Tanzania Clean Water Project

Tanzania Clean Water Project

Partner with local organizations to take a deep look into one of the most Critical Issues of your generation—the global water crisis its related public health crisis. Droughts, a lack of education, and a changing climate have only increased the burden on communities with limited access to clean water. Explore different approaches to tackling water, sanitation, and hygiene issues—commonly referred to as WASH. Serve alongside local masons, engineers, and village residents on various water projects. Model good hand washing, one of the most effective hygiene interventions, with the local primary students who educate their peers in after-school clubs.

Components of a Critical Issues Program

  1. Deliberate Focus: Students explore specific global issues as they exist in communities around the world.
  2. Pre-Travel Engagement: Prior to their arrival in the program’s base country, students build an understanding of the issue their program focuses on through readings, film screenings, and ongoing learning opportunities.
  3. Program Content and Discussion: Students progress through a curriculum comprised of activities, discussions, and debriefs designed to expand their understanding and exploration of key topics.
  4. Program Staff: Program Leaders on Critical Issues programs have intimate local knowledge and an academic or professional background in the focus area.
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No-Stress Travel Guarantee!

With our No-Stress Travel Guarantee, you may cancel for any reason up until the day of travel, and escrow 100% of the program fees for up to two years from the cancellation date.
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No-Stress Travel Guarantee!

With our No-Stress Travel Guarantee, you may cancel for any reason up until the day of travel, and escrow 100% of the program fees for up to two years from the cancellation date.
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Packing the right gear (and the right amounts) is the first step to an incredible travel experience. Follow these tips to pack like a pro:

Travel light. Pack only the essentials. You’ll need less than you think!
Bring the right clothes. Pack clothes that are culturally appropriate for your destination and acceptable for service projects. This means bringing long shorts (think Bermuda and basketball shorts), t-shirts with sleeves to cover shoulders, and appropriate footwear.
Leave your valuables behind. While traveling, it’s easier for things to get lost, stolen, or damaged. Keep any prized possessions safe at home.
Check with TSA. Make sure your luggage complies with TSA regulations, especially your carry-on. Useful tip: Pack an empty water bottle and fill it up after security.
Extra paperwork? If you need additional forms filled out to get credit for your service hours, no problem! Bring these forms with you so they can be completed in-country.

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CARRY-ON

A school backpack is ideal as it will be used for day trips.

  • Passport
  • Photocopy of passport
  • Wallet/money
  • Visa documentation (if applicable)
  • Book and/or journal
  • Pen
  • Phone
  • Camera
  • Chargers
  • Change of clothes
  • Water bottle
  • Medication
  • Camera
  • Outlet power converter
  • Additional community service forms
  • Consent to Travel form
  • Rustic Pathways emergency contacts
CHECKED LUGGAGE

A 50-70 Liter duffel bag or backpack is ideal. A wheeled bag is only suitable if it can be carried like a duffel over rough terrain.

Clothes

  • Socks (8-10)
  • Underwear (8-10, we will hand-wash our own due to cultural sensitivity, so bring one pair per day if you prefer not to hand-wash your own undergarments)
  • Pants/capris (2-3)
  • Jeans (1)
  • Knee-length shorts (2-3)
  • T-shirts (5-7)
  • Long sleeved shirt (1-2)
  • Fleece/hoodie
  • Pajamas
  • Quick dry towel (1-2)
  • Rain jacket
  • Sneakers (1-2)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat (2 – 1 for sun, and 1 for warmth)
  • Work gloves

Toiletries

(Travel size bottles in Ziploc bags)

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Body wash
  • Face wash
  • Toothbrush
  • Tooth paste
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray with DEET
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Contacts
  • Contact solution
  • Personal med kit
  • Deodorant
  • Wet Wipes
  • Razor/shaving cream

Miscellaneous

  • Headlamp and spare batteries (2 sets)

Optional

  • Hiking boots
  • Pillow with pillowcase/camping pillow
  • Foam ear plugs
  • Portable games (Bananagrams, cards, etc.)
  • Sports games (Frisbee, soccer ball, etc.)