help me on my volunteering adventure

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I plan to take a gap year starting in June of 2022 before heading to university to complete a nursing degree. After I have completed my nursing degree I plan to work as an aid worker with an NGO such as doctors without borders or red cross.

Companies like these have many requirements such as experience working in a tropical environment, experience in overseas programmes, travel/work experience in developing countries, and a good command of french as many missions take place in French-speaking countries such as congo and Senegal.

Due to this, I plan to complete a variety of volunteering/travel experiences in my gap year which will help me reach my end goal is becoming a humanitarian aid worker

I will first be volunteering with mercy ships for 3 months. Mercy ships is a faith-based international development organisation, that deploys hospital ships to some of the poorest countries in the world, delivering vital, free healthcare to those in need. Mercy Ships vessels have visited 594 ports, covering 55 developing nations. Its volunteers have provided services and materials in developing countries valued at over $1.6 billion. Mercy Ships has delivered services to more than 2.8 million direct beneficiaries and Mercy Ships volunteers have performed more than 105,500 free surgical procedures, such as cleft lip and palate, cataract removal, burn contracture release, and orthopedic and facial reconstruction. They have:

  • Performed 488,000 dental procedures for over 186,500 dental patients.
  • Trained more than 6,600 local professionals (including surgeons), who have in turn trained many others.
  • Trained over 49,000 local professionals in their area of expertise (anesthesiology, nursing, sterilization, biomedical engineering, surgery, trauma, leadership).
  • Taught over 252,000 local people in basic healthcare.
  • Completed over 1,110 infrastructure development and agriculture projects.

The second volunteering experience will take place with planmygapyear in Tanzania, and I plan to go for a total of 3 weeks. Like many African countries, Tanzania faces an acute shortage of healthcare workers. Low pay, poor working conditions and limited training programs contribute to the problem. The situation is further amplified by the rising burden of HIV/AIDS treatment. Unfortunately, health standards in Tanzania have declined so much that it trails most other developing nations. The leading causes of death in Tanzania are malaria, HIV/AIDS, respiratory diseases and cardio-circulatory diseases. Many of these major causes of death and serious illness are difficult to avoid. Planmygapyear has collaborated with the government hospital and community clinic within the Arusha and Meru district of the country. The aim of this project is to support local doctors and nurses and gain insight into how healthcare is provided there as it differs from how it is provided in the UK.

Flight, travel insurance, transport to the project, lunch, return airport transfer, visa and volunteer work permit costs are not included in the package, I also have a variety of other programme fees that need to be paid and so a portion of donations will go towards that.

Furthermore, I intend to spend some of my time in France in order to improve my french skills in preparation to be an aid worker. My time will be spent volunteering with different environmental, educational, and charitable projects. Again, some of the money raised will go towards, travel, visa and other costs.



Thank you in advance,

tyra

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Donors

  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Dec 06, 2022
£50.00
  • Lami Oduwole
  • Donated on Aug 19, 2022
  • Good luck

£50.00
  • Jeff Ncube
  • Donated on Aug 18, 2022
£30.00

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20 donors
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Dec 06, 2022
£50.00
  • Lami Oduwole
  • Donated on Aug 19, 2022
  • Good luck

£50.00
  • Jeff Ncube
  • Donated on Aug 18, 2022
£30.00
  • Lola Ogutuga
  • Donated on Aug 04, 2022
  • Well-done daughter

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  • Aziegbe & JJ Okhiria
  • Donated on Apr 18, 2022
  • Tyra, we are so proud of you and wish you all the very best of this wonderful adventure.

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  • Virginia Holton
  • Donated on Mar 31, 2022
£25.00
  • Paul Meniru
  • Donated on Mar 10, 2022
  • All the best and goodluck in your volunteering adventure Tyra.

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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Feb 19, 2022
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  • Lady Oma
  • Donated on Feb 18, 2022
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  • Ede O
  • Donated on Feb 05, 2022
  • Awesome 👌

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