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Early childhood education program
Mbande, Temeke              August 31 - September 19, 2015
Mbande, Temeke              January 21 - February 6, 2016

Volunteer project: Early childhood education refers to the formal teaching of young children by people outside the family or in settings outside the home. "Early childhood" is usually defined as before the age of normal schooling, before 5 years in most countries. In recent years, the importance of early childhood education has significantly increased, as it strongly benefits the children. The main goal of an early childhood education program is to help children develop cognitively and socially, introduce them to the school setting and prepare them for Primary school. Through early childhood education, children gain long-lasting academic and social skills that will benefit them throughout their lives. In responding to the needs in Temeke communities, various private and public institutions have started or integrate early childhood education in their institutions, especially Primary Schools. Some programs are also run independently by private nursery schools.

This project is therefore aiming to improve early childhood education in the Mbande community to meet the stated objectives:
- Academic skills development: Assisting children to develop academic skills in literacy, mathematics, science and even social studies.
- Physical Development: Learning about moving, basic gross motor skills and fine motor skills.
- Cognitive Development: Learning about the world - sustained attention, understanding how objects can be used, beginning understanding of cause and effect, beginning understanding that things can be grouped, using problem solving strategies, engaging in play.
- Social development: Learning about self and others, trust, caring, controlling one's own behaviour, playing with other children, learning to be a member of a group, and using personal care skills.
- Language development: Learning about communication, developing receptive language, developing expressive language, participating in conversations, understanding and using words, enjoying books and being read to, showing an awareness of pictures and print, experimenting with drawing and writing.

The project activities will be carried out around the community including the nursery school. Activities will be also organized at the botanical garden every evening.

Volunteers will be involved in the following activities:
- Assisting local teachers in supervising the children in class as well as teaching basic math, reading, art work, etc.
- Preparing materials for school activities, organizing activities such as music, singing, and introduction of basic English as a foreign language.
- Capacity building for Nursery school teachers by assisting them in improving their language skills.
- Organizing outdoor and recreational activities for children from the community to be held at the botanical garden
Note: We are expecting so many children, especially in the afternoon, to participate in the project, so please bring a lot of energy, team spirit and smiles. Working with children is always fun, however flexibility is required.

Study theme: Early Childhood Education: Challenges & Opportunities

Volunteer profile: The volunteers are encouraged to be creative, flexible, and patient, open minded and independent, interested to work with children and youth, able to work with limited resources and less supervision. The volunteers are also very welcome to create new ideas and methods to assist in teaching children, especially for the English teaching program.

Free time: The volunteers will have free time on the weekends to enjoy the landscape, nature, culture and historical attractions of the region. Some of the closest attractions you can see are the historical town of Bagamoyo, Zanzibar and Mikumi National Park.

Language: English

Accommodation: The volunteers will be hosted in a Youth Center located in the community.

Orientation: On arrival, all volunteers will attend an orientation session. The aim of this session is to help the volunteers build a team and also to share with them some practical information about the country, the host community and their volunteer project. The group will travel together from the orientation site to the community.

Location: Mbande, Temeke

Terminal: Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Airport (Dar es Salaam International Airport)

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 250 Euros

The extra fee is intended to support the hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.

                                                                                                         

 

Tree planting and environmental education in Temeke
Vigoa, Temeke          September 7 - September 19, 2015
Vigoa, Temeke          November 19 - November 28, 2015

Volunteer project: International volunteers will take part in an Environmental sustainability project in the Temeke District of Tanzania.

Volunteers' main tasks include:
- Establishment and management of a community tree nursery
- Tree planting: Depending on the weather, volunteers will participate in tree planting activities aiming to conserve water sources and the local biodiversity.
- Environmental education and awareness: The volunteers will organize and coordinate environmental educational activities for the children and youth after school hours. The group will also organize public events in the community including workshops, meetings and other creative activities to raise the public's awareness on environmental issues.

