Focus: Community and Education.
Kiya Tanzania will be collaborating with Dymphna Special School, which was established in 2002 by Mary Kaswende. The school is a learning centre for children and young people with disabilities and special educational needs. We will be collaborating in order to create sustainability for the centre and make it possible for the brilliant work they do to continue on in the future.
The volunteer scheme will fund the wages of much needed staff: Physiotherapist, Speech therapist and psychologist and the running cost of the Outreach Programme. Both areas are fundamentally important for schools and charities working with children with special needs.
The Outreach Programme is aimed at providing basic needs for families living in remote areas and in extreme poverty. The programme includes education on health, hygiene, rights, counselling the families and construction of necessary household appliances etc.
The life skills programme provides the young adults who attend the centre important skills in order to integrate back into society, and be able to apply and successfully attain jobs within the local community. Workshops include: jewellery making, baking and cooking, gardening, arts and crafts etc.
Costs & Benefits
EAs a volunteer with this programme, you would be involved in helping with the development and integration of the Outreach Programme and Like Skills Workshops at the Dymphna Special School. You will also be involved with ensuring the sustainability of this project and the expansion of local and national support for this great initiative.
Some of the activities you can get involved in...
Painting and maintaining buildings;
Teacher assistance at school;
Work on outreach programme with physiotherapist;
Assist with skills workshops, such as jewelry making;
Raising awareness of project and networking in local community.
Basic Programme 3 months - £1364
Including: Transfers from Kilimanjaro to the home stay; Accommodation at the home stay ; On-site training on arrival in Tanzania; Continuous support throughout your programme.
Standard Programme 3 months - £1471
All included in the basic, plus the following: UK training before departure; Trip to River House and Shanga; Trip to Kigongoni Lodge and Sibusisu; Waterfall trek; Visit to Longido and Maasai Boma (traditional housing).
Full Programme 3 months - £1841
All included in the standard, plus the following: 3 day Safari
Optional Extras – If you would like to stay on for any longer than three months, add on an extra £350 per month and that includes your accommodation and a donation to Kiya Survivors.
You will need a Criminal Records Check to volunteer with us. If you live in the UK, we can organise one for you for a fee of £7.50.
Please Note:For all payments from outside the UK, £20 must be added for bank processing fees. If you intend to donate through Just Giving please add 5% to the minimum donation due to a commission charge.
Not included in the donation:
International Flights, Volunteer Visa, Injections/Malaria tablets, Tips for guides, Food/Drink (where not included in programme costs).
Once you have booked your place on your chosen programme, we can assist you in booking the above. We strongly advise that you obtain a Volunteer Visa (we can help with this) Kiya Survivors will not be held responsible if you choose not to obtain this visa.
We welcome volunteers from all walks of life and the most important thing is that you bring some enthusiasm and a willingness to help out wherever you’re needed.
However, if you do have specific skills or training, you will find an opportunity to put those skills to good use. We especially welcome volunteers with skills in all of the following areas: education, health awareness, Swahili, social work, care work, therapy, psychology, art, music, drama, sports and other practical skills.
To apply you must be at least 18 years of age, in good health, enthusiastic and compassionate.
You must be willing to provide 2 references if requested and be willing to undergo a Criminal Records Check.
To be accepted you will need to fill in a booking form and pay a non-refundable deposit of £200* (please see notes on bank transfers from outside the UK)
Kiya Tanzania/Kiya Survivors
41-43 Portland Road
Hove, East Sussex
Tel: +44 (0) 1273 721092
Location: Arusha, Tanzania
Average cost per day: £15 (based on 3 months volunteering)
Focus: Community and Education
Skills needed: Volunteers must be at least 18 years old, willing to provide 2 references if requested and be willing to undergo a Criminal Records Check.