Schools Without Borders – 3490 Aylmer Montreal, QC Canada
internship types: Accounting, Social Work, Theater, Drama, Dance, Urban & Regional Planning
Qualifications / skills needed: To be eligible to participate in a SWB seminar; – Applicants must be within the required age range (Kenya: 14-20 & Brazil: 15-20) at the time of the seminar, hold a valid passport; Be in good physical health.
If you would like to apply to participate in a SWB seminar, please complete the online application form.
Description: Canadians place great importance on learning, and have developed a first-rate education system with high standards. The country spends more on education. For nine consecutive years (1994-2002), a United Nations survey found Canada to be among the top three places in the world to live. Conducted every year, the survey evaluates quality of life in 174 countries, using over 200 performance indicators. Canada earned particularly high marks for its access to education, high life expectancy (due to universal health care system); and low crime and violence rates. In addition, Canada’s largest cities — Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal — have been recognized as world class cities in which to live and work, for their cleanliness and safety and for their cultural activities and attractive lifestyles.
Almost all of the world’s ethnic groups are represented in Canada. As a result, most ethnic foods and recreational activities associated with specific cultures are available in Canada. Clubs, informal clubs and associations representing a multitude of ethnic backgrounds are also easily accessible. International student advisors at schools can help students get in touch with such groups. All major urban centres have a variety of shopping malls, restaurants, theatres, art galleries and museums. Canadian cities provide numerous parks, gardens and beaches for public use, as well as excellent sports and recreation facilities.
Work in a Mobile Dental Clinic in Nepal – Central Nepal (Bagmati): Kathmandu
Durations of Program: 1-2 weeks and 2-4 weeks – Work in a mobile dental clinic in the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal. Group volunteer dental projects focus on providing first time dental care to orphans, monks and children in need. Projects combine the opportunity to volunteer in a stationary or mobile dental clinic, with an opportunity to trek along the Everest trail up to the village of Khumjung at 13,000ft. The project includes 7 days working in a dental clinic followed by 7 days trekking, plus travel time. In addition to setting up and managing a fully operational dental clinic, volunteers have the opportunity to provide oral hygiene education to children visiting the clinic. In a period of seven days, our dental clinic treats more than 500 children. Over the past three years, our dental clinics have provided first time care to more than 8,000 children in Nepal and surrounding countries. Come and change a child’s life!
* You do not need to be a Dentist or Dental professional to volunteer
* Dentists, Dental Hygienists and non-medical volunteers are accepted on this project
* Willingness to offer your skills and interests to a community requesting help; Flexible and open-minded attitude
* Ability to accept direction from Global Humanitarian Expeditions program leaders and local staff leaders
* Ability to work as a team member and place the interest of the team ahead of your personal interests
* Ability to acclimate to unfamiliar settings and unknown circumstances
* Interest in new cultures and unfamiliar lifestyles
Cost in US$: $3500 – includes round-trip air from LAX to Kathmandu via Bangkok. Two meals per day during the clinic and all meals during trek around the Everest Region; other days, breakfast only. 3-star hotels (except while trekking / Tea House Accommodation); all air tickets within Nepal; all transfers and sightseeing as listed in detailed project itinerary. Salary / Pay: GHE provides a fundraising kit to help guide volunteers in raising money to pay for their project fee. Contact us to receive a fundraising kit.
This program is open to families and couples. Participants travel to Nepal independently or in groups. Typically participants work in groups of 10-12.