About Students for Kids International Projects (SKIP)
Students for Kids International Projects (SKIP) Hull and York are a branch of SKIP National. SKIP organise projects at 11 different branches in universities nationwide to various areas of the world. We formed in 2007 with our initial Needs Assessment trip taking place the year after, this coming year (2019/20) will be out 12th year out on Project! Projects comprise various evidence-based health education interventions including hand hygiene, sexual health, disability and HIV awareness. We currently organise a project that typically runs for 2 weeks in Kibaha, Tanzania. This is in collaboration with the organisation MYODA. The aim of our interventions in collaboration with our NGO is to increase awareness and improve the education of children from nursery (ages 3-8) to secondary school (ages 13-16). All of our interventions focus on the health education needs of the community and our disability awareness and HIV seminars focus on the community at large as well as being modified for classroom settings for children.
We haven't established a time for meetings yet but we will be updating this shortly! In the meantime, if you'd like more information you can contact us via email or on Facebook.
You can find out more about SKIP in general and our other projects here: https://www.skipkids.org.uk/
We typically establish a new committee by the end of July. The committee then begin recruitment of project volunteers from September-November each year. We run stalls around campus and numerous fundraising events both at York and Hull universities! During fresher's fair you can get an application form or get in contact via email or social media! We will also be running 'Give it a Go' events where we will have an information evening where you can get more info about the project and the work of SKIP in general; run some training for interventions to give you guys a flavour of what project involves; and also provide you with the opportunity to sit in on committee meeting and see what we do from the organisation, global health and research and development perspective of our projects! If you have an interest in global health, research, child safeguarding and welfare but can't commit to the Summer project, we are always looking for help with organising, training and fundraising for our Summer project so feel free to enquire about joining the committee!
When you get involved with us there's a couple of things to be aware of!
From a volunteer perspective: • We'll ask you to fill out a volunteer form!
- Following your application form you may be invited to interview, these will typically take place form mid-November onwards.
- Congratulation you’ve been accepted! There will be a £50 deposit that will go towards your accommodation.
- You’ll also be required to sign up to our member portal on memberplanet (details regarding this will be provided during the process)
- You'll also need an extended DBS check done internally by SKIP in order to be allowed to go on project.
- At least 1 volunteer needs to be a group leader and will be required to attend training in York on the 25/04/20.
- At least 2 volunteers need to be first aid trained and have a certificate that states this within 3 years of receipt of the qualification.
From the committee perspective:
- You will be asked to join our members portal on memberplanet as a committee member
- You will have to regularly attend weekly meetings
- We would like you to be available to attend two national conferences run by SKIP to help give us the best kick start to the year! The dates of these conferences are as follows:
- Autumn Big Weekend in Cardiff (9th-10th November 2019)
- Spring Big Weekend in Newcastle (29th February 2020 – 1st March 2020)