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Description:

The Community Health Program operating in Kakamega East District focuses on fighting HIV/AIDS and other health issues. The mission is to spearhead implementation of community health conservation projects in order to create a better life for communities in Western Kenya.

The aim of the program is expanding capacities of the community in regards to dealing with HIV/AIDS. It seeks to design and implement quality HIV/AIDS interventions, as well as to support people living with HIV/AIDS by increasing access and improving the quality of healthcare and referral services for them through increased linkages with the Ministry of Health. The program also aims to promote safe sexual behavior and practice among youth and vulnerable groups. In collaboration with the Danish International Development Agency, a dispensary and a computer-training center are being established to serve as a learning center for youth. This is the only dispensary and resource center within the area.

Volunteer tasks:
• Assisting the medical staff of the dispensary
• Supporting the computer training center by providing basic computer skills to community members
• School outreach programs: Awareness creation in the community on sexual and reproductive health

For more information, please visit: http://cadip.org/volunteering-in-kenya

Short-term volunteer projects in Kenya: http://cadip.org/volunteer-in-kenya


Qualifications:

Volunteers with computer skills as well as those in the medical field (doctors, nurses, etc) are needed for this project. You should have high motivation and lots of initiative to implement the objectives of the project.


Training:

There will be a 3-day orientation seminar for new volunteers including Nairobi city introduction. The orientation starts on the first Monday of every month. It is recommended that volunteers arrive at least one day before the orientation starts.


Benefits:

A volunteer experience may give you ideas or a push in deciding your professional aspirations - one of the most important and difficult decisions one should make in life. It can make stronger your motivation or give you additional inspiration in what you are studying or working. And most important, by being a volunteer you gain the hands-on experience you will hardly get at lectures or at the office desk. You can have such an involving and inspiring time!

After successful participation CADIP issues a certificate for the completed volunteer hours.




Duration: One Time Ongoing
Faculty: ALES (Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences) All Faculties Arts Augustana Business Campus Saint-Jean Education Engineering Law Library and Information Studies Medicine and Dentistry Native Studies Nursing Pharmacy Public Health Rehabilitation Medicine Science
Location: Outside Canada

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Name: Program coordinator
Phone: 604-628-7400
Email: cadip@cadip.org

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