Volunteer Organization Iko Poran starts new Volunteer Projects in Ethiopia

POSTED IN Blog Tags Volunteering, Ethiopia AUTHOR Lennart Goebel

The volunteer organization from Rio de Janeiro starts new projects to volunteer in Ethiopia, Addis Ababa. International volunteers will do mostly educational volunteering with the students between 12 and 18 years old at the hostel. The volunteer work aims to improve the skills of the students, especially English and computing, in order to have a better chance for the future employment.

However, the projects even include artistic workshops, including photography and music. For those who want to care for the environment, there is a gardening project. A wellness coaching workshop with yoga and meditation completes the program.

So, for international volunteers, there are plenty of opportunities for teaching and workshops! The students will be very happy to be able to learn from you!

Find out more on Iko Poran's Homepage, the volunteer projects in Ethiopia have a page with all the information. 

Brazil is one of the most Beautiful Countries! Iko Poran Volunteers

POSTED IN Blog Tags Brazil, Volunteering AUTHOR Lennart Goebel

Nathab from the USA didn't let the bad news in the media about Brazil intimidate him. He participated in the capoeira class of a blind teacher in Rio de Janeiro. It turned out to be a life changing experience. As he puts it:  "Don’t let the news fool you - Brazil is one of the most beautiful countries we have ever been to." Read here his full statement:

Would highly recommend this. The people, culture, activities, and experiences will last a lifetime. I talk about them every day to this day. Felipe and his family are such amazing people. We participated in a capoeira class with a blind teacher who changed my life forever, played soccer with amazing children from the favelas to keep them away from drugs and violence, and of course enjoyed everything the beautiful country has to offer. Don’t let the news fool you - Brazil is one of the most beautiful countries we have ever been to. Of course you need to be smart and safe but that applies everywhere you are in the world! The culture and people are one of a kind and so much fun. - Nathab, Washington DC, USA

Want to learn more about volunteering in Rio with Iko Poran?

Find out more about Iko Poran's programs for volunteer work in Rio de Janeiro! And of course, Iko Poran offers more affordable international volunteer programs in many countries.

Medical Internships - Volunteering with IKPVA

POSTED IN Blog Tags medical internships, health care, yoga, wellness AUTHOR Lennart Goebel

The Rio based volunteer organization Iko Poran organizes inexpensive and rewarding medical internship programs, for medical students or doctors who want to help people in foreign countries. Volunteers enjoy to immerse in a different culture, in Brazil, Thailand, Uganda, India, Peru or Ethiopa, and also gain hands on experience in a clinic. Volunteers can choose, if they want to go for a medical internship in a clinic, or if they prefer to help with health awareness, Aids prevention (Uganda). In Peru, Cusco, there is a special dental program available in Cusco. In Ethiopa, you may like to go for the wellness program in Addis Ababa, where you can work with health coaching or give yoga lessons for the young students.

What the volunteers say about their experience

Magda Camixide from Portugal, has been volunteering at the Pediatrica Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal:

At the hospital I was able to exchange experiences and knowledge that was beneficial to both sides and was also extremely well integrated in the hospital routines. Thank You Manmohan Cardiothoracic Vascular and Transplant Center for this opportunity!!!

Read Magda's full statement on Iko Poran's Blog here, or go to the project page of the medical internship in Kathmandu on Iko Poran's Homepage.

Jefrin went to Brazil, for a medical internship at a clinic in Rio de Janeiro:

I had a great time in Rio learning about the culture and building relationships with the people in the Engenho de Rainha community. I worked with talented, passionate and hardworking health professionals who were willing to help and answer questions at all times. I really enjoyed being immersed in the community and learning about all aspects of the healthcare system in Rio de Janeiro in particular including the many challenges. This was an unforgettable experience I would highly recommend. – Jefrin

Read Jefrin's testimonial on Iko Poran's Blog, or go to the project page with the medical program in Rio de Janeiro.


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