Founded in 2011, Karibu Tanzania Safaris and Volunteering Limited is a local social enterprise aiming at creating lasting changes to society by recruiting volunteers from different parts of the world, both students and professionals, and assigning them to different developmental programs in several institutions in Arusha, Tanzania. We accept all volunteers from different backgrounds, countries, and cultures.
We work in close collaboration with the Government, local NGOs, and social services organizations including health centers, orphanages, children centers, HIV institutions, Law firms, and Construction firms. All programs and activities are carried out in the Arusha region.
Just to summarize, we work with (here in Arusha):
· Eight Orphanages - we’ve reached more than 300 unprivileged children.
· Three Hospitals - participating in maternal health care, nursing, and many other activities.
· Two Law Firms - participating in all legal matters that they handle and court experiences.
· Two government primary schools and one private English Medium primary school - they have teaching programs and more than 600 pupils.
Our offices and Apartments are located at Sinoni Daraja-Mbili, Arusha in Tanzania. Our Apartments offer all meals; breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They can accommodate up to 120 volunteers at once. We guarantee the safety of volunteers’ properties within our premises by providing 24 hours security. Our apartments have a nice clean kitchen with friendly and professional staff, a recreation lobby, and clean bathrooms and bedrooms.
Our programs are available all year round and include teaching projects, HIV/AIDS awareness projects, Medical projects, Midwives/Nursing projects, Legal aids, and human rights awareness projects as well as construction projects. Volunteers are allocated in those areas and we seek to expand to more areas.
To reduce maternal and infant mortality rate by increasing access to health care and medical aid. And also, to provide care support and education to orphans and vulnerable children by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors as well as recruiting and paying local students and professionals from our country.
To reach out to vulnerable and marginalized groups with access to health care services, information on legal and human right issues, education services, and other social services through providing personnel-aid to Partnering NGOs, humanitarian and social services organizations such as hospitals, Orphanages, children centers, HIV institutions, Law firms, Construction firms, Community sensitization, Advocacy, and Capacity Building.
The primary goal of the organization is to provide operations assistance in health centers, capacity building, and education to orphans and vulnerable children. Also, additional strengthening services for lasting change.
Our organization is also focused on reducing maternal and infant death by improving the status of Ante Natal Check-ups, Post Natal Check-ups and promote institutional deliveries. According to UNICEF, it is relatively easy to improve women’s healthcare in Africa. “All women must have access to prenatal treatment during pregnancy, quality care during childbirth, and follow-up and support after birth.
Our programs seek to improve the health status of pregnant women and infants through improved access and quality Reproductive and Child Health services. According to Tanzania PMNCH (2016) data Maternal deaths in Tanzania, with a ratio of 578 per 100 000, representing 18 percent of all deaths of women age 15-49 and Neonatal deaths account for 40 percent of all deaths among children under age five.
Moreover, improving the lives of vulnerable children and orphanages by providing both economic and social support to them.
Our organization facilitates programs related to advocacy of human rights as we work closely with law firms in sensitizing communities on legal procedures and their entitled legal rights. This involves legal counseling and reconciliation sessions on legal issues like labor law, employment, matrimony, land, contract, children’s rights, tort, and probate.
In addition, our programs aim to closely bring intercultural exchange and construction techniques by connecting professionals from different backgrounds with our own. Our organization has set out actions that intervene in areas facilitating the realization of both Sustainable development goals.
Our programs and activities that are linked to SGDs goals 1&2 are;
➢ Nutritional support to orphans and vulnerable children.
➢ Entrepreneur training to older orphans and vulnerable children.
Our programs and activities that are linked to SGDs goal 3 are;
➢ Community outreach education on HIV/IDS
➢ HIV counseling and referrals
➢ Free health care services for orphans and vulnerable children
➢ Safe motherhood and reproductive health programs.
Our programs and activities that are linked to SGDs goal 4 are;
➢ Education support to orphans and vulnerable children.
➢ Training on human rights and gender issues.
Our programs and activities that are linked to SGDs goal 17 are;
➢ Partnership with the local and international organizations, Government, and Networks.
➢ Advocacy on implementation of policies and framework.
BENEFITS THAT VOLUNTEERS RECEIVE
• A certificate upon completion of a volunteering program.
• We also, offer Swahili language classes to our visitors.
• We have sport and games sessions on a daily basis in the evening when our visitors return from their working station. We believe that it is essential to have such activities so as to strengthen teamwork among our visitors who are coming from different countries and places as well as promoting mental health.
• As part of recreation, we also facilitate our visitors to attend night events happening in Arusha city so as to get a better familiarization and understanding of local culture under the supervision of our security personnel to ensure their safety.
• Learn a new culture while practicing your skills in a resourceful manner and leaving a mark in children's and poor communities' lives.
FOR DONATIONS AND CHARITY: We work with Karibu Foundation Visit “www.karibufoundation.org” for more information and donations.
We have partnered with Tanzania Wild Destination for Volunteers who opt to do tourism with us in their free time. Visit website www.tanzaniawilddestinations.com.
Founded in 2011, Karibu Tanzania Safaris and Volunteering Limited is a local social enterprise aiming at creating lasting changes to society by recruiting volunteers from different parts of the world, both students and professionals…