Place

Pendamboko, Cameroon

Type
Various Accommodation Types Provided / Construction

About this listing

Rural Development Centre (RUDEC) is a Community based Organization with a mission to promote Private/Public Partnership in the deep countryside of Cameroon.
It was created in 1995 and filed for official approval in August, 2002 in accordance with Law No 92/006 of August 14th and its Decree of Implementation No. 92/455/PM of 23rd November 1992 in Cameroon relating to the creation of Cooperatives and Common Initiative Groups.
RUDEC is dedicated to help  communities to awaken to their needs and ability to change and put this change to practical use through a participatory, partnership approach and multiplier effect.
During the past ten years, RUDEC has implemented community development activities in Kumba and its environs and has through these activities developed new thinking and practice in participatory community action and community mobilization.
All activities have strong links to alleviate the suffering of individuals and families in the poorest communities through grassroots sustainable initiatives aimed at particularly local empowerment, poverty alleviation.
  • Today, RUDEC boasts of many unique and innovative Community/youth led programs that range from pipe borne water supply/maintenance projects to long term livelihood projects and from entrepreneurial to vocational training for underprivileged youth.
    -The Pipe borne Project that began in 2009 has reached 13 communities with over 500,000 people benefiting.
    -Also the sustainable production, processing and marketing project to aid women farmers groups has now reached close to 50,000 women farmers in over 200 groups with over 2000  trucks donated to aid their mobility from farm to market,
    Since 2009 we also been involved in  defending land rights of women and indigenous people across of Cameroon through our partner Center For Environment and Development Cameroon http://www.cedcameroun.org/ and we have  participated in several initiatives under  European Union and Community and Forest plateforme in order to fight illegal logging of timber to Europe (EU APV-FLEGT/REDD+).
    As RUDEC looks to the future, with the aid of volunteers, staff, and other partners and organizations, RUDEC will continue to improve on its current programs, while staying innovative and flexible in its drive for the holistic development of the rural masses.
Latest posts by RUDEC (see all)

    The role/expectations What does the work schedule look like? Please give as much detail as possible

    Water 4 Penda Mboko is a project officially launched March 2020. This project was initiated by The 12 Penda Mboko communities owing to the fact that they lack portable clean drinking water and was endorsed by RUDEC and the the Municipal Council of BonaLea, Cameroon Development Corporation (CDC) and RUDEC as the implementing organization. Penda Mboko inhabits about 30,000 people, about 10,000 of these people are Internally Displaced Persons from the English Speaking parts of Cameroon owing to the Current socio political crisis plaguing the regions. Children carry the the highest; about 40% of the total population and are most affected by this problem of lack of portable clean drinking water as Children here are mostly in charge of Fetching water for their families. Penda Mboko currently has 1 bore hole which is serving at most 1,000 people. The main objective of this project is to construct 22 boreholes at strategic positions within the 12 communities. The construction work is expected to begin by November 2020 based on the availability of funds for the construction. We are in need of volunteers that have skills in any way related to construction work, community mobilization and Fundraising. - For Construction: volunteers will work with the local team to determine strategic spots for the construction, the use of appropriate technology in construction boreholes, testing of the systems, examining and carrying out a project studies on the total wash needs of the communities. - For Community mobilization; volunteers intervention will be aimed at enabling the communities to be awakened to their and look for holistic solutions to the WASH needs of the communities. Volunteers will be mainly engaged in meetings with locals and workshops. - Fundraising: volunteers will be mainly engaged with online work to create a project exposure platform were a better demonstration of the work done and those still to be done will be exposed, this will serve as a means for funds to be raised. Volunteers will work on the project 6 hours a day (8 am to 2 pm), 5 days a week and 30 hours a month. This will apply for volunteering for the construction and Community Mobilization. Online Fundraising working period will remain at the discretion of the volunteer. Meals will be served three times a day ( breakfast 7pm, Lunch 1pm and supper 6 pm). Each volunteer will be assigned to a private room in the volunteer house, a toilet, living room and studies within the same apartment. During free time within the week and during weekends,volunteers will have the opportunity to explore other parts of Cameroon and enjoy touristic sites such as Mount Cameroon, Mount Cameroon National Park, Limbe Wildlife Centre, Limbe Beach among others.  

    What are the Benefits of Volunteering with you? What will you learn?

    Some of the highlights and benefits of working as a volunteer for RUDEC include: -Working with an open and flexible organization that allows you to rise to your full potential; Using your skills to assist others in a practical way; -Discovering a new culture and country; -Meeting amazing people and developing lasting friendships; Gaining practical development experience; -Having access to important resources (internet, vehicles) that facilitate your projects; -Achieving personal growth; Enjoying world-class scenery and beautiful nearby beaches.

    If you Charge Volunteers, please give us the complete break down of any cost involved

    We charge volunteers 100$ a month, previously it was 200$ bit we reduced the fees so many can afford. A detailed split of the various costs involved: - Accommodation rent 30$ per month. - Feeding 20$ per month - In country transport 20$ - Contribution towards the project 30$

    Details

    • ID : 5329
    • Type: Various Accommodation Types Provided / Construction
    • How many hours of work per day/week: 30 hours per week
    • Type of weather : Hot, rainy some time during rainy season
    • Languages spoken: English, French
    • Are you able to host volunteers / interns with physical impairments such as mobility limitations (e.g. in a wheelchair), blindness, or deafness?: No

    Features

    What does the organization offer?

    • All Meals Provided
    • Breakfast
    • Compost toilet
    • Dinner
    • Electricity
    • Fan
    • Internet
    • Laundry
    • Limited internet access
    • Lunch
    • Transportation
    • TV Cable
    • Vegetarian Meals Provided
    • Visa Support

    What Should Volunteer bring and what are they responsible for ?

    • Airline tickets
    • Boots
    • Bug spray
    • Mosquito net
    • Pants/Jeans
    • Rain Coat
    • Shorts
    • Sun tan lotion
    • Sweater
    • Visa

    Terms & rules

    • Smoking allowed: Yes
    • Pets allowed: No
    • Children allowed: Yes
    • Additional rules information
    • -No pets, because we can't allocate food for them. -No night movements for security. -All movements must be with volunteer guide / Coordinator.

    Availability

    • The minimum stay is 30 days nights

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