• Tanzania
    • Arusha
1 week
Project Types
Orphan Care

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Age Min.


Starting Price
Oct 30, 2019
May 22, 2013
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Volunteers have the option to start or finish with their project at any given time. Keep in account; the Tanzanian school holidays when the school will be closed and volunteers will be free to enjoy their spare time.

Tanzania and all the sub-Saharan African countries are badly affected by the epidemics of poverty and HIV. The number of orphans and street children is growing. Efforts have been made by various local organizations to protect these children by offering much-needed education as well as skill-development training. Thousands of orphan children who suffer from extreme poverty, HIV/AIDS and hopelessness leave their villages and travel to Dar es Salaam, Arusha, Moshi and other cities, where they most often end up worse off on the street. Most orphanages in Tanzania lack resources and are under-staffed. Orphanages in Tanzania focus primarily on offering formal and informal schooling and a safe place to live and study.

Consider your impact: Volunteering abroad can be a rewarding experience for both volunteers and local communities, and at Go Overseas, we believe all volunteers should have the resources to make informed decisions about the type of volunteer project they want to partake in. However, despite best intentions, some organizations offering placements in orphanages may unknowingly place children in danger. You can read about the potential dangers of orphanage volunteering here.

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Great time

I had a great time at The Lasting Bless School in Arusha. I helped the teacher with teaching baby class 1. The kids were only 4 years old, so it was hard work sometimes :-). The family we stayed with took very good care of us. It felt like home. Great experience!!

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