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    Focus in Africa: Legal Aid Project in Tanzania

    Focus in Africa: Legal Aid Project in Tanzania


    • Listing Type: Gap Year Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destinations: Tanzania
    • Program Length: One Week, Two Weeks, Six Weeks, Four Weeks, Two Months, Other, Three Weeks, Five Weeks
    • Start Month: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
    • Category: Community Service
    • Selective: No
    • Gender: Coed
    • Ages: 16, 17, 18, 19+, 19
    • Housing: Homestay, Other
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    The Legal aid clinics teach widows and orphans of men who have died from AIDS/HIV about their legal rights in Court. Volunteer work at this project involves legal counseling and reconciliation sessions about labor law, employment, matrimony, land, contract, children’s rights, tort, probate, etc.

    The purpose of this project is to teach widows and orphans of men who have died from AIDS/HIV about their legal rights. These international human rights include the right to work, to an adequate standard of living, to participate in cultural and political life, to education and freedom of religion.

    Volunteer placement and field research opportunities are not restricted to people who have legal academic background and human rights experience - though most of the interns, assistants, and students have completed law studies. The project also provides psychosocial support to widows, vulnerable children, orphans and their foster parents.

    The following fields of expertise are represented at the Legal center:


    • Accounting/Finance
    • Advocacy
    • Administration
    • Information/Journalism
    • Information technology
    • Fundraising
    • Organization development
    • Publication
    • Research
    • Secretarial (including editing work)

    This project is located in Arusha and accommodation is in a volunteer house or with a host family in Arusha. The walking distance to the work place in the center of town is 10 to 15 minutes. You can also take a minibus (dala dala) which costs ca. 5 USD per week.

    Fees for room and board are included in our given fees per week.

    Not included in the Fee: personal expenses, soft drinks, bottled water, entrance fee during sightseeing and traveling, Airfare/flight ticket, Visa and registration fee, Insurance, Tourist visa fee and C-Permit fee (this costs 250 USD.), Telephone, Immunization.