Volunteers Guide Line

VOLUNTEERS GUIDE LINE

This guide is especially made for those who are interested in doing an internship or period of volunteering in the Kilimanjaro Orphanage Centre in Moshi, Tanzania. It will give answers on the first, urgent questions you’ll have about: the country, the city Moshi, the Kilimanjaro Orphanage Centre, practical things such as important documents, sleeping facilities, money, transportation, etc. but also about the personal and professional added value an internship or period of volunteering can offer and last but not least about cultural excursions in and around Moshi.
When you have more questions, please contact the founder of the Kilimanjaro Orphanage Centre, Edward Lazaro or ‘Teacher’, on his personal e-mail address: teachytz@yahoo.com. He can be your contact person through this experience.

We are looking forward to meet you and work together to help these needy but wonderful children!
Kindest regards,
Kilimanjaro Orphanage Team
2016

This guide is made in 2016 by Shana Baeyens, volunteer in Social Work;
and Sasha Mizintseva, volunteer in Marketing and PR.

1. Introducing Kilimanjaro Orphanage Centre
This first part of the guide will be an introduction of the Kilimanjaro Orphanage Centre (KOC) and its history, location, mission, vision, team, children, sponsoring, daily life and the safety of the country where KOC is located.

1.1History. 

The Kilimanjaro Orphanage Centre’s history is enormous, because a lot of achievements happened and also a lot of people came into our lives. Therefore we have a very big family who supports us with a passion for children and a lot of love in their hearts. In the following paragraph a timeline of the Kilimanjaro Orphanage Centre history is shown to give you an impression. If you want to know the complete history you should have a talk with the founder of the centre, Edward Lazaro or ‘Teacher’, ________________________________________________________________________
1993 2007 2008 2009 2011 2012 2019.

1993 – Edward started to give lessons to his sister’s and neighbors’ children. The number of
children were constantly increasing.
2007 – The land of the pre-school was bought into property.
2008, 21st of May – Kilimanjaro Children Foundation (the pre-school) was officially started in
Majengo district of Moshi.
2009, 23rd of March – Kilimanjaro Orphanage Centre was officially started with 28 kids in
Pasua district of Moshi.
2009, December – Start to rent a vegetable farm for own food supply.
2011 – The land of the Orphanage was bought into property.
2012 – The rice and vegetable farm was bought into property
2012 – A second land was bought to construct a bigger Orphanage. Fundraising activities
are still running to collect money for the construction.
2019 – Today 79 kids live in Kilimanjaro Orphanage Centre.

 

1.2. Location

The Kilimanjaro Orphanage Centre is located in the area Pasua in Moshi, Tanzania. Post address is: PO BOX, 8959, Moshi, Tanzania. In the Kilimanjaro International Airport you can take a taxi to the orphanage for 35 USD.
The picture below shows the way from the airport to the orphanage.

For those who are interested: The Kilimanjaro Children Foundation Primary School is located in the area Majengo. Post address is also PO BOX 8959, Moshi, Tanzania. You can’t find the location of the school on google maps that’s the reason why there is no picture implemented in this guide.

1.3. General safety

Tanzania is a safe country, but it’s recommended to have a local guide, so he/she can show you around. Especially when sunset took place, it is not recommended to go out alone. The Kilimanjaro Orphanage Centre can help you to find a local guide, but remember that you have to pay for taxi, drinks, etc. when he/she accompanies you to a bar, a restaurant, a trip or another place. Next to this payment, no extra payment will be asked. Sometimes you can also find a local guide at the place of a cultural excursion. For example: when you go for a trip to Marangu Waterfalls you’ll find several guides who are ready to show you around.
The country has a beautiful nature and a big variety of cultural excursions. Local people are very pleased with tourists, because the touristic sector is a big source of income in their economy. Some people can ask you for money, because a white person is mostly linked with luxury and great wealth. It is better not to give money, because when money is given friendship will end.

1.4. Mission and vision
The picture below shows a good recapitulation of the mission of the Kilimanjaro Orphanage Centre.

The mission is accomplished by reassuring and providing the present children in their children’ rights. This is the vision of the orphanage. For example: The right to have a good nutrition is provided by giving the children three meals a day. Or the right to have a safe place to live is provided by a strong fence and a watchman, warm and good sleeping facilities and someone who keeps permanence at the dormitories of the children at night.

1.5. Daily schedule

In the following paragraph’s the daily schedule of the orphanage will be shown. This schedule is not the same every day, but it give an impression about how a day in the orphanage looks like.

1.5.1. Morning
The children normally wake up around 5 AM. During the morning they pray, help the matrons to clean their environment, have breakfast and prepare to go to school. There is a bus provided for the children which will bring them to school. At 8 AM the classes start in the schools.
During the morning the matrons are very busy with cleaning, washing clothes and cooking. They prepare food for lunch for the little kids who are in the orphanage for preschool classes. Lucy or Claudia, the teachers in the orphanage, start their lessons at 9 AM.

1.5.2. Noon
Most of the orphanage children are at school until 5 PM. The little children and also little children from neighbours follow preschool lessons until about 1 PM. For these children lunch in the orphanage is provided at 1:30 PM. After their lunch they have to do a little nap and then they can play.

1.5.3. Evening
In the evening the orphanage children come home from school at 5 PM. They wash their clothes, eat, do their homework and prepare their backpacks for the next day. After this they have some free time.

1.6. Children

Today in 2016, we have 79 children under our care and we believe that each and every one of them is exceptional. We have 37 boys and 42 girls aged from 2 to 22 years old. We have different kinds of children in our centre. We have orphans, but also street children, children who still have relatives but they are too poor to give good cares and also five of our children are HIV positive.
Our Orphanage tries to provide the best cares for every child, no matter in what condition they’re in. We give them shelter, food, security and education so their basic needs are reassured. There are several ways how children end up being in the orphanage. Some of them are brought by their relatives who can’t provide support for them. Some of them come through social workers of local organizations such as hospitals. Sometimes, our staff members or volunteers meet the children during their trips and bring them with them. In every case, we check the background of the child and also his family situation, because it’s always better if the child stays in their natural habitat with family. We also make a medical check-up of every child, every year, and try to help them as much as possible. If we can’t accept the child due to the capacity limit of the orphanage, we always search for other ways to help as contacting another orphanage or offer them a meal, education and/or clothes. We are also planning to create and integrate an outreaching program in our centre so we can help families and children we can’t offer the full service of the orphanage.
Smaller children stay in the Orphanage during the day where they have kindergarten classes together with neighboring children. Children from 7 to 14 years old go to primary school and from 14 to 18 years old go to secondary school. Four of our oldest children are in college now. Most of the children have sponsors who donate money for school fees and also follow their life events, school grades, personal achievements, etc. But some of them still need sponsors to reassure good and stable education and future perspectives. It doesn’t mean that this children don’t visit school, because their fees are periodically paid by the operational budget of our orphanage that sometimes can be unstable. If these children find sponsors, the budget of the orphanage would be bigger and usable for other targets.

