Joonas – Finland

Medical intern, , Dar es Salaam

Art in Tanzania is a superb NGO facilitating people to perform unbelievable community tasks. I am a nursing student from Finland. My project was to assist in the medical clinics, perform home visits and educate teenagers in the schools. 

I spent the best month of my life, and I would not change even a second of my experience. I learned more than I was expecting about Tanzanian culture and medical sector work. 

My biggest challenge was the lack of medical workers to help everyone in the home visits program, highlighted by the travelling problems caused by COVID-19. Also, there is a need for the more intensive cooperation between the Tanzania medical clinics and health sector personnel.

I found Art in Tanzania being one family where everyone supported each other to perform.