The International Volunteer Award is to motivate International Volunteers to become global justice advocates within their local communities.To get involved, contact email@example.comAfter completing the award, volunteers will:Have applied experiential learning and development education to cultivate a global perspective and increased intercultural understanding.Have acquired and demonstrated critical literacy skills using reflective learning practices.Be able to identify the impact volunteers make as global justice advocates.Be able to describe a variety of tangible ways to use their overseas experience to affect change in the global context as active citizens within their own communities
Project: Fellowship Bible Church Christian SchoolThe school serves the community of the squatter camp freedom park, an impoverished area of ottery in cape town, as well as squatter camps in the nearby farming communities. The school aims to serve the community with Christian commitment in the area of education and social upliftment across all classes and ethnicities.I volunteered on various areas within the school and these include, Providing computer classes to all the pupils of the school from Grade 1 to Grade 7.I assisted in organising youths evenings and regularly engage the youths on the needs to be a active citizens and needs for education , integration and inclusion especially in the delivery of social policy.Also at my placement, I provide helping hands to staffs working in the kitchen as the school usually serve pupils brakefast and lunch in the school canteen.To volunteer on this project has given me the opportunity to serve humanity and to assist in providing the human enhancement that is required for a better tommorow.I found South Africa as an amazing country with great potentials and vibrant economic, Most importantly equal opportunity for all its citizens to become successful in all fields of life.During this project, I had the privilage of visting some interesting places in cape town such as the Roben Island prison where the former President of of South Africa, Nelson Mandela was previously jailed for 27 years.The highlight and special moment i withnessed and be part of during my placement was seeing the young black children of South Africa going to school and thier parents integrating well in the society.
As part of my project at the Christain Fellowship School Ottery, Western Cape, South Africa, I was actively involved in giving the morning Devotion during assembly.We also had a drama with the Grade 2 pupils. Drama was based on the coming of the Angels to rescue humanity and save the world.
In July 1964, John McNichols led a group of American students to Ireland - this was the first EIL activity in Ireland and the start of our 50 year history here. The group began their experience with pre-departure training in Vermont and then travelled to Ireland where they learned about the culture and rich traditions of the country as part of their studies. Learn more about the history of EIL in Ireland