Support Women Initiatives Dar es Salaam

Art in Tanzania supports and develops village women initiatives. Main focus is on vocational training initiatives as English and entrepreneurship training.

Tanzania has a large group of young mothers in the villages that have little or no education and are without financial support.  Additionally, areas are often heavily populated, which complicates the strive of livelihood and provision for these Mother’s children.  Most of these women lack the opportunity to reach education or means to fund and develop small businesses.  Additionally, many of these women are under-empowered or unaware of their basic human rights, thus making young mothers vulnerable for abuse.

Art in Tanzania is focusing to deliver skills for women to start their own small businesses and to create markets to their products. At the same time we educate women rights and related subjects so that women will learn their rights in problem situations. We focus to be both innovative and effective.

Work with women is under-funded but Art in Tanzania has multi professional interns and volunteers. We use teamwork to create opportunities. One can teach how to start horticulture and one can look for the markets. The base effort is to increase the small business skills through educational approach and to increase awareness.  We also focus to give visibility of women issues through social media for the Tanzanian general population. 

Women groups programs are active after working hours as day time the members are working at their own small businesses. The practical approach is combination of vocational training activities to enhance their skills to run small businesses or to take over jobs. It is vocational English teaching, accounts, IT skills, small entrepreneurship training and similar. Thereon we provide advocacy in women and children's rights, public health issues and similar supportive matters.

Therefore the Women group program is multi-professional approach of vocational teaching, micro entrepreneurship skills training, advocacy work, media and marketing for the products. Many volunteers and interns bring their own ideas and we are happy to test and implement them in Tanzania.

Suitable for

Couples
Singles
Wheel Chairs
Families
Groups

Typical day

Women are active with their own small businesses during the day time. So morning and early afternoon is program planning and visibility work. Also looking for marketing outlets for women group products being mainly handicrafts.

Active time with the women starts around PM 4 when they arrive to the volunteer compound for training and advocacy sessions. Every participant has weekly plan for each day which are then reported in weekly results so we can secure participant are active.

We are also developing programs where women produce handicrafts, grow herbs and perform other production at their homes day times and deliver products for the NGO for sales. These activities need guidance and supportive activities.

Program Requirements

Minimum Age
18 years
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Health Declaration
required
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at High school or University level
Required Documents
CV and covering letter and resume
Other Skills
This program is multi professional approach and we can place and give tasks for volunteers with different skill levels. We also highlight the social media skills to give visibility for the program.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 16:00

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Hiking
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Sports
Yoga/Meditation

Services

What's included?
The fee includes accommodation, breakfast and dinner in Dar es Salaam, program guidance with orientation and 24 hours staff presence

The actual program is free of cost. You may have local small transfer costs.

For disabled participants we can offer 24h assistance by USD 30 per week add on cost.

Cost does not include international flights, local transfers, tourist VISA and personal purchases.

We provide an airport transfer which is usd 60 one-way.
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

No worries, Volunteer World supports you in raising funds, checking your visa regulations and travel insurance. We also assist you in finding the cheapest flights for your journey.
Accommodation

In Dar es Salaam in Madale village we have an eco compound with dorms, single, double and family rooms. It is an eco-compound and we use our own design composting dry toilets, we collect shower water and urine and use it as "grey water" for our large garden irrigation. Construction materials include bamboo,  recycled bottles and similar. This compound is located in Madale village so it is as a countryside place but only short distance from the city as well.

We charge accommodation with breakfast and dinner. 

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

We serve breakfast and dinner as accommodation inclusive. Lunches are available at nominal cost but you need to book one every morning as many people are not at the compound we cook and charge only those who are present and wish to have a lunch.

All drinks are personal cost. Drinking water is available everywhere at low cost. We also run a compound bar so you have easy access for drinks and snacks.

 

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
Costs
2 weeks (min. stay)
$480
3 weeks
$656
4 weeks
$833
5 weeks
$1009
8 weeks
$1538
10 weeks
$1891
24 weeks (max. stay)
$4360

You can volunteer at the project site in Dar es Salaam/Tanzania between 2 weeks and 24 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Art In Tanzania will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
$211/week
Deposit (20%)
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 (80%)
Your final payment must be made up to 30 days before to the volunteer program starts. This payment is also securely handled by PayPal or credit card.

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The nearest airport is Dar Es Salam International Airport (DAR) in Dar Es Salaam. We assist you to find cheap flights to Tanzania.
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Umoja Rd, Madale Village, 23333 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania