InterVol Nottingham run two international volunteering projects, one in Uganda focusing on health and sanitation and the other in Cambodia children’s centres supporting young people to access university and start their own businesses.
The Uganda project works with Little Big Africa (LBA www.littlebigafrica.org), a Ugandan health and sanitation NGO. Volunteers fundraise for the project and travel to Eastern Uganda to support the construction of water tanks, protect water sources and build fuel efficient stoves in rural communities. This project was started by a former InterVol Birmingham volunteer in 2008 and over fifty students have taken part in the project since it commenced and over £50,000 has been raised to build water tanks and efficient stoves for communities and schools. For more details on the project see the Uganda project section.
The project in Cambodia works in partnership with the New Future for Children centre in Phnom Penh and Golden Futures, a UK-based charitable trust, to support children transitioning from the centre into university and careers. See the Cambodia page for more information.
Feature photo: The Trent Building, University of Nottingham, by Shamraze/Nuhaize (Flickr)