ILULA ORPHAN PROGRAM (IOP) 2018
Participation : 3 semaines à 16 semaines. Frais supplémentaires : 500 € pour 4 semaines, 75 € pour chaque semaine additionnelle. Le projet est ouvert toute l’année, la date d’arrivée est libre.
- Code : TAN-3/2018
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
The Ilula Orphan Program is a community based organization working to support orphans and vulnerable children in the heavily impoverished and AIDS impacted ward of Ilula in the Iringa Region in Tanzania. IOP touches the lives of thousands of vulnerable children and those who care for them with its sponsorship and foster families programs, Orphan Center, preschool, and community development projects. IOP emphasizes the importance of community participation in its endeavors, recognizing that the people themselves should have a voice in the development process. The IOP encourages members of the community to set high educational and personal goals and strives to supply the support and tools the community needs to accomplish these goals. Its major programs include: – Sponsorship Program (education) – Foster Family Program – Ilula Orphan Center (IOC) – Kid’s Corner Preschool – Community Development Currently, approximately 30 girls ranging in age from 12 to 24-years-old call the IOC home. Volunteer work is rotated so that volunteers are not doing the same task all the time. The work varies from teaching at the local pre-school, primary school, visiting foster families, helping at the orphan center or doing manual labor, including assisting with the farm. Coordinators at the centre spend time with the volunteer to put together a schedule and determine an area of assistance.
Volunteers stay with host families in Ilula, not far from where the orphan center is located in so that volunteers can walk to the project. The host families provide 3 meals a day.
This project is in Ilula Ward, a rural area located 40 mins drive outside of the provincial capital of Iringa (8 hours from Dar Es Salaam by bus). The centre includes over 100 acres of farmland. Ilula town is a typical Tanzanian small town, with small local shops and restaurants, don’t expect anything fancy. Internet access is available, but limited. Most volunteers prefer to go to Iringa in the weekends every now and then to do shopping and have fast internet access.
Volunteer requirements / Skills – Volunteers have to be minimal 18 years old – Flexibility and initiative. – Ability to read and write English. What to bring: – A flag and map of your country, for the annual ‘international day’ celebration – Bring games or ideas for games – A packing list and preparation document will be provided to you
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