Read about the tour on blog dedicated to Africa Travel Adventures
Well, if you were thinking about volunteering in Arusha, eagerly want to work with african children, then read on. This post is about Kibowa Orphanage, that is sponsored by Tanzanian tour operator who dedicated to help local community. what is more, if you search volunteering opportunities in Africa, you have probably already discovered that many of organizations charge ridiculous prices to potential volunteers!
I have been to this center, personally and can tell you from first hand that here children are on the first place. Within couple of years with dedicated support from tanzanian local operator this orphanage that counts 44 kids many hiv positive, have gained many goals with support of people who visited Tanzania either for holidays as well as some amazing volunteer help. Two years ago these kids had schooling in Tanzanian local school with no english language, today all of them with help of international sponsors are attending private ESSA school. Getting better educational grounds with opportunity to learn English from Early age is huge bonus for these kids. As much as it may be considered for granted in Western world, here education is still privilege and luxury for many Tanzanian children.
In addition to better education kids are arranged regular safe daily transport to school and back, providing daily meals, money for uniforms, shoes, clothes and with kind support that is always appreciated kids from now on can learn computer skills on donated laptop.
Though for you sitting in front of computer somewhere in a cozy place, this things may appear very simple.
In free time orphanage is accepting volunteers that want to help kids in free time after school, to help them with homework, practice english, teach them crafts or any thing that could help them to gain new skills.
By help of volunteers the orphanage has little garden where they produce crops, chickens, goats….
So if you are looking for fair volunteering, i can recommend Kibowa orphanage where your help will be more than welcome and what matters most – your help will go directly to benefits of children and orphanage! Not to mention sweet kids, full of life and eager to learn new things!
I did it! Eversince I saw Ewan Mcgregor visiting Gorillas in Rwanda in Long Way Down, Volcanoes National Park has been on my bucket list. This year i finally fullfilled my dreams, wasnt cheap i admit, but was totally worth it!!
Tracking guide will tell you more about how to behave when you’re in the presence of gorillas but here are some things to keep in mind:
Dont point index finger into gorillas, they have bad experience with poachers and they might think you want to shoot them
Dont make eye contact with gorillas – can be seen to be aggressive
If gorilla approaches you just act submissive and crouch down, but never run away!
Besides its not allowed to take food, drink with you – you will leave your backpack and unnecessary equipment, clothes in a safe place about hundred meters before you approach gorilla area.
First of all thank you to all there in WordPress universe that have chosen to follow my blog and trip to East Africa!! ♥♥♥
Due to typhoid fever i had to return home sooner than planned initially. There are many photos to sort out but right now i have to get better first. Hope you will still enjoy the upcoming pics! 🙂
Still, had an unforgettable time in Africa and also getting sick is part of African experience….
I love Africa! You can buy anything just about anywhere.
Bus stations are the most photogenic places but the problem is I am afraid to pull out my better camera from my backpack:-)
Finally the Day is here. I am a bit nervous, all packed and ready for two loooong flights. Leaving winter, fog and cold weather behind:) Wish me Luck!