ICS pre departure training Part I
What is International Citizen Service (ICS)?
International Citizen Service (ICS) is a UK government funded development programme that brings together young people to make a difference in some of the poorest communities around the world.
It enables those aged 18 and above to contribute to a programme of international development and to gain valuable personal development and learning through volunteering. International Citizen Service aims to
ensure the continued active global citizenship of participants through an Action at Home project following their international volunteering experience.
ICS is funded by the Department for International Development and led by VSO in partnership with respected development organisations including Lattitude Global Volunteering. Each partner is working towards three development outcomes:
Project impact overseas
Volunteer personal development
Active citizens in the UK and overseas
Lattitude Global Volunteering ICS is a structured, three stage programme involving
Fundraising( Ghanaians don’t do any fundraising) , training and preparation;
A 10 week overseas volunteering placement ; and Action at home activities.
The Lattitude ICS programmes give you the opportunity to work in either Ghana , Malawi or South Africa for ten weeks as part of a team of UK and local volunteers… Working together with Lattitude’s local programme partners( I will be working with the football for Hope in Cape Coast), teams will deliver projects that contribute towards specific, long term outcomes for local communities. Lattitude works closely with host partners, local communities and NGOs to make an international development experience available to volunteers from UK and from the country in which the projects are based.