Hi! My name is Ciara de Buitléir and this summer I will be volunteering with UCD Volunteers Overseas (UCDVO) . UCDVO is a registered charity which was founded in 2002 by the late Fr. Tony Coote. Participants in the UCDVO Volunteering and Development Education Programme take part in training days, development education activities and 4 weeks volunteering overseas with a local partner in India, Tanzania or Uganda. Overseas activities are largely in the area of healthcare, education and community development. UCDVO is governed by a Board of Trustees and has three full-time members of staff. In June later this year, a group of 14 students including myself will travel to Ruaha, Tanzania for one month to carry out UCDVO’s community development programme. We will work with local NGO’s including Tanzed and Camara Education. UCDVO partners with Camara Education for the provision and set-up of computers laboratories in Tanzania, as well as hosting computer collection dates in UCD, Belfield. Since 2009, UCDVO has worked with these NGO's to provide computer literacy classes to teachers and school-children in Tanzania. They also help us facilitate English classes and summer camps for many children there. Pervious groups have worked in Morogoro, Mikumi and Ruaha on computer education programmes, classroom refurbishments, summer camps for children, the distribution of books and educational resources, as well as the construction of a basketball court at Kihonda secondary school. The fundraising target is generally broken down €1,400 for volunteer participation costs (flights, accommodation, training, local transport) and €1,250 for the costs of the project ( e.g. educational resources, equipment). I would be very grateful for any help you could give me in reaching this target. Every donation, no matter how small, will be very much appreciated! Thank you in advance, Ciara
Voluntary organisation for UCD students, staff and graduates to engage in volunteering and development education programmes.
My grandaughters volunteered in Tanzania! It is going to be an experience you never forget!!!
raised of €1,250 goal