1.7. Team

The Kilimanjaro Orphanage team is one big family. The different members of the team are listed below.

1.7.1. Founder of Kilimanjaro Orphanage Centre: Edward Lazaro
Edward is a professional mountain guide, a dedicated husband and father and founder of the Kilimanjaro Orphanage Centre. He started the Orphanage in 2009 as his own initiative to support children who needed help. Among kids, family and friends he is known as ‘Teacher’ due to his passion for the work he does. The realization of the Orphanage project became possible because of his personal connections with people worldwide during his mountain climbs. His wife, Dativa Lazaro, supports him in his goals and together they work to provide the best care and education for the children.

1.7.2. Social Worker: Godfrey Pamphilly Mwakipesile
Since 2013 is Godfrey the present social worker in our centre but he’s also the manager of Kilimanjaro Orphanage Centre. He has 79 children under his care and is like a father to every one of them. He has a lot of work but does it with a big heart. When you are a social worker or a student in social work, he can be your mentor through this experience.

1.7.3. Matrons/Mama’s: Gudila Kilian Kanje, Febronia and Jazaa
In the orphanage we have four matrons and they are like four mothers to the children. They provide the basic cares to the children, such as cooking, cleaning, washing as well as guiding them in daily life and listening to their stories and giving advices. They know each and every child and are always near to help.

1.7.4. IT (information technology) specialist: Bernardo J Meshack
RBernardo has his degree in information technology. When there is an electricity break and there’s no internet connection, he doesn’t has a lot of work to do and therefore he’s not always present in the orphanage. Next to doing IT he also functions as a local guide for new volunteers.

1.7.5. Teachers: Gudila 
During the day most of the Orphanage kids are out at primary or secondary schools, so the Orphanage functions as a kindergarten for our smaller kids as well as for our neighbors’ children. Lucy and Claudia are the pre-school teachers who take care of the children and also teach them basic writing, counting and reading skills in Swahili and English.

1.7.6. Watchman:Lebahati 
Every evening and night there is a watchman present in the orphanage. His job is to keep an eye on the environment around the orphanage and also protect the children and matrons during his shift.

1.7.7. Volunteers, students and/or trainees
Almost every time of the year volunteers, students or trainees from different countries, educations, etc. are present in the orphanage. The orphanage can always use people who want to offer a helping hand, so please feel welcome!
1.8. Sponsoring Kilimanjaro Orphanage Centre

There are different ways to sponsor the Kilimanjaro Orphanage Centre. All the different ways of sponsoring, even if it’s moral or material, are very welcome to provide and reassure better future perspectives to our children. The different ways are listed below.

1.8.1. Being a volunteer in our centre or primary school
Being a volunteer in the KOC or at the Children’s Foundation primary school is a very noble way of sponsoring us. To offer personal attention and influences to our children is priceless, even for you, so if you decide to become a volunteer before, during or after reading this guide, it’ll be our pleasure!

1.8.2. Stay in our Kilimanjaro Guesthouse
If you decide to come to Moshi to visit our centre or to do internship, we provide a place to sleep and eat nearby the KOC. You can find more information about the Kilimanjaro Guesthouse in one of the next parts of this guide about practical information. A part of the rent you’ll pay to stay in the guesthouse goes directly to support the Kilimanjaro Orphanage Centre financially.

1.8.3. Do a cultural excursion with Kwesa Tours
Kwesa Tours is an organization that provides different cultural excursions in and around Moshi. It is the biggest sponsor of the Kilimanjaro Orphanage Centre and it’s also the organization where Teacher works as a mountain guide for the Kilimanjaro. If you go on a cultural trip with Kwesa Tours, you’ll sponsor the orphanage indirectly. In the paragraph’s below a selection of the excursions that Kwesa Tours can offer, will be shown. If you want more specific information, please visit their website: www.kilimanjarowondersexpeditionsafari.

1.8.3.1. Climbing the Kilimanjaro Mountain
There are a lot of ways to climb the Kilimanjaro Mountain. With Kwesa Tours you can climb every route possible together with a specialized guide, assistant guide, cook and three porters per person. If it fits your schedule and the schedule of Teacher, maybe you can climb the mountain together as a great last piece of the puzzle of your trip and experiences in Tanzania.

1.8.3.2. Doing a safari
Kwesa Tours offers different safari trips. You can also ask to combine different cultural excursions to save some money.

1.8.4. Donate some money
Every money you donate is very welcome, because even a little donation can make a big difference. For example: With 10 USD we can buy 13kg of beans.
Our bank details:
Account Name: Kilimanjaro Orphanage Centre
Bank: Barclays Bank Tanzania Limited, PO Box 5137, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Swift code: BARCTZTZ
Account Number: 017- 6001976

1.8.5. Material donations
All material donations are welcome, such as food, shoes, clothes, toys, school books, medicines, etc. because children are growing and changing very fast!

2. Personal and professional added value
You can never keep someone’s professional and personal life completely separated, because they influence each other. For example: If someone loves to keep control of things it will be seen in his personal and professional life. It’s good that this influence is present, because of that, experiences on one level can have its impacts on the other level. This means that working on one level actually means working on both levels in your life. For example: You’ve experienced during your period of internship of volunteering that full control isn’t always necessary, because life in unpredictable. In your professional life this can mean that you will rely more on the people you work with. They can build up their confidence and the relationship between you and your colleagues will change in a positive way. In your personal life this can mean that you will give your kids more time and space to explore life themselves.
In this part of the guide the added value of an internship or a period of volunteering on the professional and personal lives of the volunteers, students and trainees will become more clear. Profiles for volunteers with specific educational backgrounds are put down below but first there is a general profile shown for those who want to offer a helping hand without any specific professional reasons.

