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Volunteering Programme 2013

Projects carried out in 2013

No.

Project ID

Implementer

Country

Project's title

Grant’s value (PLN)

1

942/2013 Salesian Missionary Voluntary Service - Youth for the World. Branch in Wrocław   Bolivia Voluntary work as caretakers in a children’s home in Tupiza, Bolivia – Continuation of project 4 84 390 

2

1108/2013  Salesian Missionary Voluntary Service - Youth for the World. Branch in Wrocław Bolivia  Integral physical therapy of community health center and caring work in common room in Santa Cruz in Bolivia  68 420 

3

1119/2013  Social Integration Association THE HARBOR OF CULTURES  Bolivia Supporting the development of girls in Saint Francis Dormitory in Cochabamba, Bolivia  60 230 

4

992/2013 Poland - East Africa Economic Foundation  Burundi „We study not for school, but for life”. Support of the methodology of working with disabled children in the centers operated by the Mothers of Disabled Children Association AMEH Indemesho in Burundi  36 985 

5

977/2013 Polish Humanitarian Action Palestinian National Authority Development of the marginalized terrains by improvement of the water access in the shepherd-agricultural communities throughout cistern rehabilitation in South Hebron  37 812 
6 1069/2013 Polish Center for International Aid  South Sudan Illumination of health centers and lighting systems installation trainings in South Sudan  50 010 
7 1117/2013 Salesian Missionary Voluntary Service - Youth for the World Peru  Supporting the integral development of children and teenagers from the Datem del Marañón province in Peru – Continuation of the project 2  49 540 

8

1097/2013 Polish Medical Mission  Zambia Medical mission in the Republic of Zambia  63 688 

9

1100/2013 Foundation of Humanitarian Aid "Redemptoris Missio" South African Republic Help for Siloe  58 934 

10

1103/2013 Angelus Silesius House  Namibia  Capacity strengthening in Karas Huisen Crafts in Keetmanshoop (Namibia)  48 060 

11

1066/2013 Papaya Foundation Peru   Street children in Lima – on their way for a smile 42 164 

12

1096/2013 Foundation of Humanitarian Aid "Redemptoris Missio" Jamaica  Medical and dental help for Holy Spirit Clinic in Maggotty in Jamaica - continuation  86 731 

13

1121/2013 Polish Medical Mission Georgia   Disability is not the end of the world: voluntary project for disabled people in Georgia. Part III. 32 120 

14

1106/2013 Foundation of Humanitarian Aid "Redemptoris Missio"  Ethiopia  Medical aid for health centre in Dilla in Ethiopia 53 344 

15

1075/2013 Hear Africa Zambia  Equal chances for education for street children in Zambia through street work and social rehabilitation  76 463

16

1126/2013 Hear Africa Ghana  Supporting the early education of blind and visually impaired children in Ghana  35 826 

17

961/2013 Foundation "Cultures of the World"  Tanzania Multimedia library in Moshi  43 350 

18

1095/2013 Salesian Missionary Voluntary Service - Youth for the World  South Sudan Upbringing and education of at-risk youth and street children in Wau in South Sudan  40 675 

19

1105/2013 Angelus Silesius House  Georgia  Support for sustainable development of rural areas in Georgia   32 370

20

1104/2013 Angelus Silesius House  Kyrgyzstan  Education against exclusion in Kyrgyzstan   71 980

21

1116/2013 Salesian Missionary Voluntary Service - Youth for the World Bolivia  Towards the Future - rehabilitation of women leaving prison and providing comprehensive care to children from disadvantaged backgrounds in Santa Cruz in Bolivia - continuation of the project   71 070

22

1111/2013 Foundation "Cultures of the World" Tanzania  Substantive learning support in the field of parasitology - continuation  31 140

23

979/2013 One World Association Ghana  Doors to the future – continuation. Educational activities in reading and writing at schools in Shama district in Ghana  49 584

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Descriptions of projects carried out in 2013

942/2013 Voluntary work as caretakers in a children’s home in Tupiza, Bolivia – Continuation of project 4

Salesian Missionary Voluntary Service - Youth for the World. Branch in Wrocław

The project is directly aimed at children living in the children’s home in Tupiza, a small town bordering Argentina. The goal of the project is the improvement of living conditions of the children of Tupiza, by offering them possibilities for physical, mental, emotional and intellectual development. The volunteers will be able to influence the development of young people through their work and help them in becoming more independent. The long-term effect of the project shall be the inclusion of young students into the life of the local community once they grow up. In addition, vision tests and hygiene classes will be conducted. The volunteers shall help to take care of the children, assist with their tutoring, and organize classes about hygiene and healthy living. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has granted the project PLN 84 390.

