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UCD Volunteers Overseas

Tanzania Project

UCDVO have two projects based approximately two hours apart from each other in Tanzania; one in Morogoro and one in Ruaha. Through links with the Irish Embassy in Dar es Saalam, UCDVO established a partnership with a Tanzanian NGO called TanzED. In 2009, UCDVO sent a group of volunteers to Morogoro for the first time. Since then volunteers have continued to work in Morogoro, Mikumi and Ruaha on computer education programmes, classroom refurbishments, summer camps for children, the distribution of books and educational resources, as well as the construction of a basketball court at Kihonda secondary school. UCDVO partners with Camara Education for the provision and set-up of computers laboratories in Tanzania, aswell as hosting computer collection dates in UCD, Belfield. Tanzania is one of the 9 priority countries with whom Irish Aid work with.

 

 ‘UCDVO offers Tanzania a technological push. By installing new computer rooms in schools and then teaching the teachers in the schools how to use the computers, thousands of children will grow up with a keyboard at their fingertips, just as we did’ - Cillian Forde, Volunteer Tanzania 2010 project

At the end of four weeks 68 teachers received certificates of completion and passed not only the tests set them but had begun to pass on their new-found knowledge to their own pupils’ - Ros McFeely, Group Leader for Tanzania 2010 and 2011 projects

 

UCDVO Key Achievement 2009 - 2017

  • Over 700 computers transported from Ireland to Tanzania
  • 36 schools in Tanzania participated in our programme
  • Provided training for approx 780 teachers 
  • English language classes for teachers and children in project schools
  • Construction of a basketball court in Kihonda Secondary School
  • School refurbishment projects
  • Library development projects – books are provided to schools each year
  • Interactive education workshops for school children

 

Key Partner Organisations
TanzED and Camara Education

Click here to view photos of UCDVO's projects in Tanzania