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Adéla Mojžíšová, Lenka Rosková

Voluntarism as a Tool of a Professional Leadership of Health – Social Projects in Afrika


Abstract:

If the help to developing countries is to be effective, it is necessary to follow the principles of democracy, solidarity, reciprocity and auto-organization of people in environment, in which they live. That means that people must approach towards problem solving actively and they must not be in a position of passive expectants for help. Thereby these projects will get major hope for future and also they will awake the human dignity and faith into one’s own abilities. The important aspect is not only the preparation ahead of integration into system of international development cooperation but also parallel support and education of workers at own realization of projects. For their successful realization it is important to upgrade the management of volunteering, that means longterm and continual activity of organizations at obtaining and use of volunteers in projects and their superior preparation for field work. The article maps out the origination and history of humanitarian and development aid; it further concurs by the research of views of group of volunteers of Nongovernmental nonprofit organization and the trainees of Health and Social faculty of University of South Bohemia, who have the personal experience with the management of health and social projects in Kenya, Guinea – Conakry and in Zambia.


Keywords:

developing country, social worker, volunteer, education, health and social project




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