2.1. General added value for volunteers, students or trainees

In general a period of internship or volunteering gives a lot of added value to your personal and professional life no matter how old you are or where you come from. You will experience a different culture, learn some words of a different language, meet people who will enrichen your life, get into situations who will help you become more self-confident, etc. The longer the internship or volunteering will take, the more and intensively you’ll experience these things. Maybe it will turn your world upside down and you’ll probably miss the persons you have to say goodbye to. But imagine how you’ll become more conscious about the things that are surrounding you. If you’ll let the experience come into your mind and heart, than maybe you’ll become a better you when you arrive back home. Imagine all the memories and stories you’ll be able to tell to your loved ones… And just maybe, you will make some friends here for a lifetime. To be sure of all of these things, you just have to take the step and make the change! A helping hand from someone who loves to work with children is always welcome. If the profile below attracts you, you definitely should grab the opportunity to volunteer with both hands.

2.2.1. General volunteer profile

Internship or volunteering at Kilimanjaro Orphanage Centre
or Kilimanjaro Children Foundation Primary school.
Volunteer job description
Kilimanjaro Orphanage Centre or Kilimanjaro Children Foundation offers you a place for internship or volunteering.
The target: Offering a helping hand in the Kilimanjaro Orphanage Centre or Kilimanjaro Children Foundation primary school.
Working place: Kilimanjaro Orphanage centre or Kilimanjaro Children Foundation primary school, Moshi, Tanzania.
Duration of the internship: To choose by the student, volunteer or trainee. We recommend long term internships or periods of volunteering, because children need sustainable contacts.
Working hours:
Kilimanjaro Orphanage Centre: Monday-Friday from 9.00 a.m. to 18.00 p.m. including 1 hour lunch break. Lunch is provided at the Orphanage.
Kilimanjaro Children Foundation: Monday-Friday from 8.00 a.m. to 16.00 p.m. including 1 hour lunch break. Lunch is provided at the school.
Responsibilities:
1. The student is supposed to follow the work-time of the host organization.
2. The student cannot claim any wages and/or any other compensation for his/her performances within the framework of this placement.
3. In case of absence the student, volunteer or trainee is required to contact immediately his/her contact person at the organization.
4. The student commits himself to loyal behaviour towards his/her work exchange provider, the target group and towards the sending institution and not to undertake any action contradictory to the interests of these parties. The student, hereby certify to respect the local laws of the host country, human’s – and local children’s rights.
5. The student will maintain strict confidentiality over the information he acquires during his/her duties or the activities of the exchange tutor/ exchange employer.
Tasks:
1. Help the children in the kindergarten and those who are in upper classes during study time.
2. Help the matron in cleaning the environment and rooms of the children inside the orphanage compound.
3. Help with washing the clothes of the children in the orphanage.
4. Help with cooking foods in the orphanage or primary school and other kitchen activities.
5. Play with children and listen to them when there is a problem in collaboration with other care givers at the orphanage.
6. Help with fundraising money or looking for donation in your country with the collaboration of the founder of the Kilimanjaro Orphanage Centre.
7. Help with other useful tasks which are not described in this job description. For example: organizing library books, go to church with the children, go for swimming with the children, etc.
If you are interested, please send your request and CV in English or Swahili to teachytz@yahoo.com

2.2. Specific professional added value

Next to moral reasons you can also do a period of internship or volunteering with professional purposes. On professional level you will learn general international competences which can be seen as learning (some words of) a new language, using and developing your intercultural competences, becoming a world citizen and discovering your work area in a totally new context what makes you more specialised. All these things will not only look very good on your CV and when you perform your job in the future, because, again, these professional learned skills will also have positive influences on your personal life. One can’t be seen without or separated from the other. Next to the international competences which are handy in all occupations, other competences for specific occupations will rise the professional added value.
The following paragraph’s will tell more about the mentioned international competences and competences for three specific occupations/educational backgrounds. This three specific occupations/educational backgrounds, which are very needy in the Kilimanjaro Orphanage Centre and Children Foundation Primary school, are: Marketing and PR-specialist, social worker and teacher. Nurses and doctors are also very welcome, but the orphanage can’t provide a fulltime internship doing medical engagements, because most of the kids are healthy and don’t need medical attention. To overcome this problem of a lack of challenges for medical skilled people, there’s the possibility to do internship in the Maryland hospital, nearby the orphanage, combined with coming to the orphanage from time to time to contribute here to. For example: when a medical check-up of the children has to be done. This must be discussed with the Maryland hospital in first hand.

2.2.1. International competences
Like said before, intercultural competences can be seen as learning (some words of) a new language, using and developing your intercultural competences, becoming a world citizen and discovering your work area in a totally new context.
Learning a (part of a) new language speaks for itself. You can take lessons or you can mingle between the local people and learn each day some new words. It can be handy to write down the words you’ve learned so you can repeat them during break moments. Also using the words you’ve learned will help you to remember them.
Intercultural competences can be explained as: knowing your own cultural identity, having cultural flexibility, being open towards cultures, building up cultural knowledge and intercultural relationships, being able to communicate with other cultural groups, managing cultural conflict situations and also looking with a multi perspective view towards cultures.
World citizenship can be seen as being interested in the world and its problems, cultures, people, solutions, etc. Your interest in the world reaches further than the part you are most related to.
And the last competence is the ability to get to know your profession in a totally new context and learn from it. There are possibilities to take relevant things out of the other culture and integrate it into your own working style. Thanks to this your working style can be pulled to a higher level.
Next to the value of international competences in your professional life there are also specific competences for certain occupations which will bring added value. In the next paragraph’s the professional added value for Marketing and PR-specialist, social worker and teacher will be mentioned.

2.2.2. Added value for Marketing and PR-specialist
The added values of volunteering as a Marketing and PR-specialist is that you use and develop practical skills, you learn to work in a new cultural environment with its possibilities and disabilities and you also learn to work in a multicultural team. Because there is no specialist available in the orphanage you will get a lot of responsibility and free space to implement your own creativity and ideas.
Marketing and PR volunteer profile

Internship or volunteering in Marketing and PR
Volunteer job description

Kilimanjaro Orphanage Centre offers you a place for internship or volunteering in Marketing and PR.
The target: Use and develop your professional Marketing and PR skills, competences and experience to maintain all marketing, PR and fundraising communication activities in the Kilimanjaro Orphanage Centre.
Working place: Kilimanjaro Orphanage Centre or Zara Travels office (place with stable Internet connection), Moshi, Tanzania.

