Presentation on theme: "SKIP – Supporting Kids In Peru. Liz Wilson – SKIP Director Qualified Social Worker MSW University of York Bsc Psychology University of Lincoln 5 years."— Presentation transcript:
Liz Wilson – SKIP Director Qualified Social Worker MSW University of York Bsc Psychology University of Lincoln 5 years in SKIP 5 years in UK statutory child protection and project management Fluent Spanish speaker Lived and worked in The Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Peru, The US and UK
Vision: A world where each child realises his/her full potential through quality education, economically- stable families and healthy home environments.
Client Group: 29% in Extreme Poverty (US AID definition) 61% below the Peru poverty line Approx 65% domestic violence 66% mothers clinically depressed 22% population malnourished 70% under 25 years old 80% have no health insurance
Organisational Structure: Child Education: Primary Secondary English Family Welfare: Psychology Social Work Economic Development Health
Why So Many Programmes? “The most effective early child development programmes provide direct learning experiences to children and families, are targeted toward younger and disadvantaged children, are of longer duration, high quality, and high intensity, and are integrated with family support, health, nutrition, or educational systems and services” (Engel et al., 2007, p. 229). Integrated services Level of risk and difficulty faced by this community is high. Quality support to a select group of people Holistic working methodology Working with the whole family
SKIP: Results to Date Participation in SKIP across all the programmes in 2013 was over 80% Families in the programme are four times as likely to be registered for free government health care as other families living in the area. Repayments on Economic Development loans has sustained at over 98 percent for the last three years. Between 2010 and 2013, 11% of SKIP families improved their financial situation and crossed the poverty line. In 2014 primary children enrolled in SKIP scored higher in exam testing than children entering the programme. 11% higher in maths, 8% higher in English and 7% higher in literacy.
What are we looking for? Volunteering: Motivation, enthusiasm, flexibility, interest, team player, responsible etc. Paid Positions: Spanish language fluency Min 3 months experience in developing countries Work experience and qualifications in relevant area Minimum 1 year commitment Self learner Willingness to work hard for minimal financial gain
Volunteer/Placement Opportunities English Teaching Reading and homework help Drama, art, sport Micro-finance Social Work and Psychology Teaching (in Spanish) Handicraft product design and marketing Communications and media Volunteer Coordination Grant Applications and fundraising Youth Work Health Care and first aid
I want a career in International Development Learn another language (UN language) Gain as much international experience as possible Read job descriptions that sound like something you want to do – look at qualifications required. Think about your specialism (teaching, logistics management, social work, language etc) Be prepared to start as an English teacher...make contacts! Grassroots or large development agency Development vs Humanitarian Be realistic about your limitations Prepare to work hard and earn little – at least for a while!
Is this a legitimate/serious NGO? Questions to ask: What training and support will I receive? Do you have a child protection policy? Is there breakdown of financial information? Is there an annual report? Are there results demonstrating project outcomes?
Other sources of information: Annual Report 2012 Website SKIP Video Bi-monthly Newsletters Facebook Group Other Volunteers