Childcare Volunteer Experiences

POSTED IN Blog Tags volunteer AUTHOR Lennart Goebel

Check out the new blog of IKPVA with the beautiful stories of childcare volunteers in many countries! The Rio based volunteer organization has recently included many new childcare programs in Africa, Asia and South America.

Get a taste of a few volunteer statements:

South Africa - Teaching at Doreen's Crèche, Cape Town

About one of the greatest adventures.
Ended up getting more then I was giving.
All the smiles, all the sincere “Thank you teacher”, all those hugs were worth every second. - Sara Ferreira from Brazil

Find here Sara's full review about her volunteer work in Cape Town

Ghana - Caring for children

Loving Ghana, the kids are great. Ghanaians are so friendly, everyday is a new experience. - Jeanette Warthon, from USA

Find Jeanette's full statement about her experience volunteering in Ghana.

Cambodia - volunteering at a day care center

I spent two weeks ( I know, definitely too short) in a day care center in Phnom Penh in Cambodia thanks to Iko Poran association. And it was such a wonderful experience !
I took care of a class of 7 children (5-6years old) from 9:00a.m to 4 p.m, from Monday to Friday. Sometimes I picked them up in their shanty towns at 8 a.m with the staff. It was very hard and sad to see where they live and in such poor conditions, but it was part of the experience and I simply loved their face, their excitation when the association bus ( that we used to pick them up at Home) arrived in front of their living place ( we cant call it "a house"). Albane from France

Read Albane's full review about her voluntary work in Cambodia here.

 

Find all the childcare volunteer abroad experiences on IKPVA's new Blog!

Volunteer Trips to South-East Asia

POSTED IN Blog Tags volunteer, Thailand, Cambodia AUTHOR Lennart Goebel

IKPVA from Rio de Janeiro is organizing volunteer trips to Thailand and Cambodia. Within the favorite volunteer programs counts the elephant project in Surin, Thailand. There is also a combined trip, called Voluntour, where the volunteers will work with elephants, construction and enjoy their holidays on Koh Panghan.

Volunteer Trips to Thailand

In Thailand, Surin, one of the most popular programs is volunteering at a small community hospital, comparable in size to most western clinics. Since it is situated in one of Thailand’s poorest provinces, your work as a medical volunteer is vey important.

Find here the programs to volunteer in Thailand on IKPVA's Homepage.

Volunteering with Elephants in Thailand

Volunteer with Elephants in Thailand Surin
Volunteer with Elephants in Thailand Surin

The volunteer program aims to offer a responsible and sustainable alternative to the fate often faced by elephants in Thailand. Because of the dissolution of the logging industry, many elephants are taken to urban areas to beg for money and are often mistreated. Therefore, our elephant volunteer program continues to lead the way in Surin in helping to change attitudes towards elephant care for the better.

Find the Elephant volunteer program in Thailand on IKPVA's Homepage

Volunteering in Cambodia

Albane from France went to Cambodia, and has been volunteering with childcare at a day care centre:

Albane with the children
Albane with the children

I took care of a class of 7 children (5-6 years old) from 9:00 a.m to 4 p.m, from Monday to Friday. Sometimes I picked them up in their shanty towns at 8 a.m with the staff. It was very hard and sad to see where they live and in such poor conditions, but it was part of the experience and I simply loved their face, their excitation when the association bus (that we used to pick them up at Home) arrived in front of their living place ( we can’t call it “a house”).

When they arrive at the day Care center around 9 a.m, they sing and pray with a Kmer teacher. This was so cute to see them so happy to be there and to take pleasure to sing and pray (even if they lost sometimes their concentration rapidly when they saw the volunteers next to them and they guessed that they will play games after ahah).After that, it was “shower time” for all children. So we had to make them take a shower, put soap on their body, shampoo on their haïr, and dress them up with the association “uniform” (too cute).

Then, I taught them English until lunch time (around 11 a.m). As school facilities, I had a board, some books, pens, and thats it. I regretted not to have brought with me school support for the class when I see how much they were happy to learn. Some days, when they were very excited, I had time to do some games ( often drawings) after the lesson and before the lunch time. When they ate, I helped to clean the dishes, and other little tasks to help the staff. – Albane from France

Find here the projects to volunteer in Cambodia.

 

Contact Iko Poran

Visit Iko Poran's Website: Iko Poran Volunteer Abroad

Phone: +55 (21) 3217-1474 - Cel: +55 (21) 98797-9960

 

 

Working as a volunteer in Arusha, Tanzania

POSTED IN Blog Tags volunteer, Tanzania, Childcare AUTHOR Lennart Goebel

Nadir Oliveira went for a volunteer trip to Tanzania, organized by IKPVA from Rio. She tells about her unfogettable experience and great tim with the children at the orphanage in Arusha:

I’m from Brazil.
I’ve had three unforgettable weeks working as a volunteer in Arusha, Tanzania.
To be in a foreign country, especially in a continent so different from our western life was the first impact.
The second impact was the institution “The Orphanage” with many children that wanted affection. Besides the affection they’ve wanted to learn more.
On the other hand, the great variety of necessities of this institution: food, clothes, didactic materials, domestic services, etc.
But that’s What I’ve thought.

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