Volunteer for the girls!

W.TEC is running an After-school Technology Club project. This project is to teach young girls between the ages of 11 and 17 in school practical computer science and technologies. 10 schools have been approved in the Yaba (Lagos) vicinity for the project.
The trainers are to have a 3-day in-house training every first week of the month for the next 6 months and teach the students at the schools every other Wednesday in the month, between the hours of 12 – 4 pm at the schools.
The schools that have been handpicked for this project have computers and internet facilities to make for seamless project implementation.

We are assisting with volunteer recruitment for this cause. The curriculum to be taught will be made available to volunteers. They should be committed to the program and sending an impact report after the 6 months program. The volunteers will have the opportunity of discussing their stipend at the interview. They:

  • Must be available to work a minimum of 4 hours per week
    • Must be available and willing to commit at least six (6) months initially for an internship.
    • Must be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate level degree in a computer related field.
    • Minimum of two years of college in a communications or computer related field.
    • Proficiency in computer applications:
    o Microsoft Excel ,
    o Microsoft Word,
    o Microsoft Powerpoint,
    o Conducting research via internet

 

Required abilities:
• Ability to prioritize tasks and efficiently manage time.
• Ability to exercise good judgment and effectiveness in working with teenage girls
• Strong oral and written communications skills
• Ability to respond effectively to inquiries or complaints.
• Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
• Ability to maintain professional (business casual) dress and grooming.

 

HOW TO APPLY TO VOLUNTEER

Step 1: Register at http://volunteers.volunteerinnigeria.org (skip this step if you have registered in the past)

Step 2: Drop us a comment below this post with your name and phone number.

(Comments with personal information will not be published. Please do not leave a comment if you have not registered and be sure to leave a comment after you register)

 

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Openings at Nurture My Future

At Nurture My Future’s Community Learning Center at Imota Ikorodu, Lagos, children would be able to come after to school to participate in educational activities while having fun.

The program is scheduled to take off in April and volunteers are needed to give at least 2 hours a day between 4pm and 6pm. Volunteers should be willing to spend time with the children, reading with them, teaching them to read and write, and encouraging them.

 

HOW TO APPLY TO VOLUNTEER

Step 1: Register at http://volunteers.volunteerinnigeria.org (skip this step if you have registered in the past)

Step 2: Drop us a comment below this post with your name and phone number.

(Comments with personal information will not be published. Please do not leave a comment if you have not registered and be sure to leave a comment after you register)

 

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For: Volunteer in Nigeria

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Saturday volunteering opportunities!

VolunteerCorps (VC) education programme teaches Mathematics, English and LIFE (Leadership, Information, Finance and Ethics) issues to senior secondary school students in public schools in Lagos and Ogun State. The students attend the weekly Saturday tutoring (while schools are in session) where volunteers from various fields come in to tutor them. These volunteers also serve as role models to the students. This is done every term and starts from 10am-12noon or 12-2pm on environmental Saturdays.

Volunteers are expected to commit to teaching every Saturday throughout the term for an hour minimum. They are expected to be:

Able to impact the students
Great teachers
Confident
Passionate
Selfless
Committed
Result driven
Generous
Humble
Sacrificial
Courageous
The tutorial centres are located in Amuwo Odofin, Apapa, Ikeja, Lagos Island, Surulere, and Yaba Local Government Areas (L.G.A.) in Lagos state; and in Obafemi-Owode L.G.A and Owode-Egba at Ogun state.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Step 1: Register at http://volunteers.volunteerinnigeria.org (skip this step if you have registered in the past)

Step 2: Drop us a comment below this post with your name and phone number.

(Comments with personal information will not be published. Please do not leave a comment if you have not registered and be sure to leave a comment after you register)

 

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For: Volunteer in Nigeria

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How to get off to a great start this New Year

We are in the first work week of the year and you probably have the year in perspective with your goals planned. Or maybe you do not. Either way, you want to apply big picture thinking to your endeavours this year.

Imagine being in your room and never leaving. That’s how myopic your resolutions are when they are all about you, your family and your friends-if you remember them.

What is your dream again? It is most likely about that thing you want to do that would get massive buy-in and increase your influence. You want your name to be easily recalled no matter who is asking or being asked, right?

You have no dream or goals? You at least admire the influencers on Twitter and LinkedIn. Think about Bill Gates, for example, who currently has 19,246,813 followers and follows 166 on Twitter. If we assume his followers are all the people that know him while he only follows those he knows, then we can estimate that he knows 0.00086248% of those who know him. And this case is not as extreme as that of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama who has 10,053,450 followers but follows no one.

So here’s what I am saying: a tangible vision (resolution, dream, goal or whatever you call it) is essentially about optimally affecting huge numbers of people beyond those you directly know. This is the concept organisations apply as they incorporate responsibility and sustainability practices. The need to support family and friends may provide compelling reasons to move towards your vision-when you already have one-but it is not all about them, for these 3 reasons at the minimum:

  1. Family and friends have proven to be the laggards in the innovation equation– Doubt me? Enter ‘late adopters’ in your search engine and check the results. If you are starting out an unfamiliar course, they get too familiar; they may be the latest adopters of your vision.
  2. You need a giant reservoir of motivation: For those days after you have enjoyed some level of success or want to quit, you need massive motivation and inspiration to draw from in solo moments. The crowds provide the best shot in the arm.
  3. As you get older, they just want you to eat and rest– A popular saying where I’m from says, “A fool at forty is a fool forever.” It loosely translates to: what you have not done at age 40 is late. Do you like KFC? Me too! Colonel Sanders did not START experimenting and trying out his restaurant franchise idea before he was 40 years old.

You may have more reasons. Share them with us in comments.

There you have it. With this new lens, go take an enlightened look at your resolutions or populate a new list, if you like. I hope you have a great year!

 

Chioma Tanwa makes people and brands lead, and is on Twitter and Facebook.