Global Service Corps, in partnership with SUNY-Albany, is now accepting students for its 15 Credit Spring Semester Program for those interested in HIV/AIDS Prevention, Nutrition Education, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security (January 16 – April 29, 2012). Through this program, students put their academic interests to real use in the world while serving some of Tanzania’s most vulnerable populations and gaining knowledge and skills themselves. The program takes place in Tanzania’s northeastern region of Arusha, near the foothills of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Students receive orientation in language (Swahili), culture, and history of the Tanzanian people. They also receive academic training in HIV/AIDS Prevention, Nutrition, Agriculture, and Food Security to become topic experts themselves as it relates to local communities. In these communities, they help lead trainings in HIV/AIDS Prevention and Nutrition Education (targeting youth and adults with the goal of mitigating the spread of HIV/AIDS in a sustainable manner) and Sustainable Agriculture and Food security, which utilizes innovative bio-intensive agriculture techniques designed to increase food production and alleviate the main causes of food losses. (A 9-week, 9-credit version of this program is offered for Summer: June 4 – August 5, 2012.)
Be sure to check out the Tanzania Impact Stories to get an insider’s look at how GSC volunteers are transforming the livelihoods of Tanzania’s most vulnerable populations.