Volunteer profile: Volunteers are expected to be interested in nature and outdoor activities, creative, flexible, and patient, open minded and independent, interested to work within a team, able to work with limited resources and less supervision.

Free time: The volunteers will have free time on the weekends to enjoy the landscape, nature, culture and historical attractions of the region. Some of the closest attractions you can see are the historical town of Bagamoyo, Zanzibar and Mikumi National Park.

Language: English

Accommodation: The volunteers will be hosted at the Youth Center in the community.

Orientation: On arrival, all volunteers will attend an orientation session. The aim of this session is to help the volunteers build a team and also to share with them some practical information about the country, the host community and their volunteer project. The group will travel together from the orientation site to the community.

Location: Vigoa, Temeke

Terminal: Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Airport (Dar es Salaam International Airport)

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 220 Euros

The extra fee is intended to support the hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.

                                                                                                         

 

 

Social skills program for children
Msufini, Temeke              November 30 - December 19, 2015

Volunteer project: Social skill is any skill facilitating interaction and communication with others. It is an ability to communicate, persuade, and interact with other members of the society without undue conflict or disharmony. Urbanisation and globalisation processes have significantly contributed to the migration of people from various regions of the country to urban areas. As a result, more and more multicultural communities are formed, including in Temeke. Although most of the population are African Tanzanians, yet the differences in some aspects of culture have to be taken into consideration to promote peace and solidarity. Absence of social skills is not only caused by the mixture of culture but also because parents spend less time with their kids. Most children experience occasional rejection and are sometimes socially clumsy, insensitive, or even unkind. Signs that a child may need some social coaching include: lack of at least one or two close mutual friends, having trouble losing or winning gracefully, not showing empathy when others are hurt or rejected, acting bossy or insisting on their own way a lot, inability to start or maintain a conversation, using a louder voice than most children, seeming constantly ignored or victimized by other children or constantly teasing or annoying other children.

This project in particular is aiming to promote and teach social skills to children which will enable them to interact and communicate in a school environment and in the community. The age range of the children will be between 5-12 years old.

During the project, the volunteers will organise various activities indoor and outdoor like sports, workshops, role plays, etc. to support children to gain social skills useful for their education performance as well as in interacting with people of various cultural backgrounds like: manners and positive interaction with others, appropriate classroom behaviour, better ways to handle frustration/anger, acceptable ways to resolve conflicts with others.

Study theme: Children’s social skills

Volunteer profile: The volunteers are expected to be creative, flexible, sociable and patient, open minded and independent. The volunteers are also very welcome to propose new ideas and methods to assist in facilitating the social skills project.

Language: English

Accommodation: The volunteers will be hosted in a Youth Center located in the community.

Orientation: On arrival, all volunteers will attend an orientation session. The aim of this session is to help the volunteers build a team and also to share with them some practical information about the country, the host community and their volunteer project. The group will travel together from the orientation site to the community.

Location: Msufini, Temeke

Terminal: Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Airport (Dar es Salaam International Airport)

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 250 Euros

The extra fee is intended to support the hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.

                                                                                                         

 

Building and installation of energy saving stoves for better health and environment in Kilimanjaro
Moshi, Kilimanjaro              November 19 - December 6, 2015

Volunteer project: Over the last two years, this project has been organized in partnership with communities living on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, Northern Tanzania. These villages are sharing boarder with the forest and there is a big dependency among the community members on that forest. The majority of the population are farmers growing coffee, bananas, vegetables and variety of fruits. There is a small part of the population involved in business (petty traders and micro finance).

Most families still maintain their traditional style of cooking meals on the ground in the house over an open flame. As a traditional house usually has only one room, the whole house is filled with smoke before and after meals. The smoke is thick and stays in the house as only a little hole in the roof allows for ventilation. As a result, acute respiratory and eye diseases are significant problem for women and children. Additionally, this form of cooking requires large amount of firewood, which puts pressure on the Mount Kilimanjaro forest and thus is a major contributor to forest destruction leading to climate change.

