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St.Justin Centre for Children with Disabilities

St.Justin Centre for Children with Disabilities

Musoma, Tanzania

VOLUNTEER PROGRAM ACTIVITIES

St.Justin Centre for Children with Disabilities runs a flexible volunteer intern program with assignments built around the specific interests of the prospective volunteer.  Placements available includes:

1. Children with Disabilities care and support Project: Through Okoa Watoto wenye Ulemavu Project, the centre cares and support the children’s with disabilities into the areas of education, health care and nutritional support. This include Physiotherapy trainings and counseling for the children with disabilities.

2. Environmental conservation

  • Tree nursery raising for different varieties and distribution to the communities.
  • Sustainable agriculture and food security (Organic farming and application).
  • Animal husbandry (Poultry keeping and Cow rearing)

3. Health: Providing access to safe drinking water for the children's and the communities around the centre and HIV/AIDS awareness for the communities.

 4. Education: Provision of special education need(SEN), formal, vocational training, job creation programs and women’s empowerment programs. 

PROGRAM LENGTHS AND ROLES

St.Justin Centre for Children with Disabilities volunteer programs are hands-on learning experiences that vary in length. We encourage volunteers to stay for at least three weeks, but volunteers are welcome to sign up for any length of time. Long-term stays of over six months are welcome and negotiable.

Many volunteers combine their stay with time spent doing more traditional tourist activities elsewhere in Tanzania - such as safaris, climbing and beach holidays. No matter how long you decide to volunteer, you will have a remarkable experience and will gain a firsthand understanding of how Tanzanians live their daily lives.

There are many ways in which our volunteers choose to spend their time and contribute towards St.Justin Centre for Children with Disabilities . Most volunteers spend a proportion of their time with planning activities, outings and projects.

Whilst specific job roles and activities are flexible, according to your talents and preferences (and St.Justin Centre for Children with Disabilities needs), volunteers often adopt one of the following job roles during their stay with us.

In practice, each volunteer brings their own skills, interests and experience, and can offer their own personal contribution and fresh ideas.

It is ultimately up to the volunteer to decide what they would like to do for St.Justin Centre for Children with Disabilities, and most end up having multiple roles and projects. Volunteers are welcome at any time of our projects.

WHAT ELSE CAN VOLUNTEER DO?

Most of your volunteer work will be conducted during the day, Monday through Friday, and volunteers are encouraged to explore Tanzania and its nightlife during the evening and       weekends.Musoma is another starting point for visiting many of Tanzania's national parks and volunteers can easily arrange safaris to famous parks such as the Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Crater as well as many others.Musoma also has reasonably-priced air links to most destinations in Tanzania, including Zanzibar.

You may want to visit the Julius Nyerere (Tanzania’s first president) Museum on the outskirts of Musoma town where you can observe local dances and customs, or participate in cultural tourism programs that provide a unique look at village life. However, you may also refresh your mind visiting Lukuba Island at Lake Victoria where you will involve into swimming and canoeing. Mwanza is located a few hours by bus or flight from Musoma. Located on the shores of Lake Victoria, Mwanza is the second largest city in Tanzania.

HOW TO VOLUNTEER

 St.Justin Centre for Children with Disabilities has the ability to create a customized volunteer program that matches your interests, skills and time.Volunteers are responsible for obtaining a return ticket, health insurance, and the appropriate visa before their departure to Tanzania.

 If you are interested in becoming a St.Justin Centre for Children with Disabilities  volunteer intern, contact us by stating:

  •  Your age and Interests,
  •  A brief summary (or CV) of your relevant education and experience,
  •  A description of the types of projects that interest you, and
  •  The time estimates that you would be available.

 PROGRAM FEES

No program fees will be charged to you apart from training of Kiswahili and sign languages which provided at affordable price on the request of the volunteer.However we   encourage you to be creative and innovative for the project to be successful.We also remind you to raise funds through your community, friends, family, place of work or local religious establishments to cover your own expenses during your stay.

We look forward to hearing from you!

For further information contact:

The Centre Director,

St.Justin Centre for Children with Disabilities

P.O. Box 1064,

Musoma,Mara-Tanzania.

Mob: +255 787 936002 / +255756032903

         st.justinc@gmail.com 

Or visit our Offices at:

Nyarigamba Street,

Makoko ward,

Musoma,Mara-Tanzania.

Come and Volunteer

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