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Rural Development Centre

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  • Belo, Cameroon
English, French
Organization Description
RUDEC-Rural Development Centre is a community base organisation with the mission to seek means to empower the underprivileged. If you are an open minded person then RUDEC would be the best fit for you with many opportunities to explore and make the difference you hopes to see in the world.

RUDEC has diverse projects and would welcome experienced and inexperienced volunteers that would like to make change in the world. RUDEC does not place volunteers with other organisations but guide them in the work they are doing in rural Cameroon.We also like to have self motivated volunteers who could work at little supervision but with weekly assessment meetings.
RUDEC has a bee farm project that aims at installing 200 beehives, now we have 60 hives and we would need interested beekeeping experts and students on internship, Volunteers would construct hives , install and harvest honey.
Volunteers would travel to local communities and give health talks on HIV/AIDS and sanitation and hygiene in schools and groups.

Our main focus project is the orphan education and care programs that we are looking for project managers that would work with us to get sponsors for the children and make the project sustainable.

We are also working with women through microfinance that would help that single mothers and elderly women to carry out little businesses. Volunteers are needed here as accountant that would give trainings on better bookkeeping, business management and Women's health related education problems

RUDEC is community based organisation that has some projects that would help them become sustainable:-
We have beekeeping projects that aims to train local farmers, generate local income so that we could become sustainable and sponsor more orphans. Here we are looking for bee experts, countries or international association partners to join us in our mission.
We have pig farm that we raise animals to sell and generate some income. Here, we need expert volunteers to help
We also have a tourism development project that we need volunteers to help in marketing and research in its expansion

RUDEC runs a Summer school program for community kids with a focus on English and maths but with an open section for volunteers to teach computers, sports, music , drama and any others we could see that it would help the children.

RUDEC also carry out community building projects in water and school building

RUDEC urgently needs volunteers on;
Orphan sponsorship manager
Business development advisers
Teachers on after/Summer school
Micro Finance develop experts
Beekeeping and product experts

RUDEC would need volunteers too on long term on

Health education and sanitation
Ecotourism development expert
Grants/proposal writers
Women empowerment development experts
Children's right advocates
Childcare / Children, Environment, Building / Construction
Skills Needed
Building and maintenance workers, Abilility to work with marginalized people in the community , Fundraising Skills, Able to speak and write English, Interested in Orphans
Accommodation Provided - Minimum Stay: 1 month
Average Cost per Week ($USD)
$70 per week
Estimate only - contact this Organization for actual costs to Volunteer
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • Volunteer Hostel
  • Homestay

Costs do not include Flights, Visas, Vaccinations, Insurance, Spending Money, 3-Meals-per-Day, 2-Meals-per-Day, 1-Meal-per-Day, Local-Transport, Airport-Pickup-and-Drop-Off, Internet
Joshua Chiamba
Rural Development Centre Average Ratings
This is a great orgnaization that allows volunteers to bring in theur own creativity and create important progress in a rural community in Western Africa. They are wonderfully in touch with the community and their needs, as the founder and leader is also a local. Additionally, they have a great international support network of volunteers and online supporters, whose work makes working with RUDECmuch more Productive and fulfilling. Would recommend 10/10!