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Volunteer and Make a Difference with Slum2School Africa

You see them every day; ragged and malnourished, dashing through streets begging for loose change or trying to sell you something. You look at them and wonder why they are not in school. What you don’t know is that they could be in school; if someone gave them the chance.

According to the UNICEF report, 50% of Africans live in the cities with over 60% living in slums. The report reveals that children living in these slums are the most vulnerable and disadvantaged in the world. More than 10 million Nigerian children are out of school; instead, they work exploitative and dangerous jobs, risking their lives every day.

African children 1 - busayophotography
Photo: Busayo Photography

 

The predicament of the urban poor, and especially that of slum children is often overlooked, with their poverty obscured by statistics that indicate urban children are doing well on average. Owing to the fact that slum settings are considered illegal, governments ignore the welfare of slum dwellers and situation is likely to deteriorate.

Enter Slum2School Africa, a volunteer-driven social development organisation operating in Africa whose vision is to transform the society by empowering disadvantaged children in Slums to realise their full potential through the provision of educational scholarships, health support and other psycho-social support.

To tackle this menace of intellectual stagnation, Slum2school Africa has thrown its gate open once again to Nigerians who are young at heart, passionate about children and have a desire to make an impact within Africa.

African children
Photo: Busayo Photography

 

Slum2School Africa is currently accepting volunteer applications across the world for 2016/2017.

Since inception, Slum2School Africa has worked with over 5000 volunteers across 25 countries to provide scholarships, create learning centres and provide educational support to thousands of children.

As a volunteer, you get an opportunity to make a visible difference in the lives of little children. You also meet diverse range of young professionals with similar interests. You will also learn new skills, aimed at boosting your career options and aspirations.

Eligible candidates should possess competencies that include: 

  • Field management
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Community Relationship
  • External Relations
  • Arts and Creativity
  • Education and Children Management
  • Engineering and Construction
  • Social Work and Development
  • Psychology and Counselling
  • Project Management
  • Fundraising and Partnerships
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Public Relations
  • Communication and Reporting
  • Web Development and Management
  • Photography and Videography and editing etc.

Deadline for online application is November 9, 2016, as Slum2school Africa strives to bring hope to every child in Nigeria and the rest of the world.

Would you like to sow a seed of hope in the life of a child?

Apply Now to Make a Difference

WRITTEN BY
Nathan Jeffery
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