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P R O G R E S S P R O J E C T

Pre arrival

Prior to the project a certain degree of research into architecture and sustainable development in the Global South is essential, and in particular the current housing situation in Tanzania. C-re-aid will assist through the provsion of useful documents in order to ensure you are properly prepared.

We encourage volunteers to participate in fundraising activities to cover the full cost of the chosen project. In addition you can also raise funds to finance flight and program costs. All extra funds collected under the name of C-re-aid go entirely to the organisation and its operational activities.

Upon arrival

Before making any design you meet with the community in which you will be working. This offers the chance to get integrated; learn about their culture, their environment, and their dreams. Survey and research on site are essential in order to understand the required needs and desired outcome in preparation to start the renovation or building process.The gathered research can then be put to use and you can start designing. The design process is based on balancing realistic and achievable techniques with an innovative mindset.

You are responsible for managing the entire project and its budget. This includes sourcing local workmen and building materials, arranging work schedules and staff payments, and last but not least construction of the design. Where needed C-re-aid and its team members will definitely assist along the way. Not only do you learn new skills and get your hands dirty, you will work in close cooperation with local experts and learn the methods of architecture, design and engineering in Tanzania.

Back home

You complete an evaluation file which addresses the following topics: impact of the project on the family and the community, reactions and feedback from the target audience, construction process, and level of innovation in the design.

When requested by the university, you'll write a report or implement task (as a student). We encourage you to give presentations of your work to fellow students/colleagues and participate in events or exhibitions organised by C-re-aid.

The programme can be part of the universities course accreditation or placement requirements, research development and assists in expanding international relationships.

P R I C E S

Project Cost

Each project has its own "Project cost" which you find in the project description.

C-re-aid program

Administration, building equipment, accommodation, professional guidance and pre/post work of the project - € 650

Visa

Country-required "business visa" which allows you to volunteer in Tanzania for 3 months - $ 250

When you apply trough the university there are possibilities to get help from your school or scholarships.

Volunteers are allowed to collect funds for the project cost, C-re-aid program, the visum and their flight ticket. The additional fundraised money goes entirely to C-re-aid