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Our plan for phase 2

27 May

At the beginning of May we started phase 2 of our African Pilot Project. During this new phase we are introducing a few changes:

Political Map of Africa

Image credit: Wikipedia. Derivative work by Bobarino | Eric Gaba.

All of these efforts require a much stronger organizational structure that is now being coordinated by an Executive Committee responsible for overseeing six other committees.

We’re going to talk with every person who volunteered during phase 1 and encourage them to reach out to us via Skype (iduka.skype) and to re-enroll by filling out this online form. The project officers and I already started making calls and having one-on-one conversations with anyone interested in getting to know more about this new phase and how to start a Local Outreach Chapter or join a National Outreach Council. Be ready to speak up and provide the feedback we need to shape our project across Africa.

If you’re ready to start a Local Outreach Chapter, simply register it here.

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Field Partner Application Form Now Online

20 May

The Field Partner application form is now available online. Before you start filling out the form, please make sure you are familiar with the following:

Sylvanus Murray leading AID-SL relief distribution to street beggars in downtown Freetown, Sierra Leone

If your organization is aligned with our mission and goals and can perform the roles and responsibilities of a field partner, please fill out the Field Partner Application form.
Thank you for your interest in partnering with Iduka!

A New Era of Collaboration

15 May

During the fund development phase (phase 2) that started at the beginning of May, 2011, the focus of our African Pilot Project shifted from setting up teams of student intern volunteers across Africa (phase 1) to working together with local field partners around various fundraising events that include two core initiatives: cycle for education and the creation of student portfolios in our focus areas.

School in D.R. Congo

Tired of seeing pictures like the one above? Want to change the state of education in Africa? You can make an impact by joining our team as an individual or as a field partner. Together we can usher a new era of collaboration to create educational opportunities for underserved African youth.

We would love to hear from you.

(Image credit: Appolinaire Zagabe, D.R. Congo)

Volunteer Internship Program (VIP)

5 Nov

Iduka’s Volunteer Internship Program (VIP) operates under the Student and Community Outreach Committee and has two major components: the Iduka Student Volunteer Program (iSVIP) and the Community Volunteer Program (iCVIP).

The VIP is designed to provide current students, recent graduates, and members of the community at large the opportunity to learn about our program while participating in meaningful social projects.

iSVIP

The iSVIP is developed to teach volunteers the practical application of community organization and online engagement to further the cause of post-secondary education and the promotion and revitalization of higher education in Africa.

The iSVIP focus its activities on several approaches, including self study and research on education related issues, computer based learning, but much of the internship is spent learning practical skills through hands on activities related to the tasks students are expected to do on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.

The program teaches skills in two stages and four development phases. Stage 1: preparation and funding; Stage 2: implementation, evaluation, and duplication.

  • During Stage 1, a large part of the volunteer’s time will be spent raising awareness about our program and recruiting online support that is critical to the funding phase of every pilot project.
  • During Stage 2, students are encouraged to interact with Field Partners and provide them training and assistance as needed.

Depending on the skill and experience of the volunteer, the research can cover basic data collection for online posting, or research and analysis of education related data for Iduka’s program and fund development teams.

 

VIP

Student Volunteer Positions Available

Volunteering opportunities are available for students who believe in the transformative power of education and wish to further their post-secondary studies. The volunteering program is available for a select number of students at a time. Students are encouraged to participate in a pilot project that will be beneficial to the supporting of Iduka’s expansion goals, even if that means in volunteering for pilot projects taking place outside student’s geographical area.

We are currently developing a pilot project targeting underserved students attending post-secondary education institutions in specific geographical areas in Africa. To help us in this endeavor, we have the following country coordinator positions available for the following countries:

Central Africa: Central African Republic, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, GabonRepublic of the CongoSão Tomé and Príncipe

North Africa: Algeria, Mauritania, Western Sahara

Southern Africa: Angola

West Africa: Cape VerdeGuinea, Guinea-Bissau

Iduka internships are virtual volunteer positions, that may sometimes require off-line participation in local community outreach events. Though not a paying position, Iduka’s Volunteer Internship Program has many benefits for students. Most notably it gives students who have prior Iduka experience an advantage when they apply for an Iduka Grant.

If you are interested in volunteer, please visit the volunteer! page. We also appreciate your help in spreading the word about these opportunities.

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