What to Expect as an Intern with Projekt Ubuntu
Volunteers from all over the world join this project. Service to society and volunteering gives one the unique experience of directing one’s own energy in a positive direction. While developing one’s own potential and skills, one also does something useful for both communities.
Through their projects, they are able to facilitate a process where young people can develop themselves, through service to others. Many young people from privileged backgrounds have the education and resources; but not necessarily, the life experience. The poorer community may not have the education and resources, but one can learn through life experience and the wisdom that is there. This organization works with a hand up rather than a hand out approach, which means – they support the people that are leading in their communities, that have the knowledge and the know-how and wisdom to solve their own challenges – they often just like the right support and resource to do what they need to do.
Together with the project directors and coordinators, you will decide upon the role and project you will be working on during your internship. You will have an opportunity to use your initiative and to work alongside a community, you will learn from the children and from their carers, you will learn about the African culture and community development.
Read Marie’s blog post about her day with Projekt Ubuntu! Also, read about Denver’s Communication Internship experience, or Mallorie’s Social Work and Psychology Internship experience!