Community Development Project

Community Development Project

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Project Durations and Costs

2 weeks – $700usd

3 weeks – $900usd

4 weeks – $1,200usd

5 weeks – $1,400usd

6 weeks – $1,600usd

Trip Dates

1st July 2013/2014

7th October 2013/2014

7th April 2013/2014

7th July 2013/2014

6th October 2013/2014

Project Itinerary

Arrivals are on the 1st Sunday of the month.

The first Monday and Tuesday of week one are spent in Arusha where volunteers receive an Orientation day, Briefing, Swahili lessons, town visit and sight seeing.

The time table that volunteers will follow once out in Manyara is as follows:

Mondays: Maasai Village community work

Tuesdays: Orphanage

Wednesdays: Orphanage

Thursdays: Teaching at Maasai primary school and Maasai Market

Fridays: Teaching at Maasai Primary school

Saturday: Day trips

Sunday: Day of rest

Location

   During the first two days of the project you will be located in the centre of Arusha Town which is roughly one hour away from Kilimanjaro International Airport or 10 minutes drive from Arusha central coach station.

   The rest of the project is located near Lake Manyara National Park, 1 hours drive from Arusha where volunteering is in two nearby villages called Olokii Village.

Accommodation and Food

   The first 2 days will be located in our volunteer house in Arusha. The volunteer house will allow you to meet other volunteers who are on the same project as you or working on other projects in the area. It is a great change to share ideas and support one another in you experience.

   The house provides a comfortable, safe, homely environment and includes shared living facilities, running water, hot showers, western style bathroom facilities and TV/DVD sitting room for rest and recreation in the evenings.

   The Accommodation for the rest of the stay will be located in Olokii village and will be simple shared or single living arrangements with shared Bathroom facilities.

   Three meals will be provided each and every day at both accommodations, and normally consists of a variety of local style foods, Meats, seafood’s and vegetarian options.

Qualification requirements

   There are no specific qualifications that are necessary to volunteer in this program; just a good dose of enthusiasm and any previous experience is warmly welcomed. Whether you are a gap year student, undergraduate, on a career break, looking for some thing different from life or retired everyone is welcomed onto this program.  

Skills requirements

   You need to be able to work comfortably by yourself and be self motivated as there are times where you are left to your own devises.

Physical fitness

   Volunteers need to be physically fit as the project requires movement from one place to the other and at some times being on you feet for long periods of time. Also the local environment can take its toll on some people especially those who are not use to tropical weather or the African heat. This climatic condition can tier some people very quickly and in some cases if spent to long in the sun can make you feel ill.

Know before you go

   Remember that there is an addition Volunteer Visa cost of $200 which will be dealt with in country. Also take care in knowing what medical insurance and vaccinations to take before your departure. Will we provide you with all the relevant information and advice once you have signed up to this project?

Optional Extra Activities

   For further information on the below activities contact The Global Adventure Safaris Ltd

·         Safari – Serengeti, Nogorogoro Creator, Tarangrie, Lake Manyara, Masai Mara and Arusha national Park.  

·         Zanzibar Beach resorts.

·         Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru Climbs.

Enrolment

   To enroll, fill in our volunteer application form located at http://www.micatz.org/book-now/volunteer-form/ 

Please add a letter of motivation in English describing yourself and explain why you wish to work as a volunteer, attached with a picture of yourself.

Upon receipt of your enrolment, we will mail you a confirmation, an invoice, and a pre-departure handbook.

   Your program fee contributes towards personalized volunteer placement, project donation, language instruction, cultural education, meals, accommodation and transportation to and from all Global Safaris placements and programs. It also contributes towards pre-departure guidance from Global Safaris headquarters staff and 24 hour access to in-country staff. 

Let us serve the poor, the unfortunate and the lonely according to the graces we have received. Let us do the humble work adventurously with enthusiasm.

Whenever you think, you alone won’t make much a difference to the deprived

Remember: You alone matter MUCH to them.

 

Contact info

Edward

Executive Director
Maasai Challenge
5th MICATZ Office HQ
P.O.BOX 14,950 Arusha -Tanzania
Tel/Fax; +255 272546233 ; mobile;+255 767 707 352
Web; www.micatz.org ; Email; info@micatz.org

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