- The Christian University of Uganda is looking for qualified (MA level) Instructors to teach specific modules in its School of Divinity: Old Testament Survey and Pentateuch. Also needed is an instructor for ‘Firm Foundations’, a course produced by New Tribes Missions. Instructors would only need to commit to a two-week stay, delivering the classes at two different campuses.
- New Hope Christian College in Kenya has an opportunity for a teacher of deaf students to spend six months to a year with the deaf community, learning their culture and the Kenyan Sign Language and working under Carole Brenton, a sign language educator from the USA. More information about both these exciting opportunities is available from Peggy Rayman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Help us ‘share skills and promote community’. This month, we are promoting three excellent opportunities for gap year volunteers, health care professionals looking to widen their experience or medical students looking for an elective placement next summer. Our placements cover three continents! In addition, we have an urgent, exciting request for Bible teachers!
Isinya government funded hospital is at the heart of a Maasai community south of Nairobi, in Kajiado County. The hospital provides:
- Antenatal classes
- Antiretroviral therapy
- Comprehensive emergency obstetric care
- Curative in-patient services
- Curative out-patient services
- Family Planning clinics
- Growth monitoring and promotion services
- Home-based care packages
- Immunization facilities
- Integrated management of childhood illnesses
- A rural health training centre
Volunteers with medical health or social work related background can be involved in a number of the above services including outreach activities in the communities.The total cost for one month would be approximately £2350 and for three months, approximately £4000. This includes the return air fare, food and accommodation, travel insurance, a visa and the Christians Abroad administration fee.
ICC is recognised by the Chinese government. It works in three large population centres of China: Changsha, Hengyang and Sanmexia. Teams of volunteer therapists, social workers and educators are assisted by general volunteers in the daily services offered to children with disabilities who have been abandoned by their families. They also proactively work in the area of abandonment prevention through providing a range of support services to families with children of disability.
ICC may take volunteers for 1 month if they have a required discipline, otherwise serving opportunities start at 3 months onwards. The cost for travel, insurance, visa, food and accommodation and the Christians Abroad admin fee is between £2500 and £3500 for one month, depending on which centre is chosen. For three months or more, the cost would only rise by approximately £500 per month.
El Shaddai is a Christian project in Goa, India, dedicated to ‘bringing childhood to the children who never had one’. Volunteers are welcome to assist in homes for children, shelters, community centres and a school. One month would cost £2000, three months £2800. This figure includes return air fare, food and accommodation, insurance and an administration fee.
All opportunities are managed within a Christian community in the country where they are located. Every project described has agreed to Christians Abroad's Safeguarding policy for children and vulnerable adults. All vounteers placed by Christians Abroad will be covered by a DBS UK government clearance certificate or similar. Christians Abroad has an active policy of monitoring each project and placement every two years in a four year cycle. We offer personalised support to any volunteer placed through Christians Abroad. Help is given in preparation. whilst overseas and on return as agreed with the volunteer or with the participant in any adventure holiday or workcamp. The purpose of 'sharing skills and promoting community' is to provide the opportunity for service in a Christian context, to promote and enable enrichment and development of the project itself and of individual volunteers and participants. Such development is not always straightforward and will be challenging.