Posts tagged with "Arusha"



12. June 2019
Famed worldwide for their dances, music, customs and body modifications, The Maasai people are a huge part of culture in Tanzania. Having originated from Southern Sudan, they migrated into Tanzania during the 17th Century and, of the remaining 12 distinct groups of Maasai left in the world, the largest of these groups is found in Northern Tanzania. With their original customs still largely held in tact within these groups, they prove to be a great source of tourism within the country; as many...
23. May 2019
The Shadow of Success for Street Youth of Arusha project was founded in 2013 by Ayubu Kazana. We were lucky enough to spend our day with him and some of the young adults he works with. The project's work is truly incredible and something we wanted to share with you all. I don't have enough time (or enough of a word count) to tell you everything they do (it's a lot, and all amazing) but for a rough idea; they provide street children with health insurance as well providing them with lunch, advice...
15. May 2019
A project created to empower women and give them the opportunity to provide for themselves and their families, Afrikan Wear Design has had a positive impact on so many lives. Founded in 2015, the project offers widows, single mothers and young women sewing machines and a place to grow their skills and create and design their own clothes, jewellery and more. Last week, a few volunteers from Viva Tanzania, Jen, Ryan and Nicole, were lucky enough to visit Afrikan Wear Design. The project itself is...
08. May 2019
Plant some trees, save the world. Simple, right? Actually, it is! With our planet facing a worldwide crisis due to pollution, loss of vegetation and deforestation, it is essential for communities everywhere to team up and stop the rot. Our lives literally depend on it. So were rounded up all of our volunteers, hopped in the truck and headed on down to our good friends at Tengeru Environmental Conservation Program to see what we could do! Winner of the 2015 Africa Award for Cultural and Heritage...
01. May 2019
Feeling particularly fancy in our own private dala dala, a group of volunteers left Nyumbani Hostel on Friday morning for our monthly community day. On the last Friday of every month, we all come together to help one of the many projects we work with. Pippi House is a shelter for homeless girls, women and their children that aims to provide them with an education and a better way of living. Recently, they have created their own garden where they aim to grow vegetables both to sell for a little...
25. April 2019
Our volunteers learn the secrets of the ancients!
22. March 2019
Nyumbani Hostel - A Love Story.
03. March 2019
The Beginning of An Adventure!