This project involves the construction of a school and training center in Bertoua, Cameroon. We need volunteers to come join us in finishing some construction work!!
The Rising Education project is a school construction project run by the Hope Foundation to set up a primary school and training center in the town of Bertoua, East Cameroon. We are recruiting hardworking volunteers for this project, where they will travel to Cameroon to work on the construction site with other volunteers and professionals.
This project is in collaboration with the Technical University Berlin which had 15 Architect students design the school in 2013 and finally traveled in January 2014 to Cameroon to start with construction work. Working as volunteers in collaboration with the local community, huge amounts of progress have been achieved within the period of 3 months!
The second phase is starting soon and will run through August 2017. We are calling on more volunteers to apply and join this interesting program. We are welcoming both skilled and unskilled labor although the former is always a priority. Volunteers can apply to come to Cameroon for one or more months depending on their availability.
Work will always depend on the construction phase activities in place and all volunteers are expected to commit and work as a team. Activities such as making of bricks, cutting wood, raising walls, roofing, fetching water, mixing concrete and more shall always be surfacing on the construction site. We welcome extremely motivated volunteers, open to other cultures, ready to make a change, curious to learn something new to this important project.
If you feel that you fit to this project and can make a change and help us constructing the school, contact us immediately.
We welcome both individual volunteers or groups. Letters of attestation and certificates are offered to those in need at the end of the trip.
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If you have any questions and inquiries, please contact us as soon as possible via Volunteer World. First come, first served!
Work will always depend on the construction phase activities in place and all volunteers are expected to commit and work as a team. Activities such as making of bricks, cutting wood, raising walls, roofing, fetching water, mixing concrete and more shall always be surfacing on the construction site.
Weekends can be spent exploring, sightseeing, relaxing, and hanging out with other volunteers or newly made friends!
Hope Foundation is an organization with limited financial resources; therefore, we require that each volunteer covers the cost of living during their stay in Cameroon, which we can arrange for both safety and comfort. In addition to arranging accommodation, Hope Foundation picks up and drops off volunteers from the airport, and provides three healthy meals a day for volunteers. All volunteers receive a free T-Shirt.
In the past ten years of receiving volunteers, this has proven to be both the easiest and most affordable way for volunteers to join us in Cameroon!
A Hope Foundation staff member will pick up volunteers directly from the airport. It is about a 6 hour journey from the airport to Bertoua.
The types of accommodation vary from one project to the next and from one location to another. A high amount of flexibility is expected from volunteers at this juncture where living conditions are not always the same as from their home countries. Volunteers coming in groups usually live together in shared accommodations while individuals stay with host families, a culturally immersive experience which allows volunteers to integrate into the local Cameroonian community through food, dance, music, dressing, and general lifestyle!
Detailed information about the project accommodation including map (s) / photos, helpful links, will be available and sent to applicants by email.