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  • Our programs are designed to help each participant make the most of his or her experience.
  • Our programs are designed to help each participant make the most of his or her experience.
  • Make them feel confident about their decision.
  • We are a TRUSTED LEADER in the field of international volunteering With 10 years of experience, more than 250 staff worldwide. We’ve sent 10,000 volunteers from 24 different countries on short term volunteer programs around the world CCS was recognized as an expert in its field by the UN and granted Special Consultative Status by the United Nations Economic and Social Council in 2003. In this capacity we consult on economic and social issues for the UN as needed. CARE, one of the world’s largest humanitarian organizations (operating in 60 countries), chose CCS as its partner in 2001 to operate its CARECorps program, which allows volunteers the opportunity to travel to the field and learn about the work of CARE. Media Outlets: (CNN, The New York Times, The Today Show, National Geographic, and Chicago Tribune)
  • Our programs are designed to help each participant make the most of his or her experience.
  • Health Observe/assist at a local medical practice Care for people with mental/physical disabilities Care for those living with HIV/AIDS Education Teach conversational English Create educational activities for children and teenagers Assist teachers by providing individual attention to special needs students Social Services Work in daycare centers and orphanages Provide care and companionship in homes for the elderly Other specialized social work placements CCS Partner Organizations Orphanages and Day Care Centers Care for infants and children Teaching children Schools Teaching English Assisting Teachers Health Clinics and Hospitals Observing and assisting local medical professionals Working with people affected by HIV/AIDS Homes for the elderly Caring for the elderly Special Needs Facilities Teaching special education Observing and Assisting in Special Needs facilities for people with mental and physical disabilities Caring for people with mental and physical disabilities NGOs Working with women’s groups Customizing your placement
  • Our programs are designed to help each participant make the most of his or her experience.
  • Our programs are designed to help each participant make the most of his or her experience.
  • Our programs are designed to help each participant make the most of his or her experience.
  • Our programs are designed to help each participant make the most of his or her experience.
  • Our programs are designed to help each participant make the most of his or her experience.
  • Our programs are designed to help each participant make the most of his or her experience.
  • Our programs are designed to help each participant make the most of his or her experience.
  • Our programs are designed to help each participant make the most of his or her experience.
  • Our programs are designed to help each participant make the most of his or her experience.
  • Our programs are designed to help each participant make the most of his or her experience.
  • Our programs are designed to help each participant make the most of his or her experience.
  • Individual Meetings with their Intern Supervisor to ensure they are meeting their academic objectives and review their critically reflective journal. Internship Supervisors may also provide students with additional literature or organize meetings or lectures with experts in the field.
  • Cross-Cultural Solutions is a leader in overseas volunteering programs that you can trust. With over 10 years of experience, CCS has brought over 10,000 participants to countries around the world. CCS operates in 10 countries with a staff of over 250 people. CCS was recognized as an expert in its field by the UN and granted Special Consultative Status by the United Nations Economic and Social Council in 2003. In this capacity we consult on economic and social issues for the UN as needed. CARE, one of the world’s largest humanitarian organizations (operating in 60 countries), chose CCS as its partner in 2001 to operate its CARECorps program, which allows volunteers the opportunity to travel to the field and learn about the work of CARE.  
  • Pre-Departure: Program Manager Skills and Interest Survey Expectations Talks In-Country: Staff available Special Needs: We have accommodated deaf, blind and other handicapped volunteers.
  • Staff all local to the area. Well-known and respected. Maintaining a toll-free, 24-hour hotline in the U.S., for friends and family to reach Cross-Cultural Solutions staff to handle any urgent matters. Providing volunteers with Cross-Cultural Solutions staff support, through the constant presence of staff members to facilitate emergencies (like illness or family emergencies). Providing the following services to volunteers while they are in-country: Clean, safe food and water. In-country transportation by a local Cross-Cultural Solutions staff member, who is a licensed driver. Transportation also includes in-country airport transfers. Local staff that is attuned to local happenings and monitor all news and information. On-premise security, based on the cultural norms of the country. Daily monitoring of breaking U.S. State Department Travel Warnings, U.K. Foreign Office Travel Advice, Consular Information Sheets and Public Announcements. Should one of the countries or part of one of the countries in which we operate be placed on the U.S. Travel Warnings list or the U.K. Travel Advice list, we will follow U.S. government instructions for evacuation, check with the Embassies for whichever country the volunteers are from and suspend programs in that country until it has been removed from the list. Mention “Friends and Family Document” Mention that each Participant Handbook contains an information sheet with contact information that the participant can give to family.
  • Staff all local to the area. Well-known and respected.
  • Staff all local to the area. Well-known and respected.
