Tanzanian economy is growing rapidly. More than 10% annually being highest growth rate in Africa. The growing middle class and wealth has eased the problems in Human rights issues. Lot is still to be done and it is always a risk that the growing wealth will benefit only a small minority.
The following human rights issues can be mentioned as examples
• Rights of people living with disability
• Women rights
• Corruption in various government institutions specifically highlighted is immigration, courts and police force as per the international studies.
• Political rights
• Children rights
• Gender and sexual rights
Art in Tanzania volunteers and interns can attend human rights work in tailored programs. We expect the participants to have previous knowledge, education and skills and understanding of human rights issues as most of the tasks are sensitive and one needs to be able to work and understand the stand of the key players.
We work intensively with the central government and UNICEF in the UNICEF Children Agenda Tanzania program. For volunteers and interns to work for the children rights is easier access as all parties commonly agree the tasks and most of the lacking rights are due to the poverty and proper skills and knowledge to implement the issues. Typical tasks can be to create the children councils, youth reporter groups and social media but the agenda is wide and we commonly tailor the program for the volunteers and interns.
Political, sexual and related rights are then more sensitive issues in Tanzania and Art in Tanzania is working together with specific recognized Tanzanian Human Rights NGO networks and we focus on to deliver our part for the programs that can typically be visibility through our media outlets as social media. We tailor the programs and conduct the work to happen in one of these partner NGOs who may be more professionally focused on certain tasks so that every volunteer and intern can find work matching their skills.
An in country Coordinator is available to assist the participant from the first day of arrival until the end of their participation. Upon arrival our staff will show you around the local area, help you settle into the volunteer house and help you get started on your chosen placement. The program Coordinator will also be the person responsible for designing the individualized placement.
Please don't expect to find the same structure, standards and attitudes as in your home country. Also we have many different adventure tours and cultural events to add to your stay in Africa.
A more detailed description of any individual volunteering / internship is available upon request.