Duration of the internship: To choose by the student, volunteer or trainee. Long term internships or volunteering are the most ideal, because marketing and PR takes a lot of efforts and time.
Working hours: Monday-Friday from 9.00 a.m. to 18.00 p.m. including 1 hour lunch break. Lunch is provided at the Orphanage Centre.
Responsibilities:
1. The student, volunteer or trainee is supposed to follow the work-time of the host organization.
2. The student, volunteer or trainee cannot claim any wages and/or any other compensation for his/her performances within the framework of this placement.
3. In case of absence the student, volunteer or trainee is required to contact immediately his/her contact person at the organization.
4. The student, volunteer or trainee commits him- or herself to loyal behaviour towards his/her work exchange provider, the target group and towards the sending institution and not to undertake any action contradictory to the interests of these parties. The student, hereby certify to respect the local laws of the host country, human’s – and local children’s rights.
5. The student, volunteer or trainee will maintain strict confidentiality over the information he acquires during his/her duties or the activities of the exchange tutor/ exchange employer.

Tasks:
1. Daily check of official orphanage e-mail and reply to letter from perspective sponsors, volunteers and officials.
2. Update e-mail database: check visitors’ guest book and add the new e-mail to electronic database.
3. Update of web-site: monthly news update (preparing ideas for news, taking picture and writing the text, communication with IT-specialist to post it online).
4. Preparing monthly newsletter and send it through our official web-site for our e-mail database.
5. Update official blog of Kilimanjaro Orphanage Centre.
6. Enhance fundraising activities: update fundraising proposals for foreign/Tanzanian companies, update the database of perspective private and corporate sponsors, sending sponsor requests via e-mail, making phone calls and personal visits it needed.
7. Control the fundraising income to our bank account through Orphanage manager, send gratitude letters.
8. Update official communication materials if needed (leaflets, presentations), control of the stock of promotional materials (initiative printing of new leaflets if needed).
9. Update of official procedures and documents if needed (marketing communication policy, social media policy, volunteer guide, monthly communication activities schedule, etc).
10. Making the tour around the orphanage for visitors’ if needed.
11. To pick-up new volunteers at their arrival, planning introduction days, support and their first day staying in Tanzania (city, shopping, advices, etc.).
12. Other tasks given by Orphanage manager if needed.
If you are interested, please send your request and CV in English or Swahili to teachytz@yahoo.com

2.2.3. Added value for Social Workers
There is a present social worker in the Kilimanjaro Orphanage Centre. This is an added value on itself, because there is a possibility to work with him during his tasks. The different tasks of a social worker are mentioned in the profile below. There is also the possibility to build up some experience in working with children and families in vulnerable situations.
Social work volunteer profile

Internship or volunteering in Social Work
Volunteer job description
Kilimanjaro Orphanage Centre or Kilimanjaro Children Foundation offers you a place for internship or volunteering in Social Work.
The target: Use and develop your professional Social Work skills, competences and experience in the Kilimanjaro Orphanage Centre or Kilimanjaro Children Foundation primary school.
Working place: Kilimanjaro Orphanage centre or Kilimanjaro Children Foundation primary school, Moshi, Tanzania.
Duration of the internship: To choose by the student, volunteer or trainee. Long term internships or volunteering are the most ideal, because children need sustainable contacts.
Working hours:
Kilimanjaro Orphanage Centre: Monday-Friday from 9.00 a.m. to 18.00 p.m. including 1 hour lunch break. Lunch is provided at the Orphanage.
Kilimanjaro Children Foundation: Monday-Friday from 8.00 a.m. to 16.00 p.m. including 1 hour lunch break. Lunch is provided at the school.
Responsibilities:
1. The student, volunteer or trainee is supposed to follow the work-time of the host organization.
2. The student, volunteer or trainee cannot claim any wages and/or any other compensation for his/her performances within the framework of this placement.
3. In case of absence the student, volunteer or trainee is required to contact immediately his/her contact person at the organization.
4. The student, volunteer or trainee commits him- or herself to loyal behaviour towards his/her work exchange provider, the target group and towards the sending institution and not to undertake any action contradictory to the interests of these parties. The student, hereby certify to respect the local laws of the host country, human’s – and local children’s rights.
5. The student, volunteer or trainee will maintain strict confidentiality over the information he acquires during his/her duties or the activities of the exchange tutor/ exchange employer.
Tasks:
1. Help in counselling and guidance of the children and youth at the centre guided by the present social worker.
2. To do home visits to the family of origin of the child guided by the present social worker.
3. Use the children’s database in a professional and respectful way when needed and keep the database up-to-date and in order.
4. To do intake procedure when a new kid arrives at the orphanage centre.
5. To do re-unification process and procedure guided by the present social worker.
6. Reassure safety for the children by observe and supervise the children’s hygiene, the cleanliness and safety of the environment, interpersonal contacts between the children, arising conflicts, etc.
7. Keep children’s rights in mind and reassure that every child in the centre has possibilities to live and act conform their rights.
8. Play and interact with the children by keeping professional tools in mind so ‘playing’ can be raised to a higher level. For example: If you play together with different children they can learn how to share, how to wait for their turn, how to overcome their shyness, how to create an individual opinion, etc.
9. Implement new ideas or ways of approaching the children within the mission and vision of the orphanage or school so they can learn useful and important lessons in life.
10. To be creative and use creativity when working with the children so they can use and develop their motorial skills, creativity, phantasy, etc.
11. Listen to students, volunteers or trainees when they have psychological difficulties and guide them when needed to the right person, in the right direction, etc.
If you are interested, please send your request and CV in English or Swahili to teachytz@yahoo.com

2.2.4. Added value for Teachers
There are present teachers in the Orphanage and Primary school. This is an added value on itself, because there is a possibility to work with them during their tasks. The tasks are written in the profile below. The children have different ages so there is also the possibility to build up experience with different aged children. The circumstances in the classrooms are different from the circumstances in other continents so there is a lot to observe, ask and learn.
Teacher volunteer profile

