Volunteers as Information Technology Teacher in Cameroon

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

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. Attendance on cultural volunteering project is itself a helpful preparation for future international career, for this reason, provided to volunteers enthusiastic and truly eager to help in their future career, even individuals without experience can be accepted.

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 lifes.

VJD-No.: VJD126
Type: Helping Hands
Online Project: No
Location: Bafoussam, Cameroon
Minimum Stay: 3 weeks
Max. No. of Volunteers: 4
Project focus: Community Development, Capacity Building; Sports; Women/Girls, Women’s Issues, Women Empowerment; HIV/AIDS; Health, Medical Care; Culture; Education, Special Education
SDG: 04 Quality Education

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TASKS

RESPONSIBILITIES/JDs OF VOLUNTEERS
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.
Tasks that will be carried out include:

TRAINING MATERIALS AND CONTENT DESIGNING:
● Downloading free videos, PPTs that can serve to prepare the sessions
● Based on the previous projects, identifying from the reports the needed sessions to be delivered
● Designing contents and the training process to be used.

TRAINING DELIVERY:
● Delivery trainings on ICT to Youth and other deprived children participating.
● Conducting some key workshops to make the participants discuss within a group on the issue of ICT in the country and how that can be solved.
● Training youth on the importance of the ICT and discuss how they connect their future career with ICT.

EVALUATION
● Evaluate the participant’s knowledge on ICT at the beginning and at the end with the help of questionnaires.
● Help the IT team by attending the team meeting and also to write intermediate reports of the progress of ICT activities.
● Delivering of various surveys on the above mentioned social issues.

GENERAL DUTIES
● Teach English or volunteer language to villagers.
● Carry out some community work depending on the villages/town and project.
● Support other teammates in their various activities.

REQUIREMENTS

As well as having a good command of English and the relevant qualifications, you will need to show evidence of the following:

● a friendly and confident manner;
● good planning and organization skills;
● the 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 skills;
● effective listening skills;
● sensitivity, tolerance and patience;
● IT skills
Passion ed out ICT and new technologies

What services are included

- Pre-departure support and discounted services
- 24-hour emergency phone
- Airport pick-up & drop-off
(unless otherwise stated)
- Long term experienced staff
- Safe and basic accommodations
(sometimes shared)
- All meals
(unless otherwise stated in field manuals)
- Welcome and introduction meeting
- Orientation on teaching methods and techniques, language, culture and religion (if applicable)
- Location orientation
- Complete immersion in the local culture
- 24-hour in-country support
- Volunteer certificate

What services are not included

- Flights
- Visa costs
- Vaccination costs
- Medical and travel insurance
(can be arrange for 1,35 Euro per day)
- Extra local excursions
- International and domestic airport taxes
- Personal Equipment

Estimated Cost

Cost for the 1st week:

170 Euro

Cost for the following weeks:

90 Euro per week

Visit our FAQ page for financial help.

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!

Process

First Contact

Please contact us by phone, email or apply free of charge and without any obligation here as an individual and here as a company.

Do you think that this project perfectly fits you?

In that case we welcome your resume and motivation letter in English. Please mention the assignment title and its VJD-No. as reference. We will of course ensure complete confidentiality and discretion while processing your inquiry.

WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO YOUR APPLICATION!

All information is correct to the best of our knowledge, but we cannot guarantee its accuracy and completeness.

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