Volunteer \Vol`un*teer"\, n.
To perform or offer to perform a service of one's own free will.To do charitable or helpful work without pay: Many volunteers can be involved in community service, conservation, teaching, building homes, working with children in day care centers/orphanages/schools and/or sports coaching.

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Humanitarian Project Africa

Created by Volunteers
For Volunteers...

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WELCOME to HUMANITARIAN PROJECT AFRICA

We want to share with future volunteers how to volunteer without paying organisations big money to make a difference in the lives of the african children.

Founded by Volunteer Nat King in 2007 first as a non-profit organisation in Sydney, Australia. After living in Kenya, she gain knowledge of orphanages around africa that are in need of help. From building a Chicken house for 300 hens, a four classroom school and Tin shack homes for the children living in the dumpsite of the Hilton slums in Nakuru, and shipped a container from Sydney to Mombasa filled with children's clothes, toys, computers, sewing machine, medical supplies and books, supplying 21 orphanages, blind school, primary schools, maternity hospitals and sports centres, teaching and volunteering in hospitals...We know africa needs more help from you...

Nat King's vision is to help other Independant Volunteers and continue the projects in africa by sharing free information on orphanages and schools throughout africa.

Why Volunteer?

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Why make the decision to go to Africa and volunteer?

In Africa children are abandoned, there are high birth rates and deforestation. These all remain serious problems, and aid is needed to help tackle these issues.

Of an estimated 700 million primary school-age children in the world today, more than 121 million are not in school. The majority of these are girls.

Education is vital to ensuring a better quality of life for all children. It is the best investment any society can make for the health and well-being of its children, as well as its economic and social progress.

'27 million girls in Africa and 28 million girls in South Asia aren’t enrolled in school; Two-thirds of the world’s 862 million illiterate adults are women'. UNICEF

Quality education keeps children in school and makes them less vulnerable to exploitation and abuse, as well as improving their chances for survival in life. When girls are educated as equals with boys, their own children have improved chances of survival and are more likely to grow up healthy and educated. An educated girl will be better paid in the workplace; will be better able to protect herself against HIV/AIDS and to assume a more active role in social, economic and political decision-making throughout her life.

With the developing world growing, they are in need of volunteers to help put roofs over their heads and educate the children of the next generation. Everyone wants to volunteer, it's just not everyone is motivated to get up and go and help our neighbouring countries in need. If your reading this your on your way. Congratulations!

Making a difference

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How Nat King's work has made a difference to the local communities of Africa:

Natalie King getting involved in volunteer work in Kenya; has helped make a difference by educating in orphanages, getting her hands dirty building and restoring homes in a dumpsite, building a chicken house, community work in the slums, conservation and working with street children.Volunteers are needed to assist in efforts to help the native people keep up with the fast paced changes by learning English and computing skills.

"I have based a large percentage of my time teaching in the villages, as education is so imporant to the african childrens lives." says Natalie King.

It’s a long way from the eastern suburbs of Sydney to Africa yet Natalie King hopes to put her volunteer experiences out there promoting Africa’s underprivileged communities in need of housing and education by helping future volunteers with free advice and information so they can continue the work.

Our children?

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What's really happening to our future generation in Africa?

The number of children enroling in government schools at the lower primary levels has dropped over the past decade. Classrooms are often delapidated and overcrowded, and teachers are badly paid and lacking motivation.

No books

Many of the poorest families cannot afford the fee charged by government institutions, so they have set up community schools where children are taught for free. But the conditions in these schools are even worse. There are often no books, no pens and pencils, no desks, no blackboards, and the teachers are untrained and unpaid. "It is the young who are bearing the brunt of the country's social and economic difficulties".BBC News

Spending cut

Under the recovery programme guided by the International Monetary Fund, school fees have been increased while spending on education has been cut.

The country also pays more servicing its international debt than it does on health and education combined. The HIV/Aids pandemic is also taking its toll. Last year, more teachers died of Aids than passed through teacher training.

Governments in the developing world must spend more money on education, and Western nations should give more aid, and speed up debt relief.BBC News