Volunteer Educator with an NGO in Tanzania



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  • Description


    Our NGO was established through the efforts of journalists in Mbeya caused by issues pertaining to women, children, youth, disabled and the elderly found by them while executing their daily duties. In a bid to accomplish their duties of searching and distribution of media issues the Founders of this organization get an opportunity of reaching other areas in which are villages where they witness a multitude of community problems. Through this they found that there was a gap that could not be filled through writing issues for the media only and therefore found that it was important to establish this organization. Among the challenges that forced the establishment of this organization were:

    • The perpetuation of poverty due to poor quality of education amongst citizens those living in villages despite the government having set a side a budget for development projects for poverty alleviation.

    • This confirms that there has been irresponsibility on the part of the community and the government leaders.

    • Services provided by organizations (NGOs and CBOs) focus on urban areas leaving men ,women, youth and children needs unattended in rural areas (villages).

    • Due to lack of good governance, the citizens have failed to participate effectively in carrying out developmental programmes and in making their leaders accountable.

    • In other rural areas, men domination has left women a side and therefore has deprived them opportunities of participating effectively in meetings and in village decision making and their arguments and upper ranking issues miss chance of being incorporated into development programmes. Equally the same women are left behind in contesting leadership posts even those for development in their villages such as water, education, and HIV and AIDS.

    • Boys and girls become demoralized about life in villages thus resort to go to urban areas as a result of lack of classroom education and entrepreneurship skills that could remove them from poverty through investments that surround them such as land and other opportunities.

    • A big group of children who are the future leaders have lost expectations. Some of them are missing opportunities for education due to their parents ignoring the importance of education; some are used to be employed in large estates, engage in carrying heavy loads, herding cattle, domestic employment which affects them psychologically. Likewise orphans whose numbers are increase due to effects of HIV and AIDS have been left unattended.

    The way forward for the Organization.

    We have prepared ourself to be the pioneer for the community and other stakeholders in a bid to confront the challenges and determines to do the following:

    To foster cooperation with stakeholders(Faith based Organizations, CBOs /NGOs) in our activities and District Councils, Wards and villages/hamlets in our activities for the purpose of providing services benefiting the community of the organization easily.

    To sensitize women and youth to take action in developing plans for development and the utilization of their investments through legitimate meetings.

    To elaborate, interpret different policies and laws that concern women, Children and youth so that they are easy to be understood, being used and implemented by the community.

    To organize trainings, seminars, workshops for incapacitating women and youth for development, build a culture of self reliance, health and family planning.

    To use the services of journalists and other consultants in doing research work and to come up with findings about the problems facing women, children and youth for the purpose of giving assistance through community education via mass media organs such as TV, newspapers, Radio, journals, networks by e-mails, blogs and brochures.

    To organize dialogues and various debates for the purpose of fostering faithfulness and accountability of the District Councils in order to improve their services.

    • To do research concerning source poverty of the community with a focus in villages in Mbeya region for the purpose of looking for its solution.

    • To sensitize the community in environmental conservation as a top priority.

    • To go through other research work and find out areas that are affected by poverty for the purpose of helping those affected especially women and children and youth.

    • To help children stricken by poverty for the purpose of making they perform better in schools.

    • To provide services that prevents youth in schools to be discontinued due to lack of resources, involvement in criminal acts and incidences of pregnancies whose parents’ incomes are low.

    • To educate families that do not invest in education for their children for hazards that will come about due to lack of education of their children in terms of health, income.

    • To identify and provide assistance to children in schools who shows signs of failing at the end of the school life for the purpose of making them improve in understanding what is taught and thereafter become able in classes for their future well being.

    • To identify children and youth who need services for psychosocial education, food, health, shelter for providing them with respective services and referrals.

    Child Abuse
    Places where poverty is rampant, there are many child abuse cases. Due to this children are not regular in classes, loose urge for schooling due to having no certainty of getting food when they get home. This is a case that will be given priority in our programme.

    Long-term effects
    • Effects of poverty to children include:
    • Unhealthy state during birth, malnutrition, improper care, susceptibility to contracting communicable diseases during birth such as asthma.

    • Shortage of food for low income earners, divorce, death, and loss of jobs.

    • School dropouts that forces labour for under 14 years, drug addiction, engaging in drinking.
    • Havazard spending due to lack of budgets for expenditures in households.

    • Increased effects caused by natural disasters and environmental conservation at all levels due to lack of skills to confront them.
    • Increased number of orphans and vulnerable children.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Elderly Companionship
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    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
  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Will help us to advice on how to run the organization and how to write a proposal for funding to support projects in the community who are living in poverty in rural areas.
    But also will have the opportunity to meet our targeted rural areas where we do community projects and environmental conservation and water resources.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Swahili (Kiswahili): Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    Shall eat food that we eat, eat normally but are good and we believe that he/she will enjoy.

    But also will be living in a room of the house where we live its people, is room for common security exists, if there are other requirements necessary we will see how to achieve.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    As we have explained above our needs to you is great, despite the advice we also anticipate that we will be exchanging ideas and get more familiarity between Tanzanians and others from there.

  • 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

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected


Host ref number: 662537726855