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Work with Special Needs Children Work with Special Needs Children Arusha, Tanzania Viva Tanzania Agency | Viva Tanzania
This project is an initiative by a mother with a special needs child in order to create an appropriate learning environment for her and other children with special needs.
Teaching Assistant At a Pre- & Primary School Arusha, Tanzania Viva Tanzania Agency | Viva Tanzania
Support teachers in their every day routine and help to improve the quality of teaching.
Animal Shelter Supporter Arusha, Tanzania Viva Tanzania Agency | Viva Tanzania
This shelter for cats and dogs was establish in order to meet the great need of more adequate animal care & education of the population.
Medical Support In District Hospital Arusha, Tanzania Viva Tanzania Agency | Viva Tanzania
Care for patients, assist with operations and learn how a big hospital in Tanzania with limited resources operates.
Women Empowerment Assistant Arusha, Tanzania Viva Tanzania Agency | Viva Tanzania
This project was created due to the desire to combine Tanzanian Fashion with a good cause. Volunteers will do e.g. marketing and product development.
Teacher Assistant for English Classes Arusha, Tanzania Viva Tanzania Agency | Viva Tanzania
Help the children to shine by education, assist and teach in english classes and play with the kids after class.
Little Stars Children Learning Centre Arusha, Tanzania Viva Tanzania Agency | Viva Tanzania
The centre was designed to provide good quality education. The children are being taught according to the principles of creative learning.
Children’s Foundation Supporter Arusha, Tanzania Viva Tanzania Agency | Viva Tanzania
Support a small Preschool and NGO, which aim it is to provide affordable education to children from difficult background.
Teach & Educate Children Arusha, Tanzania Viva Tanzania Agency | Viva Tanzania
Only through good education you can get a good job one day. Help children achieving their goals and escape from poverty.
Teaching Assistant at a Special Needs School Arusha, Tanzania Viva Tanzania Agency | Viva Tanzania
Teach and play with children who have different disabilities. Help them to get accepted in society and make them smile!
Support the work of an Animal Welfare Organization Arusha, Tanzania Viva Tanzania Agency | Viva Tanzania
The organization works to protect animals from cruelty by promoting, improving & developing matters concerning the welfare & understanding of animals.
New Hope For Disadvantaged Young Women Arusha, Tanzania Viva Tanzania Agency | Viva Tanzania
Young woman & mothers are getting trained to be tailors to live an independant life. This project is part of an NGO which was founded by a former street child.
New Hope for Disadvantaged Young Men Arusha, Tanzania Viva Tanzania Agency | Viva Tanzania
Young men are being trained in farming, in order to live an independent life. This project is part of an NGO which was founded by a former street child.
Animal Rescue Advocate Arusha, Tanzania Viva Tanzania Agency | Viva Tanzania
Support an small local animal shelter and give homeless dogs a chance.

24 Project reviews of Viva Tanzania

Project Details

Viva Tanzania is a German-Tanzanian organization established in order to support meaningful and needy projects in Arusha, North Tanzania.

Viva Tanzania was established in the end of 2015 by Martin, Tanzanian and his wife Tizia, German. We are both passionate about intercultural encounters, tourism and nature. Tizia is a Cultural Anthropologist and Martin is a professional Tour Guide.

We want to assist people from all over the world and Tanzanians to learn from one another through intercultural exchange. By helping foreigners to find meaningful projects that need support we do not only want to enable them to gain experience in working and being with people from different origins but also broaden the horizonts of everyone. Our mission is to establish an environment in which intercultural encounter can take place. Our participants will be enabled to gain first hand experience in a totally different sourrounding from what they are knowing. We want to show them the diversity of people, cultures and lifestyles. On the other hand we want to support needy projects in Arusha, our hometown.

Our vision is to change the people's perception of Africa, Tanzania and its inhabitants through challenging and reducing stereotypes and racism. We believe that this can only be done through intercultural exchange like volunteering.

Tini is the founder and director of Viva Tanzania and a tour guide by profession. He loves nature and e.g. already climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru. He wants to give the volunteers and interns a better understanding of the Tanzanian lifestyle through culture and nature. Another thing important to him is the intercultural exchange and the learning from each other. In his free time he likes to exercise.

He is responsible for the organization of projects, safaris, mountain climbing, tours, etc.. He is also the chef of the hostel and creates delicious Tanzanian and Western style meals.

Tizia is Tini’s wife and manageress of Viva Tanzania. She has a Bachelor in Cultural Anthropology and she wrote her Bachelor thesis about Maasai stereotypes in media and tourism. She loves her three dogs as well as the life in Tanzania. She is responsible for the website, the marketing and the communication before, while and after your stay. She already spent a year as a volunteer in Tanzania and did an internship in Arusha. So she definitely knows what’s important to make your time unforgettable. At the same time she is your contact person for all intercultural issues and problems.

Both are engaging themselves in post colonialism, images of Africa in the media and tourism as well as stereotypes. They are trying to make an effort towards international understanding, reduce global racism, and to show their guests that ”Africa”, or better to say Tanzania, are more than the stereotypes often portrayed in Europe and North America.

The main focus of the project is on
Foundation Year
Contact Person
Tizia Basener
Spoken Languages

Social Impact

To ensure a meaninful and well-targeted experience that takes into acoount the participant's interests and talents, they can choose from different projects in the following fields: schools, nurseries, street children, women and children empowerment, health and animal welfare projects.
By supporting our projects through volunteering we can ensure that your time will be spend meaningful. We chosed the best projects in order to guarantee that only those projects will be supported that need help.

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