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AbleChildAfrica

AbleChildAfrica is a UK registered charity that works to secure equal rights for disabled children and youth living in Africa and supports them to fulfill their full potential. This is achieved by working in partnership with locally registered and independent African organisations to provide direct services as well as by engaging in advocacy and influencing work in the UK and internationally. With 30 years of experience, AbleChildAfrica is the leading NGO working exclusively with, and on behalf of, disabled children in Africa, some of the most marganalised children in the world.

Application deadline: 

Inspire a thousand young Londoners to think about inclusive school design!

AbleChildAfrica works for and with disabled children in sub Saharan Africa, where only 2% of disabled children are in school. We have secured a 3x3 YFYA stand at the Emirates Stadium on 3rd March. The event introduces students aged 7-18 to exciting career paths in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. AbleChildAfrica aims to use the space to encourage youth to think about opportunities for, and the importance of, inclusivity? and subsequently within potential careers!

You will help design and produce engaging activities for the stand, guided by a scenario, e.g. ?5 pictured children with 5 distinct impairments are trying to attend school together??. You will think about how to capture the attention of different age groups. You will also be able to utilise AbleChildAfrica’s architectural drawings for a school we built in Kibera, East Africa’s largest urban slum!

Volunteer Role(s):

When: Flexible, 2-4 days until end February (office hours 9-5)

Where: AbleChildAfrica’s office in Vauxhall, potentially Emirates Stadium

Role Aim: 

We have secured a 3x3 YFYA stand at the Emirates Stadium on 3rd March. The event introduces students aged 7-18 to exciting career paths in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. AbleChildAfrica aims to use the space to encourage youth to think about opportunities for, and the importance of, inclusivity? and subsequently within potential careers!

Duties: 

You will help design and produce engaging activities for the stand, guided by a scenario, e.g. ?5 pictured children with 5 distinct impairments are trying to attend school together??. You will think about how to capture the attention of different age groups. You will also be able to utilise AbleChildAfrica’s architectural drawings for a school we built in Kibera, East Africa’s largest urban slum!

Skills needed: 

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Training: 

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Location: 
Southbank House, Black Prince Road London SE1 7SJ
Time commitment: 
3-5 hours per week
Opening times: 
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Once you’ve registered interest in this volunteering role, we’ll send your name and UCL email address to the organisation for their records. You’ll also receive information about the next steps to take if you do wish to take things forward. The organisation has signed up to our code of standards, which includes a commitment to protecting your data. We won’t share your information with anyone unless you’ve given explicit consent to. We’ll also retain your details so we can follow up to see how you’re getting on with your volunteering and offer support if necessary. We take good care of your data – you can see full details here