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VISION FOR YOUTH

Promote long-term behavioural change by helping the local staff at Vision for Youth to raise awareness about drug abuse, HIV/AIDS, reproductive health, family planning and other issues affecting the community.

  • Arusha, Tanzania
  • Skilled & Unskilled
  • Community development · Youth · Education
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VISION FOR YOUTH

Promote long-term behavioural change by helping the local staff at Vision for Youth to raise awareness about drug abuse, HIV/AIDS, reproductive health, family planning and other issues affecting the community.

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

Vision for Youth is a community centre that aims to raise awareness among the local population about drug abuse, HIV/AIDS, family planning, reproductive health and other issues affecting the people.

It runs 3 main programs:

The bright energy program's main objective is to bring clean energy services to the community alongside with new employment opportunities;
The behaviour change and communication program runs in Secondary Schools and Universities in the Arusha region. During the program, students are taught a wide range of life skills such as self-awareness and control, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, family planning and drug abuse with the aim of driving a long-term behavioural change;
The eye program aims to provide entrepreneurship skills to young unemployed members of the community.

The centre's mission is to raise a responsible and independent generation that is capable of facing challenges and of finding solutions to the problems that affect them.

Vision for Youth doesn’t have specific sources of funding, although some occasional private donors have been helping the centre economically.

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 the different youth events in the community;
Working alongside the local staff in the delivery of workshops about HIV/AIDS, sexual and reproductive health as well as employability.
Organizing community events such as a Community Healthcare Day, Environment Cleanliness Day or Sports Day;
Working on environment projects;
Organizing youth empowerment events such as entrepreneurship workshops and trainings.

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 with young people in the streets who don’t know English very well;
Are flexible in adopting cultural differences and working on them.

4. WHY SHOULD YOU CHOOSE THIS PROJECT?

At Vision for Youth volunteers are in charge of running the workshops, giving them the opportunity to interact with the local student and to become independent and self-proactive from the start.

The work is never the same, in fact, it changes depending on the topic of the week; the project is like a big family where the director, Violet, is more of a friend than a colleague.

The main challenge to expect is the language, as most people don't speak English very well.

By working here, volunteers can learn how to interact with a different culture and how to be flexible and self-starters as they are given responsibilities from the very beginning.

1. WHAT IS THE PROJECT ABOUT?

Vision for Youth is a community centre that aims to raise awareness among the local population about drug abuse, HIV/AIDS, family planning, reproductive health and other issues affecting the people.

It runs 3 main programs:

The bright energy program's main objective is to bring clean energy services to the community alongside with new employment opportunities;
The behaviour change and communication program runs in Secondary Schools and Universities in the Arusha region. During the program, students are taught a wide range of life skills such as self-awareness and control, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, family planning and drug abuse with the aim of driving a long-term behavioural change;
The eye program aims to provide entrepreneurship skills to young unemployed members of the community.

The centre's mission is to raise a responsible and independent generation that is capable of facing challenges and of finding solutions to the problems that affect them.

Vision for Youth doesn’t have specific sources of funding, although some occasional private donors have been helping the centre economically.

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 the different youth events in the community;
Working alongside the local staff in the delivery of workshops about HIV/AIDS, sexual and reproductive health as well as employability.
Organizing community events such as a Community Healthcare Day, Environment Cleanliness Day or Sports Day;
Working on environment projects;
Organizing youth empowerment events such as entrepreneurship workshops and trainings.

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 with young people in the streets who don’t know English very well;
Are flexible in adopting cultural differences and working on them.

4. WHY SHOULD YOU CHOOSE THIS PROJECT?

At Vision for Youth volunteers are in charge of running the workshops, giving them the opportunity to interact with the local student and to become independent and self-proactive from the start.

The work is never the same, in fact, it changes depending on the topic of the week; the project is like a big family where the director, Violet, is more of a friend than a colleague.

The main challenge to expect is the language, as most people don't speak English very well.

By working here, volunteers can learn how to interact with a different culture and how to be flexible and self-starters as they are given responsibilities from the very beginning.

WHAT OUR VOLUNTEERS SAY ABOUT THIS PROJECT

“The aim of the workshops we were doing was to raise awareness about important subjects that concerns young people in Tanzania, such as gender issues, HIV/AIDS, self-awareness and more. I really enjoyed talking about these topics and learning more about them.”
Johanna

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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