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Global Orphan Foundation

WHO WE ARE: Global Orphan Foundation is an Indianapolis based non-profit with a global mission - to advocate on behalf of orphaned and vulnerable children worldwide and respond with action. We have witnessed firsthand the struggle to meet the basic needs of orphaned children in third-world and developing countries and are committed to easing that burden. We believe that all children deserve proper nutrition, access to healthcare, and educational opportunities.


WHAT IS BOLINGO VILLAGE: Located in Democratic Republic of Congo, Bolingo Village is the signature project of GOF. By employing widowed women as licensed foster moms and building families with orphaned children, we are leveling the playing field for orphaned children in Congo and affording them the emotional, physical, and spiritual care that they need to thrive. Our sustainable children’s care village goes beyond meeting basic needs by providing access to education, a clinic for consistent medical care, a farm for balanced nutrition, clean running water, a loving foster family, and space to run, play and be kids. In short, Bolingo Village is a community that allows for a robust and abundant childhood with a bright future.

YOUR ROLE: GOF is looking for a student interested in participating in a "gap-year" following graduation. This individual will live at Bolingo Village near Kinshasa, DR Congo for 6 months to a year. Their role will be:
● Passive oversight of our staff on the ground, ensuring that a routine that works for us has been established and is abided by
● Ensure comprehension of US staff’s vision when new projects start
● Daily communication with U.S. staff
● Assist with translating when necessary
● Self-determined project based on your interests and skills

Beyond that, we will work with the candidate to provide an experience that allows for them to work towards their own goals based on their area of interest.

Requirements and compensation:
● College graduate
● Speak and write fluent French
● Willing to come to Indianapolis for a 1-2 month training period (housing provided)
● Candidate will be compensated with a stipend, living expenses while in DRC, letters of recommendation, and assistance with achieving their goals for this experience

If you’re interested in learning more about this opportunity, please reach out to Kayla Shanks via email at kayla@globalorphan.org or via phone or text 317-643-1025.

To learn more about Global Orphan Foundation and our programs, please visit: https://www.globalorphanfoundation.org

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About Global Orphan Foundation

Location:

617 E NORTH ST, INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46204, US

Mission Statement

Global Orphan Foundation is a US based non-profit with a global mission - to advocate on behalf of orphaned and vulnerable children worldwide and respond with action. We have witnessed firsthand the struggle to meet the basic needs of orphaned children in third-world and developing countries and are committed to easing that burden. We believe that all children deserve a champion.

Description

We're on a mission to care for the world's most vulnerable children. We are working locally to create change globally. Our programs address some of the world's most pressing issues, and each one is designed to be transferable to any community, anywhere in the world. By investing in today's youth, in the world's most vulnerable populations, we're working for a brighter tomorrow for all.

Children & Youth
International

WHEN

Tue Jun 01, 2021 - Mon Aug 30, 2021

WHERE

Bolingo VillageKinshasa, Congo, The Democratic Republic Of The

(-4.44193,15.26629)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Welfare
  • Child Care
  • Children Medical Services
  • Business Development & Sales Management
  • Counseling / Mental Health

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • We would like the candidate to come train with us in Indianapolis for about a month before going to live at our village in Congo for 6 months to a year.

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