Cambodian Community Dream Organization
Location: Rural villages around Siem Reap
Preferred Dates: early June to mid-August
The Cambodian Community Dream Organization is an NGO that TFI works with based in rural Cambodia, focusing on education and rural community improvement. The CCDO builds wells and latrines, supports schools and provides preschool education. They have weekly workshops on Health & Hygiene, Domestic Violence, Child Protection from Traffickers, Parenting, and Reproductive Health. They feed 1,100 children a day and have a school garden program to support the free school breakfast. Fellowship positions can include program evaluation and organizational development, funding and grant writing, or public health trainings.
Indian Parliamentary Office
Location: New Delhi, India
Preferred Dates: July and August OR November and December
Mr. B.J. Panda from the State of Odisha offers an opportunity for a fellowship focusing on research and comparative analysis for legislation and policy. This parliamentarian has previously been involved in campaigns to improve nutrition, reduce deaths from lung cancer by regulating cigarette marketing, and support the rights of migrant laborers. The topics a fellow is tasked with will vary based on the issues before parliament at the time.
Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy
Location: Dharamsala, India
Preferred Dates: Start in June OR November
The TCHRD is housed in the Central Tibetan Administration of the Tibetan Government in Exile. The primary aim of the TCHRD is to monitor, research, translate, and expose human rights violations to the international community. Their biggest project, which a fellow would play a key part in, is the preparation of an Annual Report on the human rights conditions of the community. Fellows are also involved in interviewing refugees, working with other Tibetan NGOS, and preparing other briefing papers and reports.
St. Vincent de Paul Community Development Organization
Location: Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya
Preferred Dates: June to September
St. Vincent’s is a community-based organization in the Kibera Slum that serves vulnerable children and families through its nursery school, rescue center for abused or orphaned children and community outreach program that helps households to care for children (for instance through school scholarships and tutoring). Fellowships focus on building the institutional and programmatic capacity of the organization, including marketing to increase sponsorships and fundraising, developing sports programs for the children, creating communication materials for potential donors, creating a modern financial system, or producing marketing materials.
Snow Lion Foundation
Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Preferred Dates: May to September
The Snow Lion Foundation in Kathmandu, Nepal, focuses on the education and health of the Tibetan community in Nepal. They address both the needs of the young community through schools, and the aged community through elder home and support programs. A fellow could be focused on working with the youth, either in English or Science classes and developmental skills, or with the elders, particularly in terms of elder health. Fellowships have been put on temporary hiatus during the rebuilding process from the earthquake, but due to the devastating impacts, needs will be even greater in the upcoming future.
La Comunidad de Niños Sagrada Familia
Preferred Dates: Spring or mid-August to November
La Comunidad de Niños Sagrada Familia is a community and shelter that comprises, among other things, a school, a medical clinic, vocational workshops and dorm-style housing for young people who may not have anywhere else to go. This refuge located inside a large slum houses over 400 children between the ages of 1 month to 17 years and educates up to 1200 students. The needs of the community are diverse because it serves as a home and a school with their corresponding daily activities. Fellows may work teaching English, developing after-school activities, providing health education, and improving current operations. A high level of Spanish proficiency is necessary.
Note: Any and all of our placement opportunities are conditioned on the status of U.S. Government Travel Warnings. www.travel.state.gov