Tanzania

SKIP HYMS

SKIP_HYMS_Project.png

SKIP HYMS’ project is based in Kibaha, Tanzania

We currently organise a project that typically runs for 2 weeks in Kibaha, Tanzania. This is in collaboration with the organisation MYODA.

The aim of our interventions is to increase awareness and improve the education of children from nursery (ages 3-8) to secondary school (ages 13-16). All of our interventions focus on the health education needs of the community and our disability awareness and HIV seminars focus on the community at large as well as being modified for classroom settings for children. Our project interventions include:

  • Hand hygiene and sanitation

  • Road safety

  • Sexual health

  • Project Mwezi

  • HIV awareness

  • Disability Awareness

We also take the opportunity during our interventions to collect basic data in order to ensure that our interventions are constantly being adapted with an aim to eventually make them self-sustaining so that we can withdraw ourselves from the area with the knowledge that the interventions will continue to run in the region and continue to have an impact. We also use the data collected to demonstrate the impact that we are having on the community and can identify trends, updating our interventions accordingly.

We begin recruitment of project volunteers from September-November each year. We run stalls around campus and numerous fundraising events both at York and Hull universities! During fresher's fairs you can get an application form. If you won’t be there we’ll be sad not to meet you so you can also get in contact with us via email: hyms@skipkids.org.uk or on social media!

Volunteer training will take place in February-May period in the form of a training weekend which includes teaching from external collaborating organisations including Sexpression and Swahili teaching by Dr Stephanie Wynne-Jones.

Want to find out more? Feel free to contact us! Email hyms@skipkids.org.uk or find our social media!