Provide rural healthcare assistance through HIV/AIDS awareness and home based care campaigns. This project offers variety, direct positive impact on individuals and an unforgettable, life changing experience in St Lucia, South Africa.
Rural Healthcare & HIV/AIDS Awareness, South Africa St. Lucia, North East Coast of South Africa
What is the minimum stay?
Where exactly is it?
St. Lucia, North East Coast of South Africa
What will I be doing?
Participate in health promotion activities, whilst sharing knowledge and learning about healthcare services in Africa.
- Help raise awareness on preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS and how people can live positively with HIV in the local community
- Enrich the lives of those in need through health promoting activities such as education and sustainable farming projects.Track progress and assist in administering a nutrition programme to malnourished individuals – many with tuberculosis and HIV
- Contribute in the community by delivering food parcels to those who need them most – the poor, the infirm, those on ARVs, and those who can otherwise not provide for themselves or their families
- Assist local caregivers to provide much needed home based care for patients in their rural homes
- Gain observational healthcare/ medical experience as you learn about local healthcare services, including two rural clinics.
- Immerse yourself in the local Zulu culture learning all about the customs and also a bit of the language!
- Live within the UNESCO World Heritage Site of iSimangaliso wetlands, 5 minutes from the Indian Ocean and beautiful beaches with close proximity to Big 5 game reserves such as Hluhluwe and Umfolozi
- Make friends for life with other International volunteers!
- Project fee – this goes directly back into the project that you are involved with. It facilitates funding for items such as resources, building materials, equipment and project supplies. It also covers operational costs such as housing, communication, and project vehicles
- Full board and lodging which includes 3 meals a day at our volunteer house (excluding Saturday evenings and Sunday lunches)
- All airport transfers from Durban International Airport upon arrival and departure
- All daily transfers to and from your projects during your stay
- Weekly laundry and housekeeping service
- Comprehensive Orientation Program
- Any visits to other African Impact Projects based in St. Lucia
- Assistance and support from the African Impact staff and Project Managers
- Flights to and from Durban International Airport
- Visa fees
- Personal travel insurance for the duration of your placement – must include cover for repatriation
- All items of a personal nature, such as curios, gifts, clothing (work and other)
- Email. internet and telephone calls made during your placement
- Any activities and excursions outside of your planned project itinerary
- Soft drinks, wines, spirits, between meal snacks, and weekend food
- Introduction to St. Lucia and the surrounding area
- Overview of the Rural Healthcare and HIV/AIDS Awareness Project
- Starter-kit including the syllabus we use for all HIV/AIDS education and an HIV/AIDS Q & A session to answer any questions or concerns you have for your own safety
- A basic language course where you will learn some basic words and sentences in Zulu – the local language in St. Lucia
- Introduction to the project aims
- The healthcare system in South Africa
- Background information on the major illnesses encountered
- Information on what you will experience whilst on projects, for example in clinics or out on Home Based Care
- Volunteers role and responsibilities
Minimum 18 years, maximum decided on health of potential participant.