The volunteers will participate in building and installation of energy saving stoves in selected households. The stoves are designed with a very simple technology and will be installed in a few homes as a demonstration for the community to adapt. Volunteers will receive training before the activity to gain skills on how to build the stoves. We will also have an opportunity to work at the community tree nursery where trees are grown for planting and distribution in the community and the forest.

Educational activities: We will participate in a number of workshops and debates to involve local women, youth and students around Environmental sustainability issues. Please, bring some information from your local community for sharing.

Volunteer profile: No special or particular expertise/skills required. Volunteers should be open-minded and independent, ready to work with limited resources, interested in outdoor activities, manual work, plants and nature.

Leisure activities: Northern Tanzania offers a variety of leisure activities. This area is the tourism attraction capital of Tanzania if not the whole Eastern and Central Africa. Possibilities for your weekends and free time while in the project could be: a day at lake Chala - swimming and relaxing; Cultural tourism (Hiking to Kilimanjaro National Park gate, Kinukamori waterfalls for nature walk and swimming, and Chagga museum); two days and one night wildlife safari to Ngorongoro and either Lake Manyara National Park or Tarangire.

Language: English

Accommodation: In communal residential house within the community. Running water is available. Electricity is also available though not reliable. No Internet facilities, but you can use your smart phone with local SIM card to access Internet. Cyber cafés are available in the nearest town. Rooms will be shared by 3-5 volunteers. Full time kitchen staff will be available to manage meals, however volunteers will be helping.

Orientation: On arrival, all volunteers will attend an orientation session in Dar es Salaam. The aim of this session is to help the volunteers build a team and also to share with them some practical information about the country, the host community and their volunteer project.

Location: Moshi is one of the Districts of Kilimanjaro Region. From Moshi, the Capital of Kilimanjaro, on the highway to Tarekea Boarder, in 45 km you will find a small community - Mwika - located on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro. It is very accessible from Moshi town and Arusha by public transport. It is one of the best spots to view the highest Mountain in Africa - Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Terminal: Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Airport (Dar es Salaam International Airport)

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 250 Euros

The extra fee is intended to support the hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.

                                                                                                         

 

 

Christmas camp for children in Kilimanjaro
Mwika, Kilimanjaro              November 30 - December 19, 2015

Volunteer project: In Tanzania, private and public schools have a long holiday during the month of December until early January. In particular in Kilimanjaro Region, children living outside the region go back home to their parents for end-of-year celebrations and family reunion. This is normally a most joyful time. However, not all children in the community can enjoy the season due to social and economic challenges and limitations. In partnership with local schools and community members, this project has been designed to offer an opportunity for children and teenagers between the ages of 6 and 14 from all social-economic backgrounds, ethnicity and religions to spend time together during the end-of-year festivities. Through this project we also aim to promote peace and harmony among various groups in the community.

Volunteers will support and assist the children in various activities during the project:
- Games: Indoor and outdoor games that will stimulate learning, team building and activeness. Local games will be introduced as well foreign ones from the volunteers. Please bring new games to share with the kids.
- Physical activities: Action jumping, Olympic Games, etc.
- Gardening: Ornamental and vegetable planting, composting, garden tour, etc.
- Nature activities: Bird watching, Plant a tree, Tree feeder, learning about various plants, birds, animals, worms, and insects available in the area.
- Academic development: Holiday homeworks, various competitions aiming to motivate the kids to like education and get ready for the new year's studies.

Educational activities: This is an exciting opportunity for both local and international volunteers to be in this region of Tanzania and to experience the Holiday culture which is quite different from the rest of the country. Trough planned activities, volunteers will be able to learn various children games and activities as well what the nature offers in the community. Please, bring information related to the project theme from your home country for sharing.

Volunteer profile: No special or particular expertise/skills required. Volunteers should be open-minded and independent, interested in outdoor activities and work with children, interested in plants, animals and nature in general. Flexibility, creativity, and ability to work under less supervision and limited resources are required.

