As a volunteer in women empowerment in Tanzania project, you will further support these women, especially by teaching them the English language and improving the possibility of these Maasai women's goals to reach markets with their small products. As most of the handicrafts are sold directly to tourists, knowledge of English or improved communication skills would prove very useful.
You will also work in the school project mostly consists of teaching English to the children. Help is also needed with organizing creative activities like singing, dancing, painting, etc. Volunteer work with the Maasai women project also emphasizes teaching English, but this group also needs direction about conversing with tourists and guidance on selling their products.
Local Maasai women are learning to generate extra income by making traditional crafts, beads and handicrafts and selling these products in tourist markets. These Maasai women are uneducated and need both help and leadership with their working style lacking a degree of professionalism. They are eager to learn conversational English and want to focus on improving their business skills, but need people to teach them.
Empower, build and teach African Masai people of Tanzania.....
This combination-project includes teaching, construction work and Maasai women empowerment in Tanzania project. Volunteers spend three days teaching or volunteering with Maasai women and two days construction. The aim of the construction part is to offer shelter, hygienic and educational facilities to empower the whole village. The Maasai women project aims to uplift Maasai women economically with development of different income generating projects. Hand-made traditional Maasai crafts, beads, clothes, handicrafts and other goods are later sold in market and part of this income goes to the female Maasai artists. This is a very interesting volunteer project, especially if you enjoy children, the Maasai culture and rural life of the Maasai people
Maasai women traditionally hold a weak social position. A successful way to uplift their social status is to provide them opportunities where they can generate their own source of income.
The StayAway local team have created arts and handcraft-related projects allowing Maasai women to use their skills to earn extra income by selling these products to visiting tourists.
This program teaches and trains local Maasai women to make beads, crafts and handicrafts. Local Maasai women sell these products in local markets ultimately generating some income for their families. In addition to income generation, this women's group also provides housing (Maasai type) for both local widows and extremely poor women. Volunteers work directly with the women teaching English, business strategies and handicraft skills.
Upon registration acceptance into the project, Amani Laizer the head of the local office for StayAway in Tanzania develops a work plan for a volunteer that depends up on their personal skills, interests and knowledge