GLOBNET Volunteers Initiative is a leading world's volunteer travel Agency placing thousands of international volunteers abroad every year supporting global friendship through culture, work exchange, education, and friendly tourism towards advancement of quality of life of the global communities socially, economically, and spiritually to build a healthy global Community.
Global Network Volunteers Initiative, is one of the Tinada Youth organization program launched in July 2012 by Executive Director, Roy Douglas Otieno, following his long term background and experience on Community Volunteering, travel and placement of volunteers programs he has been doing since he completed his forth form in 2007. Roy Douglas has been working with the volunteers abroad in placement and hosting. After researching the volunteer travel opportunities available with existing online companies, Roy was surprised at the cost of volunteering abroad and the lack of affordable options available. Global Network Volunteers initiative was formed Based on the concept that volunteer travel and work placement and village development adoption should be responsible, high quality and affordable. GLOBNET quickly became the provider of choice for thousands of people looking to travel and volunteer abroad. We have worked with volunteer’s different countries and Universities/Organizations around the globe (Finland, Norway, Netherlands, Germany, Brazil, Scotland, USA, Spain, Sweden, Uganda, Kenya)
is to support sustainable development programs around the world through life changing volunteer and responsible adventure travel programs designed to positively change our world and to educate, inspire and result in more active global citizens.
When you volunteer in Africa with Cross-Cultural Solutions, you will discover an incredible part of the world and its people, history, and culture, all while you make a difference. Leave the tourist books behind and make a real connection to people and families in local villages and volunteer abroad in Africa. Share ideas or share a meal. Shop at local markets and learn about African culture and traditions. Provide support at local orphanages, schools, adopt a village project, community-led organizations and clinics/Hospitals. Our volunteers work in many different areas of service: Education & Literacy, theology, Child Development, Girls & Women’s Empowerment, Aging with Dignity, Support for People with Disabilities, HIV/AIDS, and Global Health. All of our volunteers work on impacting, sustainable projects where we work to match your skills and interests with the current needs of the local community
Since launching GLOBNET has established itself as the world’s premier volunteer travel and work placement organization, operating in number of countries throughout the world. We are striving to provide trips and work placement that are responsible, high quality and affordable. We have provided volunteer abroad programs for volunteers in number of countries around the world e.g Volunteers from Finland, Norway, Netherlands, Germany, Brazil, Scotland, USA, Spain, Sweden, Uganda, Kenya. GLOBNET volunteer programs allow people to travel while participating on a variety of varieties of projects. Our International Volunteer Program volunteers bring their professional skill sets abroad and serve in a variety of capacities, such as social media advisors, grant writers, Social Work, volunteer coordinators, Global Village assistants, Health experts, research assistants, construction site advisors and more.
GLOBNET offers a variety of internships and volunteer programs in africa dealing with health, education, Environment,theology, Media, Climate Change, poverty, Art and Culture and Agriculture. Our program is unique and affordable and also an excellent opportunity to provide relief to the people and communities in globally. The initiative promote and enhance cultural exchange, as develop over number of countries every year to make a great difference in the lives of the people in globally. Our programs is here to open up a new world for you and we want you to join us and explore. We take you from the top of Africa down to the heart of its people. You will have a fun and life-changing experience with us. GLOBNET programs are not for only students but also aimed at anyone over 18 years old. We receive numerous program participants from all over the world for various programs and projects
Interns/ volunteers are placed in English Medium schools, Government schools or Orphanage schools, in which the presence of volunteers is beneficial in opening the minds and horizons of the children, along with exposing them to spoken English and kiswahili as spoken by a native, or very fluent English-speaker. Children in africa love to go to school, and they often start as young as 3 and wherever possible, children hope to stay in school until at least 14 years of age, as education is highly valued in Africa society. In this program, volunteers can work by themselves or alongside other teachers and volunteers, and typical subjects taught include English, Math, Science, Social Studies (Geography and History), Art and Physical Education. There can be between 30 and 80 children in each class and volunteers therefore assist the local teachers with daily classes, providing one on one attention to the children, and sometimes relieving the teacher of a class or two per day. Volunteers DO NOT need to be qualified or have previous teaching experience to volunteer on this program. English Medium Schools run throughout the year and have holidays for the entire month of April, the entire month of August and the entire month of December. During school holidays, volunteers can take a break, travel, engage in tourist activities such as safari, take tutorials for senior students, or participate in another placement. However, as each school-type has holidays at different times there is Teaching work available throughout the year.
There is also an opportunity to work with a special needs school in communities for those who are interested. They need a lot of love and attention and support in their studies. If anyone has experience working with special needs children or is interested in volunteering at the school, please let Jamie-lee know and she will note this on your file for our local staff to take into consideration..
Volunteers can work in both rural and urban areas of Kenya in community, government and orphanage schools. The presence of volunteers in these schools is beneficial in broadening the minds and horizons of the children and exposing them to native or fluent English speakers. Volunteers assist local teachers with daily classes in Math, English, Science, Social Studies (Geography and History), Art and Physical Education classes. Volunteers do not need to be qualified or experienced teachers to participate on the Teaching project. During school breaks, volunteers can assist with holiday programs, participate on other projects, take a break, travel or engage in tourist activities, such as safari. For those interested in Health and Hygiene Education, there are some schools which offer after-school classes for the older children. These classes were initiated by volunteers and rely on on-going volunteer support to continue. The classes focus on health and hygiene and can also cover reproductive education and awareness of puberty and hormone growth for teenage girls and boys (aged 11 to 16 years old).
Sub-Saharan African countries are suffering from a huge number of orphans left behind after their parents die from illnesses such as HIV/AIDS resulting in a larger number of orphanages in countries. Contributing to this disproportionate number of orphanages is the fact that in some