Support Healthcare and Women's Rights, Tanzania

Company : Jamso Trainee GmbH
Location : Arusha
Duration: 2 weeks to 1 year
Approx Costs: 100 to 3000+ $ Dollars (US)

experience the Tanzanian way of Life and the traditional life of the Maasai Tribe first hand. Support a local NGO fighting for the rights of women and protecting them from FGM (female genital mutilation) and other risks such as teenage pregnancies and HIV / Aids. Learn what responsible volunteering means by immersing into the culture of your host country and actively promoting intercultural exchange and sustainable support. Make new friends for a lifetime among fellow volunteers, colleagues and all the people you meet along the way while living in one of the most beautiful countries of Africa. Enhance your professional and soft skills and learn for a lifetime. We firmly believe in the power of change through intercultural exchange. With our programs we promote and demand equal rights and cultural tolerance. We place our volunteers exclusively in projects in which they can gain valuable experience for their future. Our volunteers do not replace local employees. Volunteers are assistants who offer support to local staff and, for example, perform tasks for which there is otherwise too little time. It is important to us that we only place our volunteers in projects that share our values towards international volunteering.

Project description

It is an NGO (non-governmental organization) founded by Mackrine Rumanyika in 2003, which works primarily for those affected by female genital mutilation, HIV / AIDS and teenage pregnancy, but also supports many other programs. HIMD relies on a health-based approach and is a non-confessional and non-tribal organization. The NGO is active throughout northern Tanzania in the regions of Arusha, Kilimanjaro, Manyara and Mara. The following programs are among the core activities of the organization.

Ekenywa Dispensary

Ekenywa Dispensary is a small clinic with 8 beds in the Ngaramtoni district of Arusha. The HIMD Head Office is also located in the immediate vicinity.  The clinic specializes in pregnancy care and birth support and mainly treats patients from the Masai communities that surround Ngaramtoni. General medical treatments, preventive examinations and minor surgical procedures are also carried out in the clinic.   Many of the treatments are free of charge or come with minimal fees for patients. The clinic also works with “NHIF” (National Health Insurance Fund), the national public health insurance, which covers a wide range of treatments at very affordable prices.

Youth Friends Corner

In the rear of the Ekenywa clinic premises, three wooden huts with tables and benches were built. Young people can gather in these “Youth Corners” and receive free advice on contraception and general sex education. Pregnant teenage girls are also advised and attempts are made to find individual solutions for them, as in Tanzania pregnant girls are permanently excluded from school and often also expelled from home by their parents. 

Start Dates

Every Monday or upon request

Costs / Benefits

- Airport Pick Up
- Local support
- Accommodation in a volunteer house
- 2 meals a day

Booking / Enquiry

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