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Project Management Interns in Health & Education in Tanzania
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Project Management Interns in Health & Education in Tanzania

Overall Rating

8/ 10

  • Internship Placement

    9

  • Program Administration

    7

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Work Environment

    9

  • Health & Safety

    8

  • Social Life

    9

Education program with the Olive branch for children

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.

Overall Rating

8/ 10

  • Internship Placement

    8

  • Program Administration

    6

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Work Environment

    6

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    8

SID Tanzania RARE project

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.