All our programs in Tanzania include free weekend sightseeing. you can also join us in the other subsequent four to five (4-5) days sight seeing which include the safari
This is the program you been looking for. Program that give you exactly what you want. Program that connects you to the communities and have direct impact on the orphans. STAESA's orphanage program provides that great opportunity where you meet and work very closely with children aged between months old to 17 years most of whom lost their parents to HIV/AIDS, abused by parents and street kids.
The children are so amazing and it is difficult to depart from them at the end of the program. The program is designed in such a way that no matter your time constrain, you can still have fun and achieve a lot in a space short of time. We work with very poor orphanages.
Resources are really in short supply here, but it’s amazing to see the children always happy and getting involved in anything fun! Volunteers are allowed to bring children books, toys, old shoes, t-shirts, soccer balls and old computers for the orphanage.
The program also includes renovation work in the school (fixing the floors, fixing the windows, fixing the doors, land scaping, painting the class rooms).
Project location very safe, Communities are very welcoming and the children are very lovely to work with. There are lot of benefits awaits you for joining us. Contact us for these benefits.
You don't need qualification or previous experience to join us. You will have the opportunity to meet and work with other foreign volunteers. Everyone from the age of 15 can join us. Students, families, corporates, groups, individuals and aged are welcome to join us and touch lives.
Are you looking for a program where you get direct contact with the children? STAESA program provides you that. From the day of your arrival till you leave back home you can never have enough of these amazing.
Do you want to put smiles on the kids faces!
Other Information and locations!
As a volunteer we happy you share in our vision and ready to join us to work full time on our kids' program. The kids include orphans, street kids, need kids, poor kids. There is really great need at the orphanage.
The locations of our programs are well picked where you will be placed and work directly with the kids from the age of 0 to 17 years. The total population of the kids in the orphanage is 40 and above. The program provides an opportunity for you to immerse yourself in the amazing culture of Tanzania and have tangible experience of working directly with the kids and the staff at orphanage. Your safety and security are out top priorities!
Arusha - Near volcanic Mt. Meru, safari destinations and to Africa's highest peak, 5,895m Mt. Kilimanjaro
Dar Es Salaam - Near Indian Ocean coast and the National Museum, which offers Tanzanian history exhibits, including the fossils of human ancestors found by anthropologist Louis Leakey.
Working hours and reponsibilities!
Generally volunteers work from 08:00.-12:00 a.m. and 13:00-16:00 p.m. However, your exact working hours are adjusted according to the activities at your work place. You´re permitted to take a day off once in a while. On week-ends are free time for all our volunteers. The orphanage is open during the weekends also. you can choose to go and help if you want.
Your schedules in the orphanage include the following below and many more that will be discussed with you upon arrival.
1 Teach Basic conversational English, Alphabets, Numbers, Face painting, Coloring in the books, clay work, and art work on the wall.
2 Any indoors and outdoors games, football, volley ball, basketball, music and dancing, helping in the kitchen to prepare food for the kids, renovation work, fixing the doors, windows, doors. health education, Entertainment. You can also help on the farm. Other activities or subjects can also be taught if you have knowledge or experience in those areas.
Other Information and locations!
When does the project run? All year round
How long are the placements? 2wks mini-1y max
Any requirements? Not needed
Working hours? Mon-Fri 8am-4pm
Name of the airport? Kilimanjaro International Airport and Julius Nyerere International Airport.
Types of accommodations? Host family, Independent, on site
Accommodation Location? Very close to the projects
Accommodation facilities? water/light/bed/toilet/bathroom, kitchen,
How to get to Work By public transport
Cost of transportation(return) Less than one dollar
Laundry? Self laundry by hands
Is Food provided? Yes! food is provided
How many meals per day? Three meals (Lunch mostly at work)
Visa required? Yes! Visa is required
Cost of visa? Volunteers can call the embassy
Types of visa? Tourist visa (Multiple visa)
Local sim card? Local sim card is provided
Internet: Internet modem provided and return after the program.
Vaccinations or medications? Yellow Fever (Compulsory) Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Diphtheria are not necessary though. We recommend that you contact a travel clinic near you at least 3 months before you plan to travel.
Safety in Tanzania
No worries!! Tanzania in our opinion is safe. Our program locations in Tanzania are well picked to make sure our volunteers are safe from the first day of your arrival till your last when you get into your flight back home. We are 24/7 with you. You are really in a good hands and you are perfectly safe to travel alone or in a group with us. As in anyplace, petty crime such as pick pockets could be a problem for you if you do not remain aware of your surroundings.
But to be honest, the most annoying issue will be all the unwanted attention that you will receive as a single young, white female or male traveler. A lot of this attention will be preferential, with people being extra kind or extra helpful. But you will also receive countless marriage proposals daily. Never be rude and just accept it as the playful offer that it is intended to be. If you are not married, you can avoid a lot of this by telling unwanted suitors about your " husband" and the "three children" you have with him.
Working hours and reponsibilities!
Tanzania is full of welcoming and friendly locals, so it's best to return the favour hence we will help you to brush up on Tanzanian culture and traditions before you go. Not only will you show respect to the locals, but you'll get a much more authentic insight into the culture of this wonderful country. Greeting one person and ignoring the rest is considered impolite. In some more isolated tribes, greeting an older person is often followed by a bow; however, most volunteers that head to these tribes are well filled in first on local customs. There is real poverty in Tanzania and you will soon realize that you are far richer and more fortunate than most local people you meet. You will probably attract your fair share of souvenir hawkers and beggars, but try and take the time to meet ordinary people going about their day to day business too. The experience will be worth it. Don't be afraid to step out of your house, just take some precautions.
Weather in Tanzania
The climate is tropical and coastal areas are hot and humid, while the northwestern highlands are cool and temperate. There are two rainy seasons; the short rains are generally from October to December, while the long rains last from March to June. The central plateau tends to be dry and arid throughout the year
When to go
You can join us anytime in the year! Anytime in the month! Anytime in the week
Kind of clothes you should pack for your trip to Tanzania
Jeans and Trousers: blue jeans, cotton trousers, khaki trousers, Light Shirts and Blouses: T-Shirts, short sleeve shirts and long sleeved shirts to protect you from insects and even sunburn. Shorts also for your free days. Socks and underwear: Once again it is best that they are made from natural fabrics since again it is the heat and this way you have less of a chance for heat rash. Shoes: Good leather shoes, sandals, and a lightweight pair of Hiking boots if you will doing some hiking.
Kind of luggage you should take
It all begins with the right suitcases or suitcase. It also depends where you coming from. If you are coming from North America you get to bring 2 suitcases and 50 pounds each, from Europe it is almost half that. It means one has to be practical and take in mind what your plans are once you arrive in Africa, where you will be going and what you will be doing while here.
Keep all essentials like the pill, malaria pills, essential medicine, debit and credit cards, camera and your toothbrush in your hand luggage. Also put one set of clothing if the unthinkable happens that your luggage is temporarily lost. Money Belt: One that will allow you to carry your passport also. Do not wear your money on the outside of your clothing.