Volunteers needed for after-school sessions

August 03 2015

A NEW initiative, which is centred on bringing global issues to the attention of youngsters across Bristol, is seeking new volunteers.

A NEW initiative, which is centred on bringing global issues to the attention of youngsters across Bristol, is seeking new volunteers.

The 'Global Club' programme is created by African Initiatives – an international development charity based in St Paul's – which works with partners in Africa to support marginalised individuals and communities to exercise their rights.

Over the last 16 years they have worked in Tanzania and Ghana, helping girls in education, securing livelihoods and access to health rights, and promoting women's rights. They share their learning with schools and communities in the UK.

Over six weeks, volunteers will provide enlightening and entertaining after-school sessions to Key Stay 2 children, each lasting for just under an hour.

Through a range of engaging activities the children interact, create, play, and discuss while covering all aspects of the week’s topic.

During week four, the focus is on storytelling in West African countries. This could involve the children writing their own short stories in a West African style, or learning some Swahili phrases. Another week, the topic may be fair trade, with the children learning terms such as fermentation and harvesting.

If passionate about global issues, particularly relating to African countries, and educating others on these issues, emailholly@african-iniatives.org.uk. Volunteers are provided with a DBS certificate, and will be fully trained in delivering the sessions.

Volunteers are asked to attend an evening training workshop on August 25 or October 14, 3-7pm, and volunteer for six weeks (1hr per week).

For more information about African Initiatives, visit: www.african-initiatives.org.uk and see their Facebook page:www.facebook.com/AfricanInitiatives.