Volunteers will be engaged in the following outlined activities:-
Organize social activities for Children in the community (6-15years) after schools hours. E.g. sports, games, support their academic development, language, social skills, arts, craft, coloring, music etc.
Collecting stories: Dreams of Children; who do they want become in future, why and how they planning to be there, possible barriers etc.
Inspiring: To organize activities which will give the kids power and courage to move forward; this could be through playing roles of the position they would like to be, talent shows, listen or watching successful stories from the volunteers, community members or through videos
Dream stories record: Collect stories and photos of the kids with their dreams to be shared by their parents and schools in order to support Children to realize their life wishes through various social and academic initiatives.
Give hand to the proposed day care & Nursery school project through painting and wall drawings.
Meals: Three meals will be provide each day at the accommodation, host family or at the project. Vegetarian meals will be available. The team will include one kitchen supervisor to manage meals, however volunteers shall also be expected to help in meals preparation and dish washing.
Accommodation: Basic accommodation facility will be provided in the community. Volunteers should expect sharing accommodation with other volunteers from the same or other projects. Electricity and water will be available. However no washing machine.
This project will give you an opportunity to explore what the Nature in this part of the world offers to you. Some options are:-
Exploring Zanzibar historical, natural and cultural sites. These include museums, local markets, stone town etc. Enjoy wildlife and marine life. Jozani forest National Park, Blue safaris swimming, tour to small islands, variety of water sports, spice tour among many other options.
Near Dar es Salam possibilities are; wildlife safari trips (Selous game reserve/ Mikumi National Park, Marine excursions (Mingoyo Islands) eco and cultural tourism activities, Bagamoyo or Kilwa, Dar es Salaam tour (Beach, Museums, and Markets).
When a child is born, a dream is also born. Children come with various gifts for their lives, their parents, community and the world. However due to various social, cultural and economic factors not all children has the ability to arrive at the desired destinations. The current trend of urbanization has been bringing children from various social and economic backgrounds ending to share and live together in the same communities. This trend has been affecting Children positively and even positively through parenting differences, family relations, media, teachers and all other people from diverse culture around them. A dreaming child project is an initiative aiming to discover Children’s dreams and how they can possibly be supported to realize their full potential. The project will work on four aspects:
Explore: Exploring various dreams among the children (Some kids want to become doctors, farmers, politicians etc.
Understanding: Try to understand factors associated with their dreams, are they real, how they are walking in their dreams etc.
Challenge: what challenges or limitation are they facing in realizing their dreams?
Act: Possible support and actions required from Parents, Teachers and others in supporting the children to rich at their higher point.
Qualities: Potential volunteer for this project is expected also to have:- Interested to do outdoor work; Interest to work with children, Open minded and ready to be challenged; Interested in other cultures and local realities; Patient and committed; Creative and easy to adopt to the situations; Able to work under less supervision and minimum resources.
Motivation letter: ML should respond to the following questions; why would you like to participate in this project? (Your main motive), How do you plan to contribute to this project? What do you hope to learn and gain from this experience? How will you make advantage of this experience for the “next step” in your life?
Departure date: The official end of the project will be on 30th May 2019 after farewell dinner. Official departure from the project accommodation facility is 1st June, 2019 before 09:00am. If you wish to stay longer you are advised reserve another accommodation early in advance.
Visas: Most citizens of different countries requires visa to enter Tanzania. Based on the previous experience we would like to advise you to apply for business visas. It is volunteers’ responsibility to make sure having right visas and travel documents. Business visas can be obtained at the Airport or any boarder entry when arriving Tanzania.
Invitation letter: Once volunteer is accepted, he/she will be issued an official invitation letter (IL) to join the project. This is very important document to support your visas process.