  • International Volunteering@CCS: Tanzania

    1. 1. Volunteering in Tanzania Rau Primary School
    2. 2. Rau Primary is a public school located in northern Tanzania … Tanzania is one of the poorest nations of the world …
    3. 3. The school is located on a small village (Rau), in the outskirts of Mount Kilimanjaro … <ul><li>CCS Vision </li></ul><ul><li>Who is CCS? </li></ul><ul><li>What CCS does? </li></ul><ul><li>Program Design / Different Volunteer Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteering in Tanzania </li></ul><ul><li>Why Choose CCS </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>CCS Vision </li></ul><ul><li>Who is CCS? </li></ul><ul><li>What CCS does? </li></ul><ul><li>Program Design / Different Volunteer Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteering in Tanzania </li></ul><ul><li>Why Choose CCS </li></ul>The school enrolls pupils for primary level
    5. 5. CCS Vision Our vision is of a world where people value cultures different from their own, are aware of global issues, and are empowered to effect positive change .
    6. 6. <ul><li>A trusted leader in the field of international volunteering </li></ul><ul><ul><li>12 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More than 12,000 alumni </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteers from 99 countries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Program satisfaction: 98% rated good or excellent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Partner of CARE International </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Appeared in over 500 media outlets </li></ul></ul>Who is CCS?
    7. 7. Who is CCS? <ul><li>International not-for-profit </li></ul><ul><li>Not politically or religiously affiliated </li></ul><ul><li>Founded in 1995 </li></ul><ul><li>Headquartered in the US with over 250 staff in 12 countries </li></ul><ul><li>Programs in Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Morocco, Peru, Russia, South Africa, Tanzania and Thailand. </li></ul>
    8. 8. What CCS does? <ul><li>Cross-Cultural Solutions operates volunteer programs around the world in partnership with sustainable community initiatives, bringing people together to work side-by-side while sharing perspectives and fostering cultural understanding. </li></ul><ul><li>The Experience of a Lifetime! </li></ul>
    9. 9. Brazil
    10. 10. China
    11. 11. Costa Rica
    12. 12. Ghana
    13. 13. Guatemala
    14. 14. India
    15. 15. Morocco
    16. 16. Peru
    17. 17. South Africa
    18. 18. Russia
    19. 19. Tanzania
    20. 20. Thailand
    21. 21. Different volunteer programs <ul><li>Three programs offered </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteer Abroad </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Flagship program; 2 to 12 weeks; 12 countries; Individual Volunteer Placement </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intern Abroad (Academic Component / Supervisor / Extra-Research / A written paper must be submitted) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3 to 12 weeks; 5 countries; Individual Volunteer Placement </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Insight Abroad </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1 week; 5 countries; Group Volunteer Project </li></ul></ul></ul>
    22. 22. Program Design <ul><li>Program Design structured around three blocks: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteer Placement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cultural & Learning Activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free Time </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CCS Home-Base </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Local Staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transportation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lodging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Safe & comfortable </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Share bedrooms </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dinning area </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Common room + WiFi! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All Meals & Snacks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Regional cuisine </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>CCS local staff cooks </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bottled water </li></ul></ul></ul>
    23. 23. <ul><li>Four-five hours per day with CCS Partner Organizations </li></ul><ul><li>In the fields of </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Health </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Health Clinics </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hospitals </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Public Health </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Schools </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Vocational Schools </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Orphanages and Day Care Centers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Homes for the Elderly </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Special Needs Facilities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>NGOs </li></ul></ul></ul>Volunteer Placements
    24. 24. Rau Primary School “Original Assignment” <ul><li>Rau Primary: </li></ul><ul><li>- Official language: Swahili / English </li></ul><ul><li>- Public school </li></ul><ul><li>- 650 kids (50% male /50% female) </li></ul><ul><li>- 22 teachers (20 women, 2 men including head of school) </li></ul><ul><li>“ Original” Assignment: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Support English-teaching at Standards 4A-4B (2 classrooms, 35 students each, 12 hours a week) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support English teaching at Standard 7 (1 classroom, 110+ students – there is a shortage of classrooms - +/- 6 hours a week) </li></ul></ul>
    25. 25. Rau Primary School What had previously volunteers done? <ul><li>Fund-raising in Texas to build the girls latrine-toilet (US $3,000) </li></ul>
    26. 26. Rau Primary School Inauguration of girls´ latrine toilet!