 

1108/2013 Integral physical therapy of community health center and caring work in common room in Santa Cruz in Bolivia

Salesian Missionary Voluntary Service - Youth for the World. Branch in Wrocław

The scope of the project is to provide comprehensive rehabilitation for patients of the John the Baptist Healthcare Centre in Santa Cruz and to provide physiotherapy in disabled people’s houses. The rehabilitation and restoration of physical strength will enable them to find employment. This corresponds with the first goal of the Millennium Development Plan: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger. The project received a grant of PLN 68 420.

 

1119/2013 Supporting the development of girls in Saint Francis Dormitory in Cochabamba, Bolivia

Social Integration Association THE HARBOR OF CULTURES

The project is aimed at the inhabitants of Internado de Niñas San Francisco in Cochabamba, who are coming from the bottom of the social ladder. The project shall increase the quality of their life, provide equal educational and social opportunities, to level the consequences of poverty and malnourishment and to support their further development. Volunteers will help the girls to catch up with the program at school, they will also conduct trainings on AIDS, malaria and dengue fever prevention, which is one of the greatest dangers in this region. Psychoeducational trainings will also be held in order to shape correct parental attitudes and to increase their awareness of women rights and teach non-violent methods of conflict resolution, team work abilities and ways to manage emotions. The project also envisages the set up of a medical facility, which will provide first aid in tropical and parasitical diseases and will introduce preventive measures. The project was granted PLN 60.000.

 

992/2013 „We study not for school, but for life”. Support of the methodology of working with disabled children in the centers operated by the Mothers of Disabled Children Association AMEH Indemesho in Burundi

Poland - East Africa Economic Foundation

The beneficiaries of the project are mothers from the MothersofDisabled Children Association AMEH “Indemesho”, disabled children and their fathers. Volunteers shall organize activities for them in two centres on the outskirts of the capital Bujumbura - they will organize a Supermom and Superdad day and will help to take care of the disabled children. They will also teach the parents how to look after their children. Volunteers will also conduct psychomotor trainings and will show the mothers new and effective methods to work with children. The project was granted PLN 36 985 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

 

977/2012 Development of the marginalized terrains by improvement of the water access in the shepherd-agricultural communities throughout cistern rehabilitation in South Hebron

Polish Humanitarian Action

The project is aimed at the inhabitants of three towns: Beit Mirsim and Beit Al Ruja in the Palestinian Autonomous Region. Farmers and shepherds from the district of Hebron are two groups under the highest risks related to the lack of access to water. The basic idea of the project is to facilitate the access to water. In order to achieve this goal, four rain water cisterns for domestic and farming purposes shall be renovated. In addition, the inhabitants shall be trained in safe, economic and effective water acquisition. The MFA has granted this project PLN 37 812.

 

1069/2013 Illumination of health centers and lighting systems installation trainings in South Sudan

Polish Center for International Aid

In the scope of the project a lighting system shall be installed in five health centers in the Aweil North and Aweil West districts. The task of the volunteer will be providing technical assistance to the health centers that suffer from malfunctioning lighting systems. The center’s staff often lacks technical skills and have troubles with fixing even minor defects. Due to that fact, people who will be responsible for the later conservation of the installation will be trained. Those actions will contribute to a greater access to medical care and to live saving medical procedures for the inhabitants. The working conditions for doctors doing night shifts shall also be improved. The project was granted PLN 50 010 by the MFA.

 

1117/2013 Supporting the integral development of children and teenagers from the Datem del Marañón province in Peru – Continuation of the project 2

Salesian Missionary Voluntary Service - Youth for the World

The project activities are prepared for children and teenagers from the town of San Lorenzo in Peru. The volunteer will lead the local oratory, where she will hold general activities for children and teenagers, such as integration classes, cultural workshops on Peru and other countries, compensatory classes, artistic activities (music and theatre workshops, manual workshops); sport and recreational classes, English course. Additionally, a first aid course will be held for children and teenagers and a separate course for local animators. Those actions will contribute to the broadening of the children’s horizons and to the developing of team work abilities, which will lead to a more positive approach towards education, a better functioning on the job market and a gradual increase of the living standards of the local population. The MFA has granted the project PLN 49 540.

 

1097/2013 Medical mission in the Republic of Zambia

Polish Medical Mission

The aim of this project is to help the inhabitants of Zambia, who do not have an easy access to medical care. The volunteers shall be responsible for the diagnosis, treatment of patients and the education of Zambians about hygiene and the basics of healthcare. Apart from the work in the parish of Jesus the Redeemer in Makenja, the volunteers shall try to bring medical care to remote places and to reach children deprived of care. The project was granted PLN 63 688.

