Want to volunteer for volunteering in Ethiopia? At Iko Poran, we strive to offer you the best and most affordable volunteer programs in Ethiopia, Addis Ababa. As always, we have quality in mind and give you a rewarding experience as a volunteer. You can choose between English lessons for adolescents at school, wellness coaching, gardening, ecology, construction, visual arts, music and more. If your travel budget is limited, do not worry, our prices are among the cheapest. Take a look! Finally, we offer you a free week of cultural activities during the first week of your stay.
Want to volunteer in Ethiopia? Iko Poran has a fascinating project in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to suit your abilities and interests!
Ethiopia is Africa's oldest independent country and the second largest country in terms of population. Apart from a five-year occupation by Mussolini Italy in 1935, it was never colonized.
It has a unique cultural heritage. It is the home of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church - one of the oldest Christian churches - and a monarchy that was only ended by the 1974 coup d'état.
As a volunteer in Ethiopia with IKPVA you live and work in the city of Addis Ababa. Since its founding in the 19th century, Addis Abeba (አዲስአበባ) has always seemed like a magical portal, a gateway to another world. For the rural masses of Ethiopia it was and is a city whose streets are paved with gold. For a foreign visitor, the gate of Addis Ababa stands on the edge of an ancient and mystical world. And yet, Addis - Africa's fourth largest city and its diplomatic capital - is also a traffic-calmed, sprawling city with no special sights that many foreign visitors pass through as quickly as possible.
But remember, if you ignore this often contradictory city, you run the risk of not understanding Ethiopia at all. And apart from everything else, Addis is the best place in the country to sample Ethiopian food and visit some wonderful museums and places to stay. Some of the most visited tourist destinations are
As you visit so many interesting places in Addis Ababa, you will have the opportunity to sample an Ethiopian cuisine using typically spongy bread, Injera, instead of silver cutlery to wipe various spicy stews. During a tour, depending on the day of the week, you can get to know the edible offer of the city, from a typical juice shop to a coffee ceremony, a vegetarian restaurant and a meat or grilled roast eatery. On the way you get priceless insights into the local culture and culinary art.
For all of our Addis Ababa, Ethiopia programs, you have accommodation for the duration of your stay. One bedroom (en-suite) lives next to our students in our hostel in a welcoming and family environment.
Detailed information on accommodation can be found in your pre-departure guide.
Both are great options and we are sure you will have a fantastic time!
Every Saturday of the month, the orientation takes place on Sundays and work on the project starts on Mondays
You can choose between 2 and 24 weeks
All volunteers should arrive at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. Pick-up and drop-off service to the airport is included in your program fee. You will be received by a representative on arrival.
The introductory event takes place on the first day and includes:
Volunteers work 4 to 6 hours daily from Monday to Friday.
You must be at least 18 years old at the beginning of your internship. All volunteers must have adequate voluntary travel insurance.
Ethiopia served as a symbol of African independence throughout the colonial era and was a founding member of the United Nations and the African base for many international organizations.
Ethiopia suffers from periodic droughts and famines that led to a long civil war and a border war with Eritrea in the 20th century.
Although there are some signs at the end of the decade that manufacturing growth is beginning to reduce poverty in urban centers, the structural change in Ethiopia's progress history has been remarkable. The majority of Ethiopian households continue to work in agriculture and rural areas. Additional drivers of poverty alleviation are needed to end poverty in Ethiopia, especially those that support the structural change of the Ethiopian economy. Policies that promote further agglomeration through urbanization would help reduce poverty. This, in turn, requires measures that encourage the entry and growth of businesses, in addition to supporting self-employment in non-agricultural activities. Programs that aim to improve the well-being of the urban poor will also become increasingly important.
Volunteering with IKPVA in Ethiopia gives you the opportunity to do your part to improve the lives of people living in underprivileged parts of Ethiopian society! Take a look at our selection of projects to see how you can dedicate your time, skills and affection to serving people who are less fortunate than you.
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