From: Global Service Corps [gsc@globalservicecorps.org]
Sent: Monday, May 04, 2009 12:57 PM
To: 'Admin'
Subject: FW: New Rural Volunteer Opportunities in Tanzania

 

 

Global Service Corps, a project of Earth Island Institute

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Short- and long-term service opportunities for adults

to assist with village-based development projects.

 


From: Global Service Corps [mailto:gsc@globalservicecorps.org]
Sent: Thursday, April 30, 2009 9:00 PM
To: gsc@globalservicecorps.org
Subject: New Rural Volunteer Opportunities in Tanzania

 

Go Where Few Have Gone Before!

 

 

New Sustainable Agriculture and HIV/AIDS Education Volunteer and Internship Opportunities in Rural Tanzania

 

 

 

GSC Welcomes New Partnership with USDA and Partners for Development
In early 2009 GSC signed a three-year contract with Partners for Development and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that is now providing expanded Sustainable Agriculture and HIV/AIDS education volunteer and internship opportunities. The new USDA contract will enable GSC Tanzania to expand local organic gardening and rural poultry projects along with NGO partners into a regional program bringing food security to over 2,000 smallholder farmers in Tanzania on both a subsistence and commercial basis. The GSC expanded Food Security Program will also provide critical nutrition education and support resources for families caring for Persons Living with HIV/AIDS. GSC is now offering exciting volunteer opportunities to work with under served populations in remote rural areas and experience tribal communities rarely visited by non-Tanzanians.

“This past week was National Volunteer Week in the U.S. and Global Service Corps is particularly proud to be able to announce this new partnership with USDA as we celebrate the power of volunteers to change the world. The Partners for Development contract creates a new ‘tipping point’ for GSC’s Tanzania HIV/AIDS, food security and sustainable agriculture programs, providing expanded volunteer and internship opportunities” notes GSC Executive Director Rick Lathrop.

Managed by Erwin Kinsey, Tanzania Country Director for GSC, the Partners for Development program uses proven methods to empower rural producer groups by increasing the use of sustainable agriculture, poultry and kitchen gardens. In select communities, this also involves organizing village-level collection/buying/ selling points, ensuring quality produce through a participatory guarantee system of certification, encouraging rural poultry markets, conducting practical research and sharing knowledge of nutrition, food preservation and appropriate irrigation skills with participant farm families. The GSC expanded Food Security Program in Tanzania increases GSC’s longstanding commitment to HIV/AIDS prevention and education by providing critical resources for communities caring for Persons Living with HIV/AIDS.

For more information about GSC Tanzania volunteer programs, please visit the Tanzania section of the GSC website (see link below).

 

 

 

 

 GSC Website


 

 

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