A World AIDS Day march in Singe, Tanzania.

A Volunteer named Dan at a World AIDS Day march in Singe, Tanzania.

Want an AMAZING travel and education opportunity? Read this, just in from Teacher-Traveler extraordinaire, Monica Wong about how YOU can help run an HIV/AIDS awareness campaign in Tanzania!

Take it away, Monica!

What is the most important tool in limiting the spread of HIV/AIDS? Education.

At Support For International Change (SIC), an organization dedicated to limiting the impact of HIV/AIDS in underserved communities, we offer volunteer programs that allow university students and recent alumni a chance to make an impact in Tanzania.

Our volunteers have the opportunity to live with a host family and work alongside local Tanzanians to directly impact rural communities. Each program begins with an intensive expert-led orientation where volunteers are educated about HIV, our organization and global health before beginning their field experience running an HIV/AIDS awareness campaign.

The SIC testing team in front of the counseling tent in Kisangaji village, Mwada.

The SIC testing team in front of the counseling tent in Kisangaji village, Mwada.

Here’s what one of our previous volunteers, Huan Dong, said about this experience.

“My experience volunteering with Support for International Change’s HIV Awareness Campaign was simply life changing. Beyond providing HIV education and testing to rural villagers in Tanzania, I was able to learn about global health, different cultures, and even a bit of Swahili.

I never expected that I would have such a great impact on the people that I met, and I never expected to have been so greatly impacted myself. Now, I can see myself in perspective to people in a different part of the world; I feel like a global citizen. Thank you so much friends, family, SIC, and AllPeopleBeHappy for making this possible!”

– Huan Dong (VP2 2010)

SIC currently has space available for our summer program starting July 20 – September 14 and our fall program starting September 22 – December 15. If anyone is interested in volunteering in Tanzania, here are some links that will provide additional information about SIC’s volunteer programs.

Volunteer Dan with his host family in Tanzania.

Volunteer Dan with his host family in Tanzania.

About Monica Wong: Monica Wong is the Communications & Outreach Intern for Support For International Change. She is also a Georgetown MBA student, social media enthusiast & travel blogger passionate about nonprofit & social change. To read her article on this site about teaching in China, click here. Follow her on Twitter @_monicawong. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful opportunity with us, Monica! Readers, I hope that some of you take advantage of this, and share the link around to others who might be interested.

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