Hands Around the World Charitable Trust (Jersey)
Membership Number: AJC309 / Registered Charity Number: 009
The charity seeks to help vulnerable children around the world, encouraging enthusiastic and well-prepared short-term volunteers to offer practical help, skill-sharing, support and friendship.
The main focus of our work is in Rwanda where we have been working with schools in Bugarama in Rusizi District since 2010, improving teaching and learning conditions through infrastructure projects such as new and renovated classrooms, toilets, new kitchens, hygiene rooms, wash stations, and sports facilities.
We encourage short-term volunteers to join us for visits between two-four weeks. Volunteers can work alongside local teams painting classrooms or offer English language classes to teachers.
HANDS AROUND THE WORLD was founded in 1994 by Dr. David Steiner, who for many years lived and worked as a doctor in general practice in Jersey. He became involved with the States of Jersey Overseas Aid Programme and became increasingly concerned for people in developing countries. Following a year with his family working in a rural hospital in Zambia, David and Lynda returned to England where they established the organisation.
Jersey Hands Around the World provides a network for past team members, present sponsors and future volunteers to keep supporting the work of the charity.
We will also have a fundraising target and will organise a series of events in the months prior to our departure.We will spend three weeks on the visit and this will include a couple of days towards the end with an opportunity to relax and maybe visit a Game Park
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