Social inclusion is a subject which recently has received a lot of attention in our society. This reality has been results of more awareness and visibility of ideas of belonging, acceptance and recognition and entails the realization of full and equal participation in economic, social and cultural life in the community. It is about recognizing and valuing diversity; it is about engendering feelings of belonging by increasing social equality and the participation of diverse and disadvantaged populations. This project is organized to address inclusion of socially marginalized groups focusing on senior citizen, orphans and vulnerable children, people living with disabilities, drug and alcohol addicts. The aim is to understand their needs to provide support needed, receive recognition and participation in the community life.
Various activities will be organized to provide an opportunity for volunteers to explore, understand, challenge and join actions which will bring about positive change. Activities will include: Home-based: visiting targeting group and having discussions on the their situations; Social events: organizing social event (Tea parties, sports, information sharing etc.) with the purpose of raising awareness in the community about the need for inclusion; Hands on: joining the target group on their daily social and economic activities, improving their shelters and other social needs.
Educational tour, workshops and social events will be organized, however each participants is encouraged to research about the reality in his/her own Country/Community and bring them for sharing.
Dates of the project
from 15.05.2017 to 30.05.2017
from 14.08.2017 to 30.08.2017
Accommodation and meals
Volunteers will share simple rooms at the communal house in the community. There are running water and electricity. The facility in located in a very strategic point to view highest Mountain in Africa, Kilimanjaro. Meals are mostly organic both vegetarian and non-vegetarian.
Location of the Project
Msae is one of the communities located along the sloops of Mt. Kilimanjaro in the Northern Tanzania. It is high density community; people are mostly engaged in coffee and banana farming, dairy farming and business. The community is located about 40km from the town center (Moshi) and accessible by private and public transport. Having sharing boarder with Kilimanjaro National Park, the landscape is ever green throughout the year.
Free time activities
Possibilities are hiking to Kilimanjaro gate, eco and cultural tourism in Chagga and Masai community, Swimming & Relaxing at Lake Chala and Wildlife safari. (Ngorongoro Creator, Lake Manyara and Tarangire National parks). More details can be provided on request.
Volunteers should be comfortable working outdoors and getting messy, willing to share leadership roles, and having a sense of adventure. Volunteers are expected as well to be open minded, flexible and working under minimum supervision.
The official languages of the project are English and Kiswahili. You do not have to be fluently.
Volunteers will be picked up at Kilimanjaro International Airport or Bus station within Moshi town.