Students for International Development
Students for International Development Programs
Join students the University of Toronto and MIT in this volunteering/internship program in Kenya. You will assist with the 1Room project, an innovative model designed to
Students for International Development is looking for volunteer project managers to join our team in Tanzania for at least 10 weeks over the summer of 2017.To work on one...
Join Students for International Development in developing innovative and exciting intitiatves in health and education in Peru. As a volunteer intern, you will assist with...
Students for International Development Reviews
Submitted by ASaloio - The New School of Design | May 07, 2017
I had a great experience working and living in Kenya for 1Room. It was an excellent work experience and an even better personal one. I learned a lot about business development and policy as well as life in Kenya. I recommend anyone who has the opportunity to take it.
SID Health - Kenya
Submitted by katherine.cheng - University of Toronto (Undergrad); York University (Masters) | May 05, 2017
SID is a fantastic learning opportunity for any student interested in understanding international development and gaining project management experience. With a focus on local collaboration and long-term relationships, it aims to avoid harmful "voluntourist" practices and encourage meaningful + sustainable community projects. Given the non-profit nature of the work, it is a demanding position that requires a high level of independence, vision, accountability, and maturity.
Submitted by Danny - Carleton University | May 01, 2017
SID Kenya project. It was an awesome experience! The work was meaningful and has really helped me stand out in my field (government and public service). Improvement could be made in pre-departure training and orientation, and connection with previous participants in the program for advice. The team was (and is) fantastic, and the project has the potential to make a huge impact on people's lives.
Education program with the Olive branch for children
Submitted by katiefettes - University of Toronto | April 20, 2017
SID has an EXCELLENT partnership in the Olive Branch for Children, an NGO in Mbeya, southwestern Tanzania that works in healthcare, education (focus on Montessori, as well as of the kids living at their two homes for orphans and vulnerable children), food security, microlending, and more. Outstanding learning opportunity of effective NGO work. Project management of education program includes curriculum development, facilitator training, community engagement, technology/app development, evaluation, etc. Program in its first stages - be prepared to keep an open mind! Opportunity to live in a huge, loving home, make meaningful connections, and learn about Tanzanian culture and history.
SID Tanzania RARE project
Submitted by PhilRaf1 - - | April 20, 2017
I was a volunteer for the first year of the pilot of 1Room, formerly known as "RARE" (Radically Affordable Rural Education), in 2015. I worked in Mbarali District, Tanzania, with a partner from SID and communicated frequently with our peers doing the pilot in Kenya, as well as the executive team back in North America. Our sponsor organization on the ground, The Olive Branch for Children, cared extensively for our personal and professional needs, and did a lot to make sure we stayed on track of our project. Their generosity was truly humbling and was one of the main highlights of working in Tanzania for a summer. With the RARE project pilot, we worked to set up infrastructure for the long-term sustainability of a classrooms with digital technologies in rural settings. This included both setting up the physical infrastructure for technology in a place where electricity was not generally available (which required some creativity), as well as planning the human resources policies and pedagogical frameworks with which RARE classrooms would be run and could be overseen from Canada. Though it has changed much since I worked there, SID along with the Olive Branch continue to care for the success of the program.