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HIV/AIDS Education program
 

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Project Overview

To help the infected people of Tanzania and to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS, volunteers from all backgrounds are invited to participate in our program. This program offers you truly opportunities to experience real "Tanzania lifestyle" and the problem that local communities are facing. Our continuous little help may change lives of thousands of affected people that are still waiting for someone help. We are currently running our program in affiliation with many local organizations in and around Dar Es Salam, Arusha, Moshi and some other rural and urban parts of Tanzania to reduce the transmission of HIV/AIDS. Like many other African countries, Tanzania faces a mature, generalized HIV epidemic. It is estimated that about 1,400,000 people are currently living with HIV/AIDS in Tanzania. The deadly disease has taken away the lives of many people and thousands of orphans and widows are left to rebuild their lives. Government is taking steps to overcome the problem by investing money and running several clinics in various parts of the country but sadly most of its funding has not used for the proper scheme because of broken policies and corruption. Moreover there is lack of awareness and information about the disease. As a result the rate of infection continues to rise and thousands of people continue to suffer. Therefore hundreds of volunteers like GVS working to help the existing problem by giving helping hand to local welfare organizations that are presently running several HIV/AIDS support program. Join our program and help the poor people to get rid of this deadly disease.

Responsibilities and Role of a Volunteer:

Working in this project may be very challenging but remember you are making an enormous difference in the lives of many people. Volunteers are the backbone of this program and play very important role in supporting HIV/AIDS victims. As a volunteer, you might have the chance to visit local clinics and hospitals. Your role and responsibilities will depend on the type of project and organization at which you are working. However, your main duties include taking care of HIV/AIDS infected people and teaching local community about importance of health, sanitation and hygiene, as this will help them a lot to improve their life styles. You can create awareness among people about the disease - its mode of transmission, sign & symptoms and also prevention & cure. You have to change the negative behavior of locals towards infected group. You also need to visit infected people and their families in order to support them. You can also involve in distributing medication and food supplies to people suffering with HIV/AIDS. You can also engage infected kids and people in educational and training activities to increases awareness and stop the epidemic of HIV/AIDS. If you have fund raising experience, then you can work with our local partners to collect fund for infected people and HIV/AIDS support programs. Thus your help in this project is of great value and can make a positive contribution during your gap year in Tanzania.

PLEASE NOTE: During your stay in the project, you might face some problems in the beginning as working in the new environment is always challenging. However, you should not worry about it, as project staff or coordinators will always in close contact with you to provide you working guidelines and also the working schedule. Thus we highly recommend you to work closely with them. Your working hours will solely depend upon number of volunteers working in the same project. Normally, we prefer you to work for 3 - 4 hours per day from Monday to Friday. In addition, you will also find some disruption in the work schedule because of cultural, traditional festival, your exams or other similar situations. During these times, you can go home to enjoy short holiday.

Project Skills and Education Requirements:

This is an ideal program for public health students, professionals, pre medical students, doctors and nurses. They are highly preferred for this program. However, the program is open to other volunteers as well who don't have any kind of medical experience, but we prefer them to have some kind of counseling skills related to HIV/AIDS. In addition, you need to have a flexible attitude and plenty of enthusiasm to face the daily challenges during your stay there. You should use all your skills to enrich your experience as well as to leave a profound effect on your project. Depending upon your abilities and capabilities, you may also participate in other events not mentioned in the project specification. You also need to show a commitment to the project. You are also supposed to be hardworking, independent and resourceful.

Project Factfile

The below given project fact file gives you a quick and general overview about the program. If you having any confusion or questions about the given program, then please feel free to write us: info@globalvolunteersolutions.org and let us know about your problem. We will solve your problem and our customer care centre will reply you in 1-2 days.

