Work on mental healthcare projects in Cameroon

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  • Última actividad: 27 may 2024

DISPONIBILIDAD

  2024 

 Estancia mínima:  Al menos 2 semanas

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Detalles

  • Descripción

    Descripción

    I am Sandrine, married, and mother.
    Coming from western Cameroon I grew up in a francophone area but as Cameroon is a bilingual country I like talking in English whenever I can.
    My favourite activity is engaging in humanitarian aid. That's why I created the organization in 2009. Our mission is improving the lives of the mentally ill people in Cameroon, and supporting their families and carers.

    The vision is to create a network for people in need. We connect them with therapists and pharmacists.

    We work on:
    - Fighting stigma and isolation, suffered by many mentally-ill Cameroonians, especially in rural zones.
    - Promoting positive attitudes about mental health.
    - Organising seminars in collaboration with mental health professionals.
    - Helping families of the patient with living together and improving the patient's life.
    - Explaining the patient's rights - many are rejected, abused, and treated inhumanely. Some are separated from their children.
    - Driving local research on mental diseases (mid-term)
    - Empower psychology students to work as local therapists (mid-term)
    - Integration through discussion groups between patients, healed people and families (mid-term)

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Trabajo de caridad
    Práctica de idiomas
    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Enseñanza
    Cuidado de niños y juegos creativos
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general
    Ayuda informática
  • Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de las NU
    Fin de la pobreza
    Hambre cero
    Salud y bienestar
    Educación de calidad
    Igualdad de género
    Agua limpia y saneamiento
    Energía asequible y no contaminante
    Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
    Industria, innovación e infraestructura
    Reducción de las desigualdades
    Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
    Producción y consumo responsables
    Acción por el clima
    Vida submarina
    Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
    Paz, justicia e instituciones sólidas
    Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    You will really experience the Cameroonian culture by living together with me and my family in Yaoundé and take part in our everyday life. Learn to cook our meals, speak our mother tongue etc.

  • Proyectos con niños

    Proyectos con niños

    En este proyecto podría haber niños. Para obtener más información, consulta nuestras directrices y consejos aquí.

  • Ayuda

    Ayuda

    It can use all the help available. We want to give you a meaningful experience and allow you to help us with what you find most enjoyable.

    We can therefore discuss any activities together.

    We surely look for people that can help us with:
    - Setting up the Mobile Caravan Event in October 2023.
    - Setting up campaigns to raise mental health awareness.
    - Building collaborations with local Universities to drive research.
    - Field research to map the needs and difficulties of patients and their families. We will visit patients in their homes.
    - Setting up an emergency helpline for mentally ill people.
    - Organising seminars on mental health.
    - Helping to write grant applications.
    - Extending our website and the national website on mental health we built.

    We also look for clinical psychologists or psychiatrists - especially those willing to come and provide consultation on the ground in Cameroon.

    Please ask for more details about our projects or look on our website. We would be happy to answer further questions or hear your ideas on how we can achieve our mission more effectively.

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas hablados
    Francés: Fluido
    Inglés: Intermedio

    Este anfitrión ofrece intercambio de idiomas
    Interested in learning English and I can teach French

  • Alojamiento

    Alojamiento

    We can host female volunteers but males need to find their own accommodation in Yaoundé. We can of course support finding something suitable.

    Accommodation
    The workawayer will sleep in a double bed (top bunk with mosquito net provided) in a room shared with my three children. Toilet and sanitary facilities are inside the house. Remember, this is Africa, so you may not have the luxuries of your home country. There is usually running water, but we do experience occasional days of running water cuts (but they don't last long, sometimes less than 24 hours) and you will learn how to clean yourself with a bucket of water and soap (it's not difficult). Also, clothes and sheets are washed by hand.

    Food.
    The workawayer will have meals with the family. Simple dishes are prepared including sweet potato, beans, peanut soup, rice, fried or boiled ripe plantain, corn porridge, cassava, cassava stick, some vegetables and sometimes fish or meat etc. If you want special meals, you can buy your own food and prepare it. It is inexpensive compared to Europe and US prices. We can definitely accommodate vegetarians and vegans!
    During the workdays, lunches are delivered by a lovely catering lady.

    Water.
    Tap water is used for laundry and cooking. We usually drink filtered water in the house, but you may also easily buy your own bottled water to avoid any risk.

    Security.
    The house is surrounded by a metal gate for security, and the district we live in is safe and walkable. I usually accompany my workawayers wherever they need to go (bank, post office, etc.), as it can be difficult for foreigners to navigate the taxi system alone.

    Electricity.
    Power cuts sometimes happen, but it soon returns to normal. So no worries here.

    Internet.
    We have WiFi but with limited access. It is recommended that workawayers buy a Cameroonian SIM card with an Internet package. There are several different providers of SIM cards with internet and minute plans, but CAMTEL, MTN and ORANGE are the most common.
    For computers, you can use your laptop at my workplace which also has limited WiFi access (1G per day), but there will not always be WiFi at the house.

    NB: Cameroon is mainly a cash economy. If you do want to buy your own items here (including sim cards/phone credit/clothing/food), it is important to have an ATM card that will work here so you can withdraw some money!

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    You will be at the forefront of improving lives of the mentally-ill Cameroonians. You will have a direct impact on the work of our organisation. You will see the impact of your work on a daily basis.

    You will experience a socio-cultural integration in a multi-ethnic environment and take part in the daily life of an ordinary Cameroonian citizen. You will discover our traditional recipes, music, dances etc. and by also sharing yours we will make your stay an experience of intercultural exchange.
    I am open-minded, dynamic, always joyfull and very curious to get in touch with you.

    Thank you!

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Este anfitrión puede proporcionar un sitio para autocaravanas.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Uno

  • ...

    Horas esperadas

    we will plan it with the volunteer (max 25 hours)

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 444468517412

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