Leisure activities: Northern Tanzania offers a variety of leisure activities. This area is the tourism attraction capital of Tanzania if not the whole Eastern and Central Africa. Possibilities for your weekends and free time while in the project could be: a day at lake Chala - swimming and relaxing; Cultural tourism (Hiking to Kilimanjaro National Park gate, Kinukamori waterfalls for nature walk and swimming, and Chagga museum); two days and one night wildlife safari to Ngorongoro and either Lake Manyara National Park or Tarangire.

Language: English

Accommodation: In communal residential house within the community. Running water is available. Electricity is also available though not reliable. No Internet facilities, but you can use your smart phone with local SIM card to access Internet. Cyber cafés are available in the nearest town. Rooms will be shared by 3-5 volunteers. Full time kitchen staff will be available to manage meals, however volunteers will be helping.

Orientation: On arrival, all volunteers will attend an orientation session in Dar es Salaam. The aim of this session is to help the volunteers build a team and also to share with them some practical information about the country, the host community and their volunteer project.

Location: Moshi is one of the Districts of Kilimanjaro Region. From Moshi, the Capital of Kilimanjaro, on the highway to Tarekea Boarder, in 45 km you will find a small community - Mwika - located on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro. It is very accessible from Moshi town and Arusha by public transport. It is one of the best spots to view the highest Mountain in Africa - Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Terminal: Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Airport (Dar es Salaam International Airport)

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 250 Euros

The extra fee is intended to support the hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.

                                                                                                         

 

Empowering girls and women through improved educational facilities
Pemba, Zanzibar              November 30 - December 12, 2015
Pemba, Zanzibar              March 17 - April 2, 2016

Volunteer project: The project is organised in partnership with the department of Youth development in Zanzibar. It aims to contribute to the empowerment of girls and women through improved educational facilities. Poor education facilities including the learning environment has been one of the factors contributing to poor performance hence hinder the possibility of managing development challenges like unequal rights, a lack of awareness of rights, low literacy rates, dependency, limited access to education and opportunities to earn a living, and poverty. Your time, skills, and ideas can help to build solidarity and support for young women and men in their pursuit of healthy and sustainable livelihoods.

Volunteers will be involved in renovation of school buildings and painting. In supporting of the greening school campaign volunteers will participate as well to provide garbage separation facilities and composting. Depending on the weather, volunteers will also plant trees and beautification activities in the school.

Educational activities: Study tours and Workshops will be organized to provide an opportunity for the volunteers to gain knowledge relevant to enhance their understanding of social, political and economic realities of the local community. Volunteers are encouraged to be prepared to participate or to facilitate educational activities based on the project theme. Possible topics are unequal rights, literacy, dependency, limited access to and poverty.

Volunteer profile: No special or particular expertise/skills required. Volunteers should be open-minded and independent, interested in outdoor activities, manual work, painting/renovation and able to work with limited resources.

Leisure activities: Pemba Island and Zanzibar Islands offer variety of cultural and natural attractions. In your weekend and free time you will have an opportunity to visit the most beautiful beaches for swimming, sports and relaxing. Spice tour and eco and cultural tourism are also possibilities.

Language: English

Accommodation: In communal residential house within the community. Running water is available. Electricity is also available though not reliable. No Internet facilities, but you can use your smart phone with local SIM card to access Internet. Cyber cafés are available in the nearest town. Rooms will be shared by 3-5 volunteers. Full time kitchen staff will be available to manage meals, however volunteers will be helping.

Orientation: On arrival, all volunteers will attend an orientation session in Dar es Salaam. The aim of this session is to help the volunteers build a team and also to share with them some practical information about the country, the host community and their volunteer project.

Location: The project will take place in Pemba Island, a sister island to Unguja or famously known as Zanzibar. The community is located about 30 km from Mkoani Port, an entry gate to Pemba Island.

Terminal: Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Airport (Dar es Salaam International Airport)

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 250 Euros

The extra fee is intended to support the hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.