Country: Tanzania
Project Type: Work for elderly care home
The Locations:  
The project starting dates: Our orphanage project begins on every 2nd and 4th Monday of each month. If you are not able to schedule your flight date in the above mentioned date, then please write us: info@globalvolunteersolutions.org for other alternative dates so that we could arrange alternative dates for our volunteers.
Who can apply – This project is open for all ages and nationalities. You should be at least 18 years old. How ever, if a volunteer is less then 18, then he/she has to take permission letter from their parents or from their guardians.
Requirements and other skills: this project does not need any specific qualification or special experience, all you need is lots of enthusiasm, flexibility, self-motivation, full confidence and open mind to learn from new cultures. A volunteer must have at least medium level of English communication skills for this project, as you will need English to exchange your views with others
Project Duration:

We have both short-term and long-term projects. How ever it will depend on the volunteer's demand and flexibility. Projects are available from 2 weeks up to 12 weeks.

Required Donation: You pay $ 220 for 2 weeks, US$75 for every week thereafter except registration and application processing fee.
Donation Contribution: almost 70%-80% weekly program fee directly goes to your food and accommodation plus project support. Remaining 20% -30% donations goes to field management, coordinators and other general expenses in the host county.
Arrival/Departure Point:  
Accommodation: you will get minimal types of accommodation. Volunteer should not expect any luxurious accommodation while stay and work in the project site. Our Accommodation depends on your project locations. You may stay with a host family or in a Guest House in single or shared room with a fan, with a shared bathroom with cold water and half board.
Food: Host family provide 2-3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch or dinner) or as per the itinerary. You will receive normal and same types of food that local family prepares for themselves. Volunteers do not expect special food from the host family. Some volunteers have lunch at the orphanage or as per the itinerary
Project Hours: Working Hours are flexible; 5-6 days a week, approximately 3-4 hours per day, all other time is free. The project coordinator or staff will provide you all the working hours and activities that you will need to prepare in the project.
Cost of getting to the project from host family: Depending on location; up to 1 hour bus ride or other types of transportation (Budget approximately US$10-15 per week). This is NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR WEEKLY FEE.
Support Group: GVS has an effective and sound support system which is always present to route and guide you whenever you need any kind of help. You can contact our local coordinator 24/7 for any help or assistance.
What you will gain: From GVS orphanage project, volunteers will learn a lot. Volunteers will have a breath taking experience in Sri Lanka, as you will be helping the disadvantaged and poor children's. Visits to different tourist sites and ancient temples and fords will unable volunteers to learn from Sri Lankan culture and their tradition. This project will also help to develop your socializing skills, confidence level. Besides learning, this project will add tangible things to your resume, which will help you in your professional career, and you can easily achieve your goals and brighten your future.

Program Dates & Costs

In order to adjust the flight schedule of the volunteer and to make our schedule more flexible, All Global Volunteer Solutions programs start on every 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month Volunteers are advised to adjust their flight schedule and other important works according to language program schedules (not available in Cambodia). It is very unlikely to make extra arrangements for the missed classes. Internees and volunteers can stay and wait at the hotel on their own expense to start the program from the beginning.

Note: if a volunteer could not schedule or arrange their flight date in the above mentioned dates, then please write us for other alternative dates

You Pay 275 for 2 weeks, US $75 for every week thereafter 
Fee For Volunteer Programs
2 Wks  3 Wks  4 Wks  5 Wks  6 Wks  7 Wks  8 Wks  9 Wks  10 Wks  11 Wks  12 Wks 
$225 $300 $375 $450 $525 $600 $675 $750 $825 $900 $975
                     
Fee For Volunteer Internship
2 Wks  3 Wks  4 Wks  5 Wks  6 Wks  7 Wks  8 Wks  9 Wks  10 Wks  11 Wks  12 Wks 
$250 $350 $450 $550 $650 $750 $850 $950 $1,050 $1,150 $1,250
 
  • Language and Culture Program- $250,
  • Summer volunteer and adventure program- $2299 (4 weeks)
  • Volunteers joining Medical program are required to pay additional $50 for registration fee to district medical office, ¬†and $200 for a flat enrollment fee.
  • Please apply for business visa since volunteers are not allowed to use tourist visa to work as a volunteer,
  • Airport pick up/ drop off (45 miles) $75

  • Allocation of Global Volunteer Solution Fees:

    If you are wondering where your volunteer's fees are going, then you should know that all of Global Volunteer Solution's programs solely rely on participant program fees. With the fees volunteers pay to enroll in the program, Global Volunteer Solution is able to attain its goals, thus raising the bar for hygiene, education and social status of local communities and bridging the gap between the Western and Eastern cultures. Ultimately, Global Volunteer Solution, its diligent volunteers, and its hopeful grassroots organizations are able to work towards a deeper cultural understanding, global unity and goodwill.


