HINT runs programs related to our mission:
1. To bridge the digital divide
2. To give the poor and underprivileged a chance to be educated
3. To improve the health of the underprivileged poor
4. To fight poverty and unemployment
Our permanent projects provide: technological access through our computer training centres and school distribution program; support for education by getting resources to those in need; and provide financial access through the Kingdom Community Fund.
Our non-permanent projects provide health awareness to the local community through training and medical outreach programs.
All of our programs are deeply dependent on volunteer support for management. We are open to (and encourage) volunteers to run their own programs based on their own skills and knowledge. In the past, volunteers have run summer sports programs for youth and week-long health outreach seminars.
HINT also partners with other non-profit organizations in the area and can find placements for volunteers with these partners (such as teaching English or working in an orphanage).
As mentioned, HINT also encourages volunteers to design their own projects.
Please contact us with any questions. Additionally, feel free to send your resume/CV and we can suggest what projects would be a good fit for you or what projects are in critical need of volunteers at a given time.
Projects in technological access:
- Teach Computer Education to students at one of our partner Schools or train IT Instructors for these schools
- Recruit qualifying schools to benefit from our School PCs Project
- Set up computer labs at selected schools
- Coordinate shipment, distribution, and installation of computers and other equipment in schools and community centers
- Teach basic computer skills (MS Window, Internet, Emailing, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, MS PowerPoint) at one of our partner schools in Buea or at our Community IT Centres
- Teach advanced computer skills (Web Design, Networking, Computer Repairs and Maintenance, Desktop Publishing, Photo Editing) to about 10 students in class for 3 hours a day
- Serve at our Community IT Training Centre as Office Secretary, Cyber attendant, IT Instructor or IT Technician
Projects in education:
- Identify needy orphans especially those orphaned by AIDS in targeted communities for subsequent support
- Teach English
- Provide support to our Back Packs campaign
Projects in health:
- Coordinate shipment, distribution, and installation of medical supplies and other equipment in schools and community centers
- Run HIV/AIDS sensitization seminars in schools, prisons and at Community Groups, etc
- Train HIV/AIDS Educators at our Centre, in schools, prisons, at Community Groups, etc
- Participate in a medical outreach as part of a team
- Host training seminars on healthy living, nutrition, and sports
Projects in financial access:
- Train young social entrepreneurs in basic business set up and management skills
- Provide support to the Kingdom Community Fund (as fund manager, field worker, etc.)
Projects in fundraising*:
- Write funding proposals for some of our projects and help with fundraising
- Organize fundraising activities for our projects including contacting and following up donors
*These projects are excellent opportunities for “online volunteers” who cannot leave their home countries to come to Cameroon.