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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 : Sierra Leone
Ville : Kabala
Secteur : Éducation
Description du stage : Women and girls have been excluded from educational opportunities for many years in Sierra Leone, and especially in the Koinadugu District in the northern area of the country. Illiteracy among women and girls is extremely high. This project will increase the female literacy rate in Koinadugu, thereby opening up many opportunities to women for leadership, income generation, further education and other pursuits. This project will involve financial management training, health support, and economic resources to significantly boost the status and empowerment of women in Koinadugu. In this way, the quality of life and standard of living of these participants' families and communities will be substantially enhanced.

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.

Overseas
The Women's Literacy Consultant will work with the CAUSE Sierra Leone Country Director 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 Sierra Leone Country Director and the CAUSE Canada Program Director.
Organisation d'accueil : CAUSE Sierra Leone
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : The mandate of CAUSE Sierra Leone is to serve the relief and development needs of the people of Sierra Leone. CAUSE Canada was instrumental in starting CAUSE Sierra Leone in 1988, and the two offices have been working in partnership ever since (18 years). CAUSE Sierra Leone operates in accordance with same policies and guidelines as CAUSE Canada, and is run exclusively by national staff. Over the last 18 years, CAUSE Sierra Leone has run primary health care/immunization programs, relief / food distribution and emergency shelter construction, and most recently focused on post-war rehabilitation.