NURSE ELECTIVE IN TANZANIA DAR ES SALAAM
Local hospitals and health centers in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania offer special programs for nursing students. Elective work abroad for nurses gives nurses and nursing students the experience they need and is coordinated and trained by professional nurses. This optional course is suitable for anyone over the age of 18.
- Having an unforgettable and rewarding elective experience and an unforgettable cultural experience in Tanzania.
- Discover the difference that enthusiastic electives make in people’s lives.
- Discover what this land of unforgettable and diverse cultural experiences has to offer while building understanding and friendship with the locals.
- Dedicated to us, not for us. We are most impressed with your knowledge and, above all, your desire to help.
- Visit the Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Kilimanjaro and more for an unforgettable wilderness experience.
KIVOLEX Medical Placement
Kilimanjaro Volunteers Exposure (which we shorten to KiVolEx), is a electiveing organisation based in Dar Es Salaam, in eastern Tanzania.
We are a non-profit organisation, aimed at improving the lives of all those in need in the local community. Specifically, we work with underprivileged groups such as women and children through providing the needed healthcare and services from our electives. Established to bring Western enthusiasm, expertise and passion to tackling some of the problems which affect the most needy in Tanzania. Our ethos is that you’ll be electiveing with us, not for us. We’re far more interested in your skills and desire to help than your money.
Nursing elective and Medical Volunteering in Tanzania Dar Es Salaam
Nursing elective abroad is the best way to fulfill the requirement of your nursing course. Taking your nursing elective in Tanzania gives you the very best experience and knowledge future nurses require to have. Tanzanian is a typical developing country and hence offers nursing student elective abroad the very best practicing environment. Our student nurse elective placement has so far been regarded as pivotal in the careers of the past nursing students who joined our program. This nursing elective placement fits nursing students from different background and cultures. Our Nursing elective student Volunteer abroad programs are the best you could find in Tanzania.
What is expected from Nurse Student elective
A nursing elective with us gives you an opportunity for hands on experience in the nursing field under mentorship and supervision in a differentiated and developing healthcare system.
With the limited resources in a developing country, both infrastructure and human capital, you will have the opportunity for supervised hands on nursing experiences in nursing care and other bedside procedures.
Our programs not only help you improve your nursing skills but also tailored in a such a way that they make you stand out among your peers in clinical skills and knowledge.
Roles of Volunteers and Interns
- Bathe and dress patients
- Serve meals and help patients eat
- Take vital signs
- Turn or reposition patients who are bedridden
- Collect information about conditions and treatment plans from caregivers, nurses and doctors
- Provide and empty bedpans
- Lift patients into beds, wheelchairs, exam tables, etc.
- Answer patient calls
- Examine patients for bruises, blood in urine or other injuries/wounds
- Clean and sanitize patient areas
- Change bed sheets and restock rooms with necessary supplies
With such a perfect location, perched on the edge of the African continent, and facing the Indian Ocean, Tanzania’s weather and climate leaves nothing to be desired. Warm and sunny days are followed by cool and balmy nights, and whether you’re on safari on the Serengeti plains or enjoying the tropical beaches of Zanzibar, the temperatures are always welcoming and gentle.
Location: Situated in East Africa just south of the equator, mainland Tanzania lies between the area of the great lakes—Victoria, Tanganyika, and Malawi (Nyasa)—and the Indian Ocean. It contains a total area of 945,087 sq km (364,900 sq mi), including 59,050 sq km (22,799 sq mi) of inland water. Comparatively, the area occupied by Tanzania is slightly larger than twice the size of the state of California. It is bounded on the North by Uganda and Kenya, on the East by the Indian Ocean, on the South by Mozambique and Malawi, on the South West by Zambia, and on the West by Zaire, Burundi, and Rwanda, with a total boundary length of 4,826 km (2,999 mi), of which 1,424 km (885 mi) is coastline. Tanzania claims part of Lake Malawi, although its internationally recognized boundary is the eastern shore.
Population: 50,483,923 inhabitants
Capital city: Located in the heartland of Tanzania, Dodoma is the nation’s new official political capital and the seat of government in the country. Today Dar es Salaam remains the principal commercial city of Tanzania and the de-facto seat of most government institutions. It is the major seaport for the country and its landlocked neighbors.
Ethnic Groups: Mainland-native Africans constitute 99% of the total population. About 120 peoples have been categorized into 5 ethnic groups distinguishable by their physical characteristics and languages. Approximately 95% of Tanzanians may be roughly classified as Bantu, a comparatively recent blend mainly of Hamitic and Negroid stocks. Tribes range in membership from only a few thousand to the Sukuma tribe, which numbers more than 2 million. Other major tribes include the Nyamwezi, Makonde, Haya, and Chagga. The Luo, east of Lake Victoria, are the only people of Nilotic origin; the Masai of the northern highlands are Nilo-Hamites. A very small number of Bushmen-like people are scattered throughout northern Tanzania, where small tribes of Cushitic origin also live. The inhabitants of Zanzibar and Pemba are chiefly descendants of mainland Africans or are of mixed African and Arab extraction. The remaining 1% of the populace is made up of non-Africans, including Arabs, Asians, and Europeans.
