If you are looking for a new challenge this year then maybe we can help with that! We are looking for volunteers to travel with us this spring:
Ghana 9 – 16 March 2016
Malawi 9 – 23 April 2016
Zambia 5 – 18 June 2016
In each case we are going to be following up on previous healthcare training, reviewing their action plans and discussing any problems or issues arising. In Zambia and Ghana we will also be following up on micro-enterprise development and agricultural training.
If you would like to join us on a trip please complete our online application form http://linksinternational.org.uk/apply. If you would like more information about any of these trips, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Below you will find links to documents which will be necessary to you as a Links team member. Please download those to which you have been directed by our Trip Manager. For each section please log in using the password with which you have been provided.
Here’s just a few highlights from a very busy last few months of 2014!
A small team went to assess our various micro enterprise development projects, in various locations around the country. We also looked at the amazing progress being made with an livestock & agriculture project, and conducted training in bee keeping and honey harvesting!
Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia and India
Teams went to conduct Marriage Enrichment Encounters, lead strategic planning meetings with partners, carry out church leadership training, conduct micro enterprise training, and pilot Community Health Care in new communities.
Ghana and Uganda
Teams delivered Community Health Care training in Ghana, and also piloted a new health initiative for schools called Fit for Life, in Uganda.
The year ended with a team from the UK and the USA delivering leadership training with our partners Wellspring. We also heard amazing stories from a group of ladies who have been helped by Wellspring, using training and resources provided by Links. See and hear more at http://youtu.be/aPGsZUayeqU
We have a number of opportunities coming up. Not all have agreed dates, but where that is the case we have stated the probable time period.
Please click on the links below for more details. Could it be YOU coming with us?
OCTOBER 2015 MALAWI/ZAMBIA
NOVEMBER 2015 GHANA
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We’re always looking for people to help us train overseas – and we’d love you to consider joining us on a Links trip!
You don’t need to have any specific skills – you just need to offer a willing pair of hands, feet, ears, eyes and voice to situations of need and opportunity.
We usually offer our partners a combination of training in community healthcare (CHC), micro-enterprise development (MED), education, income-generating projects, vocational skills and youth work. We build on previous training and every trip starts with a local assessment of the current needs. Other activities are often added as we go along as well!