Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Project Umubano 2012: Volunteer for Conservative Social Action

Volunteers for Conservative social action project
Project Umubano
Location: Rwanda and Sierra Leone
Voluntary project: 2 weeks in July 2012

Do you have the passion to volunteer in two of the world’s poorest countries? Can you contribute your skills to helping in Africa? Do you want to develop your skills whilst experiencing a new culture?

Project Umubano is recruiting volunteers for the last remaining places on our projects in Rwanda and Sierra Leone. This is a great opportunity for Conservatives who would like to help make a lasting difference in Africa.

About Project Umubano
Project Umubano is the Conservative Party's social action project in Rwanda and Sierra Leone. Umubano means ‘friendship’ or ‘co-operation’ in Kinyarwandan, the mother tongue of Rwanda. The work that our teams do in Rwanda and Sierra Leone is driven by specific needs identified by our partners on the ground. In that way, we hope that our work will continue to have a lasting benefit long after we return home. 

Our volunteers
Volunteers join Conservative MPs, councillors and activists for two weeks in either Rwanda or Sierra Leone, working in teams in locations around each country.

Education Project in Sierra Leone
Theodora Clarke, CWO Director of Communications, will be leading the education project out in Sierra Leone. She is currently looking for volunteers who are interested in teaching children at a local school. Any experience teaching would be helpful but is not required as all volunteers will undertake TEFAL training. 

She said, "I went last year as a volunteer and was so impressed by the project that I decided to come back again to help organise the education project. We are partnered with a local NGO out there called Street Child of Sierra Leone which do invaluable work with orphans and children who have never been to school. We are delighted to return this year to expand the project and to help teach at SCoSL's local centre in Makeni."

Info here http://www.street-child.co.uk/

Project Umubano is also looking for volunteers with specific training or skills in one or more of the following project areas:

  • health
  • sport
  • business
  • community (helping charitable organisations)
  • law
  • politics
  • education

Closing Date: 28 May 2012
Interview/Start Dates:
Informal interviews are held in the Westminster area or over the telephone. Please note that we may recruit before the closing date.

Job Contact:
For more information please visit www.projectumubano.com and sign up by completing the electronic form on the ‘Join Us’ page. When applying, please specify your desired project area from the list above and include any qualifications, skills or experiences relevant to your field. If you have specific questions about the education project in Sierra Leone then please get in touch with theodora@conservativewomen.org.uk. 

You may also email your information to projectumubano@live.co.uk.
Website: http://www.projectumubano.com

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