Tanzania volunteer Marsha Dixon served in Ipalamwa, Tanzania in January 2020 on her first service program with Global Volunteers. She wrote this poem on Ipalamwa and her worries now that the world is facing a pandemic. Her hope is that our futures are filled with more human connection. By Marsha Dixon Ipalamwa It is through […]
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Soon after COVID-19 was detected outside of China, Global Volunteers began checking in with partner communities around the world. The first case in Tanzania was reported on March 16 in the north. There have been no cases found in the remote Ukwega Ward where Global Volunteers works. Reaching Children’s Potential (RCP) Caregivers have been visiting […]
Regina Mhagama, Global Volunteers’ Tanzania Reaching Children’s Potential (RCP) Caregiver Supervisor, said her second pregnancy in 2019 was an opportunity to demonstrate recommended prenatal practices to the 518 pregnant women and mothers in the RCP program. Since her son was born, she models essential skills in early childhood interventions so mothers can improve their babies’ […]
Since 1977, ZERO TO THREE has helped protect and strengthen babies’ brains through formative family and community connections critical to babies’ and toddlers’ well-being and development. Global Volunteers collaborates with ZERO TO THREE by co-creating media to raise awareness around issues of early childhood, and facilitating teams of volunteer professionals focused on early childhood to […]
After quitting her job, Anna O’Neal embarked on four months of solo travel to figure out what she wanted to do next in her life. In her choice to travel solo to Tanzania, she joined our Global Volunteer team in Ipalamwa, Tanzania to help mothers and children. She said she sought an opportunity to challenge […]
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 […]
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 […]