Each summer, HINT looks for volunteers to implement sports camps for children ages 12 - 15.
About the Project
Many school children in Cameroon are not so lucky as those in more developed countries. They spend their summer holidays working in the house, with nowhere to go and few (if any) children's activities to occupy them. To address this problem, HINT makes an effort to run summer sports camps for local area children during the summer holidays (typically June through August). In the past, such camps have been popular and successful with local children.
Long-term volunteers are typically expected to work from 09:00 to 17:00, Monday – Friday, with a two hour break for lunch and rest each day. These suggested work hours are flexible.
Buea is the capital of the Southwest Region of Cameroon. Buea and its surrounding environs comprise over 100,000 people, although most towns have a quaint feel. Buea is a picturesque and laid-back region whose main recreational activities include hiking, swimming, and other sports. Buea is located on Mount Cameroon, an active volcano that can be hiked at any time of the year. Buea is a university town, home to many schools of higher education, including the University of Buea, considered the best public university in the country. For additional activities, Doula, the main economic hub of Cameroon, is approx. one hour by car. Yaounde, the capital of Cameroon, is approx. five hours by car (less by train).
You will be picked up from Douala airport (DLA) by someone from HINT and transported to Buea (1 hour from Douala). When leaving, you will also be transported to the airport.
he volunteer has his/her own room in the family house with his/her own bathroom (unless the bathroom were shared with another volunteer). The bedrooms provided include at least a bed, bedding and wardrobes. Some rooms include a desk, tv, etc. The bedrooms are quite spacious.
With some financial assistance from the volunteer, we will provide all meals on a daily basis (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). In our culture, lunch is the heavy meal while most people may just eat a snack or some fruits for dinner. Tea and coffee is available at all times. Accommodations can be made for dietary restrictions.