Bondies head to Africa to help the disadvantaged

19 August 2014

A group of Bond University students have left the Gold Coast and are headed for Africa as part of the institution’s annual Bond In Africa humanitarian initiative.
Bond In Africa is a subsidiary of the Bond University Student Association management committee.

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The program started in 2012 and this year students are headed to the Mulanje Mission Hospital Malawi near Tanzania.
Bond In Africa spokesperson, Zoe Kaeshagen, said the program was a unique opportunity for personal development, team, leadership building and practical learning.
“The program provides Bond students with an opportunity to engage in both efficient and effective degree-relevant developmental assistance, shedding light on current world issues, prospective careers and international opportunities, whilst also assisting disadvantaged communities,” she said.
“The program is tailored to create something that is sustainable and continuous, so that the benefit of the assistance provided, can remain long after we leave and until the next group of program participants return to build and strengthen the relationship further.”
Students attending Mulanje Mission Hospital this year will be working in areas of IT maintenance, database creation and management, renovation and upgrading of buildings and facilities, providing classroom and educational assistance and creating media and marketing material for use by the hospital.
The students will be away for two weeks. They have undertaken a variety of fund raising initiatives during the past year to provide for the necessary materials for the works to be undertaken at the mission.
For more information visit the 2014 Bond in Africa Program Facebook page.

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