Gouvernement du Canada

Affaires mondiales Canada


Women's Literacy Consultant

Statut : Comblé
Organisation : Christian Aid for Under-Assisted Societies Everywhere
Acronyme : CAUSE Canada
Type : Organisme non gouvernemental
Mandat : CAUSE Canada is an international development and relief organization that has been operational since 1984, and primarily works in Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Guatemala, and Honduras. Development priorities include: Primary Health Care, Water and Sanitation, Reforestation, Gender-Specific Development Initiatives, Micro-Enterprise Projects and Post-War Rehabilitation and Reconciliation Programs. CAUSE supports sustainable overseas development projects in which the people most affected are involved in the planning, ongoing decision-making, and project implementation.
Adresse : P.O. Box 8100
Canmore, Alberta,
T1W 2T8
FAX: (403) 678-8869
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Personne ressource : Roland Vanderburg
Courriel : internships@cause.ca
Pays : Guatemala
Ville : Comitancillo
Secteur : Éducation
Description du stage : Over the past nine years, CAUSE Guatemala has partnered with the Comitancillo Fruit Growers Association to build the organization to increase the standard of living for the members and their community. Since 1997, the cooperative has grown from 12 members to 509 members. To date, 20 community nurseries and one central commercial nursery have been developed to grow fruit and non-fruit trees for members and for sale to others. Throughout this program, a primary focus has been on improving the standard of living of the communities while renewing the integrity of the environment and enhancing gender equality. Seventy-five percent of members are women. Illiteracy is very high among the indigenous women of the area, estimated to be about 70%. This program will contribute to women's literacy, numeracy, financial/business management and leadership skills, having very positive impacts on to their incomes, family health and environmental well-being.

In Canada
The intern will fully participate in the CAUSE orientation sessions, learning about CAUSE policies and projects, studying culture shock and possible strategies to deal with it, and acquiring many other skills necessary for a successful internship.
The intern will also participate in the final debriefing, reviewing their experiences on the field with CAUSE and each other. The intern will complete an evaluation of their internship, prepare for post-internship pursuits, and engage in public engagement activities. These outreach activities will raise public awareness of intern experiences, CAUSE and CIDA programs, and Canada's role in international development.

The Women's Literacy Consultant will work with the CAUSE Guatemala Representative and the local partners to:
Transfer skills to local partners regarding literacy education;
Evaluate the effectiveness of the programming and make recommendations as to how it can improve;
Determine if the needs of the beneficiaries are fully being met in order to enhance the sustainability of the program; and
Report to the CAUSE Guatemala Representative and the CAUSE Canada Program Director.
Organisation d'accueil : CAUSE Guatemala
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : The mandate of CAUSE Guatemala is to serve the relief and development needs of the people of Guatemala. CAUSE Canada was instrumental in starting CAUSE Guatemala in 1987, and the two offices have been working in partnership ever since. CAUSE Guatemala operates in accordance with same policies and guidelines as CAUSE Canada. Through the efforts of this partnership other local organizations have been created: IMDI (Todos Santos) and the Comitancillo Fruit Growers Association (Comitancillo). Over the last 19 years, CAUSE Guatemala has implemented community water projects, primary health care programs, micro-enterprise programs, reforestation projects, and women's training programs.