Visions in Action Overview
Programs: Volunteers serve for 6 or 12 months in the areas of human rights, journalism, democratization, education, food security, health, environment, social work, microenterprise and community development. Volunteers live in a group house in an urban area of Africa or Latin America in groups of 3-10. Volunteers undergo a 2-3 week orientation overseas, including language training, homestays, guest speakers and interviews with potential placements. Visions places about 30-40 volunteers a year. Short-term community development programs of 4-6 weeks are run in the summer in Mexico and Tanzania. Visions in Action also currently manages relief and development programs in Liberia and Uganda. In Liberia, Visions works in four program areas: Food Security, Education, Radio and Election Monitoring. In northern Uganda Visions manages two programs: An Emergency Education program for children in Internally Displaced Camps and a program that provides voluntary HIV Counseling & Testing and support to people living with AIDS.
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