Internship or volunteering in Teaching
Volunteer job description
Kilimanjaro Orphanage Centre or Kilimanjaro Children Foundation offers you a place for internship or volunteering.
The target: Use and develop your professional Teaching skills, competences and experience in the Kilimanjaro Orphanage Centre or Kilimanjaro Children Foundation primary school.
Working place: Kilimanjaro Orphanage Centre or Kilimanjaro Children Foundation primary school, Moshi, Tanzania.
Duration of the internship: To choose by the student, volunteer or trainee. Long term internships or volunteering are the most ideal, because children need sustainable contacts.
Working hours:
Kilimanjaro Orphanage Centre: Monday-Friday from 9.00 a.m. to 18.00 p.m. including 1 hour lunch break. Lunch is provided at the Orphanage.
Kilimanjaro Children Foundation: Monday-Friday from 8.00 a.m. to 16.00 p.m. including 1 hour lunch break. Lunch is provided at the school.
Responsibilities:
1. The student, volunteer or trainee is supposed to follow the work-time of the host organization.
2. The student, volunteer or trainee cannot claim any wages and/or any other compensation for his/her performances within the framework of this placement.
3. In case of absence the student, volunteer or trainee is required to contact immediately his/her contact person at the organization.
4. The student, volunteer or trainee commits him- or herself to loyal behaviour towards his/her work exchange provider, the target group and towards the sending institution and not to undertake any action contradictory to the interests of these parties. The student, hereby certify to respect the local laws of the host country, human’s – and local children’s rights.
5. The student, volunteer or trainee will maintain strict confidentiality over the information he acquires during his/her duties or the activities of the exchange tutor/ exchange employer.
Tasks:
1. Be present in the classroom and assist the present teachers during their lessons with the children in the orphanage centre or the primary school.
2. Take the oldest children separately from the rest of the classroom and be able to form your own small group which you will teach yourself in a pleasant and creative way.
3. Assist the present teachers when they make their preparations for next lessons.
4. Observe the classroom and be able to explain and talk about particular things you saw and heard.
5. Be critical and take initiative to ask questions to the teachers about things you don’t understand, things you want to get to know better, things you want to learn, etc.
6. Help the pupils when they have difficulties with particular parts of the curriculum.
7. Explain particular parts out of the curriculum to the pupils in a clear, calm and creative way.
8. Speak English with pupils during the break moments and on the playground.
9. Play and interact with the children during break moments by keeping professional tools in mind so ‘playing’ can be raised to a higher level. For example: If you play together with different children they can learn how to share, how to wait for their turn, how to overcome their shyness, how to create an individual opinion, etc.
10. Keep watch of the children while they do their nap during noon.
11. Help the matrons when they prepare food and distribute it to the children.
12. Supervise and guide the children to keep their books and other school stuff in order.
If you are interested, please send your request and CV in English or Swahili to teachytz@yahoo.com

3. Practical information
If you want to do a period of internship or volunteering a lot of practical things must be done. This mountain of arrangements can be an obstacle for many people and maybe it will frighten them to actually take the step to become a volunteer. For this particular reason, this part about practical information is implemented in the guide.
This part will guide you through important practical arrangements such as essential documents you’ll need, information about money, food, transportation, communication, sleeping facilities, dress code, the language and interesting websites. The purpose of this part is not only giving you information, but also to give you a secure feeling that will motivate you to come and join us!

3.1. Important documents you need to have

The paragraph’s below will help you through the big administrative mountain that is laying in front of you. It will give you an impression of the most important documents you will need but it’s necessary that you also check the website of your own government and the Tanzanian government, because things can change very fast. Remember to take a copy with you of every single document. It will come out very handy in times of need!

3.1.1. Visa
When you want to enter Tanzania you’ll definitely need a visa. You can arrange your visa in your home country if there is a Tanzanian embassy, when you arrive at any airport in Tanzania or via your host organization depending on which visa you’ll need. If you have a visa you can also enter Zanzibar, because the mainland of Tanzania, also called Tanganyika, and Zanzibar form together the United Republic of Tanzania.
You have to know that there is a difference between single entry and double entry. Single entry means that you can enter Tanzania once and during your visit you have to stay on the mainland or the islands of Zanzibar and Pemba. Double entry means that you can re-enter Tanzania after a visit to a neighbouring country as Burundi, Uganda, Kenia, etc.
If you are staying in Tanzania longer than three months, it is recommended that you check visa information with your contact person of the Kilimanjaro Orphanage Centre and also maybe make a call to the Tanzanian embassy of your home country. Just to check what kind of visa you need and what the latest requirements are according to the local government. Right now there is are a lot of changes happening in the visa regulations, especially for volunteers, students or trainees who want to stay longer than three months. So it’s very recommended to discuss this matter with the Kilimanjaro Orphanage Centre and the Tanzanian embassy in your country and in Tanzania itself.
In the paragraph’s below different visa-types are shown.

3.1.1.1. Tourist visa
The fee for a tourist visa costs 50 USD (or 50 euro’s if the current in your home country is euro) and is used by tourists or for short periods of internship or volunteering (1 day until 2 weeks). This type of visa is valid for three months, but three months of volunteering with a tourist visa is not recommended or allowed. When you arrange your visa in the embassy in your home country make sure that you bring two or three recent passport sized photos, your international passport and your flight itinerary. They will give you a visa application form that has to be filled in. When you arrange your visa in an airport in Tanzania make sure that you also bring some passport sized photos and your international passport. Normally a photo will be taken as well as your fingerprints at the moment of arranging your visa. The picture below shows a recapitulation of the requirements of a tourist visa.

3.1.1.2. CTA permit
A CTA permit (or carrying for temporary assignment permit) is needed when your period of internship or volunteering lasts between 2 weeks and 3 months. This CTA will cost you 250 USD.

3.1.1.3. Residence permit C for volunteers and students
This residence permit C is necessary when you have plans to stay longer than three months in Tanzania. The application for the permit has to be asked a few months before arrival, because it is a very long procedure. This permit has to be arranged by the Tanzanian authorities, so the host organization (orphanage or the primary school) will arrange it for you. This permit costs 550 USD.
If you ask your host organization to fix this for you, you also have to scan and send some passport sized photo’s, your CV (written in English) and a copy of your international passport and vaccination card to them.

3.1.2. International passport
An international passport is a standard document when you have plans to travel abroad. This document has to be arranged in your home country at the migration service. Normally it is valid for 5 up to 10 years. Make sure that your international passport has six months of validity when you return back home and don’t forget to take a copy with you at any time!

3.1.3. Volunteer contract
Before coming to the orphanage your contact person of the orphanage will send you a volunteer contract. In this contract the agreements of your work and stay in the orphanage (and maybe guesthouse) will be written down. It’s important that this volunteer contract has been read and signed by all parties. All parties also should have a copy of the contract.

3.1.4. CV
When you are intending to do some volunteering at the orphanage or primary school, your CV will be asked by your contact person of the orphanage. It is good to have a CV written in English, because English is the second most common language in Tanzania. If you can speak and write in Swahili you can send your CV in Swahili, but that would be pretty impressive! What you definitely should write down in your CV is your name, date of birth, occupation or study, work experiences and a photo of you would also be nice. Don’t forget to take a copy of your CV with you at any time!

