Tanzania: Kilimanjaro-Easter Childrens‘ Camp 12/04/2020 – 25/04/2020

Work

We are expecting to work with 30-60 children from the community, between 5- and 13-year-olds, mostly pre-school and primary school students. Volunteers’ tasks will include: Games: indoor and outdoor games that will stimulate learning, team building and activeness. Local games will be introduced as well foreign ones from the volunteers. Gardening: ornamental and vegetable planting, composting, garden tour etc. Nature activities: bird watching, tree planting, learning about various plants, birds, animals, worms and insects which are found in the area. Academic development: Holiday’s homework, various competitions aiming to motivate children’s academic development and getting ready for the new academic semester. Painting: painting class rooms at the local school.

Accomodation and food

Local residential house in the village. Mattresses will be provided in shared rooms, water and electricity will be available. Our kitchen-volunteer staff will be available to prepare meals however, volunteers are expected to help in dish washing, kitchen cleaning and food preparation. Vegetarian meals will be available for the entire period of the project.

Location and leisure

The word „Marangu“ means a place with too many water streams. It is one of the most popular places in Tanzania. Located at the foot of Africa’s tallest mountain, the quaint village of Marangu offers fascinating insight into both modern Tanzanian life and into the lives of the Chagga people who once withstood vicious Maasai raids through the ingenious use of tunnels. Many Marangu residents are farmers growing bananas, vegetables and coffee. However, the biggest source of income is tourism. The Marangu route is the most popular hiking route in Africa. The facts and reality of Marangu makes this place to be accessible with all social, economic and security facilities. You will not regret to be in Marangu, Kilimanjaro. Being in Northern Tanzania known as the capital of cultural, natural and tourist attraction you will have a good number of options: Cultural & Eco tourism around Chagga communities in Kilimanjaro, Masai in Arusha and the neighboring regions. Hiking – there is a possibility of Hiking in Kilimanjaro mountain nature forest. Wild-life safari – Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara and Tarangire National parks. Mountain Climbing – Mount Kilimanjaro, Meru and others. Water side relaxation – Lake Chala, water falls etc.

Project hosted by

Most schools in Tanzania have vacation on the Easter season, and during this time kids are expected to join family members for extracurricular activities, educational tours and other studies outside class rooms. However, the experience has indicated that most students do not have any structured activities that are fully involving them for personal and academic development. As a result, bad influences in the society during holiday time have affected the kids significantly since they join different peer groups and have limited supervision of their parents or guardians. This project is aiming to fill in the gap through effectively utilizing the vacation time and to allow students/kids to join structured activities which will contribute to their growth. At the same time also allow parents to focus in productive economic activities.

Meeting point

Volunteers will be picked up at Umoja Lutheran Hostel, located along Liwali Street in Moshi town on the 12th April 2020 at 16:00 hrs. (You may wish to reserve your accommodation in this place if arriving before the date/time indicated.)

Additional comments

Non-Tanzanian volunteers are required to have business visa in order to join this project. Visa is available online and can be also obtained at the airport or other border of entry on arrival by presenting UVIKIUTA invitation letter.

Requirements

Potential volunteer on this project shall:- be interested to work with children and teenagers. be interest to work outdoors with sports and nature activities. be open-minded, open to learn and contribute. be able to work independently and be flexible.

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Philippines: First High School for Hearing Impaired 1/06/2020 – 31/03/2021

Work

• Develop/prepare learning materials and visual aids
• Assist the teachers in daily classes
• Facilitate sports activities/ events for the students and PWD
• Assist other relevant activities of the organization

Accomodation and food

Living with host family (expect to have a shared room with your host sister or brother)

Location and leisure

Macopa St. Basak. San Nicolas, Cebu City

Project hosted by

The First High School for Hearing Impaired (FHSHI) is a high school in Cebu City to serve persons with hearing disabilities since 1982. It offers relevant educational opportunities to persons with disabilities as hearing impaired, visually impaired those with learning disabilities, the physically handicapped. We have been aiming to win the learners back to school as place of fun, friendly and fostering atmosphere for learners to be functionally literate.

Project Activities

• Compile all the conducted activities especially in the speech/language sessions and classes
• Train at least 1 to 2 Special Education Teachers to continue its program implementation in speech/language
• Organize intercultural activities for the teacher and student

*This project is divided into two periods because of school holidays: from 1 June, 2020 to 30 November, 2020 and from 1 January, 2021 to 31 March 2021.

Requirements

• Sociable and can easily mingle with staff, volunteers without prejudice, etc.
• Independent and requires less supervision.
• Willing to learn sign language.
• Innovative, industrious, adventurous, creative and fun loving.

** MTV fee is Euro 400 for the first month. Additional Euro 300 per month from second up to fifth month.

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Belgium: Festival Jam’in Jette 18/05/2020 – 25/05/2020

Work

Volunteers will help on several aspects of the festival logistics, such as assembling and dismantling of tents, building and putting up the decorations, transporting and unloading of material, installation of the “NGO village”, waste management, … Therefore volunteers should be aware that work will be physically demanding. Volunteers will work with all people working on the festival (technicians, stage managers, facilitators, organizers…). During the festival, which will take place on May 22th (in the evening) and May 23th 2020 (all day long), volunteers will have the possibility, if they wish, to be integrated in the different teams (tickets, bar, catering…).

Accomodation and food

Volunteers might sleep in tents on the site of the festival. In this case the living conditions are very rudimentary similar to the set-up of a “scout camp”. Volunteers might be accommodated by a friendly neighbour but this option is still to be confirmed and will be communicated to the volunteers later on. Sanitary facilities will be accessible in a building nearby. Please bring your sleeping bag, a mattress and toiletries. If you have the possibility, you can also bring your own tent. Keep in mind that nights can be very cold in Belgium. Meals will be taken with the diverse teams of the festival.

Location and leisure

The workcamp will take place in Jette, one of the 19 municipalities of Brussels-Capital Region, located in the northern part. Volunteers will stay on the festival site, on “Parc de la Jeunesse”. The site is easily reachable by public transport.

Project hosted by

Installed since 2008 in the “Parc de la Jeunesse” in Jette, this free festival has developed a strong identity. Jam’in Jette is a world music festival with bands from across the world, playing various style of music, against a backdrop of artistic activity (open stages, creative workshops…) for all ages. This festival aims to promote sustainable economy, ecological and social development. The 2020 edition should gather about 16 000 festival-goers. This year, the festival is going to celebrate its 10 years ! So some surprises are in preparation for the anniversary of this decade. Jam’in Jette is:

• a world music festival
• accessible to all, especially given its FREE access and the diversity of the programme
• mixed, multicultural, multilingual, multigenerational
• warm, welcoming, family-friendly
• committed, entertaining, optimistic
• festive, creative, colourful
• local, giving the opportunity to the inhabitants of the area to present this unknown and charming part of Brussels

More information (FR)
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Meeting point

The meeting point will be in Brussels on 18/05

Additional comments

Please bring good working shoes and clothes that can get dirty, warm clothes as well as a raincoat in case of rainy weather. If you have a music instrument or juggling material, feel free to bring it! A project-related motivation letter is required.

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