[Remote] Girl's Empowerment Supporter

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High­lights

Experience a life changing cultural exchange and connection
Gain perspective of how young girls in Africa are fighting to achieve their goals and dreams in our modern world
Become more passionate about social care and gain a sense of community!
Connect with bright and gifted young girls who will benefit from your mentorship
Become a true leader and use your skills to ensure these girls achieve academically and beyond
Volunteer remotely online from your home. Mentor and empower bright, gifted school girls with amazing potential, help them develop and reach their goals. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 16+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+
Wheel Chairs

Volunteering is a fantastic way to travel abroad, give back to people who are in need and develop yourself as a person. 

"Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,

Still I'll rise."-Maya Angelou

What is it?: Working one to one online, mentoring gifted girls aged 13+ who have been specially chosen for the leadership academy. Volunteers will work directly with the girls remotely to help them on 3 main areas weekly: 
  • Academic support i.e help with homework, revision, exam practice (academic empowerment)
  • Self esteem and goal setting (empowerment)
  • Social and community issues (global awareness)
  • Check in with me once a week via video call
  • Document each session with the girls on a shared drive
Who is it for?: Ideally women who can work as mentors (males would unlikely to be suitable due to safeguarding issues, cultural issues here in Tanzania, parents likely to decline daughters involvement working 1-1 with a male mentor). 

Time commitment: Part time flexible (e.g roughly 2 hours 3 days a week), as the girls are attending school. We will work with you to schedule your sessions and connect with your girls and.

The experience you will get from giving up your time and care for others, will be like no other. You WILL make a huge difference and uplift those around you, as long as you stay motivated on your mission, positive and focused

The Problem

These young girls have hopes and dreams like any group of young girls around the world, the differences being not having the basic privileges others enjoy such as high quality education, stable homes or direct access to career opportunities. At times they are forced to put their dreams aside in order to survive harsh and cruel living situations that provide them no opportunity to progress and become independent. Many become pregnant at a young age with no family or community support, which often leads to abandoned or orphaned babies. This is problem that affects the entire community and local Tanzanian are leading the way to find solutions. 

We're aiming to combat three main issues through mentorship to ensure they're SELF empowered to achieve:

  • Low self esteem and lack of self confidence
  • Lack of empowerment 
  • Not having the skills to set goals 

Our Solution

"It takes a village..."-African Proverb

Teenage girls in Arusha, Tanzania are perhaps one of the most vulnerable and impressionable in society. They are at high risk of exploitation, abuse, unwanted pregnancies and a long list of other depressing fates. They are also the least likely to be heard, the least likely to be listened to and understood. Many of these girls are looked over and overshadowed, no one asking them who they want to be, what they think or if they need help.

 

This new generation of girls don't just want to be told what they can have  or who they should be. But want the opportunity to figure it out, to discover themselves without interruption and to be bold in their individualities. And yet, they float quietly through the community unheard, silent in submission to their environment.


The Siret Girls Leadership Academy is a small step towards opportunity for the girls in Arusha. Working together with schools in Arusha, Tanzania and parents of  teenage girls we will aim to empower the girls to become self determined go getters and change makers. Working with a qualified educator who knows his community needs, we identified 25 girls aged between 13 years old and 18 years old who are facing hardship but are fiercely motivated to succeed. With their parents' blessings, they have joined us on a mission to make a difference and inspire them.


Your main objectives will be:

  • Support our foundation to provide consistent mentorship to the girls
  • Raising the girls level of self esteem and helping them recognise their own importance,

    If the girls do not recognise their own significance and worth, it will be difficult to help them self empower. Each session will include a confidence raising exercise and each girl will be given an opportunity to be recognised as an individual.

    *Helping their girls clearly identify their immediate and future goals

    We all have aspirations and dreams. Regardless of what those are, the girls will be encouraged to create a vision and set their sights on their goals for present and the future.

     

    *Giving the girls tools to actualise their immediate and future goals.

    The girls will be expected to finish the program with leadership skills including the ability to proactively work towards their goals. They will be given key skills for realising these goals that will stay with them as they go through womanhood

Where? 
From your home. You must simply be accessible online. 

Typical day

Your typical day will usually begin very early, supporting the safe house to prepare for the day. You will be assigned to a specific group of girls to work with with a goal orientated plan to work on, depending on the skills or support you will be providing. Your day can be either very hectic and extremely challenging or slow and very quiet. You will need to be motivated, resilient and work well in a team in order to get the best out of your experience. 

What will your schedule look like?
07:00 Breakfast
08:00 Report to placement
12:00-13:00 Lunch Break
15:00 Placement ends

The rest of the day will be yours to relax and enjoy what the town has to offer you!

Free-time activities


Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 16 years old on the program start date.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Required Documents
CV, Medi Trip application form, proof of qualifications, two character references and criminal background check
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Focused on skill based development. Should be comfortable confidence boosting, motivating, teaching the girls new skills, mentoring them and engaging in activities with them.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by Medi Trip
  • Volunteer placement facilitation-full program scheduling and supervision
  • One to one support & preparation of your project/work placement
  • Ensuring the girls you mentor are provided with transport and money for internet access 
  • Ensuring the girls you mentor are provided with lunch money and work materials for your sessions
  • Weekly availability of a local coordinator
Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either. Please arrange your own accommodation. Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Arusha Airport (ARK) in Arusha. We assist you to find cheap flights to Tanzania.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Tanzania provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Tanzania you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Tanzania.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

We accept volunteers all year round.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 50 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$360
6 weeks
$540
12 weeks
$1,080
16 weeks
$1,440
20 weeks
$1,800
24 weeks
$2,160
50 weeks (max. stay)
$4,500
Average fees
$90 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Medi Trip will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Medi Trip during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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[Remote] Girl's Empowerment Supporter

Volunteer remotely online from your home. Mentor and empower bright, gifted school girls with amazing potential, help them develop and reach their goals.

$90/week

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