Terre Sans Frontières – Volunteer Cooperation 2015-2020

Reporting Organization:Terre sans frontieres
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 1,161,040
Timeframe: May 25, 2015 - March 31, 2020
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Terre sans frontieres

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Bolivia - $ 345,061.09 (29.72%)

Honduras - $ 345,061.09 (29.72%)

Tanzania, United Republic of - $ 344,944.98 (29.71%)

Mali - $ 125,972.84 (10.85%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Health Systems, Training & Infrastructure (61.5 %)

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Education (38.5 %)

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This Volunteer Cooperation Program allows for the sending of 60 volunteer advisors, mainly dentists, optometrists and homeopaths mission. The program aims to 1) strengthen the individual capacities of local partners; 2) improve the practices of health and education professionals; and 3) improve the day-to-day practices of managers and staff of partner organizations. These health professionals will aim to help alleviate, on a volunteer basis, some of the most urgent health deficiencies among the poor, starting with children and school-aged children and their mothers, in regions lacking access to care. This will significantly increase the learning capacity, job performance and income of beneficiaries. In addition, the Canadian volunteers contribute to community management of certain health problems by promoting the establishment of fruitful and lasting collaboration between organizations from within the community and the services provided by public health institutions. The program also supports a public engagement program to form a body of Canadian citizens who are more educated, informed and engaged.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Adult men
Total Direct Population: 60
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected intermediate outcomes for this project include: (1) increased capacity of developing country partners to deliver sustainable development results, in response to local needs, by making use of the skills and expertise of qualified Canadian volunteers; and (2) enhanced participation of Canadians in Canada’s sustainable development efforts.

Achieved Results

Among the outcomes achieved up to March 2019: 1) 100 health professional (73 women and 27 men) volunteers were recruited and deployed in Honduras, Bolivia and Tanzania, completing nearly 2,087 workdays; 2) 147 training courses for 250 health professionals in Honduras, Bolivia and Tanzania, including 180 women (72%); 3) 96% of the trained professionals reported having improved their skills in the health field; 4) 98% of volunteers believe that their actions will have a lasting impact; 5) following their mission, 70% of the volunteers are interested in continuing their commitment to support Canada’s international development efforts; 6) 25,541 people are aware of Canada’s international development efforts through public awareness activities. These outcomes have contributed to the increased ability of project country partners to achieve sustainable development outcomes that meet local needs, for example: in Bolivia, TSF has developed partnerships with two municipalities to renovate and equip 8 dentistry and optometry clinics. Mobile clinics (adapted buses) now reach more than 1,700 people annually in more rural communities. And more than 1,300 people annually now receive optometric services, which were previously non-existent in the community.


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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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