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  • When asked, SUs are more likely to talk about the virtues (or otherwise) of their individual SW rather than to talk more globally <br />
  • When asked, SUs are more likely to talk about the virtues (or otherwise) of their individual SW rather than to talk more globally <br />
  • When asked, SUs are more likely to talk about the virtues (or otherwise) of their individual SW rather than to talk more globally <br />
  • When asked, SUs are more likely to talk about the virtues (or otherwise) of their individual SW rather than to talk more globally <br />

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  • SKIP – Supporting Kids In Poverty
  • Liz Wilson – SKIP Director  Qualified Social Worker  Qualified Practice Educator  MSW University of York      Bsc Psychology University of Lincoln 5 years in SKIP 5 years in UK statutory child protection and project management Fluent Spanish speaker Lived and worked in The Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Peru, The US and UK
  • Vision: A world where each child realises his/her full potential through quality education, economicallystable families and healthy home environments.
  • We work with the whole family
  • Working together to build community
  • Client Group: 29% in Extreme Poverty (US AID definition)  61% below the Peru poverty line  Approx 65% domestic violence  66% mothers clinically depressed  22% population malnourished  70% under 25 years old  80% have no health insurance 
  • El Porvenir and Alto Trujillo
  • Organisational Structure: Child Education:    Primary Secondary English Family Welfare:     Psychology Social Work Economic Development Health
  • Why So Many Programmes? “The most effective early child development programmes provide direct learning experiences to children and families, are targeted toward younger and disadvantaged children, are of longer duration, high quality, and high intensity, and are integrated with family support, health, nutrition, or educational systems and services” (Engel et al., 2007, p. 229).   Integrated services Level of risk and difficulty faced by this community is extremely high.  Quality support to a select group of people  Holistic Working Methodology  Working with the whole family
  • Placement Opportunities Available:
  • Teaching In English or Spanish:
  • Youth Work:
  • Economic Development Advisor:
  • Teaching Art and Photography:
  • Teaching Sport:
  • Helping in the library:
  • Volunteer Coordination:
  • Communications and Media:
  • Additional Projects:
  • Why Choose SKIP? Go Grassroots!         Multicultural experience Work with native Spanish speakers Wide range of volunteering opportunities (option to combine several roles) Chance to work directly with the community Take on more responsibility (be creative!) Quality training and support from qualified professionals Minimal cost of living Be a part of a project that's really making a difference
  • Is this a legitimate/serious NGO? Questions to ask:      What training and support will I receive? Do you have a child protection policy? Is there breakdown of financial information? Is there an annual report? Are there results demonstrating project outcomes?
  • SKIP: Results to Date     Participation in SKIP across all the programmes in 2012 was over 80% Families in the programme are four times as likely to be registered for free government health care as other families living in the area. Repayments on Economic Development loans has sustained at over 98 percent for the last two years. Between 2010 and 2012, 11% of SKIP families improved their financial situation and crossed the poverty line.
  • What are we looking for? Volunteering:  Motivation, enthusiasm, flexibility, interest, team player, responsible, humble etc. Paid Positions:  Spanish language fluency  Min 3 months experience in developing countries  Work experience and qualifications in relevant area  Minimum 1 year commitment  Self learner  Willingness to work hard for minimal financial gain
  • Other sources of information:       Annual Report Website SKIP Videos Bi-monthly Newsletters Facebook Group Other Volunteers
  • Any Questions?
  • Volunteer/Placement Opportunities  English Teaching  Reading and homework help  Drama, art, sport  Micro-finance  Social Work and Psychology  Teaching (in Spanish)  Handicraft product design and marketing  Communications and media  Volunteer Coordination  Grant Applications and fundraising  Youth Work  Health Care and first aid
  • I want a career in International Development  Learn another language (UN language)  Gain as much international experience as possible   Read job descriptions that sound like something you want to do – look at qualifications required. Think about your specialism (teaching, logistics management, social work, language etc)- Fill in the gaps.  Development vs Humanitarian  Be realistic about your limitations    Be prepared to start as an English teacher...make contacts! Prepare to work hard and earn little – at least for a while! Grassroots or large development agency?
  • Where Does Our Funding Come From? Volunteer Donations £27,800 Corporate Donations £4,646 Organisational Contracts £46,411 Services & Materials £8,421 Individual Donations £17,386 TOTAL – £106,868 Misc. £388