Volonteer in Kamengo

Jimmy Sebulime will be leading a small group to Kamengo in November 2018 to work on center repairs and improvements. Typically these trips involve participants in assisting Jimmy and the local youth to improve the center – painting, gardening, building etc. Volunteers help build necessary infrastructure to improve the community in response to mneeds identified by the community. Infrastructure missions are also usually 2-3 weeks long but lengths can vary. If you are interested in participating contact Jimmy through azprojects@azbgc.ca

Every year there are a number of opportunities for you to volunteer in Kamengo with the AZBGC. In March Jimmy Sebulime leads a Canada Africa Community Health Alliance (CACHA) Medical Mission to Kamengo. CACHA medical missions consist of international and local clinic officers, physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, midwives, pharmacists, dentists, ophthalmologists, physiotherapists, other health workers and coordinators, and logisticians (non-medical workers). The entire mission is in partnership with our local partners and it is this partnership that allows us to bring much needed medical care to those that need the care.

Each year, typically in the first three weeks of April, Ruth Kane, Professor University of Ottawa and AZBGC Ottawa Committee member leads a group of newly graduated and experienced teachers to Kamengo for a three-week education project. The goal of these projects is to work alongside the local teachers in our partner schools to teach English, math, Science and Physical Education to local children and to provide AZBGC extra-curricular programming after school to all AZBGC members.. Typically we work across three partner primary schools with volunteer teachers in classrooms all morning, spend the afternoon in program planning and preparation for extra-curricular activities in late afternoon. Volunteers find the three-week practicum in Kamengo schools a lifechanging experience as they get to support children and teachers in their engagement and learning. This is a full-on immersive experience and well worth the time and energy – the rewards for both children and Canadian teachers are immense.

Thank You!

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