                                                                                                         

 

Cultural immersion program in Tanzania
Mwika, Kilimanjaro              January 7 - January 23, 2016
Mwika, Kilimanjaro              February 4 - February 20, 2016

Volunteer project: Cultural Exposure project will be hosted in the village of Mwika in Northern Tanzania. The project is aiming to expose volunteers and local community to people from different cultural, religious, geographic and socio-economic backgrounds and in so doing provide the opportunity for all to develop a greater understanding of diversity. For over years now the project allows volunteers to interact with and learn from people who are different from themselves and to participate in new and unique experiences beyond their own communities. Cultural exchange assists everybody involved to develop positive relationships with others, understand a broader range of perspectives, and develop the knowledge and skills needed for participation in our multicultural society.

Volunteers will be involved in number of activities leading to Cultural exposure like Kiswahili Language, cooking classes, home stay, arts and craft. Other activities will include meeting senior citizens for story sharing about the past and visiting cultural sites including ritual sites. On arrival the volunteer will receive a calendar of activities indicating activities of each particular day

Educational activities: We will participate in a number of workshops and debates to involve local youth and senior citizens around cultural issues. Impact of colonialism and globalization in local culture and economic development might lead some of the debates and discussions. Please, bring some information from your local community for sharing.

Volunteer profile: No special or particular expertise/skills required. Volunteers should be open-minded and independent, interested in culture, traveling/hiking, asking questions and sharing views. The project is perfect for people who want to learn new languages and culture.

Leisure activities: Northern Tanzania offers a variety of leisure activities. This area is the tourism attraction capital of Tanzania if not the whole Eastern and Central Africa. Possibilities for your weekends and free time while in the project could be: a day at lake Chala - swimming and relaxing; Cultural tourism (Hiking to Kilimanjaro National Park gate, Kinukamori waterfalls for nature walk and swimming, and Chagga museum); two days and one night wildlife safari to Ngorongoro and either Lake Manyara National Park or Tarangire.

Language: English

Accommodation: In communal residential house within the community. Running water is available. Electricity is also available though not reliable. No Internet facilities, but you can use your smart phone with local SIM card to access Internet. Cyber cafés are available in the nearest town. Rooms will be shared by 3-5 volunteers. Full time kitchen staff will be available to manage meals, however volunteers will be helping.

Orientation: On arrival, all volunteers will attend an orientation session in Dar es Salaam. The aim of this session is to help the volunteers build a team and also to share with them some practical information about the country, the host community and their volunteer project.

Location: Moshi is one of the Districts of Kilimanjaro Region. From Moshi, the Capital of Kilimanjaro, on the highway to Tarekea Boarder, in 45 km you will find a small community - Mwika - located on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro. It is very accessible from Moshi town and Arusha by public transport. It is one of the best spots to view the highest Mountain in Africa - Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Terminal: Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Airport (Dar es Salaam International Airport)

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 250 Euros

The extra fee is intended to support the hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.

                                                                                                         

 

Early childhood education program
Chamazi, Temeke              February 18 - March 5, 2016

Volunteer project: Early childhood education refers to the formal teaching of young children by people outside the family or in settings outside the home. "Early childhood" is usually defined as before the age of normal schooling, before 5 years in most countries. In recent years, the importance of early childhood education has significantly increased, as it strongly benefits the children. The main goal of an early childhood education program is to help children develop cognitively and socially, introduce them to the school setting and prepare them for Primary school. Through early childhood education, children gain long-lasting academic and social skills that will benefit them throughout their lives. In responding to the needs in Temeke communities, various private and public institutions have started or integrate early childhood education in their institutions, especially Primary Schools. Some programs are also run independently by private nursery schools.