    27. 27. Rau Primary School Projects: Structuring Rau soccer teams structure Teamwork Training Prepared to compete Practice Fundamentals
    28. 28. Rau Primary School Projects: Organizing a championship among local schools <ul><li>Rau Village Cup </li></ul><ul><li>- Rau Village schools have never played each other, in spite of being only two-kilometers away! </li></ul>
    29. 29. Rau Village Cup
    30. 30. Rau Primary School Projects: Word and Excel workshops for teachers <ul><li>Word/Excel workshops: </li></ul><ul><li>- The school received a donation of four computers four years ago </li></ul><ul><li>- The computers remained intact and two went out of order (without being used) </li></ul><ul><li>- Understanding the fundamentals: Two-hour sessions twice a week for three weeks </li></ul><ul><li>- At the end of this period for the first time students marks were delivered to students´ parent in- print (instead of handwritten) </li></ul>
    31. 31. Rau Primary School Projects: Painting St. 4A and 4B classroom <ul><li>Rau School Classroom Painting </li></ul><ul><li>- US $75 per classroom </li></ul><ul><li>- 50% through volunteers´ donations (“entrance” ticket to Rau Village Cup soccer match) </li></ul>
    32. 32. Rau Primary School Projects: Set Goalposts in Soccer Pitch
    33. 33. Rau Primary School Projects: Student Motivation Workshops <ul><li>In Tanzania Public Schools: </li></ul><ul><li>- Corporal punishment persist </li></ul><ul><li>- Negative reinforcement mechanisms prevail </li></ul><ul><li>- National exams designed by central authority and administered by the school </li></ul><ul><li>- There is a lack of empathy and identification between teachers and students, very impersonal relationships prevail (v.gr. They ignore each other names) </li></ul><ul><li>- Kids do everything: Clean the school, download food trucks, prepare tea, buy snacks for teachers, take care of the garden, etc </li></ul>
    34. 34. Rau Primary School Projects: Student Motivation Workshops <ul><li>Student Motivation Sessions: </li></ul><ul><li>- Appoint a “guide teacher” per each classroom that knows his/her students, where they come from (single-parent home, how long they walk in the morning, whether they eat well or not) </li></ul><ul><li>- Gradually downplay negative reinforcement (particularly corporal punishment) and substitute for positive reinforcement mechanism </li></ul><ul><li>- Promote a closer relationship between teachers and student (calling each other by their names, contributing in certain activities) </li></ul>
    35. 35. Cultural & Learning Activities <ul><li>“ Perspectives Programming” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Orientation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Guest speakers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Language instruction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cultural Activities: Cooking, dance, drumming lessons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Excursions to historical & cultural sites </li></ul></ul>
    36. 36. Free Time <ul><li>Evenings, weekends and some afternoons </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Travel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build relationships with local people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connect with other participants </li></ul></ul>
    37. 37. North Tanzania <ul><li>National Parks: </li></ul><ul><li>Kilimanjaro </li></ul><ul><li>Ngorongoro Crater </li></ul><ul><li>Serenghetti </li></ul><ul><li>Lake Manyara Park </li></ul><ul><li>Lake Eyasi / Hadzabe </li></ul><ul><li>Arusha National Park </li></ul><ul><li>Tarangire National Park </li></ul><ul><li>Mombasa (Kenia) </li></ul><ul><li>Masai Mara </li></ul><ul><li>Zanzibar </li></ul>
    38. 38. Masai
    39. 39. Lake Manyara
    40. 40. Ngorongoro Crater
    41. 41. Ngorongoro Crater
    42. 42. Zanzibar
    43. 43. CCS Home-Base <ul><li>In-country Staff </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Locally born and based </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Know and are known by local community </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In-country Transportation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Airport transfers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transportation to and from the volunteer placement and Perspectives Programming </li></ul></ul>
    44. 44. Why Choose CCS? <ul><li>Individual Attention </li></ul><ul><li>Safety & Security </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehensive Services & Support </li></ul>
    45. 45. Individual Attention <ul><li>Pre-departure preparation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Program Manager </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Handbook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MyCCS </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In-country support </li></ul><ul><li>Attention to special needs </li></ul><ul><li>(physical, diet or other) </li></ul>
    46. 46. Safety and Security <ul><li>24-hour hotline in the US </li></ul><ul><li>Clean, safe food and water </li></ul><ul><li>In-country transportation </li></ul><ul><li>Highly trained and experienced in-country staff </li></ul><ul><li>Gated and/or guarded Home-Base </li></ul><ul><li>Daily monitoring of </li></ul><ul><ul><li>US State Dept. Travel Warnings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UK Foreign Office Travel Advice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consular Information Sheets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public Announcements </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Policies and protocol to handle any personal, local, or national emergency </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehensive Travel Medical Insurance and Emergency Evacuation Assistance </li></ul>
    47. 47. <ul><li>Participants choose </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Where to go </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>12 countries, 20 program sites </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When to go </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Start dates year-round </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For how long </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1-12 weeks </li></ul></ul></ul>Flexibility
    48. 48. Comprehensive Services <ul><li>Tax-deductible Program fee covers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pre-departure assistance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participant Handbook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteer or Intern placement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Perspectives Programming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Home-Base (food and lodging) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In-country transportation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Local / Incoming phone calls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Travel Medical / Emergency Evacuation Insurance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>24-hour hotline for friends and family </li></ul></ul>Program Fee
    49. 49. <ul><li>Choose When, Where and How Long </li></ul><ul><li>Enroll through the website or mail </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.crossculturalsolutions.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Recommend enrolling 90 days prior to departure </li></ul>To Enroll

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