Children for children’s future is a non-governmental organization registered under the societies laws of Tanzania and based in Arusha
Helping children who have been orphaned or discarded onto the streets is a civil society responsibility. Due to the high number of deaths of middle-aged adults form HIV/AIDS, and the extreme poverty many of these families face, the number of children that have been forced to leave home and school for a life on the streets is increasing at an alarming rate.
The organization has two facilities.
A drop in centre in Arusha Town.
A home based centre for children with no traceable family at Maji ya Chai 25 km from Arusha.
You can volunteer for one or more months.
- Giving medical care and education to the children.
- Offering education and vocational education
- Peer education programme.
- Providing supportive care.
- Counseling and referrals, offering HIV/ AIDS counseling to those in need.
- Capacity Building organizing and participating in numerous training for staff, peer education in issue related to orphans, street children and HIV/AIDs
Work in Orphanage Project
- As a volunteer in the orphanage project, you will teach English (3-4 hours a day) in the orphanage or school (when the kids go to schools during the day). You will help kids to stay clean by helping them in brushing teeth, shower, and personal hygiene. In free time, mostly in evening, you organize games, drawing, singing, dancing, and other creative education and extra curricular activities. In the evening time, you will help kids to do homework, monitor academic progress, and make sure kids complete their next day's homework. If you do not want to teach in the school during day time, then you can offer to take care of the children who stay at the orphanage (who can not go to school). Your help is also expected in dressing of kids, food distribution, kitchen, garden, cleaning and administrative work.
Work in HIV/AIDS Project
- As a Volunteer in the HIV/AIDS project, you will take care of HIV/AIDS infected kids and people and help them engaged in educational and training activities meant to increase awareness and stop the epidemic of HIV/AIDS in Tanzania. Volunteers also support counseling and education program of hospitals and communities. You will help to raise personal risk perception among the youth, men and women by involving them to actively participate in HIV/AIDS preventive education. Your help is also expected in outreach programs such as hospice care, recreational and educational programs, voluntary HIV counseling and testing, and educational seminars and conferences on the virus within the local community
General daily schedule is 8:00am to 4:00pm with lunch at noon
Evening team meeting and free time
Monday through Friday: Work projects
Saturday and Sunday: Free time for personal or organized team pursuits.
During the Volunteering period, a volunteer stays with the host family/Organization. Accommodation will be provided throughout the scheme using hostels, or staying with local people. Facilities are basic; there will be latrine and private washing facilities. Electricity and piped water.
All meals are provided, meals mainly consists of rice, bean, beef, chicken, vegetables, fruits and a good breakfast.
When necessary public or private transport will be provided during the volunteering period. The cost for airport transfers on your arrival and on the last day is not included in the package price, but we can arrange at an extra cost of US $60 per vehicle per transfer.
Flights are not included in the price; you will have to arrange your own flight from your home to Kilimanjaro International Airport and return. Alternatively you can book your flight to and from Nairobi (Jomo Kenyatta International Airport). If you will choose to fly to Nairobi we will arrange shuttle bus transfer from Nairobi to Arusha at an extra cost of US$ 30 per person one way transfer.
You must take out adequate travel and medical insurance to cover you for the activities and duration of the program.
All volunteers must be vaccinated against Cholera and Yellow fever and produce international certificates of vaccination; this is particularly relevant for those traveling from neighboring African countries.
The UK Department of Health recommends vaccinations against Hepatitis A, polio and typhoid. It is essential for visitors to take a course of anti-malaria tablets commencing two weeks before travel.
Volunteers will be required to apply for a 90 days visa to the nearest Tanzania Embassy.
They can also be obtained on arrival at Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro International Airports and at the Namanga Gate on the Tanzania/Kenya boarder. Requirements may change, so you are advised to contact the appropriate Diplomatic or Consular Authority before finalizing your travel arrangements.
Offers for long staying
* Two month stay: free Mount Meru climb. If you prefer Kilimanjaro up Marangu route 5 days, add $400 per person.
* One month stay: free day trip to Ngorongoro Crater.
- Your accommodation based on three meals a day
- Transport expenses when necessary during volunteering period
- All necessary facilities for the program to be opted.
Price above Excludes:
- International Flights
- Airport Transfers to and from your arrival/departure point
- Personal insurance
- All things of personal nature/use
Please note: Age limit above 18 Years