Changing impoverished 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 digital videos.

Photography: Take great photos.

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


What you get

2 days off per week

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.


Requirements

Beginner English

Between 18 and 80 years old


What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa


Program Details

We expect the Worldpackers to be copperative and use fully their skills to make a difference in the lives of these kids through their Video making, Photography and Social media skills free of charge.
We expect them to be the catalyst for change in the lives of these kids as their skills will bring many people to join Sawil Pax Upendo Academy Children's Centre.
Worldpackers will receive love, care and free breakfast, free tour to local museum and the city plus Swahili language class and cultural exchange from us.
We will treat them with kindness, value and love.


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

1. The volunteer has to prepare his/her contribution for food, accommodation and laundry. We wanted to offer everything free of charge but our financial crises made it impossible. If a volunteer accept to stay in a host family, he/she will have to contribute US $84 PER WEEK and for the one who decide to stay in the lodge will be contributing US $154 per week.
2. Volunteering at our place if free. No one is paying anything to our Board of Directors to be accepted to volunteer at our place. The contribution above is for your daily life here and not our office and remember we add on it our resources because we offer free breakfast, city tour and museum tour. Understand the Government charges US $250 for being allowed to enter the country and volunteer. The government provide for that amount a Business Visa valid for 90 days which allows a volunteer to enter and volunteering in Tanzania.