    There are four categories to the Global Volunteer Solution program fees allocation

    Application processing Fee
    IQ. Most volunteers ask why there is a prerequisite application-processing fee to join the Global Volunteer program.
       
    Registration Fee
    Q. Another common question from volunteers: Why is there a prerequisite registration fee? How does GVS use my
       
       
    Weekly Project Fees
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    Language & Cultural Orientation

    Lesson Plan: Language & cultural courses Orientation :
    One week language and cultural Training

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ) FOR TANZANIA
     
    BEFORE YOU TRAVEL GENERAL QUESTIONS
    General Questions, Before you Travel

    01. What's the best time to apply for a Tanzania volunteer program?
    02. How long will it take for GVS to process my application?
    03. What are the documents required from me during the application period?
    04. Are there necessary qualifications for volunteers in the Tanzania program?

    Passport and Visa Information
    Visa requirements
    Program Informations

    01. What in-country support do I have when in Tanzania?
    02. Can I get a daily schedule of programs in Tanzania?
    03. Where is the Tanzania programs situated?
    04. What is the official language of Tanzania?
    05. How long does the Tanzania volunteer program last?
    06. Will GVS arrange my flight to Tanzania?
    07. Is there a particular airport that I must contact and book my flight with?
    08. When should I arrive in Tanzania?
    09. How will I recognize the GVS country coordinator?
    10. What should I do if my flight to Tanzania is delayed?
    11. What happens if my in-country contact fails to show up?
    12. Is there anything I need to prepare before leaving for Tanzania?
    13. How do I travel back to the airport after my volunteer program?

    Food and Lodging

    01. Where, how and with Whom Will I be staying with in Tanzania?
    02. What room will I be staying in?
    03. Can I stay with my girlfriend/boyfriend or female/male friend at the same room?
    04. Can I bring my local villager friend in my room?
    05. Can I bring electrical appliances?
    06. What about my meals?
    07. What are the dos and don'ts during the project duration and the stay with the host family?
    08. What happens if I am unhappy with my project or hosting facilities?
    09. May I decide how long I want to stay once I get there?
    10. What do I do in my free time when I am not working in the project?
    11. What about drinking water?

    Health and Safety Queries

    01. Is it safe in Tanzania?
    02. What are the principle healths risks in Tanzania?
    03. Do I need to get health insurance?
    04. Who do I contact in case of a health-related emergency?
    05. What are the sanitary conditions in Tanzania?

    Money Information

    01. Is it safe to carry cash with me?
    02. How much money should I bring with me?
    03. What is the local currency and how do I know the exchange rate?
    04. Are ATMs easily available? If yes, which debit and credit cards are accepted?
    05. How do I make contact with the GVS in-country coordinator?
    06. How can my family members contact me?

    Local Culture Information

    01. Is there a special dress code that I should follow while staying in Tanzania?
    02. What should I know about Tanzania's religious conduct?
    03. How do I respect the Tanzania's people?

    Materials to Bring

    There are different materials that you can bring with yourself

    Free Time

    01. Enjoying free Time in Tanzania

     

    GLOBAL VOLUNTEER SOLUTIONS (GVS) FAQ FOR TANZANIA Weekly

     

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) is derived from generic information about the country, and should not be used as a definitive travel guide. Travel information and situations abroad change constantly, and the information contained here may not be up to date. Participants should consult Global Volunteer Solutions staff or travel advisors to verify this information.