Dreaming Child

Court terme (1 à 3 semaines)

Chamazi - Tanzanie

Social - Education

  • Chantier International
  • 19-05-2019 - 01-06-2019
  • 6 volontaires
  • Adulte  |  18-99 ans
  • 250 EUR de frais de participation Frais de participation qui reviennent directement à l'organisme d'accueil du projet et qui comprennent les frais d'hébergement, de nourriture et de coordination du projet.
  • Code projet: UV.A-1912


When a child is born, a dream is born. Children come with various gifts for their lives, their parents, community and the world. However due to various social, cultural and economic factors not all children manage to arrive at the desired destinations. Developing urban centers brings children from various social and economic backgrounds living and sharing. It is very easy for children to adapt to another culture or having their dream crushed. Some Children has been negatively/positively affected by family relations, media, teachers’ environment around them etc. This project is aiming to discover Children’s dreams and how they can possibly be supported to realize their full potential. The project will work on four aspects: - Explore: Exploring various dreams among the children (Some kids want to be doctors, farmers, politicians etc. Understanding: Try to understand factors associated with their dreams, are they real, how they are walking in their dreams etc. Challenge: what challenges or limitation are they facing in realizing their dreams? Act: Possible support and actions required from Parents, Teachers and others in supporting the children to rich at their higher point.



UVIKIUTA is a vibrant Tanzanian youth development organization established in 1983 under the patronage of the late Mwalimu Julius K. Nyerere, First President of the United Republic of Tanzania. UVIKIUTA came into existence in response to a government call for all unemployed youth to form economic groups through the then famous policy known as “Nguvu kazi”, which responded to the needs of young men and women to raise their living standards. It helped establish youth settlements and self-help projects to provide income, employment, and permanent shelters.


Dream Child project volunteers will be engaged in the outlined activities below:- Kids’ time: Assisting in organization of social activities for Children after school hours. The kids will be from 6-15 years coming from across the community. The activities could be sports, games, support their academic development, language, social skills, arts, craft, coloring, music etc. Dreaming stories: Meeting Kids at the families and schools, facilitate stories collection in support of their parents/ Teachers; who do they want become in future, why and how they planning to be there, possible barriers etc. Children Inspirations: Assisting in organize activities which will give the kids power and courage to move forward; this could be through playing roles of the position they would like to be, talent shows, listen or watching successful stories from the volunteers, community members or through videos Dream stories record: Collect stories and photos of the kids with their dreams to be share by their parents and school to support the kids to realize their life wishes through various social and academic initiatives. Feedback Workshop: Assisting in organization and presentation of the kid’s stories to the parents, teachers and community members to advocate for support for the right of children to dream.

Logement & Nourriture

Meals: Three meals will be provide each day at the accommodation. (Vegetarian meals will be available).We will have kitchen volunteer responsible in meals preparations, however volunteers shall also be expected to help in meals preparation and dish washing. Accommodation: At the communal house in the community. Rooms will be shared between 3-4 people, no bed but mattress on the floor (Comfortable enough). Water and electricity will be available. No washing machine available.

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 and recreational/Social facilities are available. Participant who loves nature and walking will perfectly enjoy this location of the project. Saturdays, Sundays and Public holidays are considered to be free time for volunteers to have their own personal time. There are couple of possibilities to spend your free time including:- 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 cultural tourism, Selous game reserve (Wild life safari including camping safari, walking safari among many other options).


Motivation letter: ML should respond to the following questions; why would you like to participate in this project? (Your main motive), How do you plan to contribute to this project? What do you hope to learn and gain from this experience? How will you make advantage of this experience for the “next step” in your life? Interest: Potential volunteer in this project shall the one who is interested to work with children and their affairs, motivated and open minded, eager to learn and share. Invitation letter: You need to have official invitation letter from UVIKIUTA before starting visas application process and fights booking. Engagement contract: This document need to be signed before starting visas application and flights booking process. Visas: Visas can be obtained at the airport on arrival, boarder entries, and Tanzania Embassies and consulate nearest to you. Present the invitation letter to receive the right visas for your project. Vaccination and medical service: Visit your doctor for medical information and requirements before coming. Do not trust much internet information. Please keep in mind that according to Tanzanian law, volunteers who want to do their projects in Tanzania will have to get business visa that costs 250€

Notes Supplémentaires

On arrival to Tanzania, you will be picked up by our staff, Local volunteer, or Transport service provider agent. After arrival you will be brought to the 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 Meeting point, date and time: Volunteers will be picked at YWCA restaurant located along Ghana Avenue Dar es Salaam on the 19th May 2019, at 15:00 hrs. Local time (Please let us know if you cannot make it on time). If you wish to arrive earlier in Dar es Salaam or stay longer after the project you can book your own accommodation but we can also provide help when requested. Note: Going direct to the project site, community by yourself is discouraged.