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Opportunities in Kenya
Bellflower, CA -- Dec 23, 2012 -- The Village P.r.o.j.e.c.t.s is actively recruiting African-American and other African Diaspora nurses to work in health and education service centers in Kenya. Dr. Willingham-Toure' in collaboration with Joyce Oneko, Founder of Mama Na Da Da; and Jared Akama Ondieki, Executive Director of the Center for Partnership and Civic Engagement (CEPACET) in Nairobi, Kenya is advocating to include increasing numbers of African diapora nurses in these projects. Willingham-Toure' says "It is important that persons from throughout the African Diaspora become familiar with the culture, challenges, and opportunities in the motherland. These projects that offer many opportunities for both teaching and learning." CEPACET is focused on projects that empower community development including community health. MaMa Na DaDA is focused on projects to improve the lives of women and girls. This well-established NGO has a comprehensive public health program in place. Both project groups offer immense learning and life experiences. Rotations last from three weeks to two months. This is an excellent opportunity for nursing faculty, registered nurses, Certified Nursing Assistants, and/or Licensed Vocational Nurses who want to expand their cultural knowlege while assisting in village projects. There are also opportunities for researchers, video-graphers, and photographers. Interested persons should visit Volunteer Abroad Link on the website.

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