Concern America is a unique nonprofit, nonsectarian, nongovernmental development and refugee aid organization – unique in that its philosophy emphasizes the transference of skills and thus the creation of opportunity (seen as a more permanent solution), not just the placement of resources into impoverished regions. Concern America trains local populations in health, education, agriculture, and/or environmental health (appropriate technology), and accompanies these populations from eight to ten years, working with and through them to build local, functional social systems that meet their basic needs. Eventually, the Concern America team can be withdrawn, leaving in place trained local people who are “capacitated” to continue the work and to bring it to neighboring communities.
Degree/experience as a nurse, fluency in Spanish, 21 years of age or older, work experience abroad desired
|Location:||South America, Mexico and Africa|
|Length:||3 weeks or 2 years|
|Contact||Catharine Quinn, BSN, RNC, MPH, Coordinator of Immersion Program|
|Address||P.O. Box 1790, Santa Ana, California, 92702, USA|