Nathalie Oestmann and her sixteen-year-old daughter, Anna, decided to volunteer in Tanzania to learn about a new culture and work on meaningful service projects. Nathalie and Anna traveled from London to Ipalamwa, Tanzania in July of 2019. Nathalie said, “I came to Global Volunteers to do humanitarian work in a country different from those I […]
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The desire to explore and travel while giving back led Jasmine Hooper, a 30-something African-American and Guamanian from Texas, to join Global Volunteers in a service program in Tanzania. During her service, Jasmine taught conversational English, conducted workshops and home visits, and assisted in the local clinic. In this guest post, Jasmine reflects on how […]
The arrival of 1,000 eagerly anticipated EarthBox container gardening systems from the United States marks the beginning of sustained nutrition for families in the Tanzania Reaching Children’s Potential Demonstration Program. Thanks to a formative partnership between Global Volunteers and EarthBox, more than 225 families in Ukwega Ward will soon learn how to grow the micronutrients […]
Today, we are sharing a guest post by one of our long-time volunteers, Robi Kronberg. As she explains below, Robi has served on multiple service programs as a volunteer and now participates as a member of the Reaching Children’s Potential program Advisory Committee. Her professional experience in Higher Education has helped build out the program offerings and dedication to delivering effective services to our community partners. In her blog post, Robi discusses a new partner that she has brought to the table, Days for Girls, and how that partnership has benefited the women enrolled in the RCP program.
Can one or two weeks on a service program truly make a difference to people in need? Our answer is yes! Short-term volunteers can bring a long-term impact to the communities that we serve, and we have numerous alumni stories to underline this point. But, stories from our community partners and international staff are especially […]
The nine senior nursing students from St. John Fisher College arrived in Ipalamwa, Tanzania with a clear assignment: To leverage their clinical capstone project to assess the heath of RCP mothers and children, and support caregivers on home visits. By combining their emergent skills with a desire to serve, they had the opportunity to help […]
Meet Rebecca, a young mother enrolled in Global Volunteers’ Reaching Children’s Potential demonstration program (RCP) in Ipalamwa, Tanzania. In the fall of 2017, 28-year-old Rebecca was excited to enter the program when she became pregnant with her third child. She hoped that joining RCP would provide access to new resources and knowledge to improve the […]
“Seeing the children’s faces light up as they held on tightly to their new dental tools was so heartwarming. At that moment I was so proud of our fundraising efforts and the people who helped my dream become a reality!” This was the first testimonial from “Marvelous Maddy,” a student volunteer who raised over $6,000 […]
One International Truth About Children One thing that unites children the world over is their love of new experiences. On their journey to adulthood, kids learn life’s lessons through daily interactions with the people who surround them. It’s where trust, generosity, strength, love, curiosity, and insight are formed. Our community partners invite us each year […]
A mention of Global Volunteers on our partner’s website moved an aspiring dental student and her dentist father to help meet the needs of families and children in the Reaching Children’s Potential (RCP) Demonstration Project in Ipalamwa, Tanzania. What followed her first call to our office was an impassioned appeal to her family, friends and […]