Ilkiding’a Cultural Tourism
Programme is a profit sharing organization run by Maasai tour guide
under the umbrella of Tanzania Tourist Board. The main object of
our organization is to organize cultural tours from different tourist
round the world. Along with profit that we share with in our community
exposure is another very important thing. Our extreme visitors learn
much on how we leave and what we are doing daily.
Raised in nomadic ways of life Maasai community is still in need
of various things to manage the 21st Century life but
yet implementing and making sure that those new things don’t
disturb and ruin our lovely culture we have been with for centuries.
Currently will appreciate to receive volunteers/internship
for education and health issues
We are having a day care center for kids from 3 – 5 years
with only one teach. We will appreciate to have volunteers who will
come and teach children mathematics, English, drawing and much more
according to the program that we have planned.
For the people who are keen on donating on our school please feel
free to contact us.
Below are the needs of the current situation
on our school:
• A single classroom
• Text Books, Pens and Pencils
We do have common disease that people can control them and other
needs treatment. With your internship as a medical doctor or related
we will appreciate much on your support teaching people and treat
Other important things include seminars and workshops for diseases
such as HIV/AIDS, Diabetes, Cancer and Malaria. Birth control and
other related education is very important as most of the community
don’t have family plan.
Advantages of volunteering
Volunteering in Africa is a life-defining leadership
experience you will draw upon throughout your life. The most significant
accomplishment will be the contribution you make to improve the
lives of others. There are also tangible benefits for you personally
Whether you are just out of college, mid-career,
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Ilkiding’a provides training in a foreign language and cross-cultural
understanding. This, combined with the experience of living, learning,
and working with a community overseas augments any career path.
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without the support of volunteers, a lot of programs or services
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People have many reasons for doing volunteer work in Africa. Many
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The first hand information of previous volunteers in Africa has
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