Help us to be the voice for girls and women in Gangilonga, Iringa, Tanzania




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  • Description


    This is a voluntary, not for profit, non-governmental organization (NGO) that strives to decrease the gender gap in Tanzania and fight for equal access to social services for young girls, youth, and women. our organisation works within four different schools within rural Iringa: two primary schools and two secondary schools. The organization is dedicated to girls’ futures and to the overall betterment of not only Iringa, but all of Tanzania, by empowering girls to become thoughtful professionals, leaders, and contributing members of society. Our dream is to see equal educational, social, and professional opportunities for girls as their male peers.

    Girls and women face multiple social, mental, and physical challenges within Tanzania such as the denial of their right to education, gender-based violence, female genital mutilation, teen pregnancies, a higher risk of contracting HIV/AIDS, lack of menstrual cycle education, higher likelihood of dropping out of school, malnutrition, inability to own properties, and decreased chance of leadership opportunities.

    What We Do?
    i. We work diligently to find a sponsor for the girls within our program. Once they are sponsored,
    we distribute aid monthly to girls and provide education to their schools.
    ii. We also teach schools, both in and out of our program, about menstrual cycles, reproductive
    health, child rights, hygiene, STDs/HIV, and are always looking to expand.

    It is important to bring a laptop for you to work on, and a camera would be beneficial, too.

    Tanzania is a peaceful country, and our staff is dedicated to ensuring volunteers safety.
    Our hosting capacity is 1 to 5 individuals.
    our headquarters are located in Iringa region (Southern Highlands of Tanzania). There is cool climatic condition with average temperature of 19.5C.
    The Foundation warmly welcomes volunteers from allover the world to come and work, help and share with us experiences in ensuring that Girls and Women enjoy equal balances in the society.
    Volunteers will be under the organization, under the management of the director Mr. Casto.
    I and my staff prefer privacy and commitment, we are tolerant to new behaviors, trustful and respectful. Organization staff are ready to be with workawayers for 15 hours per day. We would prefer a non-smoker but will allow smoking outside as long as you put your butts in the bin provided/around. We don't prefer drug takers and excessive drinking.
    Evening walks, watching movies and reading books are my hobbies as well as humanitarian activities being my favorite activity.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Learn new skills, Be part of a community, Gain confidence and Experience, Take on challenges, Meet people of different kinds, Feel and practice real humanitarian and Have fun in attractive historical sites like Isimila, museums like Kalenga and visit Ruaha National Park (The third largest park in Africa)! are among the benefits volunteers will benefits from us.
    Appreciation Certificate will be awarded to volunteers at the end.
    Volunteers will learn new culture from local people and experience a new life from Tanzania.

  • Help


    We are in need of workawayers who will:
    -Work with our sponsorship program by finding new sponsors, communicating monthly with current sponsors, taking pictures of the girls in our program and updating their profiles, tracking what aid is given and when, managing the sponsorship budget.
    -Train girls on reproductive health, menstrual cycle management, STDs/HIV, hygiene, and child rights.
    -Work on sustainability ideas for the NGO to become financially sufficient (sugar cane, farming, selling reusable pads, selling chicken/eggs, selling jewelry, etc.).
    -Help with ideas on how to make reusable sanitary pads from local products.
    -Community development ideas for girls’ families to earn an income (sugar cane, farming, selling reusable pads, selling chickens/eggs, etc.).
    -Social media (TikTok, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook) & making blogs for the website.
    -Help with NGO photography and videography.
    -Are experienced in grant and proposal writing, our NGO needs a proposal to submit grant applications.
    -Train organization staff on project monitoring and evaluation (students’ grades, attendance, aid tracking, budget tracking).
    -Teaching English.
    -Teaching life skills to girls in rural villages.
    -Taking care of animals, if interested.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Swahili (Kiswahili): Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    I like knowing the basics of various international languages that will help me to interact with guest from different countries.

  • Accommodation


    Stay with Casto’s family outside of Iringa town, in a nearby village, in a private room with a double bed and private bathroom.
    There is no internet access at home, unless you use your own hotspot off your phone from a local sim card (Vodacom, Halotel or Tigo).
    If there are multiple volunteers, the room, bed, and bathroom will have to be shared.
    Mosquito nets, blankets, and a pillow are provided.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The schools in the villages are closed for half of the month of March, half of the month of September and all of June and all of December. Meaning, there will be limited NGO & village school activities and no outreaching during these times. NGO tasks are limited during these months, but the NGO’s office operates out of a private secondary school so there are still many opportunities to volunteer. You can teach a class at the private secondary school, manage their online school database, help with school repairs/updates (painting, repairing chalk boards, etc.), or farm with the family.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Internet is available in the office and home but Wi-fi is a problem so we normally use phone internet to connect hot spot

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    I have a big space for van to park though it is 50 feet from my home. But the place is safe.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Mostly dog & puppy/cat

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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    This host charges a fee

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    $5 a day voluntary contribution for meals

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