, have asked STAR4Africa to find them volunteers who are teachers, counsellors or construction workers. However they would be happy to have any volunteer who is keen to help with the day-to-day activities of the school or fundraising appeals.

In the industrial Copperbelt where 2/3 of Zambia's population live, the Copperbelt Health Education Project (CHEP) have asked STAR4Africa to find them long-term volunteers (between 6 months-2 years) preferably in project management or research. However, they are open to alternative suggestions where people think their skills might be of use. CHEP are often mentioned in development journals as an example of an extremely effective indigenous NGO and have been sponsored by big donors like Irish Aid, PEPFAR and DFID.


GHANA

The Assin Endwa Trust was formed to support the village of Assin Endwa in central Ghana. Every summer the UK side of the charity organises a three week project for volunteers (as put forward by the Assin Endwa community) for approx £425 including all accommodation, food and activities but not flights. The organisation also offers longer term placements.

For more details visit their website   www.endwa.org.uk/dates.htm

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