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Viva Tanzania

New Hope for Disadvantaged Young Men

Arusha, 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.

The Project

“New Hope for Street Youth of Arusha” was founded by the Tanzanian Ayubu Kazana in 2013. Ayubu's parents died when we was very young and he was raised without them. He got his primary education in Kenya and only went to secondary school in Tanzania. Currently he is working as a medical representative and wants to support children and youth in need. The German association "Hilfe für Afrika Hilden e.V." ("Help for Africa") under Engelbert Kremers supported the young adults with health insurance, renting land and an office and donated sewing machines.

Ayubu is also supervising two other projects within the NGO. "New Hope For Disadvantaged Children" and "New Hope For Disadvantaged Young Women" can be found on Volunteer World as well. 

New Hope Street Youth Farming Project

About ten male teenagers and young adults participate in the farming project. The men are coming from various backgrounds like being homeless, working as day labourer and being/used to be drug addicts. One farming assists supervises them. The project rented three acres where they grow beans, cucumbers, green pepper and saroo, a local vegetable. 

Your Work

It is possible to shift between the different projects within the NGO. In general setting up a website and doing fundraising can be an essential part of your work. In particular you will help in the farming process from plating to maintaining to harvesting and selling the products. You can also organize afternoon activities, like football games. Apart from that you can engage in teaching English and live skills. Every weekend the young adults have to report about the progress of the work. It will be your job to organize this weekly meetings.

Previous knowledge

You don't need to have any previous knowledge but it could be helpful if you have a background or interest in agriculture, teaching and/or fundraising.

Important

The young adults are coming from various backgrounds like poverty, drug abuse and prostitution. You should be sensitive and open-minded.

Typical day

A typical day depends on the project you are working in as well as your skills and interest.

Depending of which season (planting, maintaining or harvesting) your day will start and end at different times. You will join the young men at the fields and support them which what ever need to be done. In the afternoon you can teach English, organize football matches, you can create a website, do fundraising, depending on your interest.

Free-time activities

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

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

2. Swimming in paradise like hot springs with a glimps at the Mount Kilimanjaro. 

3. Cultural Tours to Maasai Markets and the possibility to visit different ethnicities. 

4. Coffee Plantation Tours to learn about the process from the bean to the finished product. 

5. Safari in the Nationalparks of the Northern Circuit (Arusha NP, Lake Manyara NP, Tarangire NP, Serengeti NP, Ngorongoro Conservation Area). 

6. Climbing of Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro. 

7. FREE town tour for all our volunteers!

Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/Music
Climbing
Safari/Zoo
Hiking
Museum/Opera
Sports
Riding
Yoga/Meditation

Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s). Of course, there is an exception for children that are accompanied by their parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Required Documents
CV and Picture of the volunteer
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

Any questions? Just ask. We at Viva Tanzania are happy to help you.

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Services by Viva Tanzania

All pre-arrival support, two airport transfers, orientation tour in Arusha, being guided to the project on the first day, donation to the youth project, 24/7 in-country-support, accommodation in a dorm, daily breakfast and dinner, lunch is usually provided in the project.

Airport Pickup at Kilimanjaro International Airport

In your program fee the pick up and drop off from/to the airport/bus station are inculded. Martin, the founder of Viva Tanzania, or Philbert, our friendly staff member, will be at the airport/bus stand with our "Viva Tanzania"-Pick-up-sign just in time when your 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.

Accommodation

The hostel has different 4 bed dorms; each contains comfortable beds & shelves to store belongings. As storage space is limited, please consider packing light. Accommodation in a single room is possible (extra charge). The hostel is located 25 walking minutes from the city center. Although the hostel is close to the busy town the house is surrounded by a green environment. In the garden there are different fruits. Bella and Ava, our dogs are part of the family and live on the compound. The house is equipped with hot water showers and the possibility to use the kitchen all through the day.

Dorm Room Bedroom (Single) Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages

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 Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) in Kilimanjaro. 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.
Costs (Prices in USD)
2 weeks (min. stay)
$450.00
3 weeks
$561.00
4 weeks
$673.00
5 weeks
$784.00
9 weeks
$1,230.00
17 weeks
$2,122.00
50 weeks (max. stay)
$5,800.00
Average fees
$171.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Arusha/Tanzania between 2 weeks and 50 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Viva Tanzania will let you know about the final price during your application process.
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Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Viva Tanzania during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
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