One in ten
children living there are orphans or abandoned and there is a growing tendency
for them to move to cities like Libreville, its capital, to beg on the streets.
There are some educational volunteer placements in
Gabon, where the education itself is free; its just that the other school expenses such as books and writing materials put it out of the reach of many families.
Those looking to undertake voluntary work in Gabon are pretty much limited to qualified medical staff or those with a keen
interest in preservation and conservation.
If you run or
know of a volunteer work project in Gabon let us know
by contacting us here. We look forward
to hearing from you!