Hearts of Gold Hospice (NIG-8)


Type: Human Rights: Children Rights - Country: Nigeria

Brief description and main aims

Hearts of Gold Children's Hospice is the first and only children and respite care facility in Nigeria. The house was opened on the 2nd of October, 2003 as a response to an increasing number of abandoned, orphaned and sick children suffering from a vast range of congenital abnormalities.


The hospice provides support, palliative care, comfort and pain management. For children with life threatening illnesses, the hospice offers comfortable, caring and loving environment.

Main Activities

The hospice provides support, palliative care, comfort and pain management. For children with life threatening illnesses, the hospice offers comfortable, caring and loving environment.

The hospice also provides a day nursery and primary school that caters for the needs of boys and girls with varieties of special needs from the ages of 3-10 years.

Volunteer tasks

The role of the volunteer will be to assist, support and collaborate with the teachers, nurses in the class and home. The volunteer can however be allowed to take a class if we think she can cope, or she already has teaching experience. The volunteer will be doing a lot of creative activities with the children (drawing, painting, and music).


Volunteers are also expected to help at the hospice with the regular activties like caring for the children and helping with the daily chores.

Volunteer requirements / Skills

- Mature female volunteer between the ages of 19-25

- Ability to organize interesting activities for children with special needs, nurse and care for them

- The home appreciates the special effort and contributions from volunteers both local and international to the development of the hospice

- Volunteers that have trained as health worker or have experince in working with diabled children or children with special needs will be an advantage

Location

The project is located in Lagos state.

Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)

The volunteer will either stay with a host family or live within the project.

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