 

1100/2013 Help for Siloe

Foundation of Humanitarian Aid "Redemptoris Missio"

In the scope of the project, children from the center in Siloe, South Africa, will be granted basic medical care. Among them are blind, visually impaired, and also healthy children (around 700 p.). Volunteers will conduct medical check-ups in order to diagnose those in need of a more specialized treatment or rehabilitation. A medical facility shall be built in the center and basic medical equipment shall be provided, as well as medicines and medical dressings. Volunteers will also conduct health education trainings and organize meetings for parents about common children diseases and treatment methods. This project was granted PLN 58 934 by the MFA.

 

1103/2013 Capacity strengthening in Karas Huisen Crafts in Keetmanshoop (Namibia)

Angelus Silesius House

In the scope of this project, expert volunteers shall conduct analyses necessary for the further development of the local KHC organization and based on them, shall conduct a series of trainings and coach the staff. KHC is a non-governmental organization which trains the local population in traditional craftsmanship. Owing to the acquired knowledge and abilities the course participants have the opportunity to undertake work. The main aim of the project is to achieve financial independence of KHC. In a broader perspective, the NGO shall become independent from foreign development aid. Activities in the scope of the project will also aim at the mutual exchange of experiences and at finding new, lasting solutions. This project was granted PLN 48 060 by the MFA.

 

1066/2013 Street children in Lima – on their way for a smile

Papaya Foundation

The main aim of this project is to fight poverty and social exclusion, especially among children and teenagers from poor districts (pueblos jueves) of Lima, Peru. The project includes activities, which shall support the children from the boys home of the Ayullu Situwa street in discovering their potential and in showing them how to benefit from their stay in the home. The volunteer shall conduct a course of creative thinking, introducing fairy tales and legends from different cultures, also from Poland, and shall give the boys individual English classes. The volunteer shall also cooperate with the members of Ayllu Situwa in streetwork and teach creative thinking to volunteers.  The volunteer will also grant support to those struggling to leave precarious life on the street. This project was granted PLN 42 164 by the MFA.

 

1096/2013 Medical and dental help for Holy Spirit Clinic in Maggotty in Jamaica - continuation

Foundation of Humanitarian Aid "Redemptoris Missio"

The project is a continuation of the activities conducted between 2011 and 2012. The aim is to secure permanent medical care for the inhabitants of the Maggotty region. Volunteers shall work as doctors in the outpatient center in Maggotty and remain on a twenty-four-hour duty in case of emergencies. They shall see patients, diagnose them, provide and control appropriate treatment, conduct ambulatory and surgical treatment and lab tests. Apart from medical activities, volunteers shall organize educational activities for the patients. This year’s project shall also include dental care and educational activities promoting dental health. The project received a grant from the MFA amounting to PLN 86 731.

 

1121/2013 Disability is not the end of the world: voluntary project for disabled people in Georgia. Part III.

Polish Medical Mission

The project has been created on the request of the parents of disabled children, disabled persons and the staff of the Center for People with Disabilities associated with the Georgian branch of the Order of Camillians.  In the scope of the project, all effort shall be made to maximally restore the mental and physical health of the people, restore their ability to work and to actively participate in the social life. The group of on the spot physiotherapists shall also be constantly trained. The project received a grant of PLN 32 120 from the MFA.

 

 

1106/2013 Medical aid for health centre in Dilla in Etiopia

Foundation of Humanitarian Aid "Redemptoris Missio"

In the scope of the project, volunteers will work as nurses and midwifes for a period of three months in an outpatient center in Dilla in southern Ethiopia, in the Salesian Sisters mission. The main aim is to provide medical care to the center’s patients and to conduct screenings of the children from the center kindergarten. As a part of the project they will issue medical care in the nurse’s office, attendance procedures, run lab tests and ultrasound. They shall also run screenings of children from the mission’s kindergarten, set up medical records for all children to facilitate the work of other volunteers coming to work in the center. The volunteers will also work as midwifes, assisting with deliveries and taking care of the mother and child as well as of pregnant women. In addition, volunteers shall take part in child vaccination actions and in supplemental food programs. Apart from medical care, volunteers will organize educational activities directed at kindergarten children and vocational school students. The MFA has granted PLN 53 334 for this project.

 

1057/2013 Equal chances for education for street children in Zambia through street work and social rehabilitation

Hear Africa

The main idea behind this project is street work with children living on the streets of Lusaka, as well as the inhabitants of the Salvation Home and Kulanga Bana farm belonging to the organization AFC Zambia, and with children from the Home of Hope center. The volunteers shall provide basic medical care, improve the social rehabilitation system, as well as prepare the children to start school. The project activities include street work with neglected and abandoned children. An important element shall also be to provide the Salvation Home classroom with the needed equipment, didactic materials and other educational resources. The activities aim at developing the educational capabilities of the children, as well as the artistic, manual, musical and culinary ones. This is a chance to reintegrate into the society for those children, who had a difficult start in life. Providing them with necessary abilities and knowledge to start school education shall help them to find work in the future and to become independent. This project was granted PLN 76 463 by the MFA.

