Project profile — Terre Sans Frontières - Volunteer Cooperation 2015-2020

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Terre Sans Frontières - Volunteer Cooperation 2015-2020 - Overview
Terre sans frontières (CA-CRA_ACR-3130594492)
2015-05-25 - 2020-03-31
Country / region • Bolivia (25.00%)
• Mali (25.00%)
• Honduras (25.00%)
• Tanzania (25.00%)
Sector • Education, Level Unspecified
Teacher training (11130) (22.40%)
• Post-Secondary Education
Higher education (11420) (16.10%)
• Basic Health
Health personnel development (12281) (61.50%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (significant objective)
Description and results


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.

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.

Results achieved

Among the outcomes achieved up to March 2018: 1) 84 health professional (58 women and 26 men) volunteers were recruited and deployed in Honduras, Bolivia and Tanzania, completing nearly 1,471 workdays; 2) 100 training courses for 183 health professionals in Honduras, Bolivia and Tanzania, including 119 women (65%); 3) 98% of the trained professionals reported having improved their skills in the health field, up from 85% in 2017; 4) 100% of volunteers believe that their actions will have a lasting impact; 5) following their mission, 69% of the volunteers are interested in continuing their commitment to support Canada's international development efforts; 6) 21,219 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 dental and optometry clinics. Twenty-one volunteer assignments were carried out in Bolivia to boost the skills of health professionals. This training has contributed to improving their theoretical and technical knowledge as much as it has improved their client approach. Beyond the 55,000 people who now have access to dental or optometric care, young people are learning better at school because their vision problems have been treated.



Original budget $230,964
Planned Disbursement $162,915
Transaction Date Type Value
03-05-2019 Disbursement $66,500
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Partner website — Terre sans frontières
Global Affairs Canada
KFM Partnerships for Devlpmnt Innovation
Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
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