United for Kids Foundation is a not-for-profit organization incorporated in the USA, Nigeria and the United Kingdom established exclusively for charitable and educational activities targeted principally at needy children in Nigeria. They have reached more than 40,000 children with programs like the annual ‘Back to School’ project and free libraries in 9 public schools within Lagos since 2002
They need volunteers to commit 30 hours each week working with children from low income families in Lagos public primary schools. Volunteers will be assigned to their libraries at Ojodu, Somolu or Victoria Island. Library hours will be from 8am to 2pm on Mondays to Thursday while Fridays will be for debriefing and professional development.
The volunteers will work with their staff to implement literacy programs in the libraries. They will read to and with the children during library periods. They will watch educational programs with the children and explain content to them. The volunteers will also lead various projects such as tie and dye, planting, coloring and painting. They will accompany pupils to field trips, which include movie theaters, banks, museums, manufacturing companies and other major establishments during the annual summer camp. Volunteers will act as first line mentors to children, many of whom are from socially and economically disadvantaged homes. Volunteers at our Victoria Island library will work with mentors from major corporations once a week to implement a special reading program using eReaders (kindles).
Volunteers should be university or polytechnic graduates with excellent oral and written communication skills. We are looking for people with good attitude who are willing to invest their time in helping economically disadvantaged children.
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