In 2012 I volunteered in Africa for one month in an Kenyan Orphange. It changed my life completely and i vowed I would return and make a difference in Africa again.
Since then, Ive volunteered in India and moved to Australia from England. As is life I have not managed to return to Africa, Untill now!
I am returning to Africa for 10-12 months in February next year.
Im helping in Ghana, Uganda and Tanzania. Ill be helping in Orphanages, but also with animals in zoos and animal orphanages.
The company i have organised this through is CrossContinental, this amazing company have helped organise and plan all this and they have kept my cost to a minimum so i can focus on fundraising for the adventure of my life.
Im currently a nanny in Australia and if i were to save all my wages every week, it would take years to fundraise this huge amount. This is where i need your help! Any dontations will go a long way in helping these children, and any money thats over my target will be used in buying clothes and shoes for the children i meet.
Ill be living with host families in all three countries, which is an amazing opportunity to see things not every tourist sees and also to really engage in the culture and lifestyle of the countries.
I cant wait to get back out there and make an impact and make some amazing new friends for life.
Heres some information about the company im going with and a bit more about what I will be doing.
As an international volunteer organization, our mission is to make extraordinary international volunteer and internship experiences universally accessible. We have volunteer abroad, intern abroad, cultural adventure, language immersion, and gap year programs in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
Cross-Continental Solutions Inc. is a federally registeredorganization. We are dedicated to providing students and budget travelers with exceptional volunteering abroad and cultural experience at an extremely affordable rate.
All of us here at the Canadian head office were once well-traveled international volunteers. We have done this many times before and have lived the exciting experience you are about to have. We care for responsible traveling and want to help both the local communities and the international volunteers find their ways to sustainability and success.
Ghanaians are welcoming in nature and among the world’s friendliest people. Currently, urbanisation and westernization are breaking down many ancients’ beliefs and practices; on the other hand, Ghanaians are still maintaining their traditional African culture with great pride from ancient times to the present.
I will be helping in various orphanages and with street children, I will be giving my time, my heart and my passion of care for young children and babies, giving them what every child deserves.
In Uganda, millions of people in many communities suffer from effects of chronic poverty diseases and live on less than one dollar a day. This is much from being illiterate and lack of education. Fifty percent of the population is illiterate. Because of illiteracy and ignorance they are unable to effectively improve their lives using local available resources. HIV/AIDS scourge wiped off the energetic people leaving the elderly to take care of their grandchildren. As a volunteer, you are needed and you can make a difference in Uganda. At the same time, it is an unforgettable experience to learn the culture, raft the headwaters of the Nile, and see the famous Mountain Gorillas
In Uganda i will be doing the same as Ghana with the orphanages and street children, but will also be volunteering in the animal sanctuarys and orphanages! This is a change for me as im always working with children, but adore animals and theyre often forgotten about when fundraising for Africa.
In Tanzania, many people suffer from extreme poverty and still live on less than $1 a day. According to the latest Poverty and Human Development Report (PHDR), poverty has continued to remain a huge majority of the people even though the economy has grown slowly. Specific vulnerable groups go largely undetected in most surveys. About 10% of children under the age 18 have lost one or both parents. About 80% people in Tanzania live in rural areas and more than half of the country’s GDP comes from agriculture. Rural growth and poverty reduction have been very challenging due to low production, low productivity and low quality of agricultural produce.
Ill be helping in the rural areas of Tanzania with the orphanages and children, but also with more endangered animals. The animals differ in all the countries im helping in and i hope to make a slight impact with everyone I meet.
Thankyou for reading all this & I hope you can help me reach my target!