Children‘s‘ Christmas Camp

Vigoa-TEMEKE - Tanzanie - Chantier court terme

Projet Social - Education

  • Chantier International
  • 09-12-2018 - 28-12-2018
  • 12 volontaires
  • 18-99 ans
  • 250 EUR de frais de participation
  • UV. A-1832


In Tanzania private and public schools have a long holiday during the Month of December until early January. This is normally a most joyful moment. However; not all Children in the community enjoys the season as everybody due to social and economic challenges/limitations. In Partnership with local schools and the community members, this project has been designed to offer an opportunity for children and teenagers from all social-economic background, ethnicity and religions to have time together during end of the year festivals. We are intending to plant the seed of peace and harmony with various groups in the community.



UVIKIUTA is a Youth development organization that values volunteerism as a tool for sustainable development. The organization was established in 1983 to respond to the needs of young women and men to raise their living standards through developing and enhancing social and economic capacities. Our goal is to contribute to build sustainable and self-reliant communities through providing holistic experience that broaden minds, expand horizons and empower youth and their communities to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.


To realise the above stated objective, volunteer are expected during the project to interact with children and teenager from the age of 6-14 years with the following activities:- - Games: Indoor and outdoor games that will stimulate learning, team building and activeness. Local games will be introduced as well foreign ones from the volunteers. Please bring new games to share with Kids. - Physical activities: Action jumping, Olympic Games etc. Gardening: Ornamental and vegetable planting, composting, garden tour etc. - Nature activities: Bird watching, Plant a tree, Tree feeder, learning about various plants, birds, animals, worms, and insects available in the area. - Academic development: Holidays‘ home works, various competitions aiming to motivate children‘s academic development and get ready for the New Year studies.

Logement & Nourriture

Volunteers will be hosted at the Youth accommodation in the community. Basic accommodation facilities will be provided. Expect to share rooms with or other volunteers from the same or other projects. (No mix of different sex in the rooms). Volunteers‘ relatives and friends can visit or staying over upon special approval. Bring with you; Mosquito net, Bed sheets (at least 2 pieces) and pillow if you prefer one, Towels, Rubber mattress and Mosquito repellent. Trying a variety of foods from other cultures is part of UVIKIUTA‘s philosophy for an authentic experience in Tanzania, and may be both fun and challenging. Food on our projects generally reflects the local cuisine. Some foods that are part of a regular diet at your home country may not be available during the program. Vegetarians can be accommodated. However volunteers with more specific dietary requirements may need to supplement the included meals at their own expense. Participants with food allergies (e.g., nuts) must inform the organisation about the existence and severity of the allergy. Three meals per day are provided to the Volunteers at the Youth accommodation. Meals in transit between airports and to/from Project, during tourism or outside designated project area are volunteer‘s responsibility. No reimbursements will be made for volunteers who miss their included meals.

Emplacement & Temps libre

The project is located in the outskirts of Dar es Salaam City (about 30km to the South). The community can be accessible by both public and private transportation. Basic facilities like convenience shops, Local markets, hospital, Police station, and recreational/Social facilities are available. Participant who loves nature and walking will perfectly enjoy this location of the project. Other options for weekends are:- - Dar es salaam tour: Museums, Beach and historical/cultural sites - Overnight in Bagamoyo town (Swimming, historical site seen and eco-tourism), - Overnight in Mikumi National Park (2 days, one night safari viewing animals‘ as well Masai eco- cultural tourism, Selous game reserve (Wild life safari including camping and walking safari among many other options. - Note: Be aware of people trying to invite you for safari and tours, they might not help that much as most of them are not licensed or registered for such kind of business. It is always cheaper and even fun to do these activities with other participants as a team. You might want to wait until the orientation day to plan together. If needed we can provide some recommendations for companies which has been providing services to our Previous participants over the years with affordable rates while quality, safety and security prioritized. Arrival Terminal Dar es Salaam, Julius Nyerere International Airport Meeting point, date and time On arrival to Tanzania, you will be picked up by UVIKIUTA staff/volunteer, or Transport service provider agent. After arrival you will be brought to UVIKIUTA Youth hostel or host family at the Eco-Village to receive orientation before starting the project. Provide your travel information at least seven working days before the project start. This should include Arrival date, time, flight or other means of transport number and destination (Terminal).Please be advised that, we can ONLY provide pick services from the following points:- - Dar Es Salaam, Julius Nyerere International Airport - Dar Es Salaam, Railways Station - Dar Es Salaam, Main bus Terminal - Dar Es Salaam, Ferry Station - Dar es Salaam, any accommodation facility within Dar es salaam city Centre - Going direct to the project site, community or region by yourself is discouraged.


- This project is suitable for a person who is open minded, flexible, ready to learn and adopt to other cultures, interested in physical/outdoor activities, children, Youth and with ability to work under less supervision and minimum resources. - Families, couples, seniors and those with disabilities are encouraged to join the program. However they should contact us in advance through their sponsoring organizations for proper environments that fit their special needs. - Duration of the program: We only accept a volunteer who will arrive on time and stay until the end. (No flexibility) - Language: Official Languages of the program are English and Kiswahili. - Age: 18 years and above. No age limit. Younger Participants can be accepted provided that they are accompanied by their parents or an authorized guardian(s).

Notes Supplémentaires

You are expected to pay a program participation fee of €250. Participation fee does not cover the cost of medical/health services, all types of insurances, cost of transport to the community after the orientation, Business visas fee, airport drop off on departure day, pocket money, free/leisure activities and other personal expenses. However; participation fee does cover the cost of airport pickups on arrival, orientation on arrival, food and accommodation during the project, transport to project sites and other designated project activities as well general running cost of the program.