Gender equality is an ongoing issue in Tanzania, where many women face challenging situations in their everyday life. Domestic violence, homelessness and HIV/AIDS are all too common, and women who have to confront these challenges are often stigmatized by society. Volunteers can make a significant difference to the prospects of disadvantaged women, helping with education and supporting them to become more self-sufficient.
You’ll be based with a local NGO that focuses on empowering women and giving them the skills to be healthy and financially sufficient. Many of these women would struggle to find these kinds of opportunities to upskill and support themselves without these volunteer-driven initiatives.
You’ll help on a range of initiatives, including teaching English and business classes, distributing menstrual pads to women and girls, assisting on a project to teach women how to breed chickens for income, helping them to get finance for their start-up businesses and teaching them how to cook.
Volunteers also focus on community outreach visits. Visits take place every one to two weeks, and you’ll be able to visit women in their own homes. During these visits, you’ll provide food, counseling and medical assistance to those in need.
This project is well suited to volunteers with experience in business, health or teaching, or anyone who is open minded and interested in supporting disadvantaged women.Apply now