QUOTE(kili-kelly @ Feb 28 2010, 04:08 AM)
I am a long term volunteer in Moshi (going on my 3rd year here) running an NGO. Moshi is a big center for volunteering due to it's great location. It is one of the cleanest cities in Africa, is known for its friendliness and very easy to get around. Hostel Hoff s a well known, established volunteer housing company run by an Irish woman. If you have 6 months for your travel, you can make a real difference and have many more project options. What type of volunteer work are you interested in? Hostel Hoff I am sure can help you find the right project of I can put you in contact with some good projects if you wish. Feel free to contact me with any questions. Safari njema.
Thanks for getting back to me so quickly! I am a qualified social worker (12 years) and doing management too. Ie supervising social workers, family support workers, budgeting, implementing the local authority strategies. My background is in child protection, adoption, supporting foster carers, and children in the care system to find permanent placements or return them home wherever possible. I am particularly interested in projects where there may be an opportunity to do some developmental work in child protection matters, settling children permanently, building links with organisations to take these matters seriously, but would also enjoy working somewhere that is a worthwhile project and that in the short time I am there I can make a slight difference. I know I am not going to move mountains! It's hard enough in the UK with all of the politics! Hostel Hoff have mentioned Minjeni. I don't know if you know of them, or any others, but it would be great if you could put me in touch with them!
By the way, do I need to learn a lot of swahili, as I am about to start learning, and just wondered how fluent I needed to be?
Many thanks for your help.