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


Terre sans frontières (CA-CRA_ACR-3130594492)
2015-05-25 - 2020-05-31
Global Affairs Canada
KFM Intl Dev Partnerships & Operations

Country / region 

• Mali (10.85%)
• Tanzania (29.71%)
• Honduras (29.72%)
• Bolivia (29.72%)


• 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)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


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 

Results achieved as of March 2020 include: 1) 107 volunteers (77 women and 30 men) health professionals were recruited and deployed to Honduras, Bolivia, and Tanzania, completing nearly 2,593 days of work; 2) 208 trainings were conducted with 275 health professionals from Honduras, Bolivia, and Tanzania, including 195 women (71%); 3) 96% of trained professionals report having improved their health-related skills; 4) 97% of volunteers believe that their actions will have a lasting impact; 5) 79% of developing country partners report a moderate or significant increase in their skills, knowledge or abilities as a result of the contributions of Canadian volunteers; 6) 78% of beneficiaries who are community members report an increase in their social well-being as a result of developing country partners' projects. 7) 66% of volunteers are interested in continuing their involvement in support of Canada's international development efforts. These results have contributed to the increased capacity of project country partners to achieve sustainable development results that meet local needs. A total of 30,759 beneficiaries had access to improved dental and visual health care in their communities as a result of the installed/rehabilitated clinics and vocational trainings provided by volunteers.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
15-07-2020 Disbursement $57,740
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Donor country personnel
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