Newlyweds go on honeymoons and parents-to-be take babymoons. The “moons” are quiet, adjustment periods in which you give yourself time to rest and refresh before fully stepping into your new circumstances.
So why isn’t a jobbymoon seen as normal? Rather than finishing one job on Friday and starting the next on Monday, jobbymoons give people the opportunity to take some time out, to destress and get your work-life balance right.
In the era of all-things digital - when we barely allow ourselves one moment’s respite from the appointments, emails, WhatsApps and tweets - we are desperate for some proper time out. Even more so with medical professionals; working with trauma, often in gruelling and obstacle-ridden conditions, can be emotionally and physically exhausting.
Tshemba, a medical volunteering foundation, understands the need for medical professionals to have some time out, particularly when they have given of their time and skill to contribute to the community.
Tshemba gives medical professionals (local and abroad) the chance work in Mpumalanga, to give back to the community, to help those in dire need of medical attention, and to find their love of the art of medicine again.
This medical volunteer programme is one of a kind, where medical specialists and their partners can stay at Tshemba’s luxurious five-star lodge, free of charge on a self-catering basis. The lodge, situated in the bushveld on a game sanctuary, is a perfect doctor’s refuge.
Tshemba was built for doctors who have a wealth of knowledge and experience, and who want to give back to the community. Doctors giving of their time and energy to help in these rural communities are encouraged to take a jobbymoon and explore Hoedspruit and surroundings, to re-energise, so that they can start the next job with a fresh mindset, ready to tackle new challenges, focused and refreshed.
Find out more about how you can participate and what the Tshemba Foundation offers by calling +27 (64) 507 5527 or visiting www.tshembafoundation.org.