3.1.5. Vaccination card
A few weeks before coming to Tanzania vaccinations are needed. A vaccination for yellow fever, polio, typhus and hepatitis (A and B) are the most common ones. Also medication against the Malaria mosquito is necessary. For having this vaccinations you can make an appointment in a travel clinic in your home country. You can buy Malaria pills in a local medical shop in Tanzania, but it’s better to take some pills in advance, so they already start working at arrival. Don’t forget to take mosquito spray, because especially after sunset, mosquitoes are very present.

3.1.6. Medical Assistance card
When you have a medical insurance in your home country you should ask if you’re covered for your trip. Sometimes you have to take an extra insurance. Mostly you’ll get a medical insurance card that you always have to carry with you in case something happens.

3.1.7. Travel insurance papers (if necessary)
When you booked your trip at a travel agency, via school, via internet, etc. it is possible to get a travel insurance. For example: annulation insurance, insurance for lost baggage, etc. When you book your plane ticket it is very common that it will be asked right before payment.

3.2. Airplane companies

There are lots of possibilities to travel to Tanzania. You can book your plane online or in a travel office in your home country. The most common airplane companies which fly to Tanzania are Turkish Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, Qatar Airlines, KLM, Emirates, Kenya Airways, etc.
To find the cheapest tickets it is good to look on certain websites such as sky scanner and cheapest tickets. Also check different websites so you definitely find the cheapest price for your flight. If you have to make several flights make sure that the time you have to get from one plane to another contains minimum 2 hours to avoid missing flights.

3.3. Money

The local current in Tanzania is the Tanzanian Shilling. One dollar is approximately 2100 Shillings. In the city centre of Moshi are a lot of current exchange offices. Sometimes there is a gard who keeps the watch and there is also a screen where you can see the exchange prices so there is a possibility to recount the money after receiving. Maybe it’s a good advice to know in advance how much money you want to exchange, so you can calculate it before entering the exchange office.
In the supermarket or restaurants you can pay with visa, but it’s always handy to have some Shillings, because on local markets, bars, etc. it’s better to pay cash.
There are also a lot of ATM machines in the city centre of Moshi. Here you can get money, Tanzanian Shillings, with your Visa card or Maestro card. Remember that there is a little commission that you have to pay every time you want to get money. A tip for avoiding the commission is to ask for more money when you pay with your card in the supermarket.

3.4. Food

Tanzania has very good local foods. There is a big variety of fruits and vegetables that are definitely worth trying. On the local market you can buy all kinds of fruits, but mango, pineapple, avocado, bananas, oranges and watermelon are the most common ones. For little fruits such as mango, avocado, bananas, oranges you will pay approximately 300 Shillings per piece or per two pieces and for a pineapple and watermelon approximately 2000 Shillings per piece.
Always keep in mind to wash your hands before eating because you will eat a lot with your hands and without cutlery. Because of the heat you also need to drink a lot. It is not recommended to drink tap water, because it’s possible that you feel sick after drinking it. You can buy a bottle of water (1,5 liter) for 1200 Shillings almost in every shop or at the Kilimanjaro Orphanage Guesthouse.
In the following paragraph’s is written what you definitely should try to eat during your trip in Tanzania. You won’t be sorry!

3.4.1. Samosa
Samosa is a triangle in dough that can be filled with meat, potatoes, vegetables, etc. One samosa with potato is approximately 100 Shillings. If you want samosa with meat or vegetables, you’ll pay more.

3.4.2. Mbegé: local beer
Mbegé is a local brewed beer and is often used during special occasions such as weddings and funerals. It contains banana’s and finger mellet, a kind of seed. It has a sour taste and is given in very big portions.

3.4.3. Cassava
Cassava is a nutrient rich root vegetable. It has almost the same structure of a potato and is often eaten with a little bit sauce.

3.4.4. Chapati
Chapati looks like a pancake, but it has a heavier structure and is thicker. It is made with lots of flower and oil and often eaten in the morning.

3.4.5. Ugali
Ugali is eaten a lot by Tanzanians during lunch time. It is a heavy, white structure and looks like mush potatoes. On the picture below it is eaten with cabbage and a piece of avocado.

3.4.6. Perege
Perege is a smoked fish that is very common in Tanzania. For little ones you pay approximately 100 Shillings.

3.4.7. Makandé
Makandé is a mixture of maize and beans.

3.4.8. Wali
Wali is a ricedish with vegetables or meat.

3.4.9. Maandazi
Maandazi is a coconut flavoured fried bread dish. Very sweet.

3.4.10. Vitumbua
Vitumbua are thick rice pancakes with a coconut flavour.

3.4.11. Machalari
Machalari is a beef and green banana stew. Very tasty but heavy dinner!

3.4.12. Half cake
Half cake is similar to normal cake but it only contains half of the ingredients. They can make it with ginger or implement other tastes.

3.4.13. Mkate
Mkate is a sort of rice bread eaten in small slices.

3.4.14. Bagia
Bagia is similar to samosa, but has a different shape. It is fried and contains vegetables.

3.4.15. Tanzanian soup’s
There are a lot of Tanzanian soup’s. In the soup there can be meat, chicken, goat, cow, vegetables, fruits, etc. Most of the time the soup is thickened with coconut milk.

3.4.16. Konyagi
Konyagi is a kind of spirit. It’s very strong, because it contains 35 degrees of alcohol. Watch out for this one! You can drink it plain or with a juice or soda.

3.4.17. Kilimanjaro beer
Moshi is located at the foot of the Kilimanjaro Mountain. A lot of local products are using the name. One of the products is the local brewed Kilimanjaro beer. Very tasty!

3.4.18. Tanzanian coffee and Kilimanjaro Tea
Tanzania has a lot of coffee plantations and hereby lovely coffee! Also the tea is very nice!

3.5. Sleeping facilities

There are a lot of sleeping possibilities during your internship or volunteering period in the Kilimanjaro Orphanage Centre. In the following paragraph’s the different possibilities are listed.

