Health and gender awareness campaigns for young people

Are you interested in youth work? Do you have a background in medicine or healthcare? Then this project on health and gender awareness campaigns for young people could be for you. Since you would engage in direct community work, you should have a background in social work. Moreover, you need to be sensitive to the requirements for working with vulnerable youth and willing to work in simple rural settings. You should have knowledge of sexual reproductive health and be a competent user of social media. Good communication and intercultural skills are also vital for this project.

The Development Initiative Network (DIN) is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) supporting vulnerable communities and particularly disadvantaged youth. The DIN was founded in 2012 and is located in Chikwawa in southern Malawi. Currently, the organisation has six fulltime and two part-time staff members and provides resources and training to a poverty reduction community network. The organisation focuses on a broad range of topics related to rural development and climate change like water, sanitation, health, education, gender, and food security. The DIN works in close partnership with other NGOs and public stakeholders. It strives to actively engage the communities in which it works in project implementation.

As a GLEN participant, you would support the DIN in conducting health and gender awareness campaigns for young people. You would engage in organising recreational activities, such as football and netball competitions, and assist in developing new tools for the DIN’s work with youth in school and youth clubs in communities. Besides this, you would support the DIN’s staff in raising funds for the organisation’s health and education activities.

The scheduled time for the internship is from August until October 2018.

Training and seminars prior to the internship will be held in English.

The GLEN team will be comprised of one German participant and one Polish participant.

Program component: GLEN

Language(s): English

Vocational field(s): Youth Worker; Teacher, Healthcare Worker

Field(s) of study: Health Care; Education; Training and Teaching; Humanities; Social Sciences; Pedagogy; Medicine and Health Studies

Period of the internship: 3 months from August until October

Country: Malawi

Number of Participants: 2

Proposed by: Development Initiative Network (DIN Malawi)

Classification of the internship in the development fields:

Numéro du stage: 1107


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