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Support a community non-profit organisation in Bukoba, Kagera,Tanzania

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  • Last activity: 23 Jul 2024



 Min stay requested: 1 month or more



  • Description


    Hello and welcome,

    We are a non-profit, non-governmental, non-political organization dedicated to advocating for children's rights.

    I, along with my colleagues and volunteers, strive very hard for the most vulnerable children and adolescents by catering to projects situated in the Northwest region of the United Republic of Tanzania on the south-western shores of Lake Victoria.

    We're eccept solo volunteers, families, teams, different groups like students, and even friends. We are capable of hosting you and inviting you to join the project. This is a wonderful place where you can work for your passion and skills, share your time, and give back to those in need.

    Our focus is on the streghten of children and young youth suffering from abuse, poverty, and exclusion. We focus on training, mentorship, coaching, and monitoring. We continuously try to change the often unbearable living conditions of our beneficiaries. Furthermore, we cooperate with local schools, social welfare officers, and other NGOs as well.

    The main target 🎯 are on children living on the street and 🚸 child trafficked. We want to improve the conditions of young people's and children's livelihoods by providing them with soft and technical skills for professions such as handcraft activities and business skills, along with self-awareness. This helps improve their ability to get better job opportunities, and connect with shelters and families. Moreover, the organization we need your experience in apprentiship/ employability to turn ideas into viable jobs or create jobs from surrounding challenges. Additionally, we put these initiatives ensure youth become employed and get off the trafficked as well as streets life.

    We also young youth can participate through musical performances as well as different sports like soccer create a conducive environment for an apprenticeship to further develop their talents and skills.
     Art and craft work
     Life skills
    Other which can be applicable

    (A) Join us in Building a Brighter Future For Children!

    Support our project to construct homes and provide classes. Additionally, help street youth transition to valuable skills, whether by contributing to funding, developing project proposals, creating business plans, or working on-site. Together, let's build homes and hostels while ensuring the organization's sustainability and vision. Your assistance makes a lasting impact!

    (B) Help young children with their work skills and personal lives:

    Our Activities

    1. Art and Hand-Crafts:

    DIY Necklaces and Bracelets: Kids can design and create their own unique jewelry.
    Creative Projects: Various crafting activities, including hood products, to explore artistic skills.

    2. Dancing Activities:

    Fun and energetic dance sessions that help kids express themselves and stay active.

    3. Acrobatic Activities:

    Exciting acrobatic exercises to develop strength, flexibility, and coordination.

    Online website development:
    Assist in setting up and managing an online shop, building a website to showcase and sell creative products internationally, and reaching out to local marketing.

    Social Media Operation:
    Facilitate staff contributions by managing social media platforms and sharing articles, pictures, and videos to enhance their online presence.

    Psychosocial Support:
    Offer services to young stars who need psychosocial support, counseling, and psychology. Contribute to mentorship programs aimed at helping individuals overcome difficulties and reintegrate into the community.

    -Traveling is no such problem. We provide guidance for the destination and can even make sure someone assists you. Please feel free to contact us if you need more information on what is provided here. We will answer all your questions and provide the best advice on general issues such as health, culture, weather, excursions, travel, visa issuances, safety, and special events. Do not forget to check us out on social media!

    Special note for Volunteers/interns/family ,team : The sooner you confirm, the earlier we can serve you. We receive a lot of inquiries so please send or accept our offer as soon as you receive it!

    Other: the office is separate from the accommodation so volunteers will be responsible to pay for their own transport, roughly $1 per day for the motorcycle taxi. The organization haven't transport facilities to the field, most of them are hired individual, and public transport when is available

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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

    This opportunity provides a chance to develop new friendships, visit new historical sites, and learn about native Tanzanian cultures such as food, language, clothing, housing, and traditional customs.

    We believe we can offer a life-changing experience to the Project volunteers!!

    Your support will not only help us achieve our mission goals but also reshape your perspective on our community, country, and the entire African continent!

    You will be immersed in our daily lives, and understand our diverse culture, our history, and our language. We are sure you will learn Swahili and Haya words to enrich your experience! We also cooperate with a Swahili language center. If you are interested, you can join Swahili lessons. This opportunity will give you a chance to understand Haya culture, their traditions, their homes and villas, the Haya dancing and so much more.

    We also organize Safari trips to the Ugandan Border, with nearby National parks that include Rubondo Island, and others like Serengeti and Ngorongoro parks (considered two of the bests for wildlife spotting). We can organize all types of Safari trips from budget/camping options to hotels and lodges inside the parks. Safari activities include Safari walks, waterfalls sightseeing, mountain trekking, game viewing, and photographic excursions to name a few.

    Visit natural tourist attractions in Kagera Region:

    -Visiting the natural trenches located at Bajwa
    -Visiting Kyamunena falls.
    -Visit Musila Island
    -Visit different attractive beaches in Lake victoria
    -Visit historical sites

    Also, you can visit different parts of Tanzania
    -Like Arusha , Zanzibar, and more

    Volunteers/interns/family ,team can also improve their skills related to working with a non-profit such as program development and grant writing. We will be happy to provide letters of recommendation to our interns/volunteers.

    To get a more enriching experience, volunteers/interns are encouraged to communicate in Swahili, pick up a few words, and learn the language which is entirely optional. We are exploring a new program with cultural tourism so volunteers will have some unique opportunities.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    Fundraising and Awareness

    In order to further develop, improve conditions, and maintain our place; we need immense help with fundraising and grants. We do a lot of work every day, but financial aid remains the biggest challenge.

