1. Student Sponsorship
Tanzania does not offer free public education to its youth. Parents must pay for school fees, uniforms, and meals at school. In the Maasai villages the main source of income generation is livestock and farming of corn. With no irrigation, years of little rain bear no harvest. Most parents simply can not afford to send their children to school. When parents can afford to send their children to school, they often preferentially send their sons, leaving the daughter remain at home to help with household tasks such as gathering water and firewood.
2. Volunteer at the Orphanage
Orphanages are centers committed to the care of children whose parents are deceased or otherwise unable to care for them due to poverty. Parents, and sometimes grandparents, are legally responsible for supporting children, but in the absence of these or other relatives willing to care for the children, they become a ward of the state, and orphanages are a way of providing for their care and housing. Foster care and more extensive adoption programs have been the preferred practice in many developed nations. However, in Tanzania there is a shortage of foster parents and thus orphanages are required to provide care for children.Volunteers in the orphanage program work in different orphanages and street children projects in and around the region of Arusha.
3. Women’s Development Projects
We encourages the creation of a women’s development group in each of the schools we work with. Most often, these groups exist as a vehicle for income generation for women who otherwise would not have the opportunity to make extra money for their families. These groups have full autonomy to choose what project they wish and will receive support and guidance from the Us. They will also be responsible for helping to maintain the vegetable gardens and trees that have been planted at the local school.
Volunteers are placed to exciting community schools, public schools or orphanage schools which need of new volunteers to work in their schools.Many of the schools we work with are constantly understaffed and are always in need of new volunteers. In this program, volunteers can work by themselves or alongside other teachers and volunteers. Volunteers will work with a local vocational school in a number of capacities. Volunteers can teach English and computer skills to the students during the day.
Minimum Stay: 2 weeks
Volunteers needed: Year Round
Requirements: At least 18 years old, previous international travel experience recommended
However, we place volunteers in both government schools as well as English medium schools. These schools take breaks at different times in the year so there is always a teaching placement available for our volunteers in Arusha,
We have also opportunity to work with a special needs school in Arusha for those who are interested like street children, Orphanage, Their disabilities range from physical disabilities to mental disabilities. They need a lot of love and attention. If anyone has experience working with special needs children or is interested in volunteering at the school, please note your interest on Kipok Africa application form and with your program coordinator.
5. ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER
We are committed in making a lasting impact in the areas that we work in. We therefore believe it is important to work with local chairmen and other leaders, to identify a viable solution to the lack of access to clean water in the community surrounding the schools we partner with. Each of these projects will look different, as each community will have different needs.
5. Medical Hospitals
Medical Hospital placement, is for Medical students and experienced medical student doctors who want to experience their skills in different hospitals and they will be placed in demanding and need hospital or clinic in Arusha. This is proud situation to have Medical hospital placement run during the year modified to the experiences, interests, course requirement and abilities of our interns. Qualified doctors will supervise you during the whole period of your placement until you finish your volunteer in Arusha. You can have a chance to choose where you want to work in any of the hospital department of your interest. In joining Medical placement you will have improbable experiences of local Tanzania healthcare provision which have a wide range of placements in the different areas like;
Government regional hospitals – These placements are based in the largest government run institution, offering big, demanding wards. Medical doctors will be involved in various tasks in all levels of their practices like transmittable diseases and other means of diseases.
Government district hospital – These are smaller hospitals which are giving people treatments than regional hospitals with basic care services. This will help you to practice more and have wonderful practical experiences.
Primary healthcare clinics – These are places where you will work with our nurses to experience pediatrics and parenthood. On the other hand, our nurses will also participate in various treatments including infectious diseases, malaria and running vaccination clinics.
According to the mentioned hospitals you can choose yourself which one you prefer most than others so that we can find a chance early before your arrival time. It is better to make an arrangement for your real coming time maybe the remaining two month before your arrive.
- To build learning institutions such as a primary school, secondary school, vocational and training college, library, cultural center and other educational institutions essential to community self-reliance and cultural conservation.
- To set up and run an educational fund program for bursaries, scholarships and other educational sponsorships for needy students from the area.
- To build a health center/clinic and promote a community health education and disease prevention program.
To integrate the Maasai people into the modern world, while preserving the culture through education, health, environmental conservation, and economic development.
- To create employment in the local area through alternative income generating activities such as community based tourism and intercultural exchange program.
- To help the community promote ecologically and culturally sensitive business activities for the purpose of community building, employment, and economic self-reliance.
- To support and improve sustainable traditional livestock practices and insure food security.
- To support the villagers through a micro-lending program of cattle and goats for the purpose of reducing poverty in the local area.