Kilimanjaro Mt. Climbing for Girls Support Program (KC4GS-Program)

Kilimanjaro Mt. Climbing  for Girls Support Program (KC4GS-Program)

CVS-Tanzania helps women and girls understand the importance of Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) education through community outreaches. The organization wishes to increase school attendance for adolescent school girls through an improved menstrual health management (MHM) in schools, facilitating access to safe, affordable and sustainable sanitary materials through aid and value chain business model. In this regard we have a plan to conduct awareness on menstrual health issues to school girls to increase their knowledge and skills on reusable sanitary pads and to engage vulnerable young mothers for local production. In so doing we partner with international Health institutions, Universities, National Youth Councils, Students Councils, Youth Associations and Organizations to help implement  the “ Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro for Girls Support Program (KC4GS-Program) for enabling   young  girls  and women aged 13-24 years access  to  menstrual Health management  to improve their menstrual health conditions,  enhance school  performances and excel in their future life. 

Special Contribution:

This program involves international students or professionals in any faculty. Apart from normal costs related to Kilimanjaro Mountain Climbing, through this program the international students/volunteers are requested to provide some financial support for health related wellbeing of girls in rural areas as a prestige of Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro the highest mountain in Africa for 6 days (Through Marangu route).  

 

After climbing the Mountain they will interact with other students and stakeholders in selected secondary schools in villages and in the community for coming together with a purpose of discussing and addressing various health challenges which rural school girls face. The discussions may involve topics such as gender issues, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights information, products and services, menstrual health taboos and other social related issues.  

 

Note: This program shall be available all the year round therefore any time applications are invited for timely planning. Students/Volunteers are encouraged to apply in Groups of 4-16 people. Students/Volunteers who want Wild life safari tours after this program are invited to request by writing a letter early to provide them with the pertaining costs and schedules. 

This program may take 15 days as per proposed specific projects/tasks below but can be less depending on the students/volunteers’ choice/schedules.

 

  • KC4GS-Program Specific projects/tasks which international students/volunteers can be engaged

No. of Days

Projects/Tasks/Activities

3 Days

 

  • General Introductions and Orientation to CVS-Tanzania Activities  together with other staff
  • General Introductions and Orientation to Local Government Authorities Health and Education departments
  • Learning of Basic Swahili and Tanzania history and culture including general tourism information
  • Briefing on health and safety  issues related to Kilimanjaro Mountain Tour
  • International students/volunteers sharing their Country history and Culture including their country tourism information
  • Discussions on similarities and differences on tourism     issues
  • Documentations of all proceedings in form of pictures, documentaries etc.

1 Day

  • Travelling to Kilimanjaro Region ready for Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing 

6 Days

  • Kilimanjaro Mountain Climbing (Through Marangu route)

2 Day

  • Resting after Mountain Climbing 
  •  Moshi Town tour (Optional) to the market, Bank, internet cafe etc.. 

1 Day

  • Travelling back to Tanga Region (CVS-Tanzania offices) ready for Outreach program

2 Days

  • Rural Outreach program in selected Rural secondary schools to meet Students, teachers , Local Government Authorities and other community representatives  to discuss and work out of various Rural School Girls Health challenges

Note: These are just proposed specific tasks/projects but can be adjusted upon conversations and arrangements following students/volunteers’ competencies and interests