3.5.1. Kilimanjaro Orphanage Guesthouse
Approximately 150m from the Kilimanjaro Orphanage Centre there is a related guesthouse also owned by the founder of the orphanage. If you want to stay here, there are two budget options which you can choose: 25 USD or 16 USD per person per day. For 25 USD/person a day you can stay in the guesthouse and have your own room where a bed with a mosquito net and also an own bathroom is provided. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are also included in this price. You can also choose the second option and pay 16 USD/person a day where an own room with bed and mosquito net and breakfast are also provided, but lunch and dinner are not included. The meals are provided by the guesthouse manager who is present at the guesthouse from 6:30 AM until approximately 11:00 PM. He’s there for the guesthouse guests, but also to keep an eye on the terrace of the guesthouse, because it’s a bar for locals to come and have a drink or to watch a football match. Lunch is provided in the place you’ll have your internship or period of volunteering, so in the orphanage or in the primary school.
It’s a very good choice to stay in the guesthouse, because it’s not far from the orphanage and a piece of the rent you’ll pay, goes directly to the orphanage to support them financially. The guesthouse has 4 single rooms (with double beds) and also a group room where 6 persons can stay. When two people stay in one room the cost will be 50 USD a day for the room. When the guesthouse is entirely booked there is also a second house not far from the orphanage where you can stay.
The pictures bellow show how the guesthouse looks like.

The area where the Kilimanjaro Orphanage Centre is located, Pasua, isn’t far from the city centre. There are a lot of hostels in the city centre where you also can stay during your trip. The paragraph bellow will mention a list of hostels in the city centre.

3.5.2. Hostels
Because of the Kilimanjaro Mountain and other great nature wonders of Tanzania, Moshi is very touristic. It has a lot of hotels, hostels, B&B’s, etc. where tourists can enjoy their trip. A few of the choices are: Nyota B&B, Nuru Hostel, Tembotamu B&B, Jacaranda B&B, The Hibiscus B&B, Springland hotel and Haria Hotel. Al these choices have websites where you can find more information about the rates, facilitations, location, etc.

3.5.3. Host Family
Next to staying in the guesthouse or a hotel, hostel or B&B you can also stay with a Tanzanian host family. Kilimanjaro Orphanage Centre will help you find a good host family where you can enjoy the Tanzanian hospitality. For staying with a host family you pay approximately 15 USD/person a day.

3.6. Transportation

In Tanzania there are a lot of transportation possibilities. The most common ones are mentioned in the paragraph’s below.

3.6.1. Dalla dalla
A dalla dalla is a local minibus in Tanzania. You can divide the different dalla dalla’s on their colours wich stands for different areas. For example: the dalla dalla which ride through the area Pasua (the area of the orphanage) has a blue colour. A ride in the dalla dalla will cost you 400 Shillings. It’s a very special experience if you take the dalla dalla, because you’ll always meet local people and the dalla dalla guy squeezes as many people as possible in the minibus. In souvenir shops you also find t-shirts with ‘I survived the dalla dalla’ written on it, which is a very nice souvenir to take back home with you!

3.6.2. Boda boda
A boda boda is a motorcycle which will take you to places a dalla dalla can’t take you. A boda boda doesn’t have a general route like a dalla dalla, because it’s comparable to a taxi, but instead of a car the taxiride will be on a motorcycle. A ride on a boda boda will cost you 1000-1500 Shillings. You find many boda boda drivers in all places in Moshi.

3.6.3. Bajaj
The bajaj is an open three-wheeled motor vehicle which will take you to anywhere you ask them to. It has the same price as a boda boda.

3.6.3. Taxi
Taxi cars also exists here in Moshi. For a one hour drive you’ll pay approximately 35 USD.

3.6.4. On foot
Moshi is a big city, so you can’t do everything on foot. But there are places, such as the city centre, where it is recommended to explore on foot, because you’ll see more hidden spots of beauty and wonder. It’s also recommended to take a local guide with you who will show you around the first time(s) you explore the city centre. Google maps is your best friend when you’ll get lost!

3.6.5. Bike
It can be great to explore Moshi by bike, but because of the bad condition of the roads this seems a little bit difficult. If you are a good biker maybe you can overcome these obstacles. You can always try!

3.7. Communication

To avoid highly costs on your phone bill when you arrive back home, it’s good to buy a local sim card from Vodacom, Halotel, Airtel, etc. The local guide from the orphanage can tell you more about how to put money on the sim card so you can use internet or make local calls. For example: you can pay 15.000 Shillings for a bundle of 2GB of internet for one month. The cheapest way of communication with the people at home is with the app WhatsApp. With this app you can call, send messages and send pictures. Also Skype is very handy, because you can see each other during the talk. Skype uses more MB than WhatsApp so if you use Skype a lot, remember that your bundle of 2GB per month will be finished soon.

3.8. Dress code

It is very recommended, especially for girls, to wear long trousers, skirts or dresses which comes under the knee during the daily life here in Tanzania. Tanzania is a very religious country and the local people also wear long clothing, dresses or kanga’s (local skirts here), so it will be appreciated if you do it to. Most of the time it is very hot in Tanzania, so loose clothing is also recommended.
For girls: If you don’t have much long clothing, you can always buy some beautiful kanga’s or dresses here and dress like an African woman! The price of a kanga or fabric is approximately 5000-10000 Shillings and you can ask a local sewer which model you want and if she wants to make it according your size.
Pictures below show some kanga’s and dresses.

3.9. Shopping list

There is a supermarket in the city centre of Moshi, it’s called Nakumatt, where you can buy almost everything you could possibly need. Also in the city centre there are a lot of small shops where you can buy many things but be aware of mzungu-prices (white people prices)! The first time you’ll go to town for some shopping, you should take someone local from the orphanage with you, so you can avoid mzungu-prices and have the chance to get to know the local, fair prices. Also on the market they can ask mzungu-prices so be aware!
A basic list of the things you’ll definitely need is shown below.
– A torch (If electricity goes off. You can buy it in most of the small shops in town or in the supermarket. You can also take it from home to save some money.)
– Some candles (If electricity goes off. You can buy it in most of the small shops in town or in the supermarket, but be aware that the supermarket only has design candles.)
– A piece of soap (To wash your hands, because you’ll have to wash your hands a lot. You can buy it in the supermarket for a low price.)
– Sunscreen
– A little bag (Maybe to put underneath your clothes where you can keep the photocopy’s of your import documents and your money in.)
– Mosquito spray or roll-on (Especially when the sun sets mosquitos are very present!)
– After-mosquito bite-crème (You will get bitten whether you like it or not!)
– A role of toilet paper (To survive the first days, because maybe you won’t find the time to go to the supermarket in these days.)
– A little mirror (In case there is no mirror available in the room you will stay.)
– Electricity plug (In Tanzania they have other electricity plugs different from those in Europe. You can buy it in the supermarket or you can buy one at home to save some money here.) The picture below shows the plug that will be needed.

