Placement – Ikamva Labantu
Ikamva is an umbrella organization with a network of over 1,000 projects working with children, youth, families, mothers, seniors, and those physically challenged. The NPO focuses on providing health interventions at the primary level, education and skills development, food security and enterprise development, and building community infrastructure within South Africa’s most disadvantaged communities.
During your internship in Africa, you will have meaningful and sustained interaction with some of South Africa’s most disadvantaged and vulnerable communities affected by HIV/AIDS, abuse, crime and poverty. Ikamva employs social workers, child psychologists, counselors, occupational therapists and nurses who you could partner with during your internship. Your responsibilities may include research, writing, advocacy, early childhood development training as well as counseling and career guidance for youth. You will also assist with the provision of services related to the care of orphans and vulnerable children, primary health care and psycho-social support along with the development of multi-purpose relief centers in disadvantaged communities.