As many of you know, I have been to and volunteered in Tanzania,
Africa in 2007 and 2009; however, ever since I got accepted to my nursing
program, it has been a dream of mine to go back to Africa and work as a
nurse-and I am proud to announce that I will be spending 5 weeks in Malawi, starting in
May of 2014! I will be working with the Medical Council of Malawi as a nurse at
a hospital and various outreach clinics. I am going with a non-profit
organization called African Impact. African Impact is the largest on-the-ground
facilitator and operator of responsible volunteer projects in Africa.
About Malawi: the
majority of Malawi's population lives in rural areas and is provided with free
health care through a governmental health care system that is organized into
three levels. Health centers manage the most common and easily treated problems
and offer maternity services. Cases that cannot be dealt with at this level are
referred to district community hospitals, which provide secondary health care,
including some types of basic surgery. Tertiary care is then offered at one of
the three central hospitals, situated in the North, Central and Southern
regions. I will be working at one of these hospitals! But I need YOUR help!
amazing opportunity is also a fee; the fee has two parts: plane fare is
, while the project fee (for four weeks) for the current travel year is $1,619.00
. The final price for the next travel year will be given to me soon!
Details on what the project fee entails are listed below!
Project Fee: This entails financing that goes
directly back into the project that you are involved with. This fee facilitates
funding for items such medical supplies, building materials, equipment, etc.
Project fees are also used to buy vehicles / equipment for the project, and for
developing new housing for volunteers to provide for the expansion of the
project. The majority of the fee includes: All airport transfers Lilongwe
International Airport upon arrival and departure on set dates, comprehensive
orientation program, all daily transfers to and from your projects during your
stay, full board and lodging which includes 3 meals a day at the volunteer
house, assistance in the projects by various Project Managers and Coordinators
and 24 field support and contact in the case of an emergency.
For more on Malawi's children, visit: http://www.savethechildren.org/site/c.8rKLIXMGIpI4E/b.6150451/k.B6DE/Malawi.htm