Dr. Emmanuel Ehiwe, a consultant sonographer and public health practitioner from Birmingham, UK
I had a great experience volunteering and working with children of the Ethiopian Education Foundation (EEF). It was a grand experience coaching the youths on the basics of health and well-being lifestyle initiatives. Everyone involved learnt and practiced basic CPR and resuscitation techniques to save lives in emergency situations where there is no doctor.
The students learned how to handle and respond to various forms of first aid treatments for common accidents. It was also a pleasant experience as various groups explored how to recognise and manage signs of worms, diarrhoea and dehydration in children.
The youths loved it as much as I did as they also helped in showing me around the local places of relaxation at the weekends. Would relish an opportunity to work with the staff and organising team again as they made my experience a fantastic one.
I would recommend EEF to anyone who would like to consider volunteering in Ethiopia. – Emmanuel