PDH has an open-door
and non-discriminatory philosophy that strives to help anyone
in need, regardless of their status or condition. That means
that all sorts of people come to our centre in order to relate
their difficulties: those suffering from AIDS, HIV, illnesses
or varying degrees of poverty, the unemployed, orphans, children
in need and victims of abuse or family problems. Our humanitarian
efforts are thus unique because we are able to help those
in need on a personal, one-to-one basis.
– Start work
7.00am – Morning
The day’s activities are assigned visits to each volunteer,
whether that be a VAD, VAH or ES. (Visite à domicile
(Home visit), Visite à l’hopitâl (Hospital
visit), or an enquête social (Investigation)). Any outastanding
reports fromthe previous day will also be read.
8.00am – 8.30 am
– Meeting ends with votes on the proposals made after
each report. For example, this may be voting in order to determine
whether or not to give money to a patient wishing to start
a small shop in order to generate income, or for a sick person
needing hospital fees etc.
8.30am – 12pm –
Visits carried out. On the return each pair of “agents”
compiles their reports.
12.00pm – 3.00pm
3pm - 5pm - (Optional)
This is not compulsory for international volunteers,
however there is always work at the centre if you chose to
participate. There are also a few afternoons a month that
children’s groups take place which volunteers are eager
to get involved with.
Note – There will also be
some administration tasks during the day as well.