Posted: 25th September 2017
Mission Direct has partnered with Go Make A Difference in Tanzania (Go MAD) a small independent Christian charity with over 20 years of experience in Tanzania.
GoMAD offers longer trips of 1 to 6 months and offers people the chance to visit Tanzania and get involved in community development projects that really make a difference to people’s lives. You can go as an individual or as a church group or school group. They also run family trips.
All GoMAD projects are practical ranging from building through teaching to medical assistance. Training is given to the volunteers to enable them to be completely competent in these activities including clinical training.
Go MAD has invested heavily in building a lodge to provide comfortable accommodation for volunteers. It is close to Lake Victoria in a beautiful area called Bweri. It is purpose built for volunteers, enabling them to relax in the evening in an environment which is similar to home. The food is cooked by two trained local ladies who provide us with dishes such as chicken pie, spaghetti bolognase, lasagna etc.
In January 2018 GoMAD will be coordinating trips to the island of Zanzibar. Volunteers will be supporting small parishes in this tropical island with practical projects including building water tanks and toilets, helping in schools and supporting the local Church. There are lots of places of interest to visit in your time off including Stone Town and the Anglican Cathedral which was built on the site of the old slave market.
GoMAD also organising longer-term trips to Kenya. For more information, visit their website