This project is therefore aiming to improve early childhood education in the Chamazi community to meet the stated objectives:
- Academic skills development: Assisting children to develop academic skills in literacy, mathematics, science and even social studies.
- Physical Development: Learning about moving, basic gross motor skills and fine motor skills.
- Cognitive Development: Learning about the world - sustained attention, understanding how objects can be used, beginning understanding of cause and effect, beginning understanding that things can be grouped, using problem solving strategies, engaging in play.
- Social development: Learning about self and others, trust, caring, controlling one's own behaviour, playing with other children, learning to be a member of a group, and using personal care skills.
- Language development: Learning about communication, developing receptive language, developing expressive language, participating in conversations, understanding and using words, enjoying books and being read to, showing an awareness of pictures and print, experimenting with drawing and writing.

The project activities will be carried out around the community including the nursery school. Activities will be also organized at the botanical garden every evening.

Volunteers will be involved in the following activities:
- Assisting local teachers in supervising the children in class as well as teaching basic math, reading, art work, etc.
- Preparing materials for school activities, organizing activities such as music, singing, and introduction of basic English as a foreign language.
- Capacity building for Nursery school teachers by assisting them in improving their language skills.
- Organizing outdoor and recreational activities for children from the community to be held at the botanical garden
Note: We are expecting so many children, especially in the afternoon, to participate in the project, so please bring a lot of energy, team spirit and smiles. Working with children is always fun, however flexibility is required.

Study theme: Early Childhood Education: Challenges & Opportunities

Volunteer profile: The volunteers are encouraged to be creative, flexible, and patient, open minded and independent, interested to work with children and youth, able to work with limited resources and less supervision. The volunteers are also very welcome to create new ideas and methods to assist in teaching children, especially for the English teaching program.

Free time: The volunteers will have free time on the weekends to enjoy the landscape, nature, culture and historical attractions of the region. Some of the closest attractions you can see are the historical town of Bagamoyo, Zanzibar and Mikumi National Park.

Language: English

Accommodation: The volunteers will be hosted in a Youth Center located in the community.

Orientation: On arrival, all volunteers will attend an orientation session. The aim of this session is to help the volunteers build a team and also to share with them some practical information about the country, the host community and their volunteer project. The group will travel together from the orientation site to the community.

Location: The Project will take place in Chamazi located about 35km South of Dar Es Salaam. It is a very diversity community with population of people from various region of Tanzania. The community hosts one the biggest football stadium in Tanzania that makes a very popular for sports lovers. The community is very accessible through public and even private transport from 04:30am to 23:00.

Terminal: Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Airport (Dar es Salaam International Airport)

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 250 Euros

The extra fee is intended to support the hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.

                                                                                                         

 

Gender equality and cultural exchange program
Mwika, Kilimanjaro              March 3 - March 19, 2016

Volunteer project: Gender equality project has been one of the major theme in Youth exchanges in the last ten years with various partners. Over that period a good number of young men and women have acquired knowledge and experience useful to effect meaningful change in their communities in particular around gender equality and equity in their communities. Mwika is one the communities where these exchanges has taken place. For the first time we are organizing International workcamp on this theme to sustain the results of the previous Youth exchange as well respond to the current United Nations’ Global sustainable development (SGDs).

Volunteers will have an opportunity to interact with local community members in various social and economic developments in order to learn, share and experience various aspects of gender equality and culture. This will include:
 Home stay: During the day, volunteers will be placed in various homes to share their daily activities including caring children, farming activities, taking care of animals, cooking and share local typical life on daily basis.
 Women groups: This will be an opportunity to work with local women especially those involved in village community banking (Serving and credit). Volunteers with skills or experience on this aspects might be very resourceful
 Social services: Visiting and support senior women & Men living in difficult situation in the community. This could be helping them in cleaning, washing, supporting their social and economic activities depending on their needs.

Educational activities: Participating in various workshops related to gender equality and culture, Storytelling/Sharing with senior citizen in the community around the project theme, study tours to various women groups and other community based/ Organizations involved in gender issues.

Volunteer profile: No special or particular expertise/skills required. Volunteers should be open-minded and independent, interested in culture, traveling/hiking, asking questions and sharing views. The project is perfect for people who want to learn new languages and culture.

