Tanzania, Arusha: Women Development Program

Company : A Broader View Volunteers Corps
Activities: Charity Challenges / Career Break / Community Volunteer Projects / Summer Volunteer Programs
Country: Tanzania
Location : Tanzania / Arusha
Duration: 2 weeks to 2 months
Approx Costs: 1000 to 2000 £ Pound (UK)

Offers temporary residence, education and vocational training to young single mothers and girls below the age of 18 years

These girls have suffered from early pregnancy, forced child marriage, human trafficking, poverty, abuse, and a lack of education. The objective of the center is to train these young women in different vocational fields to empower them for employment and self-reliant projects. Moreover, the center has a nursery and primary school for their children education.

Since the center progress depends on the support coming from outside, volunteers contribution is very important. Bringing support material with you is highly recommended, and needed.

As a volunteer, you will work in the following areas:

  • Support with marketing and fundraising.
  • Psychological support to women.
  • English and computers teaching.
  • Kitchen and tailoring teaching.
  • Children teaching and care.

You will stay in a volunteer house with other international volunteers. Travel from the volunteer accommodation to the orphanage is about 10 minutes bus ride each direction.

Start Dates

Open Year round, Arrival and departures on the weekend

Costs / Benefits

Inclusions
Program starts and ends in Arusha (JRO airport)
Airport meet and greet. Afternoon city tour and orientation
Monday to Friday volunteering. 30-40 hours per week
Weekends free to sightseeing
Typical shift work hours are 8am-12pm and 2pm-6pm
Support: Local ABV Director support 24/7 during placement
Departure: ABV Staff Escorted Airport Transfer
Accommodation: Volunteer House
Meals: Breakfast and dinner daily

Not included:
Flights to Tanzania. Entry Visa. Departure taxes. Vaccinations. Local Transportation. Travel & Health Insurance. Laundry and Internet. Sightseeing.

Requirements

During the Program, you should be:
PROACTIVE Jump in and maintain a positive attitude.
PATIENT Life in your host country moves slower than one might be used to. Relax and enjoy the slow pace. Remember, not everything is as organized and predictable as life in the US or UK.
FLEXIBLE Plans change, roads get flooded, and electricity goes out. Realize that not everything goes as planned, but good intention is always there.
CONSIDERATE Respect those around you and be a reliable worker at the program site. Tell your host family if you will be late. Advise the Project Coordinator if you are sick and can not work.
RESPECTFUL Remember that the local people you are working with, side by side, do so with little or no salary. They do this work because they believe in it. There are times when you may not agree with or understand the organizations decisions or direction. Although your suggestions are always welcome, your faith, respect and consideration for their long term work and commitment is appreciated.
FRIENDLY In order to truly help someone you must get to know them. Do not be afraid to make friends with the local people. Smile, wave and see how fast you are welcomed into the community.
TOLERANT The food, the culture, the smells and the sounds will be unfamiliar to you at first. We recommend that you dive in and experience life head-on. You will be surprised at how quickly you will adapt.

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