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UV.STV-08 TANZANIA Magole, Temeke SOCI-CULT-EDU 18/05/2020 31/05/2020

Basic Information

 

Project code: UV.STV-08

Project name:  Girl Child’s dream

Starting date: 18th May 2020

Type: SOCI-CULT-EDU

Ending date: 31st May 2020

Location:  Magole-TEMEKE

Number of Volunteers: 4

Min. age: 16

Max. age: 99

Participation Fee: €250

Description

When a girl child is born, a dream is born.  Girl Children come with various gifts for their lives, their parents, community and the world. However due to various social, cultural and economic factors not all girl children manage to arrive at the desired destinations. Developing urban centers brings children from various social and economic backgrounds living and sharing. It is very easy for children to adapt to another culture or having their dream crushed. Some Children mostly girls are challenged and negatively affected by family relations, media, teachers’ environment around them etc. resulting to be out of their dreams.

 

This project is therefore aiming to discover   Girls Children’s dreams and how they can possibly be supported to realize their full potential. The project will work on four aspects:

  • Explore: Exploring various dreams among the Female children (Some kids want to become doctors, farmers, politicians etc.
  • Understanding: Try to understand factors associated with their dreams, are they real, how they are walking in their dreams etc.
  • Challenge: what challenges or limitation are they facing in realizing their dreams?
  • Act: Possible support and actions required from Parents, Teachers and others in supporting the children to rich at their higher point.

Activities of the project

Volunteers will be engaged in the following outlined activities: -

  • Organize social activities for female Children in the community (6-15years) after school’s hours. E.g. sports, games, support their academic development, language, social skills, arts, craft, coloring, music etc.
  • Collecting stories:  Dreams of Children; who do they want become in future, why and how they planning to be there, possible barriers etc.
  • Inspiring: To organize activities which will give the kids power and courage to move forward; this could be through playing roles of the position they would like to be, talent shows, listen or watching successful stories from the volunteers, community members or through videos
  • Dream stories record: Collect stories and photos of the kids with their dreams to be share by their parents and school to support the kids to realize their life wishes through various social and academic initiatives.

 

Accommodation & Food

 

Volunteers will be accommodated at the Youth hostel in the community.  Get to ready to share a room with other volunteers. Water and electricity will be available. Our kitchen-volunteer staff will be available to prepare meals however each volunteer will be required to help in meals preparation. Vegetarian meals will be available for the entire period of the project.

Location & Leisure

 

Magole is a semi-urban community located in the outskirts of Dar es Salaam City (about 30km to the South). With a population of approximately 5,000 inhabitants the community is situated in a beautiful area surrounded by nature. UVIKIUTA eco-village activities are implemented in this area. Magole is accessible by both public and private transport, with most necessary social service facilities like health center, telecommunications, banking and shopping places can be reached easily.

  • Exploring Zanzibar historical, natural and cultural sites. These include museums, local markets, stone town etc. Enjoy wildlife and marine life, Jozani forest National Park, Blue Safari’s swimming tour to small islands, variety of water sports, spice tour and many other options.
  • Near Dar es Salaam possibilities could be; wildlife safari trips, Marine excursions (Mingoyo Islands) eco and cultural tourism activities, Bagamoyo or Kilwa, Dar es Salaam tour (beach, museums and markets).

Remarks (Other Information)

Non-Tanzanian volunteers are required to have business visa in order to join this project. Visa is available online and can be also obtained at the airport or other border of entry on arrival by presenting UVIKIUTA invitation letter.

Special Requirements

  • Interested in gender issues
  • Interest to work with children
  • Open minded and ready to be challenged
  • Interested in other cultures and local realities
  • Patient and committed
  • Creative and easy to adopt to the situations
  • Able to work under less supervision and minimum resources.

 

Nearest Airport

Dar es Salaam International Airport

 

Meeting Point 

Volunteers will be picked up at YWCA Hostel, located along Ghana avenue in Dar es Salaam city center on the 18th May 2020 at 16:00 hrs. (You may wish to reserve your accommodation in this place if arriving before the date/time indicated.)