HIV-AIDS AWARENESS THROUGH SPORTS
- chantiers 1-3 semaines
Participation fee is 250€ to pay on arrival Lisez les informations spécifiques
- Code : TZ.UV.1750
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
Project description: HIV/AIDS epidemic is continuing to grow despite initial optimism that prevention strategies implemented several years ago were beginning to have a positive impact. According to UNAIDS and WHO, stigma and discrimination, whether actual or feared, remain perhaps the most difficult obstacles to prevention of HIV. This project is organized in cooperation with the department of Youth development to increase awareness of prevention, transmission and infection of HIV/AIDS amongst key groups and also to try and remove some of the stigma attached to people living with HIV and AIDS. Sports will be used as a major tool to reach out the wider community. Project Activities: Participants will be involved in series of activities leading to exploration, understanding, challenge and act on issues around HIV-AIDS in the community. These include mobilization for free HIV counseling and testing, field visits to HIV/AIDS facilities and service providers. Other activities will include awareness of how to prevent transmission and infection of HIV/AIDS, and issue around stigma attached to people living with HIV and AIDS. These will be conducted in a form of workshops, debates, arts and music, sports bonanza/Tournaments, etc. Participants will participate as well in painting of one of the health facility in the community. Study part: Participants of this project will have an opportunity to experience life with local communities in Dodoma Municipality. Various Discussions and educational visits will be organized involving participants of the project, community members and visited places. The major topic will be Volunteerism against HIV-AIDS. Please bring information from your home community for sharing.
Accommodation: Participants will be accommodated in the communal house located in the host community. Clean water and electricity will be available. Pay attention on the information sheet for things to bring with you. Food: Food will be provided for free at the project site. Participants with special dietary requirements should inform us well in advance. Participants are expected to help in preparation of the meals and. Note: Food will not be provided outside designated project area.
Location of the Project: Kibele is a village with a very small population in Central Part of Zanzibar. It is located about 15km from stone town and the place can be accessible by both public and private transport. It is a rural community close to the state University of Zanzibar, Tunguu and Kigongoni communities. Its isolation from the city makes it very quiet, relaxing and people can enjoy ever green coconut plantations, various spices without forgetting hospitality of the local people. Free time activities: The project is organized in a way that provides an opportunity for participants to utilize their free time by enjoying what the region offers in terms of cultural and natural attractions. The first week-end Participants will have an opportunity to explore Zanzibar historical, natural and cultural sites. These include museums, local markets, stone town, etc. The second week-end we will have an opportunity to enjoy wildlife and marine life. Jozan National Park, Blue safari (Swimming, water sports, tour to small islands, spice tour etc.)
Special Requirements: No special or particular expertise/skills required; however a potential Participant for this project should be open minded, flexible, interested in culture and meeting people from other cultures. Language: The official languages of this project are English and Kiswahili. You do not have to be fluent. Terminal: Participants of this project will be picked up at Julius Nyerere International Airport (Dar es Salaam) or any of the Bus or Railway stations in Dar es Salaam. Extra Fee: Participation fee of €250 or equivalent Tanzanian shillings to be paid on arrival day. Participation fee does not cover the cost of medical/health services, all types of insurances, cost of transport to the community after the orientation, relevant Visas or permits, airport drop off on departure date, pocket money, free/leisure activities and other personal expenses. However; participation fee does cover the cost of airport pickups on arrival, orientation on arrival, food and accommodation during the program and general running cost of the project.