Help provide healthcare in the Bolivian jungle


Where to: Trinidad, Bolivia

When: from Jan 2019 

Duration: 6-8 weeks

Spanish level: Minimum of GCSE level (or equivalent)

Application deadline: 30 April 2018

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Project outline

Fundación Totai is a Christian medical project based in Trinidad, a small town in the Bolivian jungle, located in the East of the country. 

The Fundación is a clinic, which was established with the vision of providing affordable medical care in a small town, where there are very few alternatives. The clinic specialises in Ear, Nose and Throat medicine, and benefits from the ongoing support of two long-term missionaries from LAM Canada (our partner mission agency). 

The specific medical tasks you'd be involved in day to day would depend on the doctor overseeing your placement. There would also be opportunities for you to get to know other areas of the local Christian ministry, including children's clubs and sports programmes.

Accommodation

You'll be placed with a Latin American host family, which is a great way to immerse yourself in the culture. Latin Americans are very hospitable so you'll most likely become a real part of the family!

You will have everything you need, but expect fairly basic and cosy accommodation as placements are often in areas/communities of need

Orientation

We think it is of utmost importance to prepare our volunteers well and so hold a compulsory Orientation for all those wishing to serve in Latin America. 
It is a residential Orientation weekend (Friday-Sunday) so food and accommodation will be provided and the cost covered by your launch costs - all you need to do is get there!

Orientation for 2018 will be held just outside Reading from 22nd - 24th June.

How much does it cost?

All placements are self-funded. The total cost of your placement will depend on a number of factors (where you're going/ how long for) but below is an overview of how costs are calculated:

Paid to
Covers
Amount
Launch costs Latin Link Application process, DBS, health checks and advice, residential Orientation, debriefing, fundraising support  £1100
Monthly contribution Latin Link Insurance, mentoring, supervision, placement set-up, team days and conference

£175/ month 

(£350 for 2 months)

Flights Travel agent Flexible return flight ~£700
Living costs In country Food, accommodation, transport, communication etc.

~£400-£600/month

(~£1000 for 2 months)

How to apply

To apply for a Medical Elective you need to complete a Stride Application form AND a Supplementary Information form.
Click on the links below to download the forms. Complete them, save them to your computer and email them as  attachments to [email protected]

  Stride Application Form    Supplementary Information