HIV/AIDS and Widows Encouragement

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opgericht in 2015
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Coördinator | Tizia
Coördinator | Tizia
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Empower widows and victims of HIV & AIDS to cultivate better lives for themselves and their families. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Leeftijd 18+
Alleenstaanden
Koppels
Groepen
50+

WEHAF (Widows Encouragement & HIV/AIDS Foundation)  was founded in 2016 to empower widows and people diagnosed with and AIDS/HIV to cultivate better lives for themselves and their families. Becoming a widow is always hard, but to become a widow after a husband dies due to HIV/AIDS creates a very difficult life in Tanzania. The women and their families lose their stable income, which in Tanzania is usually provided by the men, as well as also worrying they may lose their home since women move into their husbands house shortly after marriage and are not always accepted by the husbands family. Sometimes women can end up homeless and without any income, so they try to open a business that ensures a sustainable source of income. As an answer to these problems, the NGO WEHAF was founded to empower those in need. Based in the street area BMC (Bongonyo Movement for Change) within Arusha, the project aims to mobilise, motivate and advocate for people in vulnerable situations in areas of health, social justice and economic empowerment.

The project

Your day to day work here will focus largely on entrepreneurship training, research, community health initiatives, advocacy and fundraising. They run a variety of programs that support widows and their families that usually involve training in sustainable horticulture, tailoring or baking. They also work to implement village community banking schemes in rural areas around Arusha. WEHAF is always in need of volunteers, and they look for volunteers in the fields of marketing, business, health education, education for children, entrepreneurial skills, proposal writing and fundraising. The organisation has recently opened a workshop that teaches and trains women in tailoring as well as a  conversation group for both women and men to improve their understanding. You are welcome to oversee those activities and to bring any new ideas along with you regarding designs of products, daily organisation or marketing, conversation topics.

Important

You do not need any previous knowledge. Since WEHAF is interested in volunteers in various fields, you will be able to find something for you. It's important that you are self-driven and open-minded to find new ways to help and improve. To help the continuing of the foundation's work, donations and fundraisers are always welcomed.


Dagelijkse activiteiten

Your work -  "a typical day"

There is no typical day for you as a volunteer at WEHAF. 

Every day will start with your travel to the NGO which is between 15 to 50 minutes depending on which means of transport you prefer (transport costs are not included). You can chose your own tasks regarding your knowledge and interest, so every day can be different due to that. As a volunteer at WEHAF, you can help find fabrics for the tailoring classes, lead through the conversation with different topics with men and women as preventive measure,  teach English to the women, coach women to regain their personal strength, help them writing business proposals and keeping their businesses running, possibly by introducing new marketing strategies, give support to maintain the website and social media sites, or you may even write and support fundraisers and be the daily point of contact to empower people from various backgrounds. You will work together with the young and motivated team each day to coordinate your activities. There is no typical day for a volunteer at WEHAF; you can choose your own tasks based on your areas of knowledge and interest so everyday can be different if that’s what you want. Each day you will arrive at the office in Arusha by 9am to discuss the work of the day. At 10 am the tailoring class starts, where the working places have to be prepared.

No matter what area you work in, you will feel like a valuable part of the whole project. The staff will always welcome you with open arms and encourage you to bring forward your thoughts and ideas to help improve the organisation. You will be part of a very meaningful work environment and all we ask is you bring along motivation, passion, initiative and any new ideas, so you may make a change in women's lives.

Vrijetijdsactiviteiten

We offer a wide range of activities at affordable volunteer rates like:


1. Hiking/Walking tours to waterfalls, through forests and around a lake.


2. Swimming in paradise like hot springs with a glimpse of Mt. Kilimanjaro.


3. Cultural tours to Maasai markets and the possibility to visit different ethnic groups.


4. Coffee plantation tour to learn about the process from the bean to the finished product.


5. Safaris to the national parks of the Northern Circuit (Arusha NP, Lake Manyara NP, Tarangire NP, Serengeti NP, Ngorongoro Conservation Area).


6. Climbing Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro.


7. FREE town tour for all our volunteers!

Zwemmen
Concert/
Muziek
Shoppen/
Souvenirs
Klimmen
Safari/
Zoo
Wandelen
Museum/
Opera
Sport
Yoga/
Meditatie

Voor­waarden

Om deel te nemen aan het programma dien je tenminste 18 jaar oud te zijn op de startdatum van het programma. Er kunnen uitzonderingen gemaakt worden indien je een bewijs van toestemming kan aantonen van uw wettelijke voogd(en) of samen met je ouders deelneemt.
Taalkennis
Je dient over volgende taalkennis te beschikken Engels (basis niveau)
Bewijs van goed gedrag en zeden
verplicht
Opleidingsvereisten
op High School niveau
Vereiste documenten
CV
Nationaliteitsbeperkingen
Geen beperkingen. Helpende handen van over de hele wereld zijn welkom.
Tijdsinzet
Uw helpende hand wordt verwacht op maandag, dinsdag, woensdag, donderdag en vrijdag

Diensten ingesloten

Diensten door Viva Tanzania

All pre-arrival support, two airport transfers, orientation tour in Arusha, bein guided to the project on the first day, donation to the foundation in form of our Viva Tanzania volunteer's fund, 24/7 in-country-support, accommodation in a dorm, daily breakfast and dinner, lunch is usually provided in the project.

