Your skills can make a huge difference to people who are much less fortunate.
And the experience of helping others will transform you as well.
One of the biggest challenges in the community we are working in is child abandonment due to economic insecurity. We are working to upskill youth, young mothers and community members in one of the disadvantaged suburbs of Kigali to help them qualify for better paying jobs. By improving computer skills, English language fluency and business/income generating skill we are supporting stable homes and healthier children.
In conjunction with Hope and Homes and the European Union we are involved in facilitating life changing educational camps in Baia Mare. The camps are a part of a 3-year program to provide low income children with the inspiration and motivation needed to stay in school and enroll in formal education. As a volunteer you’ll teach English, computer skills and life skills. There will also be a sports, arts and music component to the program.
Children with disabilities have very few facilities and support in India. There are strong social stigmas due to a lack of education that add complexity to raising children with disabilities (such as believing that disabilities are contagious or that he mothers are somehow to blame). Through Leimann Hospital’s Anugrah program, we are designing and implementing innovative solutions that improve mobility, education, and community integration for children and their parents. The Anugrah program serves individuals and families affected by disabilities with a focus on developing skills, empowering people with disabilities, and promoting acceptance within communities. [More information coming soon]