ICYE: Africa

In Africa ICYE volunteers are received to Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda.

Ghana

Oppilaita ja ICYE-vapaaehtoistyöntekijöitä koulussa Ghanan Kumasissa.

In Ghana ICYE volunteers are received mostly by kindergartens and schools. In addition, voluntary work is available in children’s homes, support centers for disabled people as well as a health clinic. Accommodation at the voluntary workplace or in a host family.

Kenya

In Kenya ICYE volunteers are received especially by schools and kindergartens, but there are places available also e.g. in the health care field, support centers for street children and a home for the elderly. Accommodation at the voluntary workplace or in a host family.

Morocco

In Morocco volunteers are received e.g. into organizations supporting disabled children and into centers for the elderly. Voluntary work is available also in the office of CMS, for instance. It is wished that the volunteers know French. Accommodation in most cases in a host family, in some cases at the voluntary workplace.

Mozambique

In Mozambique the volunteers in most cases work among children and youth in orphanages, children’s homes, art education projects and among street children. It is also possible to volunteer in supporting people with HIV and informing local communities about the virus. Accommodation in most cases in a host family.

Nigeria

In Nigeria many of the ICYE volunteers work in a kindergarten or in a school. Volunteers are received also by e.g. an organization of visually impaired people and the Nigerian Red Cross. Most of the voluntary workplaces are situated in the  area of Lagos. Accommodation in most cases in a host family, in some cases at the voluntary workplace.

South Africa

In the South Africa volunteers work mainly among children and youth – in schools, in a children’s home and among youth with mental health problems. Voluntary work is available also in e.g. shelters for women and children. The voluntary workplaces are situated in different parts of the environment of Cape Town. Accommodation in most cases in a host family.

Tanzania

In Tanzania the volunteers work especially among children and youth – in schools, among oprhans and children in a vulnerable position and in a hospital department of children with cancer. In addition, voluntary work is done e.g. among disabled people. Accommodation in most cases in a host family.

Uganda

In Uganda ICYE volunteers are received especially by schools and kindergartens but also e.g. heath centers and children’s homes. Most of the voluntary workplaces are situated in the countryside or in smaller cities. Accommodation in a host family or at the voluntary workplace.