12 months programme: 5 months studies and preparation at CICD in UK - 6 months volunteer work in Africa - 1 month evaluation and presentations
A gap year that makes a difference – volunteering in Africa!
Do you want to be part of creating change and improve health and education for some of the poorest people on our planet?
Join the “Development Instructor in Action – team” at College for International Co-operation and Development (CICD) in England
The team starts in August.
The 12 months programme:
5 months training and preparation
6 months voluntary work at a rural development project in Africa or India
1 months follow-up period / Camp Future
We work together with Humana People to People, an organisation that runs projects in 12 countries in Africa as well as in different parts of India.
You can work with:
- Education of children and adults in Preschools, Primary schools and Teachers Training Colleges
- Training of youth in vocational schools
- Environment and water projects
- Food security - working with small scale farmers in Farmers Clubs to improve production in sustainable way
- Health campaigns: prevention of HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis
You don’t need previous experience or qualifications to join the programme!
You need to be minimum 18 years old, hold an EU passport, be hardworking and flexible...and ready for big challenges!
Course fees apply, to cover your training and food and accommodation while at CICD in England.
But - if you don’t have a lot of money – don’t give up! There are still places in our scholarship programme, the Gaia Team.
During your 6 months in Africa or India your expenses (incl. pocketmoney) are covered by the organisation.
CICD is situated in 30 acres of park in a beautiful rural area in north east England, 30 minutes drive from the nearest city. On site there is a big walled garden, a small sports hall and fields for football and other ball games. If you like biking or jogging or roller blading, there are lots of small roads around our site that are great! You can get to one of the nearest small towns by foot or bike or bus, one of them is on the coast 8 km from us and has a very nice beach (for walking and running.
Every Monday night we have Music evening with some of our friends and neighbours joining us for a couple of hours of informal singing.
And Wednesday is fitness-night, we go to the local fitness centre for squash or badminton or swimming.
Students and staff live at the college, mostly in double rooms with shared bathrooms and toiltes. Our accommodation buildings are not new but very cosy, and they have laundry, tea kitchen and TV room for watching movies and playing games. Cleaning and garden work we also organise together and do it ourselves. (Great for learning organisational and practical skills!)
We have a self-catering system and all take turns to cook, bake bread and wash the dishes in our common Big Kitchen.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner is served every day in the common dining room. In between meals there are always snacks and coffee and tea available there, and there is always bread, cereal and fruit so when hunger strikes in the middle of the afternoon it can be catered for.