Times of day
Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)
Short-Term (few weeks/months)
120 Main Street
MTN building Mamfe
Seeds Of Change has put together the Information Technology and Computer Volunteer Program, in recognition of it as an efficient means of communication. With basic computer skills. Cameroon not only have greater employment prospects, but can access a wealth of global knowledge to help them locally. By promoting computer science in Cameroon to our youths, our volunteers are empowering our community to explore and take charge of new possibilities for growth.
More than 97% of youths in Cameroon do not have access to computers. Very few public schools have introduced Information Technology centres and if they do, there is limited computer access. As well as unreliable power, and at the same time with only few teachers who are qualified to teach such skills. Widespread computer skills are still in its inception in Cameroon, therefore it is essential that they be provided to eager youths giving them the same opportunities as their counterparts around the world. Even basic skills can empower communities – as a foundation for future self-guided learning.
Volunteers will assist youths,school children with theoretical and practical classes. Generally classes last for 110 minutes and a volunteer would be having 4 classes a week. The volunteer can form courses from basic computer skills up to advanced, as well as providing basic hardware maintenance tips. Computer skills education is valuable, as an investment for future gains and something that will remain long-term.
OUR ACCOMMODATION , MEALS AND AMENITIES
Volunteers are accommodated in volunteer houses and you chose to share or not to share a room. Free wifi,swimming pool and a gym for volunteers.we recommend volunteers to bring their own towel and toiletries. The accommodation is safe and secure with the houses located in a safe area in town near the community where volunteers work. Living is comfortable and the volunteer houses have electricity and running water with Western toilets.
our volunteers receive three meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and meals served in the volunteer house are typically Western-style. Breakfast consists of self-serve tea, coffee, toast and cereal. At breakfast time, volunteers are also provided with food for making a sandwich as a packed lunch for their project, this is particularly important for Teaching volunteers to note, as your day usually ends after lunch. Dinner consists of dishes containing meat, vegetables and a starch, such as potatoes, bread or pasta. Bottled water is readily available in Cameroon and you should budget approximately US$2 per week for this (5 liters per day), however tap water is fine to drink in the volunteer houses and most other areas. If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know as we program and make arrangements for you. However, we need to stress the point that you should expect to eat more as you normally do at home. We will do our best to see that you are well taken care of, but also as a volunteer.
Orientation is taken by our team at our offices in Cameroon. Orientation begins on the morning of your chosen start date and covers everything you need to know for your volunteer program in Cameroon– Introduction to our Customs, Language Training Details, Rules and Expectations, Safety, Travel Opportunities in Africa, Introduction to your project and placement. The orientation will also give you a chance to meet other volunteers and swap contact details for weekend travel and socializing.
First Day: On your first day of volunteering, you will be escorted to your placement by a local coordinator and introduced to our placement staff you will be working with.
Weekdays: A typical volunteer day would be as follows:
7.00 AM Breakfast at the volunteer house.
9.00 AM you will leave home and travel to your placements. Work and hours dependent on you.
1.00 PM - 2.00 PM Lunch break. You will take a packed lunch to your placements, prepared in the morning.
12.00 PM - 2.00 PM Work at the placement usually ends. You are free to travel back to the volunteer house, go sight seeing, or do some shopping.
7.00 PM Dinner at the volunteer house.
On the weekends, you have spare time to relax or take the opportunity to explore Mamfe and Bamenda or other areas in Cameroon. Long weekends can be taken if you wish to on safari, or travel to places further afield, such as the Mt Cameroon Although there are no cooks or staff during the weekend, food supplies are stored in the kitchen at the
Language/Cultural Support Available
How To Apply
Interested individuals, group of people, families and other benevolent groups and individuals to be partners of this wonderful project should contact the Executive Director through any of the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 00237673909048