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Empowering Tanzanian Communities in support of self-sustainability

Volunteering in Ifakara

Child Aid Tanzania was born out of volunteer work since 2003 and it continues to this day. Our history involves working on both overseas and home projects with VSO, The Swiss Tropical Institute, The WHO, Public Health England and The BBC.

Our enthusiastic team rely on funds raised and donated alongside volunteers who happily give up their precious time to support the worthy cause

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Self Sustainable Communities

Women’s cooperatives are a way of empowering women into being self-sustainable. In addition to bed net and school uniforms, Child Aid Tanzania is planning to develop collaboration with yet another local group to aid and support the ambitions of the local women’s group in Ifakara.

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Helping people, changing lives

Fancy being a part of it? Child Aid Tanzania welcomes anybody who would like to volunteer on the distribution trips to Ifakara. Links with St Francis Hospital and local educational establishments and primary schools allows the organisation to give support where it is genuinely needed. Whether it is football training sessions at one of the local primary schools, or holding a seminar at the hospital or mending fences in the villages, you are most welcome to join us or show your support if you are in the area on your travels.

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Eva’s Experience volunteering with Child Aid Tanzania

Eva was accompanying her husband on his medical elective placement out to St Francis Referral hospital in Ifakara. She saw this as a great opportunity to volunteer with Child Aid Tanzania and support the local community.

Eva was well received at Mapinduzi primary school thanks to head teacher Mr Bira, his teachers, our coordinators Mr Malunda, Mr Said and of course all the children! From the all-important routine academic classroom support to teachers right through to the needed art classes to help the children develop their artistic skills too. Eva gave her time to be an ambassador for children's educational needs. "These children are so wonderful. I have had some extraordinary experiences that will stay with me forever." Eva tells us how she feels.

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tanzania infant school fundraising
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Eva says goodbye

Volunteer Eva says goodbye to the children and teachers of Mapinduzi primary school and the local community in Ifakara after her six week volunteering placement.

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St Francis hospital

Mid placement, Eva joined Ms Lukresia to distribute mosquito bed nets to the mothers at Katindiuka village and new mothers and their babies at St Francis hospital. Giving them the protection from the malaria causing mosquitoes they need when they return to their homes. Dr Fr Gingo, Medical director and us say a great big thanks for being part of a project that wants to protect Ifakara's next generation. Again, we can't thank Eva enough for the support she has provided to the local community.We say thank you and welcome again.

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tanzania infant school fundraising
tanzania infant school fundraising
tanzania infant school fundraising

Make a Difference. Volunteer

Contact us for more details about volunteering out in Tanzania. We would love for you to join us on our next trip

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