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General Skills Programme 

Open to adults from all backgrounds.

You will be supporting our work through a wide variety of activities across our ongoing projects in Uganda 

Summer 2023 Volunteer Programme 

Programme Information

Applying for the Nurture Africa Volunteer Programme provides you with the unique opportunity to increase your awareness and understanding of international development whilst using your skills to support our ongoing work in Uganda. Commencing with 2 programme days in Dublin, you will then travel to Nurture Africa headquarters in Nansana, where you will be immersed in day-to-day life for the duration of your 3 week placement in this bustling and very welcoming community.​

 

To Apply:

1. Submit a completed application form

2. Complete an informal interview process

​3. Commit to participating in two pre-placement programme days prior to your placement in Uganda

4. Commit to attending a debriefing and reunion workshop approximately 4 weeks after you return home from your placement.

* All applications are subject to Garda/Police clearance

2023 Placement dates:​

           Placement 1: 9th - 30th June

           Placement 2: 30th June - 21st July - Placement FULL

           Placement 3: 21st July - 11th August

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Volunteer Roles

Teaching Programme

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Placement Information

Teaching placements are ONLY available to qualified and student teachers in 2nd year as a minimum. Students will be accompanied by a qualified Ugandan and/or Irish teacher for placement activities.

Activities

You will be placed alongside a team of fellow volunteers in one of Nurture Africa's partner schools.​ Activities will include peer to peer workshops and classroom time.

Outside of the classroom you will have the opportunity to take part in activities that will introduce you to the broader work of Nurture Africa including healthcare, income generation and nutrition projects. You will also meet families who are being supported by Nurture Africa on a daily basis and are working to create a brighter future for themselves. 

* All applications are subject to Garda/Police clearance

Medical Programme

Placement Information

Medical placements are available to qualified and student applicants (completed 2nd year as a minimum), studying in a relevant medical field. 

Activities

Your volunteer activities will focus on both health centre and community healthcare operations. Alongside your volunteer team and staff from ​the Nurture Africa health Centre, you will work within Nurture Africa's annual work plan and take part in timetabled activities such as voluntary counselling and testing for HIV, primary healthcare, community home visits and community healthcare workshops with primary and secondary school children.

* All applications are subject to Garda/Police clearance

           

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General Skills Programme

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Placement Information

The General Skills Programme is open to anyone over the age of 20 regardless of professional or academic background. You will be supporting various Nurture Africa projects which supplement our strong health and education focus.

Activities

Activities during this placement will be predominantly based within Nurture Africa's partners schools and at Nurture Africa headquarters. The activities include library reading sessions with primary schools children, basic first aid workshops, learning about and tending to our demonstration vegetable plots. Training material and resources will be provided to ensure that you are prepared for your role. 

You will also be introduced to the broader work of Nurture Africa including healthcare, education and income generation. You will meet families who are being supported by Nurture Africa on a daily basis and are working to create a brighter future for themselves. 

* All applications are subject to Garda/Police clearance

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