Q. Do I get health Insurance?
A. You will, after 1 month in Denmark, get Danish health insurance, but the first month you bring a EU health insurance. About health insurance in Africa: Your team make a list and a budget for all Africa expenses, including international health insurance while you are in Africa. The team fund raise the money needed for tickets, visas, insurances, malaria profylaxe together.
Q. Can I visit my friends and family during the programme?
A. You can save up from your pocket money to go to visit your country and family 2-3 holidays in the first year (around 10 days each) and you can invite friends and family to visit you at the school too.
Q. Do I live at the school?
A. Yes the school you enroll to is a boarding school, so you live at the School Center.
Q. How will my day look like at the school?
A. The day starts with DIs eating breakfast and then they have different jobs in the school time with the small school students and also preparing afternoon clubs, culture evenings, sports time etc. Some days you follow the children home to the care home and make dinner and evening program / home work with them in the evening.
Q. When do we study?
A. The DIs also have their own studies and courses and experiences to do. 1-2 weekends a month, some whole weeks, some days or evenings…. Some studies are “DmM studies”, meaning that the students log on to the One World University database with all studies and start answering the tasks. Some studies are group and workshop studies where you divide a topic and give eachother presentations. Some studies starting with a course and continue in the field with actions or investigations.
Q. What do we do at the weekends?
A. Around 1 weekend per month (sometimes just a Sunday) you have Open Weekend that you can spend with other DIs visiting places in Denmark. The frame No Drugs, No Alcohol applies also here.
Q. What happens if I want to quit the programme?
A. It is important that people leave the program peacefully and in understanding with each other. The team, the teacher and eventually the headmaster is involved in the process if a person wants to leave. We discuss the reasons, give advice as to how the person might get on a better foot with what is the problem, or try to analyze different perspectives. The enrolment fee is not refundable. The money the person has earned, fundraised or saved up stays with the school.
Q. How do I manage regarding Africa expenses?
A. About Africa expenses / program expenses: this you will fundraise in your group and have a common goal to reach – each person has a goal and there are fundraising days in the program throughout the year. At the project, you get allowances from the project – meaning a volunteer salary for food, pocket money and some transport money if needed.
Q. Is it safe in Africa?
A. Security in Africa: when you arrive at the project, the project leader will inform you about security and safety there. About drinking water, using mosquito net and taking your malaria pills, about behavior after dark and about going always with schools cars and more people together, dress code, transport precautions … things like that.You are 3 DIs working together all the time at the project – a “Trio”..