Education Partnerships Africa

We Invest in Schools. And You.

Education Partnerships Africa is recruiting committed students to spend 10 weeks in East Africa investing time and money in one of our partner schools. Living and working in a rural community, our volunteers develop essential transferable skills whilst experiencing vibrant East African culture.

Working in teams of 2 or 3, volunteers collaborate with their school’s various stakeholders to improve the quality of education offered. Focusing on the sustainability of their interventions, they invest in new educational resources, small infrastructure projects and schemes to improve students’ health and welfare. Whilst receiving specialist training and support from the Central Charity, EPAfrica’s volunteers are given the autonomy to decide how to invest their funds, based on their school’s specific needs.

EPAfrica is continually evolving. We are driven by critical reflection and hope volunteers stay involved after their project is over, feeding their experience and insight back into the next year’s cycle to improve our programme further.

Internally, EPAfrica volunteers have access to a wide and diverse alumni network, which provides informal careers advice as well as a formal mentoring scheme. We have alumni working in a diverse range of NGOs, as well as civil servants working for the Department for International Development and academics working on development-related issues.

Deadline: 27th January

Find out more and apply here: http://epafrica.org.uk/volunteer/project-worker/apply/

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Teaching in China opportunity

Applications for CSSC Summer 2019 Now Open! 

Cambridge Summer Schools in China are seeking enthusiastic students to join us this summer. CSSC has a reputation as running the most fun foreign language camps to teach on – so make sure you apply before it’s too late!

? July/August 2019 
? Locations: Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Beijing & Bali
? Reimbursement: £1200 (£800 for our Bali camps)
? Accommodation: Included
? Food: 3 meals a day included
?? Deadline: Sunday 3rd February 2019

You can book flights for whenever you like – perfect for travelling before/after the camp! We even organise a FREE teacher holiday for you after the camp is finished! So don’t delay, apply today!

Follow this link for the application form: https://goo.gl/forms/SBSq0GZJ0e2UIawp2

If you have any questions – send them over to neil@elitejourney.net or check out our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CambridgeSummerSchoolinChina/

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China Summer Camp

Are you interested in spending 2-6 weeks this summer volunteering in China on a fully funded program? Apply for EduCamp 2019 for the best summer camp experience!

– Free return flights (booked on your behalf by the school to/from your chosen destination/s – unlike other camps, there is no huge upfront flight cost to you!)

– Additional £200-£1200 allowance (depending on the camp)

– Free accommodation and meals

– Loads of free trips to local sights

– Cultural activities and language classes

– More relaxed, with lower working hours than most other camps (typically just 5 hours per day)

– Full training, TEFL certificate and example lesson plans/ resources provided

– Choice of 7 locations across China (from Beijing and Shanghai to rural Guangdong!), with potential flexibility to volunteer in multiple locations across a 6 week program

– Most camps are not-for-profit, supporting disadvantaged rural students

Full details, testimonials and the application form can be found at www.abridgeeducamp.com 

Note that, despite the info on the website, outstanding Cambridge undergrads in STEM/ Business/ Economics may also be considered for the Shanghai program.

Application deadline: 31st January 

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Become a CHOP college rep!

One thing that many people are struck by when they arrive in Cambridge is how prevalent homelessness is
here. Cambridge Homeless Outreach Programme (CHOP) is a student society which works to provide
students with opportunities to fundraise, volunteer and support the homeless community in the city. CHOP is
recruiting college reps to promote events in each college and run their own mini events, such as collections
and bake sales. If you’re interested please email yg321@cam.ac.uk no later than Wednesday 17th October
briefly explaining why you’d like to be a rep for St John’s. You may also like to come to our Freshers Squash on Tuesday 9th October, Pembroke College New Common Room, 7-8pm where representatives from five local homeless charities will be talking about what they do and how you can get involved!

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CHOP volunteering opportunity and toiletries collection

The Cambridge Homeless Outreach Programme (CHOP) have two opportunities to get involved to support the local homeless community on Tuesday 1st May. The first is to help out with the Cambridge Cyrenians allotment project on Elfleda Road: sign up here if you’d like to spare an hour or two between 10am-2pm to get involved (Facebook event here). The second is a toiletries collection for Wintercomfort: bring your donations of soap, shower gel, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste etc. to the Old Divinity School between 3-5.30pm, where we’ll be alongside the JCR charity clothes sale for Jimmy’s – so you can support two wonderful homelessness charities at once. Facebook event here.

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Summer opportunity with a children’s charity

Lauriston Lights targets high-ability 11 year-old children from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds. This demographic receives very little specific support from the government, so it’s up to voluntary organisations to help them hone their abilities. Over a two-week summer camp, with your help, these children find the confidence and skills needed to let them thrive in secondary school and beyond. 

The camps are entirely operated by current university undergraduates, on a voluntary basis, and approximately 40-50 mentors are needed to volunteer this August in London and Oxford. The final deadline is Friday 24th March.

More info can be found HERE, a promotional video can be found HERE and the application form can be found HERE

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Cambridge Summer Teachers

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Want to teach abroad this summer?  Want a trip to Kenya or China?

Cambridge Summer Teachers are recruiting staff for their summer schools in Nairobi, Kenya and Shanghai, China.  

Each summer school is 2-3 weeks long.  Candidates should be available in July.  Flights, meals, accommodation and trips included.

Undergraduates, graduates, PhD students – all are welcome to apply.  We are looking for a mixture of experiences.

Applications close on 20th April.  For more details, and how to apply, please visit:

www.cambridgesummerteachers.com

or email hello@cambridgesummerteachers.com

International Development Opportunity in East Africa

WHAT ARE YOU DOING NEXT SUMMER?

We are recruiting committed students to spend 10 weeks in East Africa investing time and money in one of our partner schools. Living and working in a rural community, our volunteers develop essential transferable skills whilst experiencing vibrant East African culture.

For a challenging, rewarding and inspiring summer, find out more and apply at www.epafrica.org.uk – round two recruitment is now open.

Following personal fundraising and detailed training throughout the academic year, volunteers often invest in new educational resources, small infrastructure projects and schemes to improve students’ health and welfare. Crucially, they are trusted to plan and deliver their own projects, a challenge that provides a rich and varied personal development opportunity.


Employers such as the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Deloitte and the WHO have regularly been impressed by the autonomy and critical thinking volunteers have demonstrated through their projects. Many volunteers also continue to build experience by volunteering with the charity after the project has finished.

Flexible return dates and a holiday week during the project also provide a brilliant opportunity to explore East Africa further.

Find us on Facebook here.

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SCA College Reps

***STUDENT COMMUNITY ACTION NEEDS COLLEGE REPS***
Volunteering with the SCA this year? Then why not represent the SCA at your college?
We
are looking for people willing to help raise awareness of Student
Community Action, mainly by distributing SCA posters and flyers now and
again and generally being a friendly face. So that, from Big Sibs to
TESL to Taskforce, everyone is in the loop about what we do. And, most
importantly, more people consider volunteering in Cambridge!
Up for the job? Then just drop Jess (jmg208) a line – thank you!!

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International Development Panel Discussion

Education Partnerships Africa are running a panel discussion on
international development on Friday 4th November, discussing the
problems associated with sending volunteers to developing
countries. The talk will
feature Development academics and Education Partnerships Africa
alumni. Our charity recognises the need to be critical of
international volunteering projects, focusing on investment in
rural secondary schools over a 10 week period.

The talk will draw
out some of the ethical concerns surrounding international
volunteering and the ways in which it can be improved.

The link to the Facebook event is here.

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