Type: Humanitarian & Community Development , Teaching & Education, Working with children,
Organisation: Volunteers for International Partnership
Nigeria is the heart of West Africa and the most populous country on the continent. Partly due to an incredible diversity of cultures - there are over 450 ethnic dialects - Nigeria has never succeeded in becoming a truly unified and stable state. Though currently run by a democratically elected government, underlying ethnic and religious tensions remain. Widespread poverty is at the root of many of Nigeria’s current problems. Volunteering in Nigeria is a challenging but rewarding opportunity for those who want a genuine experience of modern Africa.
Student and Youth Travel Organisation-SYTO Nigeria has working relations with a number of non-governmental organisations and public and private organisations both in the urban & rural areas. Opportunities are available to volunteer in a wide range of fields, such as:
Safety is a key factor - only projects in a safe location have been chosen. Participants work alongside their local counterparts on a range of vital projects, gaining hands-on experience and an understanding of life in Nigeria.
Brenda from Ireland spent 4 weeks in Nigeria working in a care centre for children: the Ibadan Motherless Baby home. She went there together with three friends: Eimear, Niamh and Fiona.
"Before I left for Nigeria I went on a predeparture workshop.This was very helpful to me and my friends that travelled with me. We got a great opportunity to ask questions that we were concerned about before leaving to the unfamiliar Country of Nigeria!!
Without a doubt the four of us stood out with our white skin but the people of Ibadan, Nigeria greeted us warmly. It was fantastic to have the opportunity to become familiar with their cultures,languages and traditions. (VIP) Ireland and the staff in Nigeria took fantastic care of us, our host family was so welcoming and friendly.
I worked in an orphanage for motherless babies for 4 weeks.These babies were beautiful and so intelligent as they had very little English but by using some natural gestures of communication they began to understand me and the other volunteers. The work was challenging but also hugely rewarding for me. Thanking you (VIP) for this opportunity to visit Africa and to make a contribution on making a difference within the Nigerian society."
Contact: Dupe Davies, VIP Outbound
G.P.O. Box 18845, Dugbe G8 Centre Point Plaza, Opp. Afribank, bank road,
Dugbe Ibadan ,Oyo State, Nigeria
Telephone 1: 234 2 7513016
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