Make changing the world your day job
Want a life that makes you leap out of bed in the morning? If the same old employment options are missing something for you, it’s time to go off the beaten career path and explore what it means to work in charity.
For a taste of how a charity career could enrich your life, get your teeth into Charity Apprentice. Find you love it, and you’ll have the qualification and experience you need to hit the ground running.
Make your spare time valuable. If making another person’s life better puts a smile on your face, then this course is for you.
For a Charity Apprentice, satisfaction in a job well done doesn’t just mean an impressive graph or more cash for rich shareholders. It means a child somewhere has plenty to eat this week. It means at the close of each day, every day, you know that the world is a better place because you’re in it.
Charity Apprentices grab life with both hands. Do something new every week, dive in at the deep end and take on challenges you would never have thought yourself capable of.
You'll be pushed, but it'll feel great. Not to mention you'll spend your summer out in Africa seeing the world from a completely different perspective. That's an exciting opportunity.
Understand your impact
Why are so many of the world still living in poverty? Who are the most generous people in the world and why? Knowing how the world works, how charities fit in, and why our choices make a real difference is essential for all of us.
We live in a globally connected, complicated world and understanding the political, social and cultural challenges we need to overcome to really make a difference is a critical part of being a twenty first century human.
The impact of your fundraising
You cover the cost of the modules and the trip, so 100% of the money you fundraise during the course will go to Child.org. These are a few projects that the money has funded:
HOVIC children's centre
This centre provides a half-way house for children on the streets. It gives them somewhere safe to stay, daily meals, educational development and medical care. The goal is to integrate the children back into their community.
Rabour primary school
With 1200 children, Rabour is our biggest project and one of our HealthStart pilot schools. We provide food, malaria and deworming interventions, and education that allow the children to attend school, helping to break the cycle of poverty.
Kochogo development centre
This centre takes 180 of the poorest children from its five surrounding schools and gives them food every day. That food is enough to allow them to get an education. 85% of the children have lost at least one parent to HIV/AIDS.