Improve Healthcare of a Local Community

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AFS Indonesia
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Coordinator | Andy

High­lights

Provide assistance during general checkup for local people
Conduct workshops and training sessions on general health and hygiene
Observe and learn from local doctors and healthcare in overcoming challenges in the field
Experience life and work in a culturally unique location with a tight-knit community
Gain firsthand experience and make meaningful contribution for global health
Provide better access to healthcare for a community with unique culture in Makassar, Indonesia! This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Join a vast network of specialized doctors and dedicated medical staff on disaster management and disaster relief efforts in the rural area of South Sulawesi. Run by the Faculty of Medicine at Hasanuddin University, this program allows you the opportunity to directly contribute to the local people’s health and well-being, and to undergo an insightful learning experience on global health.

This program offers you a chance to promote and provide access to healthcare to an underserved community in a unique culture. As a volunteer, you will be providing basic medical screenings, as well as raising the public awareness on the importance of good health and hygiene through trainings and workshops.

With a small population of 500, you will have an unforgettable joining and becoming an honorary member of such a tight-knit community. This allows you to learn the local culture straight from the source, and experience it in your daily lives through traditions that they do.

Typical day

Welcome to your project! On arrival, you will be picked up by a local staff/volunteer and taken to your accommodation to rest. You must have had a long journey, and you're best prepared for the orientation the next day!

You will undergo an orientation on your intercultural experience ahead. The orientation includes introduction of organization, intercultural learning and cross cultural orientation, managing hopes and concerns, basic Bahasa Indonesia, rules and regulations, and emergency procedures. You will also be briefed about your volunteering project by the project staff. At the end of the day, you will depart to your project location and meet your host family.

On your first day, there will be an induction, and then the volunteering activities will commence. You will be acquainted with how the organization works, and the tasks you have to handle as a volunteer. With Hasanuddin University's Faculty of Medicine, you observe various wards in the local hospital, and visit local villages to conduct general medical check-up and workshops about health and hygiene.

During your free time and weekends, you are free to explore the area and experience the local culture as you wish!

On a monthly basis, you will have a 1 to 2-hour session with fellow volunteers and staff to discuss your experience so far, and how to move forward with your current situation.

Before your departure home, you will have an end-of-stay orientation to reflect on your experiences and how it affects your perspective.

Free-time activities

The project location is in the same island as the idyllic Tana Toraja, where you can bask in the miles of rolling fields with stilted traditional houses towering over you. This area is particularly known for its hauntingly beautiful attractions relating to their death traditions. Find out why funeral ceremonies could take years to prepare, visit burial caverns where skulls and effigies are stored in the shelves, and witness the ceremonial cleaning of corpses and see locals parade their deceased loved ones around the village!
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Hiking
Riding

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
Medicine, nursing, public health, or any health-related field at University level
Required Documents
passport, CV, motivation letter and health certificate
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Previous working/volunteering experience in the medical field would be an advantage.

You will be expected to speak in English. Ability to speak Bahasa Indonesia will be an advantage.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by AFS Indonesia
The fees include:
·  Host Family placement
·  Meals
·  Orientations
·  Local contact person
·  Airport pick up
·  Domestic transport
·  Global Competence Certificate
·  24/7 emergency support
·  24 hour in country support
Airport Pickup at Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport
Participants will be picked up at the airport by a representative of our organization and/or our partner organization whose project they will be volunteering in.
Accommodation
Participants will live with a local host family. The accommodation may vary from one family to another, but below are the requirements:
1. Clean and healthy. Exposed to enough sunlight and not damp. Room is not dirty (swept clean upon arrival) and not within proximity of a waste disposal area. Room must be cleaned daily & bed sheets must be changed weekly.  
2. Consists of 1 single bed. Bed includes mattress, pillow (with sheets and covers), and clean blanket.
3. Equipped with a wardrobe, writing desk, and a fan.
4. Modest bathroom. Squatting toilet is acceptable, but seated toilet is a plus. Hygiene is prioritized; clean and smooth water flow, is not mossy, and has good water disposal.
Guest Family
Food & Beverages
Meals (breakfast and dinner) will be provided by the host family. Lunch during weekdays will be provided at the project site. A typical Indonesian meal consists of steamed rice and one or two main dishes made of fish, meat, chicken or vegetables.
Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport (UPG) in Ujung Pandang. We assist you to find cheap flights to Indonesia.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Indonesia provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Indonesia you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Indonesia.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

Our program is available year-round. However, below are the estimate start dates:


1 November 2019
1 December 2019
2 January 2020
2 March 2020
1 April 2020
1 May 2020
1 June 2020
1 July 2020
2 August 2020

Start dates may vary depending on Participant's availability, host family's availability, visa permits, and other factors.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$ 1,220
8 weeks
$ 1,610
12 weeks (max. stay)
$ 1,840
Average fees
$ 229 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. AFS Indonesia will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with AFS Indonesia during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Improve Healthcare of a Local Community

Provide better access to healthcare for a community with unique culture in Makassar, Indonesia!

$229/week

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