In Tanzania, many rural and uneducated women experience discrimination and oppression. This program provides an environment where these women can work together, receive training and set up small businesses and initiatives that will generate their independent funds. Working together in small groups has helped these women overcome the isolation and powerlessness many felt before and are now role models in their communities. They provide an example to all community members of what can happen when women refuse to remain powerless and take control over their own lives and the lives of their families.
Currently, the program involves over forty women and has implemented six different projects, all situated around Rau on the way to Uru. The program provides members with education, training and support (financial and otherwise) to set up their income-generating activities. The aim is that with our support, these women will be able to generate their incomes and through the network, be able to help others.
Details about the project
On arrival at Kilimanjaro international airport, transportation will be arranged for you. You will meet our driver and be transferred by road to the volunteer Hostel at a fee of USD$40.
Details about the project
Women's Skill Development Project details
- Arrival Day – Any day
- Time – Any time
- Airport – Kilimanjaro International Airport
- Departure Day – Any Day
- Departure time – Any Time
- Min Duration – 4 Weeks
- Max Duration – No Maximum
Volunteers will attend weekly meetings with the women(with a translator). The women have chickens, sewing, solar power and pig projects to earn a living. Volunteers assist with making sure these projects are productive and that the women are making a profit. Teaching the women how to keep track of their money is much needed.
Volunteers will be assisting with the following:
- English teaching/classes
- Booking keeping skills
- Empowerment of women speeches
- Entrepreneurship skills or Business skills
- Farming skills
- New Business Ideas
- Maths teaching
- Fully completed application Form, Medical History Form & Motivation Form, with acceptance from the project
- Police Clearance / Background check
- Basic level of competency in English
- TEFL course certificate or relevant experience to teach English
- Copy of return flight itinerary
- Medium level of fitness
- Ordinary visa
Volunteers will stay in a mixture of traditional rooms and permanent luxury safari tents. There are a few double & twin rooms as well as three, four or six bed dorms. All bedding is provided.