Volunteer and Receive University Credit with Global Service Corps

IVPA member, Global Service Corps (GSC), in partnership with SUNY-Albany, is offering students the opportunity to volunteer in Tanzania in global HIV/AIDS prevention, sustainable agriculture and food security. This 15-week 15-credit service-learning experience is ideal for students with interests in international development, public health, agriculture, and global food security and takes place from January 16 – April 30, 2012.

From GSC’s Newsletter

Designed for individuals with multiple interests, this program allows students to participate in two GSC program areas providing a cross-sectoral response to community development in Tanzania. The focus of this service-learning experience is for students to expand their own knowledge while at the same time helping to educate local community members in HIV/AIDS prevention and rural sustainable agriculture.Students will receive orientation in the language, culture, and history of the Tanzanian people as well as academic and technical training in the areas of HIV/AIDS and Food Security that will prepare them to assist in a variety of community development and training projects. The HIV/AIDS field component includes community awareness activities and trainings that target youth and adults with the ultimate goal of mitigating the spread of HIV/AIDS in a sustainable manner. Focusing on food security, students will assist in community workshops and will also help maintain a demonstration plot that utilizes innovative bio-intensive agriculture techniques designed to increase food production and alleviate the main causes of food losses. Through both academic training and field service work in HIV/AIDS and sustainable agriculture, students will come to understand the interconnectedness of sustainable food production, income generation, and overall health and wellness.

For more information please click on the picture to the left to read the full program overview.

To learn more about opportunities for students and how to obtain credit, visit:http://www.globalservicecorps.org/site/for-students/

To apply for this program visit:http://www.globalservicecorps.org/site/apply/

CLICK HERE to view an illustrated account of a day in the life of Tanzanian volunteers!

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