Social Development International
Focus: Community and Education.
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Social Development International (SDI) is a social development and relief organization which is not for profit, non-governmental and non-discriminating charity organization with the vision of working for the practical realization of sustainable social development initiatives by protecting the vulnerable and risky population and their communities.
SDI was formed in December 2005 with the aim of promoting social and economic transformation for the poor and underserved population. To become agents of positive change irrespective of their nationality, class, colour, race or social status; through personal transformation practices, social change training, education, advocacy, health, and charity.
It is staffed by dedicated volunteers and sustained financially by individuals, organizations and foundations who support its mission, Social and Economic Justice for All.
Our mission is to facilitate the social and economic empowerment of the poor and vulnerable inhabitants in communities by enabling their participation in the economic process of building a more developed, integrated, egalitarian, peaceful, and sustainable nation state.
Costs & Benefits
SDI provides volunteering opportunities within its community & agriculture and socio-economic activities, as well as within other sustainable development activities carried out by its partners. The duration of the volunteer work is from 1 week to 18 months, any time throughout the year. Participants in our volunteer programs may come from any country in the world, regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic group, orientation, etc.
We offer a tailor-made service, arranging individual, long-term volunteer placements across Cameroon. We match the skills of volunteers to the needs of locally run projects that work towards poverty, hunger, illiteracy and unemployment reduction, risk management and sustainable development.
The payment we ask you to make is a non-refundable tax-deductible donation that is needed and used to sustain our volunteer efforts and to support our projects and partners in Cameroon. Volunteers may participate for one or more sessions:
US$ 1,000 per four weeks Session (Cost plus donation)
US$ 540 per two weeks Session (Cost plus donation)
Cost for what we provide volunteers:
US$500 per 4 weeks Session
US$290 per 2 weeks Session
- Airport pick-up / drop-off: US$80
- Orientation: Free
- Accommodation (housing, water, electricity, weekend excursion transportation etc.): $9/day
- Two meals a day: $5/day
- 24/7 Vol. Coordinator In-Country Support: Free
Donation to Partners/Beneficiaries/Projects in Cameroon:
US$500 per 4 weeks and long stay sessions
US$ 250 per 2 weeks session
To increase the effectiveness of our volunteer work we have designed four programs to maximize our efforts in Cameroon. If these times are not compatible with your schedules or if you cannot raise the money for this donation but would still like to volunteer, please contact Sulaiman Turay at firstname.lastname@example.org to determine if an alternative program can be arranged.
Over 18 years old
SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT INTERNATIONAL
Bonduma Village, Near Community Hall,
P. O. Box 44, Buea
South West Region, Cameroon
Tel: (+237) 3313 3761 or 3307 7461 or 3307 7462
Location: Buea - Cameroon
Average cost per day: $30
Focus: Working with children and young adults
Skills needed: Over 18 years old