3.10. Some words Swahili

Swahili- English
Jambo/Mambo – Hello, how are you?
Poa/Safi -I’m fine.
Kwaheri! – Bye bye!
Kaka – Brother
Dada – Sister
Rafiki – Friend
Toto – Child
Baba – Dad
Mama – Mom
Wewe – You
Mimi – Me
Mzungu – White person
Mzuri – Beautiful
Polé – Sorry
Polé Polé – Slowly
Kwaafajetu! Cheers! Cheers! – (When drinking s’thing together)
Afya! – God bless you! (When someone sneezes)
Sawa – Okay
Hapana – No
Ndio – Yes
Magie – Water
Ninakupenda – I love you
Tafadhali – Please
Asanté (sana) – Thank you (very much)
Karibu – You’re welcome/Welcome
Una Shilling gapi? – How much is it?

3.11. Interesting Websites

Websites which will help you to feed your curiosity and give you more additional information are listed below.
Official website Kilimanjaro Orphanage Centre:
www.kiliorphanagecentre.org
Facebook page of Kilimanjaro Orphanage Centre: https://www.facebook.com/kiliorphanagecentre/
Blog of Kilimanjaro Orphanage Centre:
http://kiliorphanagecentre.blogspot.com/
E-mail address of Kilimanjaro Orphanage Centre:
hello.kiliorphanage@gmail.com
E-mail address of Edward Lazaro or Teacher:
teachytz@yahoo.com

Official website of Kilimanjaro Orphanage Guesthouse: http://www.kilimanjaroorphanageguesthouse.com/
Facebook page of Kilimanjaro Orphanage Guesthouse:
https://www.facebook.com/Kilimanjaroorphanageguesthouse/?fref=ts
Facebook page of Volunteers of Kilimanjaro Orphanage Guesthouse:
In progress, but it will exist soon!

Official website Children’s Foundation Primary School:
http://kilimanjarokids.com/
Facebook page of Children’s Foundation Primary School:
https://www.facebook.com/KilimanjaroChildrenFoundation/

Official website of Tanzanian Embassy in Tanzania:
www.tanzania.go.tz
www.immigration.go.tz
http://tanzania-gov.de/

4. Cultural excursions
In this part of the guide a few cultural excursions are mentioned. Only basic information is mentioned, otherwise it would spoil the excitement and wonder you’ll feel when doing the excursions. Enjoy reading, but more important, enjoy exploring!

4.1. Moshi
Moshi is the town where the Kilimanjaro Orphanage Centre and Children Foundation Primary School are located. It’s the starting point or crossroad of many people who want to climb the mountain or make other unforgettable memories.

4.1.1. Mbuyuni Market and Nakumatt Supermarket
Mbuyuni Market is the local market in Moshi. It is opened every day and you can almost buy everything there such as: fruits, vegetables, clothes, jewellery, etc. Local people get their grocery on this market. Watch out for mzungu-prices!
In Nakumatt supermarket you can buy almost everything you can’t find on the market. Such as baskets, cleaning soap, shampoo, cookies, etc. You find a lot of mzungu’s out there.
On the picture below there is a map from the orphanage to the Nakumatt supermarket.

4.1.2. Uhuru park
Uhuru park is a park in the city centre of Moshi. In the park are very beautiful flowers, trees and walking paths. There are also two eating points in the park: Coca cola resto where you can find very tasteful fresh juice and snacks and a cosy, more expensive restaurant Mimosa.

The picture below shows the way from the orphanage to Uhuru park.

4.1.3. Common Wealth Graveyard
On the Western side of the city centre there is a graveyard where you can find graves from the first and second world war, but also civil graves. It’s a very calm and peaceful place. More information about this place, you can find it on: http://www.cwgc.org/find-a-cemetery/cemetery/12017/Moshi%20Cemetery
The pictures below show how the graveyard looks like.

4.1.4. YMCA swimming pool
In the city centre of Moshi there is a big pool with a bar and nice laying chairs where you can relax. For 3000 Shillings you can enter the pool and stay there for the entire day if you want.

4.1.5. Bars and restaurants
In Moshi centre there are several bars such as Malindi, Koolbar, Pub Alberto, Black Diamond, Union Café, etc. Every one of them is worth visiting, but special evenings are: Thursday evening free entrance for girls in Black Diamond, Friday evening live music in Malindi and Saturday evening karaoke in Malindi. A few restaurants are: Indoitaliano, Mimosa, Pamodja, etc. More information on: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurants-g317084-Moshi_Kilimanjaro_Region.html

4.1.6. Churches
If you go to church on Sunday morning there is a lot to experience. You have Catholic churches, but also Lutheran churches where there is gospel singing and even Islamite Mosques. Remember to be well dressed and/or covered when you visit churches or mosques.

4.2. Explore other cities or towns
Around Moshi there are a lot of cities and town who are definitely worth a visit!
One of these cities is Arusha. You can take the bus to Arusha at the bus station in Moshi centre for 5000 Shillings back and forth. In Arusha you’ll find a national park, but also snake park and big shopping centre. Not far from Arusha you have the wonderful Hotsprings.
Another city worth visiting is Tanga. From the bus station in Moshi centre you can also take the bus to Tanga. Tanga is known by her beaches and musea. You can also take a boat to sand banks or places where you can snorkel.
A very nice village is Marangu. Marangu is a mountainous village with a vegetation differently from Moshi. You can take the dalla dalla to ‘Marangu mton’ from the bus station in Moshi and you’ll pay 1500 Shillings. There you can find plenty of guides who are willing to show you around in Marangu all day long. Normally you’ll pay 10.000 Shillings for the guide but if you go somewhere to eat, you should pay for his dinner and drinks to. There is a lot to do in Marangu as you see on all the different arrows on the picture below. For example: Kake waterfalls, Chagga caves, etc.

Also Dar es Salaam and the island of Zanzibar are worth visiting, but it will be a little more expensive to get there.
More information you can find on following websites:
http://www.tanzaniajourneys.com/who-moshi.html
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g317084-Activities-Moshi_Kilimanjaro_Region.html
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/tanzania/mount-kilimanjaro/moshi/things-to-do

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Conclusion

Dear friend,

Hopefully this guide has supported you in the purpose you had for reading it. If you still have questions, doubts or thoughts that aren’t clear yet, please don’t hesitate to contact Edward Lazaro or Teacher on his personal e-mail address: teachytz@yahoo.com.
Joining the Kilimanjaro Orphanage Centre can be a great challenge and added value in your personal and professional life. You’ll never return back home as the same woman, man, son, mother, friend, partner, colleague… you’ll be a better one!

It would be lovely to welcome you in our team and in our family. Hope to hear from you soon!
Kindest regards,
Kilimanjaro Orphanage Centre team
2016