Village Healthcare in Rwanda

Nezerwa Village, Rwanda

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15 people
7 days
Code: 374
Medical Health Care, Volunteering Abroad
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You will be working at a local school and arranging non-formal classes for the children, teenagers and sometimes adults on the topic of proper healthcare. Since Rwanda is a developing country, the people living in small rural villages often lack basic knowledge in hygiene and how to stay healthy. Therefore, you will be teaching the very basics including how to wash hands, use the toilet, shower properly, and also about proper nutrition, etc.

You will teach morning classes at the school and during the afternoons, you will be able to educate the grownups. Besides improving their health education, we also aim to help them practice English through interaction with foreigners. English is widely spoken in Rwanda and in fact, it was recently made an official language. However, since it is just one of the many languages spoken in the country, the English level in rural areas is not ideal and learning the language can have a great impact in the village’s future.

Additionally, since there are many children from families whose parents may not be able to afford healthy food, we also arrange feeding projects where you can take part in.

Please note this trip may require you to purchase a cultural experience week with it. Click Here to find the relevant cultural experience week based on the country where this trip operates in.

During 2017

This program starts every week.

During 2018

This program starts every week.

Aims & Objectives
  • Educate the village with health and language classes and provide nourishing meals
  • Give you practical experience in teaching
  • Assist the program staff with extra hands
Monday to Friday

You will be working for 4-5 hours, this includes arranging activities and preparing the activities for the next day. Some placements are nearby (10 minutes walking distance), while others are a bit further away (about 30 minutes). Below is what a typical day might look like:

  • Breakfast
  • Arranging activities at the school
  • Lunch
  • Arranging activities at the school or the community for grownups
  • Preparing lessons for the following day
  • Dinner

***This program is replaced by special classes during school holidays***

This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Participant Criteria & Requirements
Standard Requirements

Minimum age:                18

Maximum age:                -

Minimum English level:        Basic

CRB required:                No

Passport copy required:        No

Resume copy required:        On Arrival

Required qualification:        None

Additional Requirements

There are no further requirements for this program.

There are no further requirements for this program.

Additional Equipment
  • Modest clothing - covering your shoulders down to your knees for the schools
  • You are more than welcome to bring teaching materials/resources for your class!

Accommodation, food, airport pick-up (if required), full support in-country, pre-departure advice and project transport.

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