Angola has one of the highest infant mortality rates of any country in the world and a half of all children in the country live below the poverty line with just over half of the child population having access to safe water supplies.
Yet, as advised, the volunteer sector doesn't really
have any hold in Angola. What volunteer work there is
focuses on rebuilding work, particularly schools and health centres and on
rolling out vaccinations and treatment programs addressing malaria and HIV/AIDS.
There is also work to be undertaken with the thousands
of children who live and sleep on the streets of Luanda
as one million children lost one parent during the war
and, out of those, 300,000 lost both parents leaving
them as defenceless orphans who went to the capital
hoping for a better life.
If you run or
know of a volunteer work project in Angola let us know
by contacting us here. We look forward
to hearing from you!