Changing kids lives through photography, video making and social media promotion

NGO Mwanza, Tanzania
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What you offer

20h
Hours per week

Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.

Video Making

Create digital videos.

Photography

Take great photos.

Social Media

Help to build and maintain social media channels engaging online users.

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What you get

2
Days off per week

Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.

Shared Dorm

Be ready to meet people while staying in a shared dorm.

Breakfast

Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.

Lunch

Free lunch is served y'all, get yours!

Dinner

Have your free dinner before going to bed.

Discounts on Accommodation

Feel free to explore! Get discounts on partner locations.

Free Laundry

There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.

Free Tours

Don’t miss a thing! Get free tours and explore.

Language lessons

Learn or improve your language skills.

Certificate

Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.

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The Experience

Sawil Pax Upendo Academy Children's Centre serves less fortunate rural children in Tanzania, East Africa. We need volunteers to promote our activities while they are at the centre to let people see what is happening really and influence them to get involved. We don't know much about visual communication and marketing. The power of media is great, the skills of the volunteer in this matter will create a lasting impact to the kids and us.

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Requirements

  • Beginner English

  • Between 18 and 80 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Availability

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Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
50 weeks

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11 Reviews

Host & Staff

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Learning & Fun

Brazil

Even if i tell you everything, it will never gets close as the experience really is. I have no worlds to describe the lovely time that I had with those children. They are lovely, beautiful and innocents little creatures living happly even with hard life that they have. I miss them every single day and I wish I have the chance to see them again. I love every single little angel that I have meet in Mwanza and I hope people keep going there to help them and giving them the chance or a fresh energy to do not give up studying.

23 days ago

United States

It was an incredible experience and just 2hat we were looking for. William and 5hr local staff were always on top of everything making sure we were happy and our needs covered. Kids are wonderful and you won't get tired of playing with them although teaching everyday without speaking the local language can be hard sometimes, it's good if you prepare some precious games for each day. I recommend this opportunity and please feel free to contact me for more details,! It's a small village in the middle of the road to Mwanza, so get ready for living like a local! Best immersion into the culture!

about 2 months ago

Argentina

My stancy in Sawil Pax Upendo Academy was wonderfull. William and his people treated me as a family member.

Sawil is a very nice project that is growing a lot and its nice to see the hugh effort they do to improve the life ot those 94 children.

I helped them editing videos to promote their work at social networks. I hope more people could come to Mwanza to do the same, this project has to be known arround the world.

Asante Sana, William. See you soon.

5 months ago

Peru

I would definitely recommend anyone to volunteering here! You can learn so much from this experience, from the commitment of William and all of the staff, the dedication of the teachers, the daily life in the community, the loving and welcoming family, the adorable kids, and the amazing work they do to empower women and promote leadership. They are always open to suggestions or any kind of help you can bring. The village is a lovely place, very safe and full of nature. Don't hesitate too much, if you have the time I think there is no better way to use it!

7 months ago

Portugal

A life changing experience, in every possible way. William is so generous and kind and will do all possibles and impossibles to make your trip unforgettable. I couldn't wish for a better experience, even though it is so different from life back home (that's all the fun). The kids from school are so well educated and grateful and spending time with them will make you change your perspectives in life. In the meantime you can explore this amazing country, from beautiful beaches in Zanzibar to an amazing safari in Serengueti National Park. Couldn't wish for a better time here.

8 months ago
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About Sawil Pax Upendo Children's Academy

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We live in a quiet village which is near Mwanza city, the second largest and fast growing city of our country, Tanzania. The area is home of the Sukuma Tribe which is the largest tribe in our country. Volunteering at our project gives our volunte...

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