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Shamiri Volunteer

Why choose Shamiri Volunteer?

Shamiri is a sustainable volunteer organisation focusing on intercultural exchange and global learning.
It aims to form open-minded, well-experienced and educated people with a commitment to support the diversity of human lifestyles and beliefs and take on global responsibility. Your intercultural learning experience consists of three important pillars:
1 A working placement in a sustainable project in the field of development (child care, sports, teaching, education, social work, health, micro-finance, photography and agriculture).
2 An ongoing accompaniment through well-educated staff (a two-day preparation seminar, a five-day arrival seminar, monthly seminars and a follow-up seminar)
3 Intercultural learning through language and cultural classes (at least 60 hours of Swahili language classes, which also give a deep insight into the Tanzanian culture, learn about the cultural differences and do excursions).



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Internship at a school with Shamiri Volunteer

We had the great opportunity to complete our internship at an school in Tanzania. We collected so many positive experiences and memories. With Shamiri Volunteer we had the best care. The work at the school was very interesting and we had a lot of joy to teach the children. We felt always safe and well. We left with a broken heart as we met so many great people. With our stay we developed personally and mentally.
There are no words which can describe this incredible adventure.

Thank you Shamiri! We miss you!

  • Great people
  • intercultural experience
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Patricia Paul
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Shamiri to the top

Shamiri is an interesting volunteer program. I highly recommend it since it works with a lot of projects in Tanzania and it has well trained and professional team, which help the volunteer to have diversity in working with different areas.

At Shamiri you can be able to work with several non governmental organisations such as Waridi la Matumaini which was registered 9.10.2019 and the sole purpose of Waridi la Matumaini, is giving children of Tanzania a fair chance in life and help them to make a good basis for their future, assisting children (from the poor and marginalized households, orphans and vulnerable) found in both urban and remote areas of Tanzania.

Children will be oriented by Waridi la Matumaini team with life skills, education and experience that can enable them to realize their FUTURE potentials and be good citizens for a better country.

Visit this instagram page link to check out one of the organisation Shamiri is working with:

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Erfahrungen in Mwanza

Die Organisation bietet hervorragende Möglichkeiten um in einem Projekt deiner Wahl tief in die Lebensweise, Kultur und den Alltag in Mwanza einzutauchen. Dabei kannst du erleben wie die Gesellschaft dort funktioniert, grundlegende Kenntnisse in Suaheli erlangen, dich selbst in einer völlig neuen, herausfordernden Situation erfahren. Und dein Engagement kann über den Aufenthalt vor Ort hinausgehen. Eines der Projekte, in dem du mitarbeiten kannst ist Waridi La Matumaini, das Kinder aus schwierigem sozialen Umfeld unterstützt, ihnen einen Schulbesuch ermöglicht, sie stark macht um später auf eigenen Füßen zu stehen und den Familien beratend zur Seite steht.

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
Die Frauen rund um die Felsen um den Viktoriasee zu beobachten, wie sie auf den warmen Felsen im Sonnenlicht kleine Fische trocknen. Diese werden dann in große Säcke gefüllt und auf den Märkten verkauft. Sie sind eine kostengünstige Möglichkeit um Eiweiß auf den Speiseplan zu bringen.
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A new approach to Sustainable impact

Shamiri wants to do sustainable work in the sense of the analogy “teaching the people how to fish” This means providing the communities touched by Shamiri the knowledge and skills to create sustainable development. This is achieved by taking a step further and incorporating multicultural co-operation.

What does this mean?
It means even you, reading this review can bring your own ideas, and presence to support creativly from the good of your heart the people of Tanzania living in Mwanza. The opportunities for both you and the community are limitless.

Shamiri has strong co-operations with various Projects in Mwanza in various sectors which includes but not limits to; Healthcare, Family care, language and educational training, hospitality, photography, Microfinance, Agriculture, and so many more areas.

What does this mean?
It means Shamiri is structured to create diverse opportunities and doesn’t look in one scope, rather in the complex fabric of many parts of the community in Mwanza. This means everybody is part of the movement. No matter what background you come from, you can always bring out the best of you and be part of a positive change. You will be engaged in a peaceful, friendly, beautiful and happy environment of the community in Tanzania.

How does Shamiri’s diversity guarantee its sustainability?
It’s through you, you can show a unique path. You can plant your great ideas, at low cost, to teach the community, to look wider in the development lens, to realise, learn, and get knowledgeable exposure to the available resources as a catapult for self and sustainable development. You can always bring something new that will help the community be more efficient, and sustainable in their day to day living.

While you work with Shamiri in Tanzania, you will have access to information and a close relationship with your work, during and after your experience. This is achieved by Shamiri’s dedication to attract people interested in and happy to invest in global learning, Intercultural exchange, Sustainable support, and positive impact to the community they serve. This project is so cool because if you are having a bad day you could speak to a handler or the project manager to resolve and get rid of the knots to achieve maximum focus and engagement.

To know more and get an insight of the person behind this project I would highliy recommend visiting and watching her Youtube videos on this channel: Anna.in. Tanzania through the link below.

You are welcome to be part of this positive change and have an impact to this project on the ground in Tanzania and have fun while you are at it. Its also okay to tell a friend or friends.
Go now and visit Shamiri’s website for more information at the blue button above “VISIT SITE”. OR through the link below.

me as a volunteer in Arusha
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Unique sustainable volunteer experience

If you want to volunteer in Tanzania, I highly recommend to chose Shamiri Volunteer. It offers you good preparation before your departure, accompaniment during your stay and even follow up seminars. Shamiri provides accommodation in Mwanza and food during the week. It cooperates with different NGOs and projects. You can choose the volunteer position of your liking. I chose to volunteer with the NGO Waridi La Matumaini. It works with and for marginalised children and their families. My tasks as a volunteer were tutoring the children and helping them with their homework. Additionally, offering English classes for the children and their parents. I could also realise my own projects and ideas for example a weekend excursion with the kids to a playground. I go insights to the work of an NGO, helped with fundraising and cooperated with their partner NGO in Germany. The work at Waridi La Matumaini is sustainable, since even after your return you will be able to support the NGO through volunteering at the German NGO, which is doing a lot of fundraising work.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Enjoy the intercultural exchange! In your seminars you will learn about development cooperation and global aspects. You will learn the local language, Kiswahili, and therefore get a deep insight into the culture. I also really enjoyed our trip to Bujora, where we went to learn about the biggest tribe in Tanzania, the Sukuma.


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