We are university students from Vancouver, BC, Canada about to embark on a series of volunteer projects in Africa, and we need your help!
We will be travelling for several months, volunteering our time at a number of different projects, with varying causes, in a few different countries within the poorest parts of Africa.
Who the heck are we?
We are a married couple who want to help those who are in need, while gaining hands on experience in our chosen fields of educational study.
Him-biology major, with a focus in ecology
Her-geography major, with a focus in eco-tourism
We hope that, by doing this work,we will gain valuable experience not available in a class room, while helping those who need it most in this world.
Where and what, exactly, you may ask?
First, we will start out in Kenya, where we will teach rural children English, Math and Geography, as well as computer and practical business skills, so they are able to develop a tourism/commercial sector. In addition to teaching, we will also help with building wells, and building for medical and educational purposes. We will be here for about 3 weeks, getting to know the children and other villagers who desperately need our help.
From Kenya, we will be heading to South Africa, where we will be working on a eco-tourism farm, which works to run local community projects, such as teaching and wildlife conservation, and bring in foreign money in the form of tourism. We will be doing small construction projects, as well as assisting with hiking trail development, plant and tree identification and control, as well as education involving local communities. We will be here for about 2 months.
Finally, we will be heading to Namibia, where we will be spending our time on a safari guest farm. Here, we will be spending our time on the farm helping to run the kindergarten, as well as teaching the locals English for their business. We will also be doing research in regards to local animals and plant life, as well as ways of doing eco friendly waste and water management. We will be here for 6 weeks.
As you can see, we will be quite busy working with locals in rural communities; locals with small businesses; as well as a lot of education. We desperately need extra funds to be able to pay the overhead and donation fees that come along with these projects, as well as to be able to purchase small gifts and toys for the children in the villages.
So, please, please, help in whatever way you can-every little bit helps, as I think our efforts in helping those in need will hopefully show!
Peace and love.