    1. We would truly appreciate the help of a volunteer who could come up with new financing ideas, develop new partnerships, or create a good way to get donations and funding activities even later, then be independent.The project needs applicable ideas that can make it more self-sufficient and sustainable to achieve its goals. Moreover, we need someone who can assist us in spreading awareness about our projects globally. If you have the willingness and/or experience with grant writing, fundraising, report writing, or if you know organizations, people, or businesses that could support us, come make a difference!

    2. Train and mentor our team in fundraising techniques, emphasizing grant writing and other methodologies applicable to their daily tasks. Contribute not only to fundraising skills but also support organizational development initiatives.

    3. Join us and insert initiatives to support our construction project by financing, working at the site, and connecting it with friends and family to ensure we are completing the "child skills development center" as a temporary facility for children, ensuring they are safe while we connect them with their families or alternative care.

    This means you can be directly involved in the available daily activities which include street visits, family visits, pcreating artwork, playing with children, preparing meals, household chores, homework, general counseling, computers/internet usage, and gardening. You can also help with writing content, website maintenance and social media networks, wood carving, carpentry, documentation, report writing along fundraising.

    I would like Volunteers/interns/family ,team to work with us for 4 weeks or more, preferably 90 days, these weeks are divided into three:

    1. Earlier week is for the orientation, like visit field around street , know children and families
    2. Engage direct into work

    Actually, there is no limitation if you want to stay more than 3 months or even a year in the organization. We believe that impact is people and people are the organization

    Amazing experiences await you!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Swahili (Kiswahili): Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Accommodation :

    Volunteers/interns/family ,team will be able to stay with a host family . At present, we have 2 rooms for accommodation where one is sharing (same gender) and the other is private. The restroom is shared with other people staying. Apart from that, if anyone would like to stay in an apartment that is simple and friendly to the environment, this is in the office compound. Although you can contribute a bit, it includes a kitchen, cultural facilities, hot water, a sitting room, and a bedroom. Moreover its walkable distance to town, stores, shops, groceries, and the beach (Lake Victoria)

    We normally provide volunteers/interns with 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) whenever they are in the home or office where vegetarian meals are also available. We offer locally sourced, fresh, and nutritious produce in meals cooked for other volunteers and people working at the project including children. Please let us know in advance if you have any strict dietary restrictions. Bukoba is abundant in natural varieties of food, with a rarity to have European/American or any dishes. Volunteers/interns will also have the chance to travel to the local market to buy food and prepare it as they wish when working with us.

    Furthermore, a Volunteers/interns/family ,team can learn to prepare local dishes (cook) or prepare his/her home dishes.

    We kindly ask all Volunteers/interns/family ,team to contribute a small amount of (USD 5) per day, this cash will support the host to provide you with the meals during your stay, and it will be paid directly to the host family or the person in charge of purchasing food for a charity/NGO. It will use only for the purposes of food and not as a donation towards the project or charity

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    On non-working days, Volunteers/interns/family ,team can relax at the beach at Lake Victoria and explore Bukoba.

    We have a dear friend who is an excellent guide and can recommend many interesting sights to see! There are cultural attractions and waterfalls among other things. There are also many Boda Boda (motorbike taxis) to help volunteers travel within the city.

    To build a better connection with children, you can surprise them with gifts (used staff suitable to carry) that meet their requirements such as:

    -Clothes, toys, boarding games, sports gear,
    - Electronics stuff (keyboard, old laptop, iPad, camera, etc.
    - Pens, pencils, rubbers, world-map, school bag, exercise books, English books, learning materials, watercolor paint to draw
    -First aid kits, musical instruments, camera, watercolor paint to draw but also support us with anything you think is useful to children and young youth to give them more joy. -
    - Paper (A4 for example) etc.
    - Pens, pencils, rubbers, world-map, school bag, etc...

    HOW TO GET TO OUR PROJECT FROM Dar E-Salaam (Nyerere airport) and Kilimanjaro International AIRPORT:

    We normally advise using a Flight to get to Bukoba.

    There are many kilometers if you use Buses, Dar is more than 1000 Km and it's two days.

    Kilimanjaro is a one-day journey although you will arrive in the middle of the night in Bukoba.

    The closest domestic Airport is the Bukoba Airport, located 20 minutes from Bukoba town. You can travel to our house either by taxi or motorbike known as Boda Boda and will take approximately 17 to 20 minutes.


    'Question 11:
    I would like to come to Tanzania for two months to do volunteering activities in an institution x. what kind of visa will be appropriate for me?

    You will be required to apply for an ordinary visa for charity and humanitarian activities" (A6), which is specifically designated for applicants who wish to do charity and humanitarian activities for a period not exceeding 3 months. Its fee is 50 USD for EUROPEN and for USA citizens is 100 USD ,FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS-TANZANIA IMMIGRATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT.
    (This is a government regulation) which you can apply for online or on arrival where we normally provide an invitation letter. Get more details before you apply for this opportunity by getting in touch with us.


    Apart from clothes for hot weather, please also keep light jackets for the night/windy weather. A raincoat is useful during the rainy season. Do bring along flip-flops and hiking boots or comfortable shoes so you can explore the mountains in the surrounding areas.

    Since medication and other related items are difficult to find, so make sure to bring your sunscreen and mosquito repellent along with your normal medicine prescription. Furthermore, some people take Malaria prophylaxis pills when traveling to Tanzania so please do check if you would like to carry it along.

    Stay out of your comfort zone to experience something different.

    Hakuna Matata!

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

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    This host charges a fee

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    USD$5 per day contribution towards food
Host ref number: 347836742569

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