Our project started with the clear idea that, if we were going to do this, it would have to create a positive impact among the local community. One of the founders of It Started in Africa, Baraja Bernard, has been a volunteer for a long time in a local school near Dar es Salaam. As such, we have decided to use 5% of our profits to help this school and to make sure that some kids who have no access to education, have the opportunity to have one.
One of the things you can do to help us with our community project is to bring with you some items from your home country like pencils or soccer balls. We are partners of 'Pack for a Purpose', an institution that promote small donations from tourists visiting undeveloped countries. Please click in the following logo to know more about this project:
We're also looking for people to stay with us and do some volunteer work in their spare time, helping the school or teaching students, etc. There is no time limit and you can stay for as long as you want or just for a day or two. We welcome any help, suggestions or ideas. You can teach, take care of kids and babies, play with them, help improving the school conditions, create awareness in the local communities about problematic issues like Malaria or HIV or any other thing you had in mind If you'd like to volunteer, just contact us through our contact page.
We are based in Kibaha, a town about 40kms from Dar es Salaam city centre. We have been teaching local students in this small community for almost two years. If you are ready to see some of the most beautiful places in the world and, at the same time, do something meaningful to the local community, don't hesitate to contact us!