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White Orange Youth

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  • Moshi, Tanzania
English, Swahili
Organization Description
White: clear goals Orange: the fruits of success Youth: the population we serve

Background: White Orange Youth was founded in 1997 by a group of young professionals who believed that through collective action, empowered youth could improve their quality of life by contributing to the social, economic, and political development of Tanzania. Focusing primarily on combating HIV/AIDS and its related socio-economic impacts, our mission is to empower youth specifically to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS by providing them with adequate information and life skills training. Through our unique education and outreach programs, we help youth to better protect themselves from this disease by offering them an enhanced understanding of sexual health, which helps to improve the quality of life for all Tanzanians.
John is CO and founder of this project. Is married to Upendo, and blessed with two children, Johnson and Johanna Jope with ages of 5 and 3. They are both at Kindergarten in Moshi during the week, and will be around on the weekends. For the past 10+ years, WOY has worked in Moshi. Over time, John has witnessed the tremendous benefits and growth that international volunteers have brought to Moshi town. He is now looking to create a greater international presence in the neighboring village of Boma N'gombe, so that this suburb of Moshi can also benefit from international connections and assistance. WOY can coordinate volunteer placement in Boma, and also provide the opportunity to visit Moshi frequently.
The following are example of possible activities that volunteer can work at:

1. Education sector

Volunteer can work with kindergarten, primary school and secondary school. they can teach English as there is lack of competence English teachers, can also teach art or science subjects. There are enough number of schools already partner with them aiming at this initiative

2. Health sector

Volunteer can donate her time and skills to the health facilities such as dispensary, health centres and hospitals. In these health facilities always they have less health personal compared with number of patients received. So it will be a good opportunity for volunteer to bring his/her skill and or to learn different experience

3. Youth and Women Empowerment

There quite good number of youth and women groups and community based organization here. These group working in different issues such as environment, employment, children rights, HIV/AIDS, entrepreneurship etc.

Motivation for volunteer

There several motivations that volunteer may benefit from while work at Boma Ngombe area as following:

1. Learning different culture ( boma is land of Maasai and Chaga) it very possible for volunteer to spend a night at Maasai boma or Chaga family and witness the real life of these tribes like learning how to cook food in three stone stove (fire wood) catch water and fire wood, grazing the cattle etc

2. Boma is good point to view mt Kilimanjaro in western part of the mountain which you can not see it when you are n Moshi. It is also good view to Mount Meru. Boma is close to Moshi and Kilimanjaro airport and it easy to get connection to Moshi and Arusha so after program or weekend is easy for volunteer to rush to Moshi or Arusha.

3. Boma is access point to climb mt Kilimanjaro via Machame, Lemosho and Londros route.

4. There is good hot spring (maji moto or Chemka in swahili) volunteer can spend their weekend and cool down

5. Boma is centre for seasonal food market which volunteer can buy fresh stuff from famers. lot of business men and women from big cities such as Moshi, Arusha and Dar es salaam come to buy food at Boma Markets. Each makert in Boma operate twice a week and it rotate from one destination to another but at list every day of a week there a live market somewhere.

6. Boma has less foreigners compared to Moshi so working at Boma as foreign volunteer will be much appreciated by the community


There several accommodation choices that volunteer can choose from

A. John’s home (my home)

This house can accommodate up to 4 volunteers at a time in which two volunteers will share one room but in separate bed. meals will be provided and laundry services will be available for request. Always there will be someone (local) to give a full support that you may need so as you feel safe and comfortable atmosphere.

B. Selected family home stay

Volunteer can be accommodated at host families that are carefully selected to suit volunteer’s demand. meals will be also provided by this family

C. volunteer may decide to take option one during the weekly day and stay at option B at the weekend or some few days during his/her volunteering time.

Type of Volunteer

We will accept long, short term volunteers, students and professional regardless of age and sex.

I will be so happy to talk more with you about the possibility of adding Boma N'gombe as a volunteer placement option. I can help work through the details together with you, as I would be so happy to see international volunteers contributing to this community.

Please let me know if you have any questions or you would like to talk.
Childcare / Children, Education
Skills Needed
Primary and kindergarten teacher, Early child hood specialist , social worker , community development , pschologist , fundraiser , public heath , NGO (non government organisation) management , Chikdren and women right activitst, program evaluator
Accommodation Provided - Minimum Stay: 1 week
Average Cost per Week ($USD)
$225 per week
Estimate only - contact this Organization for actual costs to Volunteer
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • 3 Meals per Day
  • Homestay
  • Airport Pickup and Drop Off

Costs do not include Flights, Visas, Vaccinations, Insurance, Spending Money, 2-Meals-per-Day, 1-Meal-per-Day, Volunteer-Hostel, Local-Transport, Internet
John Serv kessy
White Orange Youth Average Ratings
I LOVED my experience at White Orange Youth. I was very quickly accepted into the community and briefed on what the organization was currently working on and how I can contribute. I traveled to Tanzania in December, 2007 and was able to contribute to activities for World AIDS Day and marched the streets alongside the community. I also got to do a variety of tasks which got me out into the community, allowing me to become immersed in my different parts of Moshi and the surrounding area. Because of many of WOY's local volunteer were not computer-literate, I got to train local volunteers in e-mail use and internet searches, and then use my own computer literacy to search for funding opportunities, ideas, and more. Sometimes, I felt I would have been more helpful if I had known the local...