FYI -- Lots of great spring and summer volunteer gigs in Africa and elsewhere.
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From: Center for African Studies <asc@...
Date: Fri, 17 Dec 2004 13:14:14 -0800
Subject: CASannc- Unite for Sight volunteer opportunities in Pobe,
Benin and in other African countries
Unite For Sight has volunteer opportunities in Pobe, Benin during the
Spring 2005 semester to prescribe eyeglasses, implement eye health
education programs, and coordinate cataract surgery programs. With only
five ophthalmologists in Benin, eye health services are of tremendous need
in the country.
Short and long-term volunteer opportunities of 2 weeks or more are
available in Benin from January 15 through February 15. Please contact
and consult www.uniteforsight.org if you are
interested in participating.
Unite For Sight also has similar opportunities in numerous African, Asian,
Eastern European, and Latin American countries. All persons over the age of
18 are welcome to apply for these volunteer opportunities, including
prehealth students, medical students, optometry students, public health
professionals, doctors, corporate professionals, nurses, graduate students,
retired professionals, and others. Unite For Sight volunteers prescribe
eyeglasses, screen for eye disease and coordinate and fund diagnosis,
treatment, and surgery by doctors. Volunteers also implement Train the
Trainer programs for teachers and educate children and adults about eye
health and ways to prevent blindness.
Xela, Guatemala: Flexible Dates Between January and October 2005
Buduburam Refugee Camp, Ghana: December 28 - February 28; February 15 - May
15; May 15 - August 15
Nyamuswa, Tanzania: January 15 - March 15
Pobe, Benin: Flexible Dates between January 15 and May 15
Bihar, India: March 6 - March 16 (SPRING BREAK INTERNSHIP)
Chennai, India: February 10 - March 1 (SPRING BREAK INTERNSHIP)
Hyderabad, India: March 1-30, 2005 (SPRING BREAK INTERNSHIP)
Sarstun, Guatemala: April 16 - 24
Stepanavan and Tashir, Armenia: April 1 - June 1
San Salvador, El Salvador: May 1 - May 30
Xela, Guatemala: Flexible Dates through October 2005 (filled for June and
Sarstun, Guatemala: July 9 - 17
Punjab, India: May 1 - May 30
Nagpur, Maharashtra State, India: May 15 - June 1
Alwar, Rajasthan, India: June 1 - June 30
Pradesh, India: June 15 - June 30
New Delhi, India: July 1 - July 30
Kolkata, India: July 1 - August 10
Chandigarh, India: August 15 - September 20
lower north of Thailand: July 15 - August 1
Buduburam Refugee Camp, Ghana: May 10 - July 10; July 5 - August 15
Humjibre, Ghana: June 1 - July 30
Dumasi, Malawi: June 1 - July 15
Pobe, Benin: June 15 - July 30
Kenya: June 1 - July 30
Iringa Region, Uganda: June 2 - July 15
Nyamuswa, Tanzania: July 1 - August 20
Buea, Cameroon: August 1 - August 20
Contact information: Please contact JStaple@...
www.uniteforsight.org if you are interested in participating.
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