About the programme
The Take 10 Volunteer – International Development Volunteer programme is an fast-paced, action-based programme. Volunteers prepare themselves for three months at a learning centre in Europe. After this training they travel to projects in Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia or India. Here they work shoulder to shoulder with local activists for six months, in order to to create positive change.
Thus, this 10 month programme provides an opportunity for people from the global West and North to learn from, and volunteer with, community driven projects under the Humana People to People umbrella. The projects promote development within the spheres of education, sustainable farming, child aid and mitigation of climate change.
The project organisations
The Humana People to People Movement has four decades of experience. It comprises 32 national associations working in 43 countries worldwide. On a daily basis approx. 16 million people are reached, in over 1.000 development projects.
All three learning centres partner with Humana People to People’s member organisations, which we present here:
DAPP Zambia works in a region where 64% of people live below the poverty line. These communities have poor access to water, health care facilities, employment and sanitation.
DAPP Zambia applies a holistic approach to development and works together with communities to build sustainable solutions. The aim is to eradicate poverty.
Currently, approx. 1 million Zambians are reached through 23 community projects.
ADPP is a Mozambican non-governmental association. It was established in 1982 and has grown steadily during its 36 years of existence. It currently implements over 60 projects across all provinces of the country. Two million Mozambicans benefit from these projects annually.
ADPP Mozambique is active in four main sectors: education, health, agriculture and renewable energies. A special focus is given to improving primary education through teacher training.
Other projects include improving food security and livelihoods in rural areas through the Farmers’ Clubs. Improving community health through the Total Control of the Epidemic HIV/AIDS prevention and care programme is also an important sector.
DAPP Malawi believes that poverty can be overcome through adopting a coordinated, community wide approach to development.
A combination of projects within education, adult literacy, improved livelihoods, increased production, health, women’s empowerment and environmental protection is implemented.
In its 22nd year of running development programmes across agriculture, education, community development and health, DAPP Malawi continues to work with the people of Malawi and empower individuals and families to make informed choices about their lives and take an active role in society to reduce poverty, particularly in rural areas.
Humana People to People India is a not-for-profit organisation with a mission to unite with people in India in order to create development in the broadest sense. HPPI focuses on projects that aim to transfer knowledge, skills and capacity to individuals and communities who need assistance to break free from poverty and other dehumanising conditions.
HPPI works for the holistic development of under-privileged and marginalised people in rural and urban India. Projects are implemented in five main sectors: education, rural community development, health, environment and micro-finance.
So far, HPPI has implemented more than 140 projects all over the country in partnership with different international and national private and public partners.
The Learning Centres
Before going to the projects, volunteers prepare theselves for three months at one of the following learning centres:
DRH Lindersvold is a non-profit organisation that provides a non-formal teaching and learning environment for people, who above all, want to create positive change through humanitarian work. Consequently, we offer two volunteer abroad programmes. Both courses emphasise a learning-by-doing approach and community living.
- A 10 month programme to fight for sustainable development and the eradication of poverty in some of the poorest parts of the world
- A 9 month programme with focus on actions to mitigate the effects of global warming and climate change
We work in close cooperation with Humana People to People’s member organisations in sub-Saharan Africa. Likewise, we cooperate with Richmond Vale Academy in Saint Vincent. The aim is to cultivate social change and support our vision for a truly sustainable future. Since we were established in 1987 we have trained over 1,000 volunteers.
Since 1995 One World Institute has offered a variety of social development programs tackling the big issues of our time. Practical skills, social and cultural awareness are important elements of our programmes. Furthermore, focus on the individual students' personal growth and development is something we cultivate.
Our school has chosen as its main topics social and economic conditions in the developing countries, as well as in Europe. Furthermore, students study about people’s living conditions, and what the future demands from us in terms of protecting and developing both planet and people.
Two programmes are offered at OWI: the 10 month international development volunteer programme and a 24 month study / travel / volunteer programme called "Fighting With the Poor". OWI is situated on the Hornsjø mountain top close to Lillehammer in Norway.
College of International Cooperation and Development is situated in the UK. CICD offers volunteering programmes abroad, focusing on development and climate change. We are a school for activists. Our students / volunteers come from all walks of life. Most of them are between 18 – 60 years old, and they come from all over the world.
Additionally, CICD offers a shorter programme that stays in the UK. In short, this programme focuses on environmental studies and practical sustainability work. In other words, the main study areas are climate change, permaculture and organic farming.
Our international volunteer programmes have a learning-by-doing approach. We focus on how to put what we learn into practice. In short, our practice is needed in many parts of the world, for example Zambia, Mozambique and India.
CICD has since the start in 1998 trained and sent more than 1.200 Development Instructors (our name for volunteers) to projects in southern Africa and India. Here, they have supported projects and worked alongside local activists. Thus, they have worked on a variety of projects, where they have practised international solidarity and built bridges between peoples and cultures.