Support a community non-profit organisation in Bukoba, Tanzania

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  • Description

    Description

    This is a small NGO settled in rural Bukoba. Our focus is on the empowerment of women as well as children suffering from abuse, poverty, and exclusion. Our target groups are adolescent girls as well as children living on the street. Together we try to change the often unbearable living conditions of our clients. Furthermore, we cooperate with local schools, the social welfare center, and our local women empowerment group.

    Our Projects are:

    1. Sexual and reproductive health Rights Project

    In order to contribute to women empowerment, the organization chose to focus on education. Many girls are not informed on how to handle their monthly period properly and miss school because they feel uncomfortable. Or they drop out after getting pregnant. This leaves them with a worse education than the male students are able to receive, limiting their future prospects. To avoid that, the organization takes responsibility by implementing sex education courses in secondary schools to raise awareness and provide accurate information to the students

    2. Street children Project

    Visiting the local street children to see how they are doing, provide first aid, and talk to them to find an opportunity to take them off the streets. We create a file with background information for every accounted for the child, that way we are able to know about their needs and can identify newcomers on the street.

    3. Girls Empowerment Project

    We aim to promote equality through economic growth, in order to provide teen mothers with a sustainable income and avoid the pressure of child-marriage, and in turn, child- pregnancy, as well as reduce school dropout rates.

    We provide support on:

    -Business and entrepreneurship

    Livestock, it focuses on keeping diary goats species, bird's for the aims of creating a new source of income

    Garden, Economic Empowerment to the low income among girls on Wards, Villages where we work, girls are growing food and cash crops for the purpose of improving their economic status through selling the farm produces.


    The Magic of Bukoba/Culture &Culture

    Bukoba is a beautiful town on Lake Victoria with cool weather and attractive places for tours such as Musila Island, Akiba game reserve, Kabwala beach, Catholic Cathedral.
    The game reserves under scrutiny are Biharamulo , Kimisi, and Burigi Chato National Park. Also, we are easily reachable by bus from Kampala, or by flight or both bus and flight from Dar es Salaam and Mwanza.

    Please Volunteers/interns: Note that, the early you confirmed to work with us, the early we served you. We are received a lot of inquiries, please send or accept our offer when you meant on it!


    VISA Description

    When you are interested in joining us, the visa required for the project is a tourism Visa.
    (This is a government regulation) which you can apply one line or arrival pickup, normally we provide an invitation letter. The visa is called a tourism Visa, intern, or students, and both costs 50$, it’s a three months visa. Before you applied for the Visa kindly connect with us first for further details

    If they sensed there is a violation, it will cost you extra money which could be very expensive as well as can cause a lot of disturbance not only embarrassment but also a bad reputation. So to be on the safe side tourism Visa is the best in volunteering/internship with us. If you have any questions please feel free to ask, maybe there other information needed but not covered on the profile

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Teaching

  • 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

    They will make new friendships, visits new historical sites, learn native Tanzanian culture include food, languages, clothing, housing, and ceremonies. They might pick up some Swahili! We are working on a new program with cultural-tourism so volunteers will have some unique opportunities. Volunteers/ interns will also have the opportunity to 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. We organize tour trips with our partners (tour companies or friends) to visit national parks, games reserves, and other attractive areas.

  • Help

    Help

    1. Throughout the years, we developed 3 programs that are represented by various projects.

    We need help to prepare a fundraising project ( attracting donations, applying for grants to implement the project). Work on:

    1. Child Protection

    2. Education

    3. Health Care

    Our works focus on fields such as training, workshops, meetings, monitoring, coaching, mentoring and only 30% are the office work.
    I would like volunteers /interns to work with us for weeks or longer, preferably one month, even a year and above. We provide office space, internet, information on visa processing, information on accommodation, and plenty of amazing experiences!

    Current we are looking for a serious volunteer/intern on these positions :

    1. Menstrual Hygiene and Management (prepare a lesson, facilitate, establish the impact)

    2. Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive health and gender-based violence (Facilitate and connect with external partners)

    3. Children in School and street children programs (facilitate and partners )


    Thanks for your support 🙏🏿🖐🏽

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Swahili (Kiswahili): Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Volunteers/interns will be able to stay in the same house with a host family where everyone has a private room. Currently, we have two rooms for accommodation no sharing bed, if you're couples and match why not!

    Normally we take care of the volunteers/intern whenever they are in the home or office with a full 3 meal. Bukoba is rich with natural varieties of food. Volunteer /intern will be companies to the local market to buy food and prepare as they wish when they are working with us. We eat natural and delicious local food.
    Furthermore, a volunteer/intern can learn to prepare local dishes (cook)or prepare his/her home dishes

    We kindly ask all volunteers/interns to donate a small amount (USD5) per day to the organisation. This will help support the host, to provide you with meals during your stay.

    We are not good financially we are getting help from friends who feel they deserve to help these vulnerable children, a friend like you. We provide a sharing kitchen, also the house has inside the bathroom and toilet.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In their days off, volunteers /interns can relax at the beach at Lake Victoria and explore Bukoba.
    We have a friend who is a guide that 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 get around.

    There are many sights to see as well as experiencing Tanzania culture!

    There many ways to help children also you can surprise them with the gift/present (staff suitable to carry) they real need:

    Clothes, Toys, Games, used bicycles, computers, exercise books, sports kit, agriculture kits, painting colors for children to draw (eg crayons), Books, Camera, sewing machine kit, first aid kit, anything that you see will help the children and adolescents will accept it thanks.

    We are committed to safety. Promoting the safety of the children (and families) that we work with is the overwhelming priority of what we do. We respect and promote the principles of equality and diversity and we work with all children in a culturally sensitive way within the laws of the United Republic of Tanzania and the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child.

    We are zero tolerance on any form of violence to our works/projects (emotional abuse, sexual abuse, physical abuse, neglect, and other relates to abuse).

    Volunteer/intern with us to meet your mission!


    Karibu Ndugu! 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 4-5 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

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