You are invited to our appreciation night, Saturday, October 12 at 20:00
Address: Congregation of the Holy Ghost 30 Lhomond Street – 75005 PARIS
How do I get here? Metro 7: Place Monge Metro 10: Cardinal Lemoine RER B: stop Luxembourg
For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 06 99 23 62 03 (Lucie Moissonnier)
The project, the goal
The main aim is to promote intercultural collaboration in the context of disability.
Every year, a team of ten French volunteers aged between 20 and 60 leaves for the mission.
Support Massaï people and help them in taking care of disabled persons, and support them in developing their communities.
Support and help people (investigation, awareness) so that they take responsibility for their future and their communities.
Our goal is to become useless (Jean-Pascal LOMBART, who initiated Mission Tanzanie project).
Mission Tanzania project includes short, medium and long term. It can be defined by the word ‘empowerment’, which involves supporting and helping the Massaï people (investigation and awareness), so that they can take bigger action on their future and their communities. ‘Our goal is to become useless’ (Jean- Pascal LOMBART, who initiated Mission Tanzanie project).
Our action in Tanzania is prepared all along the year, by correspondence with local partners who will receive us, by a study of available documents related to education, health, agriculture, and by group work on « on the spot » workshops
– Before the end of the trip, and after a common reflection on the work done with the team, we organise meetings with Tanzanian partners whose contact might result in a future collaboration. With them and with the community representatives, we choose new axes for the collaboration and we define as precisely as we can the project to develop for the future mission, along with the contribution of future volunteers
When back in France, we establish a personal review, we give a testimony of what we lived during our stay in Tanzania, and we present the results of our approach to our partners during an event dedicated to feedback.
Our project is framed for the long term. Constituting a supportive group with former volunteers and local partners is an essential task. They help prepare the new team of volunteers, so that our project may bear fruits on the long run.
The field of action
The UN Sustainable Development Goals underline the importance of local communities’ involvement in development projects and Tanzania is one of the countries affected by these goals. Tanzania faces high poverty, 80% of the population lives on less than USD 2 a day, or less than 1 euro 60 according to France Diplomacy.
We work in the north of the country in the regions of Arusha, Kilimanjaro and more precisely for the Maasai community, because the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, from which the initiator of the project comes, has been present in the country since 1865. Committed in particular to the education and health of communities, it is now a regulatory and unifying body at the local level. Jean-Pascal LOMBART, initiator of the project and who led it four years in France, has established since the 1990s, as part of his missionary work, a solid network of active and trusted people among the inhabitants.
Our main focus is on children protected by the International Convention on the Rights of the Child, signed and ratified by Article 23 by Tanzania, which commits “mentally or physically disabled children to lead lives full and decent, in conditions that guarantee their dignity, promote their autonomy and facilitate their active participation in the life of the community.” Our priority therefore concerns their situation of disability because it is a situation very little addressed in this part of the world or even poorly accepted by the Maasai community.
Our 2019 team
The 2019 stay, mission Tanzania’s fifth stay, is scheduled from July 23 from Paris to August 14. Arrival scheduled for Wednesday 24 at Kilimanjaro airport. The preparation in four weekends will take place on December 1and and 2, February 9 and 10, March 9 and 10, May 11 and 12 …
Within the Congregation of Missionaries of the Holy Spirit, the Spiritans; 30 rue Lhomond 75005 Paris.
preparation in four weekends will take place on December 1 and 2, February 9 and 10, March 9 and 10, May 11 and 12.
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The health poster
The Health poster with a blue background, made for prevention purposes by the health group. They will be taught at clinics with the Tanzanian paediatrician. Our role will be to pass them on to our local partners, from their explained so that they can in turn teach them. They are in the Swahili and French versions (they are intended to explain or should be consulted according to a particular problem. And to show that if you do nothing, the injury, the handicap can get worse. Work done by Hugo and Mathilde in reflection and sketches and implemented on indesign by Olivier and Lucie).
The education banner
The education banner, carried out by the education team. They are intended to define the different handicaps that exist. The actions adopted on a daily basis, and what to do according to each disability (to which to go) and the risks that one incurs if we do nothing. It also shows the potential of these people, an opening to the future.
Ulemavu – Handicap
In this group: Aude, Deborah, Sandrine, Baptiste, Anthony and Rosa in research and early drafts. Graphic director: Olivier, Anthony and Lucie
Work carried out by the training team for the prevention of risks associated with post- and prenatal birth.
A team that is expected to operate in two clinics, Nainokanoka and Engaruka (Pauline and Oriane).
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Organizing picnic sharing and recess inget (children pay to have a spread as a symbol of their commitment)