FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS BEFORE VOLUNTEER AND INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
Benefits and Perks
Art in Tanzania programs has no program fees. We pay a monthly stipend. Participants pay for accommodation with breakfast and dinner.
You apply for an online charity volunteer/intern student VISA against our invitation.
Living in Tanzania is low cost so you do not need much daily pocket money. You can easily withdraw money in real-time to your local TZ phone number from your home bank account or against your cards. Safe and sound!
How the Organization Earns Its Running Expense?
We are self-sustainable and we earn our running income from safari and tour operations and several small programs. It is important to understand that NGOs must operate as any business to earn money to pay their expenses. Sometimes people think NGOs get money free but this is not the case at all.
Does the Organization Donate Money?
We do not donate money to the entities or persons we help. We help people and entities to perform self-sustainable existence. Overall donating money is not proper development work and easily causes corruption.
Tanzania overall is a very safe country. The village where we work knows us since 1996 and it is safe as any place in the world. At the compound, we have a third-party security company as well.
What to Bring
Back simply as all missing, you can purchase in Tanzania. Bring a laptop as we do not have enough computers for all participants. Also, a smartphone to stay online with a local sim card and to use it as a personal mobile bank account.
Vaccinations and Malaria
If your western vaccinations are valid you do not need any add-on shots. For malaria, you may consider taking preventive and ask our advice for it.
What to Donate?
Second-hand sportswear like football and running shoes etc are welcome. Also toys. In the community schools, they miss stationaries but if you wish to donate those better to purchase locally in TZ as they are low cost.
BEDS and Mosquito Nets
We have bed sheets and mosquito nets for you. We do not havea towell and a good option is to purchase Tanzanian Kanga light clothing that is a great towell but also you can wear it evening times as light bedroom clothing.