PROGRAM UPDATE: After 20 years of service in East Africa, GSC has concluded our work there and will be taking the best practices learned to our programs in Cuba. We are now offering a Conversational English Training Program in Cuba, with Sustainable Agriculture and Public Health programs to likely follow later in 2016. If you would like to learn more about our Cuba program, follow the link here.
We’ve decided to leave our Tanzania web pages up so visitors to our site can get an idea of the kind of work that we have done. Information can be found below on best practices lessons learned from our Tanzania program that will be carried over to our Cuba program.
Like many countries in Africa, Tanzania is facing a serious HIV/AIDS epidemic which threatens the development of the country. 1.4 million adults and children in Tanzania (approximately 8% of the population) are infected with HIV. Tanzania is also one of the world’s poorest countries in terms of per capita income. The economy depends heavily on agriculture, which accounts for more than one-quarter of Tanzania’s GDP, and employs about 80% of the work force.
Global Service Corps in Tanzania
In response to this HIV/AIDS epidemic and in an effort to increase food security and improve the nutrition and health of Tanzania’s most vulnerable populations, volunteers with Global Service Corps (GSC) offer important trainings to groups in Arusha and rural villages.
Community Service Projects in Rural and Urban Tanzania
Global Service Corps, a longstanding Non Governmental Organization (NGO) in Tanzania, offers a unique way to experience Tanzania through our Volunteer Vacations, Short-Term and Long-Term Volunteer Programs, International Internships, and Fellowship Programs.
Overseas volunteers in Tanzania and interns participate in two-week to six-month service-learning programs that focus on HIV/AIDS Prevention and Nutrition Education, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security, and International Health. These programs can be experienced through the Community Training, Community Development or Integrated Program formats.
All Tanzania volunteer programs include in-depth cultural orientation and technical training, Swahili lessons, and a safari excursion!
GSC works closely with participants prior to their trip to create a program best suited to their interest areas. Once on-site, our in-country coordinators and host families provide all the needed assistance and support.
GSC's Tanzania volunteer programs abroad:
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