International Opportunities in Early Childhood & Child Life

Published on: April 14, 2015

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RWANDA: TRAIN PRESCHOOL TEACHERS
An organization that teaches moms to sew and cut hair, has a companion preschool program that would like your help: Train preschool teachers about child development and how to develop enrichment program much like Head Start.

Rwanda has gained a reputation for what a turn around it has made since the genocide. Paul Kagame, their president, believes that the way to prevent conflict is to see that the people are prospering. Come see the modern miracle that Rwanda now is.

UGANDA: PARENTING SKILLS – help moms – who had been child soldiers – with their kids’ behavior Northern Uganda was devastated by Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) as he took kids to be child soldiers and girls were forced into marriages with LRA commanders. Northern Uganda is quiet now and Joseph Kony is long gone. The young mothers of those forced marriages now have kids that are 9 yr to 14 yr. They would like help with parenting skills and behavior problems.

TANZANIA: YOUTH, CHILDREN, FAMILIES
This social work program addresses many of the needs in their community. They have a strong youth program. They welcomed skate boarders to show alternatives to drugs. Teach them child development and enrichment for their preschool program. Teach them family life skills or about family systems. (And note how important families are in Africa.)

TANZANIA: CHILDREN THAT ARE DEAF
Help these children adapt and thrive despite their disability.

GHANA: AT RISK YOUTH
Kids skip school when their parents go to work – out to sea to go fishing. This program has a strong after school program to bolster academic skills and recreational and enrichment programs – sports, drumming, capoeira – to involve them in positive activities.

Ghana is one of the drumming-est African countries. It has a beautiful coast.

THAILAND: RECREATIONAL THERAPY IN HOSPITAL
Help kids with major medical problems through activities, esp the arts. Help them come out of their shells…or cope with illness…or make new friends…or to express themselves through music, dance or the arts.

Many people are drawn to Thailand: great food, interesting culturally with its many hill tribes.

NEPAL: TEACH ENGLISH
Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world. This organization’s aim is to see that kids are educated and off the street;
that they learn English as one of the tickets out of poverty,

Everyone knows that Nepal has drop dead gorgeous mountains. If you love the out of doors or hiking, Nepal is amazing.

SRI LANKA: ENRICHMENT & TRAIN PRESCHOOL TEACHERS
Sri Lanka is also asking for help with child development and activities to engage kids. Sri Lanka is an island paradise south of India.

ECUADOR: AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT 
Do you have a bent for puppetry? mime? circus? theater? music? the arts? Reading to kids? Ecuador is fascinating to explore: a land of volcanoes, the Galapagos and the Amazon. It is helpful to have Spanish…but if you don’t, often the shared activities can carry you.

Interested?
Please read NGOabroad website http://www.ngoabroad.com/ and send answered Questionnaire and resume to: info@NGOabroad.com

These are volunteer opportunities. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

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