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

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The Exchange

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.


What you offer

20 hours of help per week

Video Making: Create, edit and publish digital videos.

Photography: Take, edit and provide amazing photos.

Social Media: Maintain and update social media channels.


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.

Lunch: You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.

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

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!

Language lessons: Take free language classes at our place.

Certificate: Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.


Requirements

Beginner English

Between 18 and 80 years old

Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs


What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa


Program Details

A. We host volunteers at our volunteers' house.
B. Each volunteer participating in our program contribute USD $45.00 weekly as his/her contribution for program support to help us cover house maintenance, electricity, gas and cooking water costs.
C. Airport pick up is arranged for USD $50 or €50 which is for drop in and off (two trips).
D. Donation package: is given by the volunteer to advance this project but it is not compulsory.
E. You will get free of charge three (3) delicious Tanzanian meals and a small plate of fresh fruits daily.
F. Breakfast and Lunch are provided at school and dinner at our volunteers’ house.
G. We strongly ask our volunteers to buy the Business Visa but, we can accept to receive a person with a tourist Visa here after discussing some terms on this in advance.
WELCOME!


Activities & Shift

- Working with kids and our staff in the centre,
- Visiting kids in their respective families,
- Writing attractive stories on the project and share with people in their connections,
- Making videos, taking pictures and promoting the activities of the centre on social media, conferences, shows, public places and any other media which the volunteer has access to,
- Train/advice the staff on marketing and communication skills,
- Making flyers and any promotional materials for the centre to share in social media,
- Influence people around the world to join and support Sawil Pax Upendo Academy.


Rules

There will be an introductory seminar to culture as we are in a rural areas where there is a lot taboos.
We will train our volunteers on attire and how to live with the villagers.
Remark: In booking the flights to come here remember to tell your agent that the last Airport for you to meet us is Mwanza Airport in Mwanza city so that the agent may see how to connect flights during booking.