Waisenkinder in Tansania

Volunteering in Tanzania

ATTENTION: At the moment due to organizational reasons we cannot offer volunteering work for European citizens at our sites; visits are possible - if you are interested, please contact us.

Tanzania is on the east coast of Africa. It is a very beautiful and diverse country with many different ethnic groups and friendly people. It is known as one of the poorest countries in the world. There are 2.5 million orphans in Tanzania who lost their parents by HIV. Street kids International e.V is a small children's charity, registered as a non-profit charitable association based in Frankfurt.
In Tanzania, about an hour and half outside of the seat of government Dar es Salaam, we have four orphanages, Tumaini Montessori Friends Kindergarten as well as education projects and schools for the orphans.

Streetkids International e.V. has set the task of helping the poorest of the poor. We are giving orphans a charmed home and the chance of a better future. With the accommodation of children in one of our orphanages, a safe home is presented to them to ensure security, comfortability and unity with their peers. We take our orphans by the hand and lead them through all the important stages of life, step by step.

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As Volunteer by Streetkids International in Tanzania

Application please only via email with your CV, your picture and a motivational letter as well as the excact date you wisch to join us in Africa; please address Daniel Preuß (info@helfensie.de)

We look forward to receiving an application from you, if you comply the following requirements:

  • A heart for orphans
  • Interest in the country, culture and tradition in Africa
  • Age Requirement: 18 and above
  • Nationality: Everyone is welcome
  • Knowledge of language(s): Good to average English attainments
  • Practical experience: A pedagogic experience would be nice to present if available from participant. It's not a requirement therefore one must not have it.
  • Visa obligation: Yes, a visa is required. With 3 months, one is eligible for an entry of a tourist visa. If participant’s time is exceeded during their volunteering service, a requirement to apply for a residence permit is needed.
  • Inoculation: Yellow fever inoculation and malaria prophylaxis

Application Areas and Functions as a Volunteer

During your time in Tanzania, you will gain insight in our children's home and experience the different work fields shared among coworkers. Learning a new culture will also be an interesting adventure for the participant willing to do so.
Our children's home has four orphanages and a Montessori-kindergarten. In addition to the education given to the children, we are successfully growing on our two plots of land comestible goods like fruits and vegetables which are also beneficial to our lovely orphanage

Your function as a Volunteer

  • Accompanying the children and foster parents in their everyday lives.
  • Helping the kindergarten teachers
  • Attending to the kids and helping them out with their homework
  • Participating in their activities like playing and having fun to build a strong bond with them.

Daily Schedule

6:30am: Day starts.
The day is started early in our children's home. The responsibility of the participant is to help the children get dressed and have breakfast with them together. After breakfast, the participant will go with the children and the kindergarten teacher to our second plot of land where our Montessori- Kindergarten is located.

7:30am – 12:00pm: Montessori- Kindergarden
During this time, the participant is to help the kindergarten teachers with Furaha and Aisha (Former children belonging to the orphanage but now fully grown adults).
In our Kindergarten, we are able to give a limit of 40 children education after the “Montessori” method. At the moment, there are 25 orphans who are visiting our kindergarten.

12:00pm- 01:30pm: Lunchtime
Children are brought back to the first plot of the orphanage and lunch is presented. Participants are required to help the children get organized and help them wash their hands and sanitize before lunch is eaten together.

01:30pm – 04:00pm: Quiet time
After the lunch is presented to the children, there is a possibility of them taking an afternoon nap.

4:00pm – 06:30pm: Free time
Every child can design their individual time table for their personal needs. Here you can find enough time to establish a relationship with the children and spend time with them together. Activities like painting, playing, and reading a book are good examples of establishing relationships with them. The orphans enjoy every attention and sympathy which they get from you, the participant.

07:00pm – 08:00pm: Dinner
Participants are required to help children put their sleeping clothes on, as well as helping for the dinner preparations and eating together. After the dinner is served, the children go to bed between 08:00pm and 09:00pm depending on the age.

Costs for the time in Tanzania

  • Till 4 Weeks: 390€
  • Till 6 Weeks: 680€
  • Till 12 Weeks: 950€

Supplementary costs:

  • Flight (approximately 500€ - 850€)
  • Visa (approximately 50 USD)
  • Abroad insurence (Approximately 1€/per day)

Help From Us Include

  • Conversations, advices and necessary information.
  • You will be picked up safely from the airport and brought back.
  • Support throughout stay and volunteering service.
  • Incorporation
  • Accomodation in Volunteer houses including 3 meals per day
  • An Introduction to Swahili language, depending on your interest. One can receive extra Swahili lessons during their course of stay.
  • After your termination of your volunteering, you get a diploma of accomplishment.

contact

STREETKIDS International e.V.
Kölner Straße 74
60327 Frankfurt am Main
Germany
Phone +49 (0) 69 / 1 75 54 90 22
Fax +49 (0) 69 / 1 75 54 90 23
info@helfensie.de

 

Address

STREETKIDS International e.V.
Kölner Straße 74
60327 Frankfurt am Main
Germany

Contact

Tel. +49 (0) 69 / 1 75 54 90 22
Fax +49 (0) 69 / 1 75 54 90 23
info@helfensie.de
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