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TANDALE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

Help the local staff at Tandale to put young people at the forefront of change in the Manzese area, the biggest slum in Tanzania.

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TANDALE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

Help the local staff at Tandale to put young people at the forefront of change in the Manzese area, the biggest slum in Tanzania.

  • Skilled & Unskilled
  • Community development · Youth · Education
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1. WHAT IS THE PROJECT ABOUT?

Tandale community centre is a non-governmental organization inside Tandale hospital. Its objective is to help young people who live in the Manzese area, the biggest slum in Tanzania.

The organization has four programs:

Advocacy program, where youths are provided with sexual reproductive health education and counselling. The program hosts professional doctors who give individual consultation;
Okoakitaa progam, that helps young members of the community to be at the forefront of the development of the area;
Youth forum program, that runs twice a month. Its main focus is discussing with youths about what are the major issues they are facing and offering them a place where to deliver their thoughts;
Peer-to-peer education program, which offers door-to-door counselling.

The project started in 2003 but it was registered as an NGO in 2008. It has been running programs in partnership with Amref to teach sexual reproductive health to young people in Tanzania.

Tandale's mission is to put local youth at the forefront of change and to make them understand their responsibility towards the development of their community.

The centre hosts 25 local volunteers who work at the project at different times. Most of the staff doesn’t speak English.
Tandale receives small funds from the government, which help the centre to run their door-to-door campaign.

2. WHAT WILL YOUR ROLE AND TASKS BE?

Volunteers will be able to get involved in several activities such as:

Working on expanding and promoting various youth events in the community such as weekly night talent shows or Youth Forums;
Assisting the local volunteers in their door-to-door campaign;
Helping the organization with capacity building plans;
Coordinating and working alongside local youth in the delivery of workshops about topics such as sexual reproductive health, employability, women empowerment and environmental issues;
Organizing community events such as a Community Health Care Day or Sports Days with the aim of involving and reaching out to the community at large.

3. WHICH SKILLS ARE REQUIRED?

This project is suitable to both unskilled and skilled volunteers who:

Are at least 18 years of age at the time of arrival;
Have a good knowledge of spoken and written English;
Are willing to work in a extremly poor environment;
Are flexible in adapting to cultural differences;
Are proactive in organizing their work.

4. WHY SHOULD YOU CHOOSE THIS PROJECT?

This project is unique comparing to any other projects, as it is located in the biggest slum in Tanzania.
Volunteers will experience directly one of the poorest areas in the country and will be able to have a tangible impact on the community.

The main challenges to expect are the language barrier, as most people in Manzese don't speak English, and the poverty of the area where the project is located. Finally, the program has just started to receive international volunteers so the work is not structured yet, therefore this placement requires participants to be open-minded and very proactive.

By working at Tandale, volunteers will be able to experience the actual life in the slums and to learn the "participatory method", which is the teaching method used in all the programs.

1. WHAT IS THE PROJECT ABOUT?

Tandale community centre is a non-governmental organization inside Tandale hospital. Its objective is to help young people who live in the Manzese area, the biggest slum in Tanzania.

The organization has four programs:

Advocacy program, where youths are provided with sexual reproductive health education and counselling. The program hosts professional doctors who give individual consultation;
Okoakitaa progam, that helps young members of the community to be at the forefront of the development of the area;
Youth forum program, that runs twice a month. Its main focus is discussing with youths about what are the major issues they are facing and offering them a place where to deliver their thoughts;
Peer-to-peer education program, which offers door-to-door counselling.

The project started in 2003 but it was registered as an NGO in 2008. It has been running programs in partnership with Amref to teach sexual reproductive health to young people in Tanzania.

Tandale's mission is to put local youth at the forefront of change and to make them understand their responsibility towards the development of their community.

The centre hosts 25 local volunteers who work at the project at different times. Most of the staff doesn’t speak English.
Tandale receives small funds from the government, which help the centre to run their door-to-door campaign.

2. WHAT WILL YOUR ROLE AND TASKS BE?

Volunteers will be able to get involved in several activities such as:

Working on expanding and promoting various youth events in the community such as weekly night talent shows or Youth Forums;
Assisting the local volunteers in their door-to-door campaign;
Helping the organization with capacity building plans;
Coordinating and working alongside local youth in the delivery of workshops about topics such as sexual reproductive health, employability, women empowerment and environmental issues;
Organizing community events such as a Community Health Care Day or Sports Days with the aim of involving and reaching out to the community at large.

3. WHICH SKILLS ARE REQUIRED?

This project is suitable to both unskilled and skilled volunteers who:

Are at least 18 years of age at the time of arrival;
Have a good knowledge of spoken and written English;
Are willing to work in a extremly poor environment;
Are flexible in adapting to cultural differences;
Are proactive in organizing their work.

4. WHY SHOULD YOU CHOOSE THIS PROJECT?

This project is unique comparing to any other projects, as it is located in the biggest slum in Tanzania.
Volunteers will experience directly one of the poorest areas in the country and will be able to have a tangible impact on the community.

The main challenges to expect are the language barrier, as most people in Manzese don't speak English, and the poverty of the area where the project is located. Finally, the program has just started to receive international volunteers so the work is not structured yet, therefore this placement requires participants to be open-minded and very proactive.

By working at Tandale, volunteers will be able to experience the actual life in the slums and to learn the "participatory method", which is the teaching method used in all the programs.

WHAT OUR VOLUNTEERS SAY ABOUT THIS PROJECT

“In the project I was always treated as part of the family and young girls used to ask me for advice. I loved the exchange of information we had at Tandale and the fact that it allowed me to experience the reality of the slums.”
Ann-Sophie

“During my experience, I learned a lot about myself, about my boundaries and the aspects of my personality I needed to work on. I also learned to be proactive and independent, as I had to organize my daily work by myself”

Ann-Sophie

WHAT IS OUR FEE?

Select the number of weeks for your program…

Volunteer or internship program Volunteer & travel program
  • ALL PROGRAMS include airport pick up and drop off, two nights in a hotel in Dar Es Salaam on arrival, two days orientation, Swahili language class, placement in a host family (including three meals a day), in-country transport, UPTZ support before and during your stay and a project contribution.
  • The VOLUNTEER & TRAVEL PROGRAM additionally includes a unique and personalised travel experience suited to your budget, organised by us.
    You can decide to combine multiple itineraries and the price will depend on the type of accommodation chosen - budget, mid-range or luxury - and the number of people travelling.
  • Volunteers are responsible for covering the payment of their flight, travel insurance and visa.
  • We also organize a number of EXTRA ACTIVITIES such as cooking class, tour of Dar Es Salaam, a day in Mikadi Beach and a weekend in Morogoro, Bagamoyo or Dar Es Salaam. For an additional fee, one or more of these can be added on top of your selected program.
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