FIMRC - Project CaviteAsia
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Working in the outskirts of the capital city of Manila you will have the unique opportunity to discover a taste for real Filipino life whilst working to help the communities in the Barangays of the city. Although Manila has had a strong economic growth over recent years over 50% of the population still live on very low incomes and inequality in health care is common as it childhood malnutrition. During your placement you will help deliver health education, assist the health workers within the community and delivering diabetes awareness training. The friendly hospitality of Filipino people will give you an unforgettable experience that will have a lasting impact for children and families living in poverty.
A typical day
After breakfast in your guesthouse accommodation you will assist the Barangay Health Workers to carry out home visits in the rural communities to assess living standards before working alongside medical students and residents to deliver preventative health care and education within the community, including raising awareness on diabetes, first aid training as well as helping local midwives and nurses become proficient in IT for reporting and recording medical notes. The type of work you will be given will depend on the immediate needs of the clinic, your skills, qualifications and length of placement.
Experience or requirements – No experience or qualifications necessary - just a flexible, patient and proactive attitude. Volunteering placements are subject to a Criminal Background Check and references
Minimum Commitment – 1 Day (2 weeks recommended)
Working day – Monday to Friday 08.00 – 17.00
Price – $1,499 (approx £1130-£1140) for 2 weeks, $695 (approx £520-£530) per week thereafter
What’s Included - Guesthouse accommodation (shared room), transportation, all meals, donation to project sites, in country support
- Airport Transfers Included
- UNESCO Site Nearby
- Meals Included
- Accommodation Included
- Placement Transfers Included
$1,499 (approx £1130-£1140) for 2 weeks
Includes accommodation, all meals and daily transportation
During your placement you will be provided with a shared room in the guesthouse accommodation giving you a chance to live within the community and experience authentic Filipino lifestyle. The guest house has been selected to be as comfortable as possible in the rural community so whilst you can expect modern amenities they will also have a twist of rural flare!
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About The Area
Cavite is located close to the capital city of the Philippines, Manila. There’s plenty to see and do in Manila, with its historic walled city, incredible UNESCO churches and cathedrals, vast shopping malls and bayside restaurants the city offers visual extremes, cultural experiences and friendly smiles.
FIMRC can provide a wide range of cultural immersion experiences and excursions and will provide detailed information on activities upon completion of your application.
Activities and Nearby Adventures
- Cultural Activities
- Language Lessons
- Eco Excursions & Tours
Meet the hosts
FIMRC is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health of families through education and outreach programmes, providing much needed medical support and disease prevention to some of the poorest communities worldwide.
How To Get There
Cavite is approximated 2 hours drive from Manila Airport. Pick up and drop offs will be arranged and provided by FIMRC.
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