Location: Palawan, Philippines
Duration: Minimum 2 weeks, maximum 6 months
Start Dates: Project is on-going, and you can join at any time, depending upon availability. Placements start each Monday
Cost: €400 Euros per week – see Costs section for more details
Includes: all food, accommodation, airport pickup, orientation and all project related activities
Does not include: flights, travel insurance, visas and vaccinations
If you possess medical qualifications or aspire to pursue a career in medicine, this exceptional program in Palawan is tailored to your interests and aspirations!
Within this program, you have the opportunity to make a significant impact on the development of healthcare in Palawan. As a qualified medical practitioner, you can contribute your expertise and skills to the local community by providing professional medical assistance and support.
Alternatively, if you have a passion for teaching, you can educate locals on essential first aid techniques and promote practices that maintain personal hygiene. Your instruction will empower community members with valuable knowledge and skills that can help them in emergency situations and enhance their overall well-being.
By participating in this program, you will not only make a tangible difference in the healthcare sector of Palawan but also gain invaluable practical experience and deepen your understanding of medical practices in a unique cultural setting. This is an incredible opportunity to contribute to the well-being of the community while immersing yourself in the beauty and charm of Palawan.
Join us in this rewarding program and be part of the journey towards improving healthcare and empowering individuals in Palawan.
Our healthcare education initiative is at the early stages of development and relies on the expertise of both experienced medical and healthcare professionals, as well as individuals passionate about teaching basic first-aid and personal hygiene.
The diversity in hygiene and health practices within the community necessitates the presence of qualified professionals who can conduct health camps and dental checkups. Additionally, we seek participants who can educate community members on essential first-aid techniques and promote simple hygiene practices such as handwashing, teeth brushing, and overall cleanliness. These efforts are vital in preventing avoidable health issues and the spread of communicable diseases.
Whether you have a background in medicine or a keen interest in education and hygiene, we invite you to join our newly established Healthcare Education project. While medical professionals who can provide guidance on project development are highly valued, prior medical experience is not a requirement for participation. As a project participant, you will actively engage in healthcare campaigns conducted in local schools and the Aborlan community. Your role will involve teaching the importance of basic hygiene, emphasizing correct teeth brushing techniques, proper handwashing, and maintaining overall cleanliness. Moreover, you will have the opportunity to collaborate closely with local medical officers and health clinic doctors, enriching your experience and adding tremendous value to the project.
Join us in this impactful initiative, where you can contribute to the well-being of the community, foster awareness about healthcare practices, and gain valuable insights while working alongside dedicated medical professionals and educators.
Travel and Accommodation
This center houses all participants in their programs around Palawan. It is built with many natural elements and has a tropical beach look to them! You’ll be sleeping on bunk beds and we have limited laundry facilities, so expect to wash your clothes by hand, unless you’d like to use the laundry service here for a small fee.
Due to our tropical setting, WiFi service may not be what you are used to at home. It is limited and sometimes inaccessible due to weather, so having your own local SIM card and purchasing data through the GLOBE network may be your best option for staying connected consistently while you are in our local village. Please be advised that due to jellyfish in the water, it is unlikely that you will be able to swim at the beach close by the accommodation. There is an area near the river or on the other side of the village, which is about a 15 minute walk away, where you will be able to enjoy some time in the water.
Three meals are provided every day of the program scheduled at 8:00 a.m..for Breakfast, 12:00pm for Lunch and 6:00 pm for Dinner and on weekends only brunch and dinner. Food will be mainly of typical local and western dishes. Since we are in Asia, rice is a staple. We serve rice but not everyday.We also serve pasta, noodles, sea foods, most of the time chicken and pork, vegetables and fruits. For breakfast, we may have eggs, sausages, oatmeal, bread, pancakes, coffee and tea. However, meals will also be served based on your dietary requirements.
In addition, food arrangement varies based on your program. Typically, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner will usually serve at the Accommodation Center, however, for participants having outdoor activities or placement will have packed lunch or take lunch at the local restaurants or at the Filipino Authentic Restaurants nearby. Finally, you are free to relax and explore the local area and local dishes during your spare time or on the weekends but at your own cost and expense.
- Minimum age 18.
- No previous skills are necessary, however you will need to speak English at a native or near-native level.
- Minimum 2 weeks commitment – 30+ hours a week
- CRB Police check (or equivalent) showing that you have no previous criminal convictions
- Necessary vaccinations.
- Necessary flight & visas.
- Full travel & medical insurance. Please see our info pages for more information and to get a quote.
€400 Euros per week
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** All payments incur a 5% bank transfer fee
*** Placements are confirmed with a 1 week deposit
Project Fee includes food, accommodation, airport pickup, orientation, in-country support and project activities.
Private rooms are available for an additional €100 per week.
What’s not included:
Flights, insurance, visas (if applicable) and vaccinations. Full assistance will be provided in getting all these arranged if you choose our Premium Support.
Premium Support Upgrade
We understand there’s a great deal to plan and organise for your trip. When booking a Placement, many of our participants choose to purchase our Premium Support Upgrade to benefit from the expertise, knowledge and experience of our Project Coordinators.
We can provide the personal advice you need to ensure your trip is organised with excellence and planned with efficiency; ensuring the very best experience possible. Read more about how we can help you.
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