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Africa - General Nurse – The Gambia, Sibanor

Nurse

Trip #2385

  • Mission Trip Agency

    WEC International

    Offering agency

  • Mission Trip Location

    Gambia, Western Africa

  • Mission Trip Dates

    Customizable: Jan, May, Jun or Sep 2020

    Lasts between 6 months to 2 years

  • Mission Trip Ministry

    Medical/Healthcare

  • Mission Trip Cost

    *see notes below or inquire for details

"Reaching out together in word and deed to share God’s love in The Gambia!" is the key verse for our group looking for - Qualified Nurses to Work in a Clinic in the Gambia, Africa

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What the Mission Trip Will Be Like

Gambia Join a rural hospital team as a registered nurse, providing primary health care services to the local community, under the management of the national church. Work includes antenatal, maternity, paediatric and adult medical care in Sibanor. Work as a general nurse mainly on the ward, but also be involved in the dressing room, managing the clinic stores and administrative roles. Develop local language skills, build relationships with the church's Muslim staff, and be involved in discipleship activities in the community alongside the Gambian church.

Relation of Opportunity to National Church and/or Long-term Goals

WEC works closely with the Gambian church and church members to take opportunities to preach to patients, pray with them and show the Jesus film on the ward.

Participant Information, Recommendations, Requirements

Participant Age

College, Adult, and Seniors

Eligible to Go

Individuals and Married Couples

Education/Experience

Registered nurse, with at least 2 years of post-qualification experience. Bring experience in non-communicable disease care, or general medicine, or paediatric nursing. Flexibility and a willingness to try new things is vital. It may take up to six months before you feel you are really contributing to the work and making a significant difference, so plan to come for longer.

If applying from a country other than the USA please go to wectrek.org and find the sending country nearest you.

Languages

Mandinka or Wolof would be an asset

Mission Trip Offered By WEC International

WEC International

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WEC International is an international (members from 55+ nationalities), interdenominational mission agency. WEC is one of the ten largest church planting mission agencies in the world. WEC endeavours to bring the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ to the remaining unevangelized peoples with the utmost urgency. WECers plant churches in many countries around the world with locations in Africa, Asia, North Africa, Central Asia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East and South Pacific. To find out more about WEC International in the USA visit www.wec-usa.org WEC USA has 3 short term programs: Discovery (individuals or teams that go out up to 3 months; WEC Trek (individuals that go from 3 months - 12 months) and WEC Core (individuals that go for 2 years). If you are looking to apply from another country please check wectrek.org for the sending base in your country.

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Mission Trip Details

Location Information

Country(s)
Gambia
Region(s)
Western Africa
Other
Sibanor

Dates

Start date
Customizable: Jan, May, Jun or Sep 2020
Length
6 months to 2 years

Demographics of People Being Ministered To

Who
people with medical needs
People Group(s)
Mandinka, Wolof, Jola, Fula
Religion/Beliefs
Muslim

Finances

Funds needed
*see notes below or inquire for details
Other
Costs of WEC Trek trips are not fixed due to the flexibility we offer. Costs will depend on where you want to go, how long you want to stay and airfare costs.

Training and Debriefing

Pre-field Training
Yes
Post-field Debrief
Yes
Comments
Pre-Field Training through activities and reading guided by a pre-field manual followed by a 1 week orientation training at the WEC HQ near Philadelphia, PA. Debriefing for 3 days immediately on return of the trip at the WEC HQ. If applying from a country other than the USA please go to wectrek.org and find the sending country nearest you.

Application Information

How to apply
Send an inquiry for details on the application process for this mission trip.

Other Information

More information about WEC Trek, the short-term ministry of WEC International,can be found on our web page www.wectrek.org Click on the Trek program closest to your location. Other opportunities in the 10/40 window, not listed here, are also available on our web page.