The OACS Global Service Project in Zanzibar will support local education, employment, and medical initiatives that are focused on offering services to the youth and the unemployed for sustainable growth and economic independence in a country in flux. During the month-long program, participants will build relationships with local youth and communities as they work, share, and learn with each other.
Started by Bishop Daniel Kwilemba in 1999, the All Nations Academy Center addresses the needs of children who have lost parents by providing them with education and care. Currently 70 children ages 2-18 years are being offered a home through the Center. Challenges include providing enough food and clothing for the children, money for school fees, space and resource restrictions, limited staffing, and lack of future employment opportunities for children.
Assistance is needed:
The Amani Vocation Center offers opportunities for youth in the community to learn new skills in order to improve their chances for future employment. Training includes workshops in the following subject areas: cooking, carpentry, painting, driving, agriculture, computers, and English. Assistance is needed in each of these subjects, and volunteers are encouraged to first participate in some of these courses to get to know the participating youth from the local community.
Mnazi Mmoja Hospital (MMH) is a government-run institution, serving the population of Zanzibar. MMH has 400 beds and consists of a variety of specialty departments including pediatrics, surgery, internal medicine, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, trauma, and maternity. However, it faces serious challenges in limited staffing with only 3 full time doctors and 7 nurses, thus assistance from participants with a medical background is encouraged.
Beginning in the spring, students participate in a series of seminars designed to equip them with the tools to view global service through an informed and impact-oriented lens. Seminars typically cover such topics as:
Founded in 2005 by Martijn van der Put, Khaya focuses on building relationships with organizations in countries across the globe in order to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes for both locals and international volunteers.
Khaya pursues a long-term commitment towards the local community, works according to sustainable principles and involves local residents in its organization. Projects offered tackle relevant problems, offer rational solutions and achieve well formulated long-term results.
* Please note dates and costs are subject to change
The application form can be found HERE.
For questions regarding the OACS Global Service Project to Zanzibar contact Lauren Moon: Lauren.firstname.lastname@example.org