6 week internship
+ 4 weeks volunteering
Beach + Bush
Up until 31st August 2013
£1877: 6 weeks
£2755: 10 weeks
We are excited to introduce our new care intern programme which provides a 6 week work experience placement in care homes in the safari capital of the world, Arusha, with the option to add 4 weeks of volunteering in conservation and community projects based at the coast in Dar Es Salaam.
We can’t emphasise enough the difference you can make to others by becoming a voluntary carer. There are huge numbers of vulnerable adults and children who are orphaned or neglected, in need of love, care and affection. Through the simple act of showing an interest and positive interaction you can make a big impact on other’s lives by improve their self-confidence and giving them some relief from the daily grind of their lives.
You don't need any specific qualifications or previous experience. The only qualities needed are empathy, compassion for others and a desire to improve the lives of those with domestic or physical circumstances less fortunate than our own. Whilst the environments, children and adults can be challenging and coping with the social depravation should not be underestimated, for those that rise to the challenge you will be rewarded with extremely fulfilling memories and the knowledge that you have made a positive difference. You will undoubtedly find the strength, humour and resilience of the children uplifting - inspiring you to keep hard at it.
We work with several organisations – orphanages, drop in centres for street children, disabled homes. For example:
Dymphna Care Home/Special School
This is a special school/centre for children with intellectual impairment such as autism and down syndrome. It has 3 completed classes and 1 class which is still under construction. It also has a kitchen, an office and 2 completed toilets with 3 uncompleted toilets and a bathroom. There is also a play ground with 6 swings and a slide on a shadowed garden.
The centre is located about 7 Kilometres from the home base in Arusha along the Arusha Nairobi highway. The centre was established in 2002 as an initiative of Ms. Mary Kaswende who has a background with special needs students.
- Help with the daily running of the orphanage/care home, helping to feed, wash and dress children.
- Help teach the kids basic hygiene especially about brushing their teeth!
- Help teach basic English, reading and writing to improve social skills and brighten their lives through music, sport, games, arts and crafts.
- Help prepare meals or take them on little outings. Helping kids with reading, homework - quite often they do go to school.
A Typical Day:
Monday – Friday. 8.00 start to help get the children up and running. You would usually stop for a lunch break and finish around 3.00 pm.
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