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GHEI - Ghana Health and Education Initiative - Serve and Learn Projects 2011

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GHEI - Ghana Health and Education Initiative - Serve and Learn Projects 2011

Post by gap on Tue 24 May 2011, 19:02

GHEI - Ghana Health and Education Initiative Volunteer Opportunities 2011

Volunteers have been an integral part of GHEI’s work from the very beginning. In the summer of 2003 the first group of volunteers conducted a study on health trends, determinants, and beliefs about community health issues. Since then, over eighty volunteers have dedicated their time, skills, and hearts to enhancing GHEI’s work in Humjibre and the Bibiani District. Our volunteers are a diverse group of individuals who share a common passion for global health and education work that is localized and effective. Presently GHEI has two main types of volunteer opportunities

Serve and Learn Projects
Serve and Learn projects are approximately two and a half week-long projects that are developed by local Ghanaian staff based on the needs of the community at that time and implemented by a small and diverse group of carefully selected volunteers. Past projects have included a variety of health campaigns, malaria prevention projects, deworming clinics, educational camps, girls empowerment projects, and data collection. These projects take place anywhere from three to six times per year. Three Serve and Learn projects are conducted during the summer months (June-August) with additional projects conducted as needed throughout the year.

Serve and Learn Sessions
Session I: Ghana Read and Play: ACelebration of childhood literacy
June 13th – June 29th

Session II: Girls’ Empowerment
July 1st – July 17th

Session III: Evaluation of Bednet Usage for Malaria
July 19th – August 4th

Session IV: Build Ghana: Community Development and Local Capacity
August 6th – August 22nd

For further information and applications, please visit GHEI website here

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