Naturally Africa Volunteers
Naturally Africa Volunteers Programs
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Naturally Africa Volunteers provides volunteer support to developing communities in Malawi. Our 2-week to 12-week projects include a range of opportunities focusing on teaching...
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Naturally Africa Volunteers Reviews
Teaching in a rural pre-school - creative curriculum project
Submitted by Sallyanne - Kent England | September 09, 2017
My time in Malawi flew by, I thoroughly enjoyed myself and wish I could have stayed for longer. The people are so kind and friendly and it has been a wonderful experience to discover their culture and enjoy their fantastic country. It was truly special to meet the wonderful children and teachers and to help them to learn in a more creative and exciting way and to see them all grow in confidence and self esteem, with all the children enjoying the activities and being engaged in their learning.
I will treasure the memories I have made and will stay in touch with the brilliant staff at NAV to find out how they are all getting on.
Two weeks that refreshed my love of teaching
Submitted by Bridget - Sitges Spain | August 12, 2017
Through the Naturally Africa Volunteer programme I had the chance to fufill a life long dream of going back to Malawi to teach. It was a wonderful and motivating experience - I didn´t expect to find such happiness in an environment with so little resources - it was a pleasure spending time with the children and their teachers and sharing some of my ideas with them - I hope to go back soon.
So, where did you go in Malawi ?
Submitted by swaélie - Univeristy of York | August 07, 2017
Perfect program if you are a pre-med/med school student (don't worry, if you have no medical experience, present volunteers will be happy to show you how to dress a wound + other useful tips ! ) who wants to practice a lot of wound care (dressing big/minor wounds, assisting on burns and fungal infections), shadowing in a hospital, raise awareness on the biggest Tropical killer diseases (Malaria, HIV).
I have also developed my interpersonal skills by working in a team during the afternoon sessions with the lovely HIV support group and the lecturing sessions with the HBC group members (good for shy and non-confident speakers). It felt really rewarding to apply and share the medical knowledge I've acquired during my university years and to see the powerful impact I had on this community and on the bordering villages.
The stay at Nkope and at Mlambe cottage is lovely and you'll also have time to relax during the evening (card games and other activities with volunteers) and weekend excursions which are a lot of fun ! (scuba-diving, safari, hiking Zomba's plateau, etc)
Tips: I stayed 1 month and wish I had stayed longer (1.5 months).
Amasangalala ndi Malawi ! (Enjoy your time in Malawi !)
My Malawi medical experience
Submitted by Monique - Touro College of Medicine | July 20, 2017
My time as a medical volunteer with NAV in the Nkope Village of Malawi was really lovely. I spent my mornings using my medical skills to care for a variety of wounds and infections in mobile clinics. My fellow volunteers and I brought supplies to surrounding villages that may otherwise not have the ability to receive medical care, and the community that we interacted with was so kind, welcoming, and appreciative. In the afternoons, we spent our time educating these communities various medical issues that were relevant to their care and also taught some village leaders how to care for basic wounds themselves. Overall, I really enjoyed my time in Malawi and was touched by the people that I cared for, especially the children! I would suggest this program if you are looking to utilize your medical skills to enhance the lives of those who would otherwise not receive any care at all.
A fantastic experience
Submitted by Mathieu Rheault-Henry - Laurentian University | July 11, 2017
I took part in the medical volunteer project for 4 weeks from May to June. I can safely say that Malawi has been one of my favorite countries to visit. The overall vibe of the village, the people (especially the children) have impacted me in more ways that I could have ever imagined. It was a privilege to work with so many dedicated volunteers, staff members, as well as members of the community that are so passionate what they do. I had a fantastic time learning and growing as the days went by during the adventure. In the years to come, I would love to return to this beautiful community and come back as an even more knowledgeable individual. Thank you to all who have made this experience possible!