Christmas season is always colorful happy moment where families and friends gather and celebrate. This is a season where schools will be off and people will be travelling from different regions to the home rural areas for Christmas. This community is one of the places where people working far will come back. Despite this happy moment, not every child will have time to enjoy due to various social and economic reasons. This project is therefore organized with the aim of sharing happiness with children who are coming from less privileged families. The age range of the children will from 3-14 years.
Volunteers will participate in the following outlined activities:- Academic development: Joining remedial classes on various subjects, holiday home works and getting ready for the coming semester; Love nature: Nature tour in the community to discover various animals, insects, worms and plants and appreciate the local ecosystem; Hands-on: Establishment of home garden, Ornamental and vegetable planting, composting, garden etc. ; Sports: Indoor and outdoor games that will stimulate learning, team building and activeness.; Excursions & Christmas Party: opportunity Children to realize the beauty and natural attractions of their own country for the first time (Waterfalls, Lakes, and Wildlife safari), Church ceremonies, Cooking and eating together.
Volunteers will participate in a number of workshops, discussions, educational tours and social events aiming to provide an opportunity to explore, understand, challenge and take possible actions in addressing challenges affecting Children development. You are encouraged to research from your home Country- community and bring information for sharing.
Dates of the project
from 11.12.2017 to 28.12.2017
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
Marera 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 45km 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.
Extra Fee[Non-refundable €270; or equivalent Tanzania shillings to be paid on arrival] This fee cover the cost of prior communication, pick-up from arrival destination, accommodation during the project, 3 meals a day during the camp, in-country management, administration costs and partly project materials when needed. The fee does not cover any kind of insurance, visas & permits, vaccinations, pocket money, drop off on departure day, incidentals etc. We are non-profit organization without external funding. Most of the costs of the projects are sustained through participation fee from the volunteers and participants of our programs.