SAIDIA TANZANIA is an organisation dedicated to supporting the local community. We are a Tanzanian registered not-for-profit organisation. The Swahili word "SAIDIA" means assist, help or support. The name was chosen for the reason that this is SAIDIA Organisation's ultimate goal; to assist the needy in their journey to a better existence. We are unique. Where possible we support existing yet often struggling local initiatives. We don’t set up our own projects, our communities in Tanzania have hundreds if not thousands of existing projects, often they just lack some basic skills to assist them in their goals. Our focus is to work with our local community to support them, after all Tanzania’s way out of poverty is by helping themselves and sustaining this development.
In 2011 we partnered with Honey Badger Lodge and Safaris (www.honeybadgerlodge.com) and this has meant that there have been some big changes at SAIDIA. We now work in two different ways. Firstly a percentage of all profits from the lodge go to support out community initiatives. The lodge guests can also visit any of our projects and support us in any other way they can. This set up means we do not have to solely rely on external funding to conduct our work.
Secondly we continue to accept volunteers to support our different initiatives. Our volunteering programme continues to offer an unforgettably inspirational volunteering experience. Volunteers will gain insight into the vibrant culture of Tanzania, whilst making a meaningful contribution to the community. Volunteering will change your perspective on life and bring new value to everyday norms. Unlike large profit making volunteer organisations, volunteering with SAIDIA Tanzania comes with no fee! YES you read it right…there is NO fee to volunteer. Volunteers only need to pay for their accommodation and their volunteering is free. We have always believed that volunteering ones time and skills for the betterment of others should be payment enough. We really hope our set up enables more people to come and volunteer. We want SAIDIA to be attainable for all.
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© Saidia Organisation Ltd, is a Registered Non-profit Organisation under the
Companies Act(CAP 212).
it is a company limited by guarantee and has no share capital.