Help fighting human discrimination and violence against women and children trough playing with, teaching and education them.
The Faraja Young Women Development Organization was founded in
2006 by Mama Siara who saw a great need to fight human trafficking and
other injustices, while giving girls and young mothers a second chance
in life. “Faraja” is Swahili and means “Comfort”. The organization offers temporary residence for girls, young
mothers and their babies. All girls and young mothers can get medical
assistance, counselling and advocacy. One-year vocational trainings are
offered: The women can learn cooking and tailoring, they are taught in
entrepreneur skills for starting and running their own business after
graduation, the are taught in mathematics, English, computer, health
education and life skills. While the mothers attend school or the
vocational training, their children will be supervised in the day care
or the pre-school, depending on their age. Girls and women who didn’t
finish their school will be given a chance to finish their education.
You are asked to support the centre at least three hours a day. However you can always work more if you like to!
The organization need various form of support. Whether marketing or fundraising, teaching computer skills or English, working with the children or supporting the vocational training there is the right things to do for everybody.
Lunch is not included in the project but available at a small fee starting from 2.000 Tsh at the cooking class.
Also keep in mind that the girls and women were victims of human trafficking, were raped or experienced other horrible things. Please be confidential about what you learn about the girls and be sensitive about their background. Don’t ask them anything, which could make them feel uncomfortable. The Faraja Centre is a safe space for them. You will also be asked to sign the Code of Conduct of Faraja.
Your day depends on if you are working in the Day Care/Pre-School or if you are working with the girls and young mothers.
If working within child care you start your day at 9:00 am working up to 12:00 pm. In this three hours you will take care of the children (changing dipers, feeding, clothing, washing,..), play with them and will also be responsible to teach them basic skills in writing, reading, mathematics and English.
If you are your working with the girls and young mothers you start your day at 11:00 am working up tp 2:00 pm. Depending on your skills, interest and demand you support the woman in the vocational training learning cooking and tailoring, teach them life skills, mathematics, English, health education, entrepreneur skills or help the women shelter with fundraising and marketing.
Your work may variy from day to day (depending on the need of the Faraja Organization), you are able to work within both child care and the women shelter and you can weclomed to stay longer then the requested three hours per day.
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!
In your program fee the pick up and drop off from/to the airport/bus station are inculded. Martin, the founder of Viva Tanzania will be at the airport/bus stand with our "Viva Tanzania"-Pick up sign just in time when you plane lands/your 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.
The hostel has different dorms; each contain comfortable beds & shelves to store belongings. Accommodation in a single room 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, Luna & Takwa, the three dogs are part of the family. The house is equipped with hot water showers and the possibility to use the kitchen.
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.