Malezi AIDS Care Awareness Organization (MACAO) is a non-profit organization reaching out to neglected Indigenous Maasai communities in the Ngorongoro District, Arusha Region of Northern Tanzania. MACAO has three main activities— Ngorongoro Orphanage project and the Bright English Medium School, Tree planting program and an AIDS outreach and education program for the indigenous communities in the region.
School and Orphanage is a project for Indigenous Maasai orphans and most vulnerable children from Ngorongoro district in Arusha Tanzania. The school and Orphanage is dedicated to the mission God placed on the heart of Mr. Baraka Eliud and Mrs. Julianna Jonathan Eliud. In 2008, they felt God calling them to reach out to neglected Indigenous communities in Julianna’s hometown. The Swahili word “Malezi” means “upbringing for children, in the sense of education and nurturing.” We founded the organization with this spirit of love and care.
Macao has a wide range of volunteering opportunities available in Ngorongoro Arusha Region, Volunteer both undergraduate and graduate, from all disciplines are welcome to join any of the programs that MACAO offers in Arusha Tanzania. Programs can range from two weeks to six months or longer and can be combined for those interested in participating in more than one project. Students begin on the 1st and 15th of each month.
Volunteers (Students) will spend approximately 6 hours per day participating in orientation, attending class lectures, engaging in discussions and group work, and completing hands-on field work training
This included HIV/AIDS, food security, and Sustainable agriculture, Teaching English, Orphanage Work and Medical program is built on Macao, Macao 9 years of experience providing service-learning programs in Arusha Tanzania East Africa. The Macao volunteer program is based in Ngorongoro Arusha and Macao has volunteer placements located in rural and urban Loliondo Ngorongoro communities and villages. As this project is based in Loliondo Ngorongoro Arusha, volunteers will need to fly into Kilimanjaro International Airport (if travelling to the program by air).
The focus of this service-learning experience is for students to expand their own knowledge while at the same time helping to educate local community members in HIV/AIDS prevention and sustainable agriculture. This 15-week program includes six weeks of classroom training and nine weeks of field work. Students will work closely with the 8 Macao Tanzania staff of development professionals and participate in three weeks of orientation and technical training to prepare them for the following nine weeks of field work as they take on roles as staff assistants and trainers in community development projects.
Program participants will spend the first few days of their program living in a comfortable local Hostel. The following fourteen weeks will be spent living with a local Tanzanian host family as home base in Arusha. Participants will also spend some of their time camping or staying in guest houses along with Macao staff while providing rural trainings in HIV/AIDS prevention and sustainable agriculture in the villages. Students return back to their home stay after each work week
What’s included in Program
Macao Volunteers offers three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner). We offer locally available, fresh and nutritious food throughout all the projects.
Depending upon the volunteer's particular country, location, time of year and situation, volunteers will either stay with a host family, at a hostel or at our country home base. We offer simple but clean, comfortable living spaces. Volunteers will stay either in a single or shared (same gender) room, depending on the host situation and peak versus off-peak seasons. Volunteers are provided with towels, bed linens and blankets. Volunteers may want to bring their own sleeping bags.
MACAO Volunteer Placement:
We strive to place in a safe humanitarian volunteer work environment. Our projects are researched and established with safety in mind. This focus on safety means that the project will not be in an area riddled with crime and unsafe conditions.
MACAO Volunteers’ comprehensive, country specific pre-departure booklet offers detailed information and FAQs regarding traveling volunteers, such as health, safety and culture shock. Please read this booklet prior to departure.
Volunteer Care and Other Services:
MACAO’ staffs in Arusha Mr. Baraka shall support volunteers by answering all questions and providing the best advice on issues from general fundraising to personal issues like health, culture, excursions, travel and visas, safety and special events.
Certificate of Appreciation/Completion:
We will provide a certification of appreciation upon completion of your volunteer in MACAO project. This is an accomplishment and the certificate is an important addition to the professional resume/CV.
Fund Raising Ideas:
Many MACAOs’ Volunteers successfully raise funds for their volunteer abroad trip. We are glad to supply your volunteer with an effective donation letter from our organization to support their personal fundraising efforts.
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