Languages: The official languages of Tanzania are English and Kiswahili. However, some 120 languages are spoken within the borders of Tanzania. The large majority of these (ca. 100) are Bantu languages. The others belong to the language families Afro-Asiatic, Nilo-Saharan and (controversially) also Khoesan. A small number are unclassified. Immigrant languages from Europe and Asia can also be found.
Religion: Christianity and Islam are the predominant religions of Tanzania. About 40-45% of the population practice Christianity, about 35-40% practice Islam. The rest of the population adheres to traditional beliefs, most of which centre around ancestor worship and nature-based animism. Most Christians live on the mainland, where missionary stations and schools reach deep into the continent. Islam is the major religion of the coastal areas but is also practiced further inland along the old caravan routes.
Requirement of Nurse Dar Es Salaam Elective Program
Requirements to Volunteer
To participate in the program, you must be at least 18 years old on the day the program begins. You can be forgiven if you have permission from your legal guardian or if you are accompanied by a parent.
Language skills: Speak English (beginner Level)
Educational Requirements Secondary school education in any field
Required documents Resume, copies of certificates and related documents
There are no citizenship restrictions. We welcome support from all over the world.
Promise Time We need your help Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:00 am to 3:00 am.
Prices for a Nurse elective program Dar Es Salaam include:
Facilitation of elective placement – planning and monitoring of graduate programs
Pre-arrival support and project / training preparation
Orientation (usually starting Monday)
Accommodation (Breakfast and Dinner)
Daily face-to-face communication with internal coordinators
Exclude the following
Donate $ 150 for Project donation
Airport transfer at departure (on request)
VISA Standards and PERMITS
Dates & Fee
We are very Flexible, Volunteers can arrive at any date
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WHY VOLUNTEER IN DAR ES SALAAM TANZANIA DAR ES SALAAM PROGRAM?
Why elective in Dar Es Salaam Tanzania in 2022? At this point, you could be asking yourself this question. There are hundreds of elective sites around the globe, so you may be wondering why Volunteer in Dar es salaam Tanzania nursing elective program. I am going to show you some reasons why electives choose destination Tanzania.
Meaningful Volunteer work in Tanzania has been progressively growing in modern years. This factor alone is an important indicator that Tanzania has a lot to offer. However, we have decided to break down for you, main factors our electives use to deciding on destination Tanzania. These factors are:-
- Ideal Country position
- Meaningful Projects
- Local talents and language
- Natural Attractions
- Value for money
We have two types of accommodations in our of locations of Dar Es Salaam and Arusha. In Dar Es Salaam we only have one accommodation type and that is Volunteer house.
The House used for Volunteers is a modern one and hence offers modern accommodation. The house has five bed rooms and all rooms are equipped with bunk beds for easy sharing of the room with other Volunteers. The house has two bathrooms and all our bathrooms are modern and western style bathrooms.
Hot water for shower is not guaranteed but you could have it occasionally. The house is very secure and safe; it is within a compound with a wall fence and a large metal gate. There is always a security guide making sure everything is secure. We have a cook and a house manager who are always at the house to make sure electives are well fed and that there is order in the house.
Life at the homestay is basic and at least all our homestays have electric and running water. All our homestays are safe and secure. However, Some electives prefer home stays because to them the authentic felling of electiveing in Africa is important and they believe that can be achieved by staying in a homestay. All homestay are well inspected and vetted to make sure our electives stay in very secure accommodation.
WHAT MEALS TO EXPECT WHILE I VOLUNTEER IN DAR ES SALAAM AS A NURSE?
You will receive two meals a day. Breakfast usually consists of tea (toast), toast, cereals, fruit and mandazi (fried flour). Dinner is usually served with meat and vegetables such as charcoal, pancakes, squash and standalone.
Tours & Free Time Activities
KIVOLEX looks forward to and encourages your desire for travel and adventure. Time away from voluntary work is up to you to decide on your own activities. You can also enjoy the local culture and spend time in the community on weekends. Alternatively, there are plenty of opportunities to explore Tanzania and all it has to offer. Long weekends can be game drives or trips to Zanzibar, Da Es Salaam, Kenya and Uganda. If electives want to elective on weekends, they can join a local team, visit other children’s organizations, and play and play with children.
Tanzania is a big country full of exciting adventures. If you wish to stay in the country after your electiveing, we can help you organize excursions and activities. You can go on safari anywhere on the planet through the Serengeti or Ngorogoro which has the most safari animals. Relax on the Spice Island of Zanzibar and enjoy the uninterrupted sunshine, white sandy beaches and crystal clear blue water. Swim with dolphins, PADI dive routes, spearfishing and sleep in a hammock among palm trees on the sand. We love Zanzibar! For more physical adventure, Kilimanjaro, the tallest freestanding mountain in the world, is just around the corner. After five days of climbing, about 4 miles high, the temperature at the top dropped to -25. Not for the faint of heart, but it is possible.
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to prepare for it. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft – travel insurance in Tanzania provides and is a supplement.
If you are considering electiveing in Tanzania, you should consult your doctor before embarking on a social journey. Check out mandatory vaccinations in Tanzania.
Our program runs throughout the year, but electives usually arrive every Friday and the program begins every Monday. except for special programs. The arrival airport are the Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar Es salaam, Kilimanjaro International Airport in Moshi and Abeid Karume International airport in Zanzibar.