We make a living by what we do, but we make a life by what we give.
Philanthropist adventurers please join us June, 2013 to continue what we started in Tanzania, Africa for the Endallah Village Medical Center. On our first trip this Feb we'll be laying the foundation for a new staff house and getting it ready for our next group, we'll also be doing some minor repairs to the inside of the clinic, taking donations and just having fun with the village children.
We are sooooo excited!!
Now we ask you to join us again this June to help make an even bigger difference for so many deserving people.
Volunteering in Tanzania, Africa will be a life-changing experience - even for the volunteer! Yes, your energy, enthusiasm, time, and skills truly have the power to change, even save, many lives – and at the same time you’re helping accomplish a vital, meaningful project, you’re likely to find that the experience is changing you too. You’ll be giving much of yourself, but you’ll receive much in return!
To be successful, this important project needs as many volunteers as possible. Volunteers will be organized into teams, and each team needs a variety of skills - so rest assured, regardless of the skills you do, or don’t, have ~
You are needed and WILL make a difference!
Our long term goal is to help renovate and add to the Endallah medical clinic, which serves over 10,000 persons and desperately needs basic medical supplies, medicine, a kitchen, staff housing, maternity ward and overall updating. Our focus on our second trip will be to finish the staff house for the local Doctor (Dr. Wilson) who currently lives in the nearby school house. In addition, while work is being done on the building, our medical volunteers will be providing free medical checkups and immunizations for local children.
Once you’re in Africa, with great need all around you, and you meet the locals and see the clinic facilities, you’ll understand fully the role this project will play in many wonderful people’s lives. Babies, Children, Mothers, Sick Persons and the Elderly - The work we complete on the clinic will do much to help them receive what we consider basic medical care and will increase their chances of survival when they need treatment. To put it into perspective, estimates indicate that Tanzania loses one woman every hour to pregnancy related complications (National Alliance of Global White Ribbon Survey, 2007.) What we can accomplish will go a long ways towards changing that cold statistic.
What to expect during our next volunteer experience......
Pretty much the same things, getting your hands dirty and opening your heart. You will be involved in renovating, building and maintaining a medical clinic in the heart of the Iraqw homeland, adjacent to scenic Lake Manyara. You will bask in the thanks and smiles of the Iraqw villagers as they watch you transform their only medical facility, which is so vital in all their lives. After working hard, you’ll have opportunities to enjoy cultural interactions with the local children, an orphanage visit, hiking around the Great Rift Valley, cultural home visits, and bonding with your fellow volunteers around the camp fire. You’ll fall asleep under the African stars after a good day’s work, surrounded by new friends and the sounds of evening African wildlife.
We hope that some will be able to join us for the entire period of June 24- July 2nd (June 24-28th is an optional safari, add cost) June 28-July 2nd (is for volunteering at the clinic). These time periods do not include travel days from the US.
****June 18th we're doing a Mt. Kilimanjaro charity climb for the medical clinic, right before the volunteer experience for those wanting to join. Part of our climbers will be joining our volunteers for safari and volunteering at the clinic.
Costing- We’re still keeping the cost at bare minimum so everyone can focus on raising money to help fund the rebuilding and purchase medical supplies for the clinic. The amounts below are the total amount to prepay for your spot, and covers the things listed below under ‘What’s included.’
· Total- for one week volunteer program $350.00 per person, two person shared room.
Sign-up online and make payment: http://enticingadventures.com/blog/?page_id=100
· What’s included: One hotel night in Arusha (shared, 2 people), safari-style tents while at volunteer camp (shared, 2 people), Safari type showers, 3 safari-style hot meals daily, Dinner in Karatu at local restaurant, bottled water, and group transportation to/from Arusha hotel and camp on Feb 3rd.
International airfare , visa fees [masked] on arrival into Kilimanjaro airport), transfers between Kilimanjaro airport and Arusha hotel if not arriving with the group or departing with the group, and any individual pre or post program travel is not included and is additional. Optional safari before volunteering.
****Each volunteer is required to raise $500 or more each to help with building materials, medical supplies and equipment for the clinic. We'll be sending some great suggestions on how to raise money for your amazing volunteer trip to Tanzania.
We've learned a lot from our first trip and know what sort of fund-raising works best. We also have a fundraising blog that you can direct your family, friends or trip sponsors to donate under your name. You will be able load your photo on the site and check it daily to get acquainted with other volunteers. http://enticingadventures.com/blog/
Thanks everyone, we’re so excited to have another group going, we can't wait to share our experiences and photos from our trip once we return.
We hope you'll be able to join us on this amazing life changing journey. Please let us know if you would like further information on how you can join or help with this amazing project!
Asante sana & Karibu sana Tanzania!
Sherie, Kristal, Nicole