Afhaal aan de luchthaven op Kilimanjaro International Airport

In your program fee the pick up and drop off from/to the airport/bus station are included. One of our friendly staff members, will be at the airport/bus stand with our "Viva Tanzania"-Pick-up-sign, just in time when you plane or bus arrives. And after your volunteer experience - when it's time to say good bye - we will take you to the airport/bus stand for the farewell.

Accomodatie

The volunteer house has dorms; each contains comfortable beds & shelves to store belongings, the maximum is four people in one room. We try to keep the rooms separated by gender but can not guarantee this. As storage space is limited in the rooms please consider packing light, too. Accommodation in a single room is possible (extra charge).
The hostel is located 25 walking minutes from the city centre. Although the house is close to the busy town and is surrounded by a green environment. In the garden we have different fruits, like bananas and avocado. Our hostel dogs Takwa and Nala are part of the family and stay in the compound as well. The house is equipped with hot water showers and the possibility to use the kitchen through out the day.

Moreover we offer you the possibility to stay with a host family during your volunteering with us. The charges remain the same, but you will get the unique experience of sharing your daily live with and in a Tanzanian family. They will provide you with everything that's necessary. All family members speak English fluently and are very welcoming. As their new family member you will have your own lockable room, featured with a bed and access to the living room, kitchen, bathroom and the beautiful compound. If staying with a guest family, we will of course still provide our 24/7 in-country support by our staff members. For further information please let us know that you are interested in staying in a guest family within your application on Volunteer World.

Eten & Drank

Breakfast will contain tea and coffee, bread, margarine, honey, jam, peanut butter, as well as fruits and vegetable. Dinner will be international as we cook Tanzanian as well as Western Food. Don‘t worry if you are vegetarian (like Tizia), vegan or have any allergy, we can cope with everything. The hostel is also equipped with a fridge and shelves to store your own groceries.

Internet toegang
Beperkte toegang op de project site
Wat is er NIET inbegrepen?
Visum, vluchten, reisverzekering en vaccinaties zijn NIET inbegrepen in de programmakosten.
Vlucht tickets
De dichtste luchthaven is Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) in Kilimanjaro. We assisteren u met het vinden van goedkope vluchten naar Tanzania.
Reisverzekering
Naar het buitenland reizen is een avontuur en het is best om goed voorbereid te zijn. Plots ziek worden of gewond raken, annulaties of diefstal - een reisverzekering voor Tanzania biedt zekerheid en is een meerwaarde.
Vaccinaties
Als je de intentie hebt om als vrijwilliger aan de slag te gaan in Tanzania dien je eerst medisch advies in te winnen alvorens je eropuit trekt. Kijk de benodigde vaccinaties na voor Tanzania.

Data & Kosten

GEEN CREDITCARDKOSTEN

Gegevens over jouw aankomst

You can start working at this project any day of the week that suits you.
On your first day we will do a town tour showing you Arusha, how to use the buses, where to find ATMs, exchange money and much more.
The next day one of our staff members will take you to your project showing you the way and making sure you are always safe.


Beschikbaarheid
jan. feb. mrt. apr. mei jun. jul. aug. sep. okt. nov. dec.
Duurtijd
2 - 50 weken

Programmakosten

Kosten: Prijs in USD
2 weken (min. verblijf)
$504
3 weken
$636
4 weken
$768
5 weken
$900
9 weken
$1.428
17 weken
$2.484
50 weken (max. verblijf)
$6.840
Gemiddelde kosten
$194 /week

De organisatie rekent haar tarieven in EUR. De prijstabel in USD is onderhevig aan valutaschommelingen. Viva Tanzania zal je op de hoogte houden over de finale kostprijs gedurende uw aanmeldprocedure.
Waarborg (15%)
De waarborg dient om je plek als vrijwilliger te verzekeren. Betalingen worden door PayPal behandeld, onze betrouwbare betalingsprovider. Indien je niet over een PayPal account beschikt, kan je ook met een credit kaart betalen.
Finale betaling (85%)
Uw finale betaling zal worden goedgekeurd door Viva Tanzania gedurende de aanmeld procedure. Veel voorkomende oplossingen zijn een banktransfer of contante betaling op de projectsite.

Waarom Volunteer World

Bijkomende zekerheid geboden door Volunteer World
Volunteer World is 's werelds leidende vergelijkingsplatform voor internationale vrijwilligerswerk projecten. Wij begeleiden jou door een betrouwbare aanmeldingsprocedure - inclusief de nodige betalingen. Plan jouw zinvolle reis met Volunteer World en krijg gratis toegang tot:
Kwaliteitsgarantie
Hoge ethische standaarden & transparantie in de sociale impact
Flex-optie
Wijzig jouw reservatie zonder extra meerkost
Garantie op terugbetaling
We betalen je kosten terug als Viva Tanzania jouw reis annuleert
Ondersteuning & tussenkomst
Wij steunen je, wat er ook gebeurt, je kan altijd contact opnemen met ons
Onze diensten zijn gratis!
Alle programmakosten worden rechtstreeks gefactureerd door Viva Tanzania

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HIV/AIDS and Widows Encouragement

Empower widows and victims of HIV & AIDS to cultivate better lives for themselves and their families.

$162/week

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