Exchange program for youth empowerment and connection


The Exchange

My name is Omary and here is my story. Maliasili is a slum area in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and it is where I call my sweet home. Poverty has always been the biggest struggle in this neighborhood of about 500 adult residents. Who can change the situation?Our watoto ('children' in Swahili), our future.


What you offer

5 hours of help per week

Web Developer: Help develop and maintain websites.


What you get

2 days off per week

Shared Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.

Breakfast: You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.

Dinner: You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.

Discounts on Parties: Get discounts at nearby parties and clubs.

Discounts on Accommodation: Get discounts for your stay in other hostels.

Free Laundry: You can use our laundry room freely.

Free Tours: We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!

Pick Up: We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.

Dance classes: Take free dance classes at our place.

Language lessons: Take free language classes at our place.

Permaculture Course: Take part in our Permaculture course for free.

Use our equipped kitchen: Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.


Requirements

Intermediate English or Intermediate English

Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or pairs)


What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa


Program Details


However, due to the lack of capitals and resources, many of our children unfortunately do not have the opportunity of early education. In fact, among about 300 children in the community, only approximately 50 are sent to nurseries nearby at the moment. Without being educated in a nursery, a child will later face difficulties of getting into a primary school (due to the large number of children enrolling in primary schools


Activities & Shift

teaching women and children in the neighborhood a variety of entrepreneurship skills, including batik making, handcrafts, language learning and more. We have educated 36 students so far and sold some products in the community and local markets. At the moment, the class is held everyday in a outdoor space in my home. Once we finish building the nursery, we also hope to continue this class using the space of the classroom


Rules


All volunteers will stay at Omary's home where the project operates, Omary stays with his mom and young brothers and sister and he is the one help the whole family