My experience with Art in Tanzania was incredible. From the time I got there to the time I left I was a part of their community. While I went in not knowing much about what I was doing or where I was staying, the team leaders and everyone else at the compound made me feel welcomed. It was a special community of some of the most amazing people I've ever met, unlike anything you could find anywhere else. A truly authentic and real experience I would recommend it to anyone looking to really make a difference in their own creative way, with a community that will support you every step of the way.
Enjoyed my stay in Madale, worked in different projects, good at atmosphere in compound with other volunteers and team leaders. Compound is generally nice, but needs to be looked after better.
We joined Art in Tanzania program to help women and so we did, raising money to provide for their professional training and connect business women with unemployed ones to create a collective of brave and strong women ready to help each other learning and working together in the long run. Our Team Leaders Ruth and Hadija are amazing, well prepared and very helpful, we are still in touch to help the women of the community at the best of our possibilities also from far. Unfortunately since we arrived we found out the condition of the compound are poor, uncomfortable for us and for the people working there, we didn't feel safe and felt the place has been abandoned by the NGO which charged us more then the value of the service we received. The money we gave to the NGO could have been used to improve the compound conditions, we hope this will happen although when we raised our concerns to the NGO's director we didn't receive much support or a concrete improvement plan. It's for everyone's safety that I suggest Art in Tanzania to seriously rethink and invest some of the volunteer money to improve the place before someone get hurt, and you Volunteerworld to always check associations conditions before advertising.
Mringi van Isaki
Volunteering activities group, organizing for the local community surrounding.
Satu Audi Son
At least the views are amazing, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Traditionalism.
Loving volunteers working hand to hand in order to raise the skills and talented young Tanzanian youths