What a busy weekend!

In the last three days we welcomed three new volunteers and interns. Julia Kaufmann will stay four weeks in Moshi and work in the Kilimanjaro Orphanage. Maeve and Lisa will be based in Arusha. The Pippi House, a safe house for girls and women will get a two weeks support from Maeve and Lisa will gain experience in the African Court of Human and People’s Right for eight weeks.

Karibuni sana Arusha and Moshi. We wish you a wonderful stay in Tanzania, friendships which are lasting for a life time and life changing experiences.

You are interested in volunteering in a school, a medical placement, an orphanage or different community projects?
Get in touch today!
info@projectsoverland.org
http://www.projectsoverland.org

Karibu Tanzania Junhanlu!

Junhanlu is our new intern from China. She studies at the Durham University in the UK and will contribute her time, passion and knowledge at the Pippi House, a safe house for girls in Arusha.

Yesterday she started her orientation days and already learned some basic Swahili!

You are interested in volunteering in a school, a hospital or different community projects?

Get in touch today!

www.projectsoverland.org

info@projectsoverland.org

Junhanlu learning some Swahili with our host family coordinator Eva.

Meet Taylor, Sidney, Claudine and Sandrine

Recently we welcomed four new volunteers.

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Welcome in Lushoto, Claudine and Sandrine!

Our volunteers with our volunteer coordinator Esther from Lushoto

Our volunteers with our coordinator Esther from Lushoto

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Sandrine eating her first Chipsimayai, typical Tanzanian Food (an omelette with chips and eggs)

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Taylor & Sidney in our office

Taylor and Sidney from the US are supporting our community work in Arusha.
Taylor is working in the Pippi House, a safe house for girls. She is helping the girls with their homework, taking care of their children so the mothers can attend school and assisting with the counseling lessons.
Sidney is gaining experiences in the African Court of Human and People’s Right, where she is doing office work and gaining an inside look of how a court works in Tanzania.
Claudine and Sandrine are our medical interns from Canada. They will stay in Lushoto for a two moth internship. They are volunteering in the Lushoto District Hospital learning about how to treat patients when resources are limited.

We wish all four a nice stay in Tanzania, life changing experiences in their projects and friendships that will last a lifetime!
Karibuni sana!

You are interested in volunteering in a school, a hospital or different community projects?

Get in touch today!

www.projectsoverland.org

info@projectsoverland.org

Our new volunteers started working!

Yesterday our two Belgium volunteers Jana and Annabel started their work at Pippi House – a safe house for girls.
All in all they will stay for three months, but they are going to work in three different placements for one month each.

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They love spending time with the kids there! :-)

Our volunteer Glynis from the UK started teaching at Haradali School today – she is so excited about the kids and everyday life of the school.

Tanzania: Protect Albino Children

Projects Overland:

Very interesting article!

Originally posted on Dr. Lorena Brownlee:

Today, 1 in every 1,400 Tanzanians is born Albino. Some people believe having an Albino baby is a curse while other believe they are a ghost tribe and can not die. The Albino African people have been attacked, killed, dismembered, had their graves dug up and desecrated all for the belief the witch doctors have passed on to the people, their body parts carry magic powers.

On the black market a complete “set” ears, tongue, nose, genitals, all four limbs can sell for $75,000. Children are the most affected by this horrific crime and although Tanzania has made some progress but it has been slow and many families are still displaced and living in fear.

We must not although the spotlight to leave the Albino African people, Tanzania must know the International world is watching and demanding they protect the Albino African children.

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Tanzania’s Children’s Rights

Today and tomorrow Tanzania’s record on children’s rights will be reviewed by the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child in Geneva, Switzerland. Tanzania is one of the 194 states that have ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child and so is required to undergo regular examinations of its record before the Committee of 18 independent experts.

Among the possible issues to be discussed by the CRC and the Tanzanian Government delegation are: social stigmatization of pregnant girls, teenage mothers, children with disabilities, children with HIV/AIDS, children in street situations; strategy to stop gross violations of right to life, survival and development of children with albinism; increasing FGM; violence against children, particularly sexual and physical; forced and early marriage; birth registration coverage; the juvenile justice system; access to sex education; ensuring education is free and accessible to all children.

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Thanks to UNICEF TANZANIA for this post!

Holidays are over!

Today we are back from the Christmas / New Year holidays!
Hope you all had a wonderful festive season and we will start together in a powerful year 2015. :-)

In December something great had happened – Janina, a former Projects Overland volunteer from Switzerland, sent a material donation for the girls at Pippi House: clothes for the girls and their kids, nail polish, soap, cream and some jewelry. Thanks so much!

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