Tanzania’s Ministry of Labour published a National Policy on Disability July 2004. In Tanzania, disability is associated with prejudice and negative attitude. People with disabilities are viewed as worthy of pity and not an integral part of the community they live in. The constitution of the United Republic of Tanzania firmly states that all human beings are equal and are entitled to equal rights irrespective of colour tribe, gender and religion.
Historically, society has tended to isolate and segregate individuals with disabilities. Despite improvements (such as the work of this program and others), such forms of discrimination against individuals with disabilities continue to be a severe and pervasive social problem.
Volunteers assist with day programs; this includes therapies, education, activities, social interaction. They help us with in-home support services and giving information/demonstrations about therapies, counselling, medical consultation, by doing so, volunteers are changing the lives of these children for the better.
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
Childrens Disability 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
As a volunteer on this program, you will play an integral role in the advancement of our mission. The staff is there to guide and assist you in your volunteer experience; however, we strongly encourage you to be independent during your journey with us. You are welcome to ask questions, to learn about the various aspects of the program and to embrace your time on the project. Each volunteers position will be different, so the level of support given to each volunteer will vary.
Volunteers can get involved in any of these programs.
Day Program: This is a service for children with disabilities in 11 neighbourhood day centres. The activities at the centres include various therapies, education, activities, social interaction.
In-home support: This is a service for children with disabilities and their families. They receive information and demonstrations about therapies that are on offer, counselling, medical consultation.
- Fully completed application form, medical history form & motivation form, with acceptance from the project
- Police clearance / background check
- Basic level of competency in English
- Copy of return flight itinerary
- Medium level of fitness
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.