ICYE-STEPS / KIGAMBONI COMMUNITY CENTER 2017
Participation : 2 semaines à 16 semaines. Frais supplémentaires : 450 € pour 4 semaines, 75 € pour chaque semaine additionnelle. Le projet est ouvert toute l’année, la date d’arrivée est libre.
- Code : TAN-20/2017
- Dispo : 25M / 25F (Total Part 50)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
The Kigamboni Community Centre was born when a group of four friends,who after suffering from parental abuse, lack of education, and homeless childhoods, wanted to give something back to the community that helped them grow into respectable adults despite the everyday challenges they faced. Of the100% volunteer-driven Board of Directors of KCC,most of them contribute the success and quality of life they achieved with being saved by a community center similar to the one they operate today. With this in mind, and noting the vast number of youth around them who do not have a similar opportunity, they decided to dedicate themselves to the cause with the hope that sooner or later, every child in the region where they grew up will have the chance to overcome these daily challenges and become happy, proud and healthy adults. With lots of work, sacrifice and determination, they started teaching what they could to local children in the nearest available shelter. In time, they secured access to an abandoned government building which houses the centre today and as their pupils began to learn more and dedicate themselves to their education and community, the concept of aviable and sustainable community centre became more and more a reality and a dream. In 2009 KCC obtained official recognition as a registered not-for-profit organization inTanzania and offers services to hundreds ofcommunity members on a daily basis. Main Activities The motto of KCC is “Everyone?s got a talent!” The main activities of KCC revolve around teaching sports, dance, drama, singing, acrobatics, English or other languages, playing and taking care of children, assisting them in doing their home works, organizing game or craft, farming or gardening, HIV/AIDS education and others. The KCC office is located in the middle of the Community Centre and all team members are very actively involved in the other activities. It’s a long way from your typical office job! The staff consists of 4 Directors and 22 Volunteer staff/teachers, plus 250+ members. Volunteer tasks – TeachingSports – TeachingDance – TeachingDrama – TeachingSinging – TeachingAcrobatics – Teaching Englishorotherlanguage(Pleasespecify) – Playing andtakingcareofChildren – AssistingHomework – Organizinggameorcraft – Construction – Beautifyingthearea – Farmingorgardening – HIV/AIDSEducation – Teaching painting – Land development Usual working hours are: start: 8am – break time: 12pm – end of the day: 6pm. Volunteers work Monday-Friday all day long and on Saturday afternoons.
Volunteers will live with a host family that will provide them with board and lodging. Host families are usally located 10 minutes walk from KCC.
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania KCC also has opportunities for skilled volunteers to come and work with the Office Team which looks after the day to day management and development of KCC. Areas of work include: – Fundraising – Communications – Marketing – Finance – Project Management – Strategic development – Skills Training – General administration There is an additional one off fee of 150 euro for every volunteer who wants to work with KCC. This helps in mobilization of cultural activities within the centre and daily Support and administration cost in the centre.
The volunteer should have a keen interest and motivation to work with children and youth. Be flexible and enthusiastic. KCC is 100% volunteer-driven and can benefit from avariety of skills from talents that can be shared with children (singing, dancing, etc.), to computer skills, business management, or construction. Volunteers can bring resources for youths that can be shared: sports equipment, arts and crafts supplies, books, toys for the pre-school.
UVIKIUTA is an independent non-governmental organization that works with youth. It was created in 1983 following a proposal in which the Government of Tanzania invited unemployed youth to group together in order to receive assistance. Uvikiuta's projects focus on income generation, employment, and nutrition.
United Planet Tanzania (UPTZ) became a partner of ICYE in 2009. As a local, Tanzania-based non-profit organization, UPTZ is dedicated to bridging the cultural gap between Tanzania and other countries. Through volunteer, community-based assistance, cultural exchange visits, and homestays with local families, greater cross-cultural understanding and long-lasting impact within communities is fostered.
UVIKIUTA long term voluntary host placements focus primarily on education, income generation, employment, and nutrition.
United Planet Tanzania (UPTZ) short term projects focus on education, children and health.