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International Volunteering@CCS: Tanzania


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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 ( 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> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Recommend enrolling 90 days prior to departure </li></ul>To Enroll