With a mainly illiterate population who have had no opportunity to go to school because there aren't many and no teachers in any event, most people in CAR live in poverty, children's growth is stunted and safe water
supplies and sanitation are scarce. Despite all of this is not safe for volunteer projects in the Central African Republic to operate
either within urban areas or in the outlying areas that are controlled by rebels to the government who deploy guerrilla tactics forcing
local residents, particularly in the north, to flee for safety.
It will therefore come as
little or no surprise that it is mainly the Red Cross who maintain a presence in the Central African
Republic and even they have to head up their project with "Volunteering for the Red Cross in the Central African Republic: why it is not for the faint of heart."
If you run or
know of a volunteer work project in the Central African Republic let us know
by contacting us here. We look forward
to hearing from you!