Volunteer in West Africa

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Are you ready for a unique trip of a lifetime?

Join #TeamMH for a truly hands-on volunteer experience in West Africa working with our local Schools of Excellence as well as an opportunity to visit other projects!

Travel with us from the 3rd - 10th of March 2018
*Only 25 spaces – register now to avoid disappointment.



03 March 2018


The Gambia & Senegal


Over the past 2 years, groups of MH volunteers from across the UK travelled abroad to get involved in our educational, water, health, community and livelihood projects on the ground. We asked a few of them to tell us about their experiences:

“My time there was one of the most amazing times of my life. Staying at the complex was a blast, the people, the orphanage and the food all more than exceeded my expectations.” - Ruhul Amin Akhand, Volunteer in Pakistan 2016

“I feel truly blessed to be able to have been in an eye-opening and heart-warming trip, I would advise people to go on such a trip at least once in their lifetime.” - Sidra Raoof Chaudry, Volunteer in Kashmir 2017

“Going out there and seeing the work that’s done by the locals and the charity has given me a wakeup call and a dose of reality. I can truly say that is by far the best week of my life so far and I would recommend it to anyone to go out there and experience what I experienced!” - Juweyria Abdullahi, Volunteer in West Africa 2018

Children of West Africa

For children in developing countries - access to education, food and medical care are not guaranteed. Many children lack the opportunity to break out of a cycle of poverty and all too often life becomes a struggle for survival. At Muslim Hands, we firmly believe education is a doorway out of poverty as it empowers people to build a better future for themselves and their families. That is why Muslim Hands has been focused on providing an accessible and high-quality level of education for children since 2004. All the facilities we offer the children are free. We want to continue supporting orphaned and needy children, and providing them with sustainable and quality facilities to complete their education, but we need your help.

With your support, Muslim Hands will provide the MH School of Excellence in Senegal:

• Furniture and equipment for both the nursery and primary school - This includes tables, chairs, storage, learning resources, classroom materials and a playground for the nursery, which will help create a better learning environment.

• A fully equipped computer lab – We will construct a computer lab with all the necessary equipment, including sufficient number of computers, tables and chairs, to provide students a chance to broaden their learning.

• A fully equipped kitchen – We will ensure hunger does not stop children from getting the most out of their school day, by constructing a fully equipped kitchen, that will provide nutritious daily meals to our students.

• Upgraded sanitation facilities – We will upgrade existing bathroom facilities to ensure better provisions of hygiene for our students.

• Redecorate the School – With only the foundation of the school in place, we will provide a pop of colour to every building block, classroom and office, to give our students the education setting they deserve.

• Build a Boundary Wall – Safety and security of our students is vital. By constructing a fencing around the school perimeter, will ensure they are protected and secured within school grounds.

Q. Why Volunteer in West Africa?

A. Most volunteers use their volunteer placement to get closer to a possible career choice, or to gain valuable experience in their vocational area before becoming qualified. Others use their volunteering to build on a personal passion or interest area such as sports.

• Experience new cultures, languages and food
• Use your skills and talents to make a difference
• Bring happiness and hope to deprived communities
• Make new friends and networks
• See the impact of your donations first hand
• Become part of a community
• Gain a whole new perspective

Q. How much do I need to raise?

A. All participants are required to raise a minimum of £2,500 sponsorship money. To secure your place you must pay a holding deposit of £300 upon registration.

Q. Who can take part?

A. Anyone aged 18 or above, who is looking for a unique experience can take part. The group size will be approximately 25 with people of all ages and from all backgrounds. These events are tough, but they’re also fantastically rewarding. Willingness to work as part of a team is paramount.

This is a real team experience and you will make friends for life, so if you’ve got a positive and enthusiastic attitude and want the challenge of both fundraising and visit the projects, this could be the experience of a lifetime for you.

Q. What will we have to eat?

A. All food will be halal and free of alcohol. Traditional local food will be provided throughout the trip. If you have specific requirements, please ensure to let us know.

Q. What are the activities?

A. You will have the opportunity to get involved in various activities, from running workshops and classes with students, to assisting in medical and health projects as well as getting hands-on with building water wells.

Q. What if I get ill?

A. To ensure health and safety of the highest standard, all participants will be accompanied by a Muslim Hands representative at all times.

Q. Who do I contact for more information?

A. Please contact Farjana Aziz on farjana.aziz@muslimhands.org.uk for more information.



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We will aim to reply within 2 working days, but it can take a little longer during busy times.

Muslim Hands UK

Established in 1993, Muslim Hands is an aid agency and NGO helping those affected by poverty, conflict and natural disaster in over 20 countries worldwide.