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    • 400 MILLION SCHOOL DAYS

      Are lost each year due to poor sanitation.

    • MILLIONS OF
      CHILDREN

      Are saved
      by routine
      hand-
      washing
      with soap.

    • 2.6 BILLION
      PEOPLE

      Lack
      access
      to basic
      sanitation
      worldwide.

    • TOILETS SAVE

      More lives than
      any other
      invention.

    • OUR WORK

      Aims to deliver proper sanitation to schools in Kenya, enhancing health and enabling education.

VOLUNTEER

Make a Difference, Volunteer Today!

Connecting Countries Adopt-a-School is always looking for new people to join our growing team. If you want to help us make a difference, apply for one of our volunteer openings today:

Positions Available

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1.Connecting Countries Adopt-a-School is seeking Members for Its Board of Directors 

Position:

The Board of Directors supports the work of Connecting Countries Adopt-a-School by providing leadership and strategic governance as well as hands on participation in program administration and fundraising events.  Board members are expected to attend monthly Board meetings and participate in Committees such as Publicity, Programs, Fundraising, Administration, etc.  The day-to-day operations are undertaken by the President of the Board of Directors with the support of a dedicated team of Board Members.

Please submit a letter of interest highlighting why you would like to become involved with Connecting Countries Adopt-a-School, along with a current resume.

CCAAS’s Mission:

Connecting Countries Adopt-a-School is dedicated to enhancing the education offered to Kenyan and Canadian children through interrelated programs designed to advance the quality of educational settings in Kenyan primary schools.

Our work can be broken down into three main facets:

1. Continuous operation of our primary programs.

2. Continuous involvement with our local community focused in our schools.

3. Periodic events which we run to promote awareness of our organization and raise funds to support the operation of our programs.

Our Programs include:

WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) – development and/or improvement of primary school facilities including latrines, water storage and personal hygiene,

Continuing Support – provision of instructional supplies such as textbooks, pencils, notebooks, etc.

Pen Pal Letters – Canadian and Kenyan school children share cultural information and build relationships through the exchange of hand written letters.

For more information, please visit Connecting Countries Adopt-a-School’s website at www.connectingcountries.net  or call our office (905)529-9799

Sincerely,

Connecting Countries Adopt-a-School

Board of Directors

2. Media Relations Writer

Purpose:

Connecting Countries Adopt-a-School wishes to have its story, programs and accomplishments reach local, national and international readers. To reach this end our growing charitable organization requires a Media Relations Writer.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Investigate and utilize a variety of press and media sources
  • Write articles, website text and blogs that enhance/promote CCAAS
  • Collaborate with members of the communication committee

Reports to: Communication Committee Head

Length of Appointment: Immediate availability, 1 year duration, extension by mutual agreement

Time Commitment:

  • Approximately 5 hours per month, variable
  • Most communication will be via email

Qualifications:

  • Fluency with written language
  • Refined research skills
  • Ability to write succinctly, descriptively and creatively to suit a variety of audiences (age groups, interest areas)
  • Honed computer word processing skills
  • Understand the concepts of- "Volunteer" and "Not-for-Profits"
  • Possess a passion to assist students in Canada and Kenya

3. Graphic Designer

Purpose:

We are looking for a creative and talented graphic artist to help us create rich content for our website, print ads, pamphlets and more.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Help create digital content for our website and print ads
  • Collaborate with team members to improve existing designs and images

Reports to: Web Designer, Communications Committee

Length of Appointment: 1 year, extension by mutual agreement

Time Commitment:

  • Variable depending on current demand for content
  • Averages 2-5 hours per week

Qualifications:

  • Be highly creative.
  • Have experience creating digital, professional quality content (web design, posters, ads, logos, etc).
  • Be able to have flexible volunteer hours. Often we will need a piece of content created within a fairly short period of time (1 - 2 weeks).
  • Be able to work with others. The ability to receive constructive criticism and use it to improve the final product is a must.
  • Have the tools needed to create content. For example you must have your own copy of Photoshop, your own tablet, etc. You will complete your work remotely, but in person meetings may be required.