This annual project aims to empower capacities of population for rural areas in the fields of Information Technology, Health, Languages and Culture, Entrepreneurship, Social Responsibility. The Foundation welcomes volunteers with a wide range of levels of experience, in the field of IT/computer science or students with any experience in the fields of culture, languages, Information Technology. The participation of volunteer for this annual project from July to August 2017 (8 weeks) will help us train about 150 people in the village transferring to them knowledge that will help them either in school, in their business or in their personal lives. For the minimum time of 3 weeks, we are looking for Volunteers as Information Technology Teacher in Cameroon.
Please note: Until July 15th we are accepting applications. The project is running for 2 months (July and August each year). We accept people coming before the project. We accept minimum duration of 3 weeks. Applications can be open during the whole year to facilitate people who want to apply long time before to be able to do so.
Volunteers will use a range of course books and materials, plus a variety of audio-visual aids. A strong emphasis is placed on dialogue and role-playing, but more formal exercises, games and literature are also used.
The content of lessons varies depending on the age of students. The aim of each lesson is to encourage the students to effectively use IT infrastructures such as Laptop, Tablets, Smartphones.
Delivery trainings on ICT to Youth and other deprived children participating.
Experience: 1 to 2 years of experience
Knowledge Areas: Information Technology (IT) & ICT; Education, Curriculum & Teaching
Minimum Language Skills: English or French B2 – Upper Intermediate
Desired Age Group: any age
PBC required: Yes
Other: Knowledge of basic Math and Computer sciences, an interest in teaching and love for children is essential in this project, like in all teaching projects. Be Open Minded, Flexible, Creative, Committed. Friendly and confident manner; Good planning and organization skills; Ability to work under pressure; Flexibility and an adaptable teaching style; Creative skills and ideas for planning practical and interesting lessons; Excellent spoken and written communication and effective listening skills, Sensitivity, tolerance and patience; IT skills and passioned about ICT and new technologies.
Cost & Services
We offer you the possibility to engage yourself in a culturally and professionally challenging environment. Besides giving something back to the world; you get an excellent opportunity to further develop your personality and intercultural competence. We find a social project that perfectly matches your qualifications and preferences; prepare you for your new assignment; guide you before and during your volunteering experience, help to fundraise your mission and following up on your achievements once you get home. For this service we charge 1.600 Euro (net).
In short: We will make sure that all you need for a successful mission is provided to you!
or how this project makes a difference:
Long Term aim (desired impact):
Initiate the acquisition and appropriation of New Information and Communication Technologies by young residents in rural areas through various training and the establishment of the Community Technology Centers to ensure this training of Permanently during the year.
Motivate and re-energize young people who must now be aware of the place of young entrepreneurship in the development process in Cameroon.
Encourage young people to return to their roots as youth are losing socio-cultural benchmarks.
Promote cultural mixing for a better understanding of the notion of cultural diversity as an undeniable asset for personal development.
Revitalization of the practice of sport as a primary vector of well-being.
Encourage the spirit of discovery and networking by exposing participants to a multicultural learning environment .
Short Term aim (desired output for the individual volunteer coming):
100 Peer educators trained, 50 Youths (-10 year) sensitized on hygiene and health, 6000 People sensitized on health issues, 2000 Number of mosquitoes net shared, 30 People trained on how to build a project, 150 People trained on IT, 150 People trained in languages and cultures, 05 Community works, 01 Football Tournament, 01 Cultural fair in the village, 10 pocket of Blood donation, 01 Village where the project is realized, 07 Villages indirectly addressed by the project.
Accommodation on arrival: Once arriving at Douala airport, the pickup will be managed by our local team. If there is no time to travel directly to the project venue or the volunteer is tired, then we will book a hotel room and rest in the city and travel the next day. Price is generally about 15€ to 25€, but depending on the standing the volunteer want.
Project is closed: Until July 15th we are still accepting applications. The project is running during 2 months (July and August each year). We accept people coming before the project. We accept minimum duration of 3 weeks. Applications can be open during the whole year to facilitate people who want to apply long time before to be able to do so.
Social activities (organised by partner): Weekends tours to visit either a museum, a kingdom, a water fall or a family. (about 35€ each covering transport and visit fees), 1 Cultural fair is organized during the project where the volunteer will have to expose his country to people of the village and answer questions. Should prepare a PowerPoint, a country flag, so useful stuffs that can better express how is the country to people that have never been there. We have some evening that we spend with families across the village and there volunteers are able to ask questions and get to know about our culture. Some cultural event usually occur in the village during the project and when we are informed, we manage to help volunteers discovering that.
Language lessons: We organize usually about 4 hours French classes per weeks to volunteers that want to learn french and it is free of charge.
Guidance: The person responsible and available 24/7 for guidance and coordination of the volunteer team is Gregoire Mbiagmen. If he can’t be available another member of the organization is assigned to the tasks
Internet: Phone SIM: 5€, Mobile Internet/Month: 9€.
There is no WiFi at the project venue. Villages in Africa usually lack of internet facilities. But with mobiles, it it usual to have access to internet.
Other relevant information: We would appreciate a valid commitment of at least 3 weeks and we accept both male a female candidatures.
Nach ausgiebiger Beratung und Vorstellung der ersten passenden Projekte, schließen wir eine schriftliche Vereinbarung. Somit haben alle Beteiligten eine Planungssicherheit.
Vorstellung des Bewerberprofils beim Projekt Partner
Entscheidet sich der Projekt Partner für Sie, so dokumentiert er dieses auf dem sogenannten Confirmation of Assignment (COA).
Dieses ist ein Indiz für uns das der reine Vermittlungsprozess hier abgeschlossen ist.
Sie werden individuell und entsprechend Ihrer Vorkenntnisse auf Ihren Einsatz vorbereitet.
Während Ihrer Projektarbeit steht Ihnen ein fester Ansprechpartner vor Ort jederzeit zur Verfügung.
Am Ende des Projektes erfolgt ein Feedback-Gespräch und die Projektarbeit wird zusammen mit allen Beteiligten ausgewertet.