YAAPHA (Youth In Action Against Poverty and HIV/AIDS) was founded 8 years ago by Peter Bundala, and its mission is this:
“YAAPHA is committed to reducing illiteracy and poverty by addressing the needs of children and youth, providing primary education, life skills and entrepreneurship empowerment in Tanzania.”
Check out this short video about Peter’s life and what sparked him to begin his own non-profit organization:
OUR TIME VOLUNTEERING WITH YAAPHA
Tripp from United States
In January 2016, my wife and I started planning a year long trip around the world for our family of 7. It was a journey of a lifetime for all of us, with stops at many Wonders of the World. But now that we have returned home and reflected on our entire journey, the one highlight that everyone agreed upon was our time volunteering with YAAPHA.
My experience with YAAPHA
Estefania from Mexico
My experience with the YAAPHA group was an unforgettable and remarkable one. For starters, the members in the group are the kindest, most loving and caring people.
My journey to people living with hope,
giving me hope.
Margarida from Switzerland
After longing for some months to finally get to Moshi, here I am with YAAPHA (Youth in Action Against Poverty, HIV and AIDS), which was started by Peter Bundala, with his background as a teacher, a carpenter, a farmer, studies in development, cooperation and environmental issues and with much more further knowledge and skills. He and his indispensable friends and supporters catched me right away with their open spoken and hands on way.
Silke volunteered for YAAPHA in 2014, teaching two daily classes at the Pasua school in the Moshi urban district . Silke was a great teacher, teaching English, Maths, Science & Kiswahili (Swahili) and very well recieved by the children at Pasua!
SUZANNE From Scotland
I have been working at the moshi office for 3 weeks now and have been involved with various groups during this period.
The majority of groups are in need of funding to explore their ideas and establish projects. As a lot of the youth have nothing to do and no opportunities, I defiantly feel that a lot of the older youth would benefit from vocational training and financial support to achieve skills. Then they could seek employment and have choices in their lives.
Alejandra and Andrea (Spain)
Unforgettable experience in Moshi, Tanzania - We are Andrea and Alejandra living in Barcelona. We wanted to do something different during hour holidays, and after so many ideas, we decided to go to Tanzania and visit YAAPHA in Moshi.
In 2015 we were joined by Ana from Madrid, Spain. She spent 5 weeks in Tanzania working with children at an orphanage in Urambo, Tabora.
As my first traveling experience I was so nervous. Fortunately the YAAPHA staff helped me with all my doubts even I was already situated in the volunteer house.
Gregorio (New Jersey, US)
I’m Gregorio from Florence , New Jersey. I volunteered in 2014 with YAAPHA. My volunteer placement at UJiji Primary School in Kigoma region was very successfull.
Hannah (Perth, Western Australia)
I took part in the Community Teaching Program for 6 weeks, over the months of February and March 2015. It was an incredible experience teaching in Urambo District in the Tabora
Karen - Belgium.
Amazing experience in 2015! My name is Karen from Belgium , My success of going to Tanzania to volunteer was probably the best thing I've ever done. I met a lot of lovely people. I still keep in touch with a lot of them. During my stay I worked in the hospital (Urambo District Hospital).
Laura (Colorado, US)
I’m Laura from Boulder , Colorado . Michigan State University. I had a good experience volunteering with YAAPHA.
Lindsey (Florida, US)
In 2015 this is the trip that changed my life forever. It was my first volunteer trip and I can say it made me a better person.
Nellie (Stockholm, Sweden)
During my 4 weeks stay in Msaranga, Moshi in 2014, I got to be part of a variety of projects and other activities! I worked in the elderly home, with the cutest children & with fun Maasai friends all together with helpful staff! Amazing all in all!
Rafal (Szczecin, Poland)
Ever since I launched my interest in traveling to Tanzania 2013, I have been very impressed by YAAPHA's work. Thanks to a very detailed description of available programs I never had any doubts that taking part in HIV/AIDS program was the best possible decision.
Auckland, New Zealand
I volunteered in Tanzania for 2 weeks in May 2016 through YAAPHA TANZANIA and loved it. Organizing my trip through YAAPHA was great, they were helpful, friendly and efficient and were flexible enough that I was able to change things once I was there.
Travelling to volunteer in Tanzania was the first time I have ever done anything of such a nature and, almost immediately, I knew how worthwhile an experience it was going to be. I met with staff at the Organization multiple times during my first few days in Moshi to set goals and be orientated within the new environment
Stephanie (Ottawa, Canada)
When I first decided to begin my travels abroad, I dove right in and chose to go to Tanzania, Africa. Thanks to the endless support from the YAAPHA's staff , this trip was easily the most memorable period in my life.
I encourage anyone who wants to embark on a mission trip to apply to YAAPHA. The Tanzania trip I went on last summer was even better than I expected ( and I had high expectations!) If you are thinking of joining the Tanzania trip I would say you need to like kids. This is an unbelievable experience to be role models to children and teach the English too
MEDICAL DOCTOR VOLUNTEER BY ANTONIA
I was working at Mawenzi hospital as a doctor. The process to get the working permission was very complicated, chaotic, expensive and took more time than expected.