Leisure activities: Northern Tanzania offers a variety of leisure activities. This area is the tourism attraction capital of Tanzania if not the whole Eastern and Central Africa. Possibilities for your weekends and free time while in the project could be: a day at lake Chala - swimming and relaxing; Cultural tourism (Hiking to Kilimanjaro National Park gate, Kinukamori waterfalls for nature walk and swimming, and Chagga museum); two days and one night wildlife safari to Ngorongoro and either Lake Manyara National Park or Tarangire.

Language: English

Accommodation: In communal residential house within the community. Running water is available. Electricity is also available though not reliable. No Internet facilities, but you can use your smart phone with local SIM card to access Internet. Cyber cafés are available in the nearest town. Rooms will be shared by 3-5 volunteers. Full time kitchen staff will be available to manage meals, however volunteers will be helping.

Orientation: On arrival, all volunteers will attend an orientation session in Dar es Salaam. The aim of this session is to help the volunteers build a team and also to share with them some practical information about the country, the host community and their volunteer project.

Location: Moshi is one of the Districts of Kilimanjaro Region. From Moshi, the Capital of Kilimanjaro, on the highway to Tarekea Boarder, in 45 km you will find a small community - Mwika - located on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro. It is very accessible from Moshi town and Arusha by public transport. It is one of the best spots to view the highest Mountain in Africa - Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Terminal: Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Airport (Dar es Salaam International Airport)

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 250 Euros

The extra fee is intended to support the hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.

                                                                                                         

 

Youth empowerment through education
Rufiji, Coast              March 17 - April 2, 2016

Volunteer project: The project is organised in partnership with local schools in Rufiji area. It aims to contribute to the empowerment of young women and women through improved educational facilities. Poor education facilities including the learning environment has been one of the factors contributing to poor performance hence hinder the possibility of managing development challenges like unequal rights, a lack of awareness of rights, low literacy rates, dependency, limited access to education and opportunities to earn a living, and poverty. Your time, skills, and ideas can help to build solidarity and support for young women and men in their pursuit of healthy and sustainable livelihoods.

Volunteers will be involved in renovation of school buildings and painting. In supporting of the greening school campaign volunteers will participate as well to provide garbage separation facilities and composting. Depending on the weather, volunteers will also plant trees and beautification activities in the school.

Educational activities: Study tours and Workshops will be organized to provide an opportunity for the volunteers to gain knowledge relevant to enhance their understanding of social, political and economic realities of the local community. Volunteers are encouraged to be prepared to participate or to facilitate educational activities based on the project theme. Possible topics are unequal rights, literacy, dependency, and poverty.

Volunteer profile: No special or particular expertise/skills required. Volunteers should be open-minded and independent, interested in outdoor activities, manual work, painting/renovation and able to work with limited resources.

Leisure activities: Possibilities for free time activities include overnight in Zanzibar or Bagamoyo (Historical sites, Beach/Swimming, Eco/Cultural tour), Dar es Salaam (Sight seeing, Beach/Swimming), Selous National Park (Wildlife safari) and Rufiji River safari. There is a possibility of doing a day trip to Kilwa Masoko – a UNESCO World heritage site.

Language: English

Accommodation: In communal residential house within the community. Running water is available. Electricity is also available though not reliable. No Internet facilities, but you can use your smart phone with local SIM card to access Internet. Cyber cafés are available in the nearest town. Rooms will be shared by 3-5 volunteers. Full time kitchen staff will be available to manage meals, however volunteers will be helping.

Orientation: On arrival, all volunteers will attend an orientation session in Dar es Salaam. The aim of this session is to help the volunteers build a team and also to share with them some practical information about the country, the host community and their volunteer project.

Location: The project will take place in Rufiji, about 130 km South of Dar es Salaam along Kilwa road, the highway which connects Tanzania and Mozambique.

Terminal: Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Airport (Dar es Salaam International Airport)

Age range: 18 and over

Extra fee: 250 Euros

The extra fee is intended to support the hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.

                                                                                                         

 

 

 

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