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New non-profit trains and places volunteers in Africa

by T Lindstrom Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001 at 8:01 AM
info@cctg.org 530 467 4082

CCTG is a new non-profit aiming to involve many in the fight against poverty in Africa. Organizes programs where the participants get the opportunity to have a positive impact upon the development for some of the poorest people on this planet

Campus California TG is a new non-profit offering programs where participants of all different nationalities, types and backgrounds come together to learn about our global community and to take actions that have a positive impact on the world.

The first program which will start at CCTG is the Development Instructor Program. A Development Instructor is a volunteer who after 6 months training travels to and works at a Development project in Africa, Asia or South America. The program is fourteen months long and is divided into three distinct segments: Six months training at CCTG, six months development work in Africa, and two months information work back at CCTG.

During the first part of the program participants will live, work and study at CCTG, situated in the mountains of northern California, in an area of great natural beauty. The natural environment is of prime importance for CCTG. During this 6 months each participant will prepare him or herself together with the team mates and the teachers to be personally, practically and theoretically prepared for the challenges awaiting them Africa. The first team will work on start and establish CCTG, and will, among other things, learning Portuguese prior to their departure for Mozambique.

Then, for the second part of the program, the group will go to Mozambique, Africa, in Sept 2001. They will work as Development Instructors in Africa for six months.

The team will work together with the International Humana People to People Movement running a variety of projects aiming to improve the living conditions for some of the poorest people on the planet. Some of the projects are:


A Development instructor working in one of the Child Aid projects would organize the community to build a school and get it running, teach children and help adults in the community to start up parent committees as well as all sorts of childrens clubs, ranging from childrens clubs for sports, to childrens clubs for the advancement of science and technology, to childrens clubs for the advancement of democracy and human rights etc. Furthermore, the Child Aid projects support families in their own efforts to improve their lives. E.g. building latrines, planting trees, building wells and firewood saving stoves etc.


TCE ( Total Control of the Epidemic) is a new strategy and program to Combat the spread of AIDS. AIDS is threatening to kill millions and leave millions of orphans in Africa. The Development Instructor will work in the establishing phase of this program and combat AIDS by spreading knowledge and awareness, and will organize whole communities in the battle.


A Childrens Town is a place where orphans all live together without parents. In a Childrens Town project the Development Instructors would work at a school for street kids, work with the local teachers there and run many extra-curricular school programs. Often, the development instuctor will act as a surrogate parent, nurturing children of all ages, working in the fields with them to grow vegetables, helping them to acquire food, clothing, healthcare and an education.


A Development Instructor working at one of the Farming projects will teach farmers about economy, how to budget, how to organize and plan in order to improve the yield of their crops as well as help form farmers clubs to better market their products. Farmers will learn to work together in cooperation with eachother and this will in turn strengthen the economy of the community.


Through the Clothes Sale projects, the Development Instructor will raise funds to support all of these projects. In addition, the local people will have access to affordable second-hand clothing sent in from Europe and the USA.

For the third period of the program, the Development Instructor team will come back to CCTG for two months and hold seminars at different schools in the USA about what they accomplished in Africa. They will also do what is needed to get the next Development Instructor team started.

CCTG is part of an international movement of institutes and colleges in Europe and the USA that for years have been offering Development Instuctor programs. CCTG is a partner with the Humana People to People movement carrying out development work in four continents, and it also belongs to a family of institutes that world-wide are training an placing Development Instructors. With these connections CCTG has access to a very rich and resource filled web of experiences.

What makes CCTG very unique is that no prior experience is needed to participate. In this way, by being all inclusive, each team is made up of people from many backgrounds and nationalities, which in turn makes the whole experience more enriching for each individual participant, as well as for the people in Africa who will recieve our assistance.

For more information call (1) 530-467 4082, visit our web page at www.cctg.org or E-mail info@cctg.org

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