Pippi House is a registered NGO in Tanzania. It houses, educates and helps girls who have been on the streets of Arusha. Currently Pippi hosts 55 girls and 20 children. The founder of the program, Aristides Nshange worked before founding the Pippi Foundation for a program for street boys. While conducting outreach, he discovered several girls on the street, but there was no program to help the girls, so he started the program with a few girls. The girls were on the streets because of abuse at home, orphanages, or in situations where they were domestic slaves. A few of the girls left their families in villages because of extreme poverty. They hoped to find work in Arusha. Some of the girls were sex-trafficked. Now they are in school with hope in their hearts.
- Volunteers can stay for a minimum of one month up to 3 months, depending on the skills.
- Proactive thinking and self- initiative expected
- Adaptability, independent working
- Mastery of English language and knowledge of deaf language.
- Training or experience with specific (challenging) target groups is an advantage
- No smoking and drinking when at the project
- You have to cooperate to apply for a Police Clearance Certificate
- Only females are accepted working at the Pippi Foundation.
- It is important to cover knees and shoulders at school at all times.
- Female: t-shirt (no low-neck line or singlets) and trousers, skirts or dresses that cover the knees (no high splits in the skirt or dress that would reveal the knees or upper leg)