VOLUNTEER ARMY RETURNS!
54 volunteers - 1 month - 8 conferences - 4 teams
Our incredible volunteer army were made up of teachers, builders, doctors, nurses, accountants, engineers, pastors, students, photographers and administrators, all volunteering 2-3 weeks with a common purpose - to support HOPE: Global projects such as Fruits of Hope Academy; HOPE: Education training; The Village of Hope and New Hope Homes.
A huge thank you to the HOPE: Education Team, Caringbah Baptist Church, Kings School and Shellharbour & BHP team.
These teams travelled to Rwanda, with a small group also heading to Kenya.
Here is just a glimpse into the incredible work done by all our volunteers:
Fruits of Hope Academy
- Teaching at Fruits of Hope School
- Painting blackboards at classrooms
- Donations towards new classrooms and training centre
- Foundations laid for new classrooms
- Fenced the school
- Implemented first ever health screening program at the school
- 2 water tanks installed
- Donations towards downpipes and guttering
- House 29 completed including fit out, guttering, roofing and painting
- Building relationships in the Village of Hope and local community
- Finance provided for building materials
- Donations towards the building of New Hope Homes new orphanage for 30 children
- Repairs at Sonrise School where some of the children attend
- Training in ICT delivered
- Over 20 laptops donated
- Trained teachers and community members in dental health, ear health, speech pathology and hygiene best practice
- Trained 30 lecturers at Rwandan Teacher Training Colleges in Early Childhood, Special Needs Education and Occupational Therapy
- Trained upcoming young writers in children's book publishing in partnership with a Rwandan organisation - "YOULI"
- Trained 50 new Early Childcare Workers from rural areas
- Workshop on English and ICT for Business Communication delivered
- Medical checkups and health training in Musanze district
- Delivered training to 130 Early Childcare workers in English, Special Needs Education and Classroom Skills
'What's the Time Mr Wolf' at KIE and medical check up at Fruits of Hope
- Trained the teachers and leaders of 13 Australian supported Non Profit Organisations in Kenya
- Trained community health workers in HIV prevention strategies and supporting students with disabilities
- Trained Non Profit Organisation Leaders in ICT
We are so grateful to all of our wonderful volunteers and the people who supported them back at home. If you'd like to read more about the team's experiences, you can visit our blog.
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