The main idea behind our Fursa Tanzania Projects are to create placements for volunteers in fields, where they actually have experience and knowledge and where they can help improve the lives of others as well as gaining both personal and professiona... Read more
The main idea behind our Fursa Tanzania Projects are to create placements for volunteers in fields, where they actually have experience and knowledge and where they can help improve the lives of others as well as gaining both personal and professional expertise. During the last couple of years we have seen a bad circle of volunteering where young and inexperienced volunteers are being sent to placements - particularly hospitals - where they have no expertise or they are being sent to placements, that in some cases do more harm than good. This is the reason, we require our volunteers to be enrolled in an education, that fits the description of the work placements in order to volunteer there. We hope, that this can be a step in the right direction. All in all, we are trying our best to aide the right people with the proper knowledge to the right places, where the help is wanted and needed!
From these ideas, Fursa Projects quickly began to develop and as a newly established organization, we are still developing and adding more placements for our good cause. Our main idea is to bring volunteers with knowledge and experience in different fields, where they can both benefit and learn from a new environment as well as share their educational knowledge in order to create new solutions.
I worked at the hospital at both HIV and obstetric ward. The work consisted in providing the right medication to people. I also had to make sure that pregnant women and their babies were in a good health, provide them with immunisation and medication. I really appreciated to spend time with the patients so that we could talk about their health, but also about our life so that we both learnt a lot about each other, and about our countries.
Regarding the accommodation, staying with the Jackson's family at the WhiteHouse was awesome! I had a lot of fun with Julieth who is Junior's sister, I enjoyed sharing dinner with all the family, Junior, Julieth, Johnson and their mama. I love the chilling place and the evening barbecues.
Tanzania is such a beautiful country where there's wonderful beaches (you should go to Zanzibar!), mountains, rain forest, desert and wild animals.
I will come back for sure !