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  • Locations: Multiple Locations, Tanzania
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer
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  • Restrictions: WashU applicants only
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Program Description:

Maji Safi Group

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Address: P.O. Box 126 Shirat,Tanzania


Sector of Work: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH); Community Outreach; Health Education; Participatory Development, Menstrual Hygiene Health

Region/Country: Shirati, Tanzania (Northeast Tanzania)

Mission: To promote health and disease prevention in underserved and impoverished areas through holistic community empowerment and by working predominantly with local women and youth. 

Using a participatory development model and Community Health Educators to engage and educate local populations about personal and public health, routes of contamination, safe waste disposal, and the importance of clean water, good sanitation, and healthy hygiene has been at the core of our work for a decade.

Maji Safi Group (MSG) enables local women and youth to change their own community’s public health situation. MSG strives to bring awareness worldwide to the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) crisis that humans face, while simultaneously working at a grassroots level to educate families and communities to prevent disease. MSG has always compared water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) to a computer that needs both hardware and software to work. For so many WASH organizations, building WASH infrastructure (hardware) has been straightforward, but they have struggled to teach the health education (software) needed to make impactful and sustainable behavioral changes among the beneficiaries.

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Language Requirement: English required, knowledge of Swahili and/or Luo is useful

Possible Projects: Collect and Evaluate Data; Develop Project Proposals and Reports; Develop Project Budgets; Plan and Implement Participatory Development Programs

Preferred Knowledge and Background: WASH, Participatory Tools/Methods, Global Health, M&E, Data Assessment, Grant Writing Knowledge 

Cost: Students are responsible for flights, potential visa fees, and additional living expenses. Housing is available in MSG staff complex for approximately $16-20/day including room, board, laundry and internet. Maji Safi covers the cost of program-related transportation and offers students the opportunity to apply for scholarship that could cover the cost of room and board at the MSG staff complex. Other independent travel expenses are the responsibility of the student. Students are required to purchase purchase WUSTL travel insurance for the duration of their practicum for $40/month.

Travel Immunizations or preventative medication is recommended and may be required for your program participation. Students are responsible for covering all associated costs. Please refer to the CDC for more information. 

Brown School Contact: Global Programs Office

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