 

1126/2013 Supporting the early education of blind and visually impaired children in Ghana

Hear Africa

The aim of this project is to train the pedagogical staff from the Akropong School for the Blind in eastern Ghana and to prepare them substantially to lead early development education for blind, visually impaired and deaf-blind children. Those activities shall impact not only the teachers and school children, but also the whole society living in the region. The aim of the activities is to train high class specialists, able to rehabilitate children through the support of their early development. An important element of the project is the experience exchange between specialists from Ghana and Poland in order to raise their awareness of ideas and methods of interaction with blind and visually impaired children. This project was granted PLN 35 826 by the MFA.

 

961/2013 Multimedia library in Moshi

Foundation "Cultures of the World"

The scope of the project is the support of the functioning of a local library through the training of the Center for Teacher Development staff and animation activities for various groups (youth, teachers) around the library. An improved access to multimedia materials and more library resources shall improve the level of education and provide more opportunities for the primary and high school graduates in the region. The volunteer will take part in the implementation of a new library system. Workshops for teachers on using new technologies in education and education management shall also be offered. A movie “Education”, illustrating the matter of education from the perspective of Tanzanian high school students will be prepared in cooperation with the children from the Moshi district. The MFA granted the project PLN 43 350.

 

1095/2013 Upbringing and education of at-risk youth and street children in Wau in South Sudan

Salesian Missionary Voluntary Service - Youth for the World

The project aims at equalizing the access to education and at reintegrating of underprivileged youth with the local society. The main group of beneficiaries are about 120 children living on the streets of Wau in the western part of South Sudan. As the majority of the children do not attend school, project activities will aim at leveling up their educational chances through a variety of compensatory classes. Children will be recruited directly on the streets by social workers and volunteers. Social workers shall also be trained (6p.), as they often lack the knowledge, abilities, and the motivation to work with difficult youth. The MFA granted the project PLN40 678.

 

1105/2013 Support for sustainable development of rural areas in Georgia

Angelus Silesius House

A project directed at the local service providers and producers concentrated around the Rural Tourism Network. The activities shall aim at strengthening the RTN members, helping them to become more independent, and to ameliorate the standard and the offer of their touristic services, as well as to improve contacts with clients. This shall lead to the progress stimulation of rural areas and the improvement of the quality of life of their population, which will contribute to the poverty reduction. MFA granted the project PLN 32 370.

 

1104/2013 Education against exclusion in Kyrgyzstan

Angelus Silesius House

The project shall be carried out in three Kyrgyz towns: Dzalalabad, Osh and Dzanisz. Its aim is to counteract social exclusion of people from marginalized groups, such as those with disabilities, children’s home inhabitants or seniors. This project also supports the local community. It will include courses and camps for children,  English language classes; the volunteers shall take part in organizing festivities and cultural events for the local community. The MFA granted the project PLN 71 980.

 

1116/2013 Towards the Future - rehabilitation of women leaving prison and providing comprehensive care to children from disadvantaged backgrounds in Santa Cruz in Bolivia - continuation of the project

Salesian Missionary Voluntary Service - Youth for the World

In the framework of the project the volunteer shall take care of the home, women and children coming from a socially disadvantaged environment. The volunteer will accompany the children and women during every day activities, such as doing homework, walking to school, preparing meals, tidying houses. Sports and artistic activities will be organized for the children. Aid will also be granted to women leaving prisons. The MFA granted the project PLN 71 070.

 

1111/2013 Substantive learning support in the field of parasitology - continuation

Foundation "Cultures of the World"

The aim of the project is to modernize the curriculum of general parasitology and veterinary studies in the Livestock Training Agency Tengeru center in Tanzania. In its framework, lab equipment to conduct blood tests and medical equipment to take samples and perform diagnostic dissections on animals will be purchased. Practical courses about parasitical diseases shall also be organized. Upon returning to the country, in the framework of global education, the volunteer shall meet with students, and a photography and movie screening will be organized. The MFA granted the project PLN 31 140.

 

979/2013 Doors to the future – continuation. Educational activities in reading and writing at schools in Shama district in Ghana

One World Association

The aim of the project is to ameliorate the educational situation in the Shama region in Ghana. The volunteer shall conduct a series of classes for the teachers working at reader’s and writer’s clubs concerning methods of work with youth and individual consultations, which shall improve the level of teaching in the schools. In addition, an educational initiative for Polish youth aiming at breaking negative stereotypes about Africa will be held and a movie about everyday life in Ghana produced. The MFA granted this project PLN 49 584.

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