Giulia, 2011

My experience at TAFCOM has been extremely revealing: I learned a lot about the workings of community-based NGOs, about the social and economic conditions of Tanzania and about the practicalities of urgent issues such as poverty and HIV/AIDS. The thing I appreciated most in working for TAFCOM is the freedom of choosing the project you are more interested in. My month at TAFCOM, for example, has been particularly intense: I collaborated to the organisation of a Fund-raiser event, I did research for my future academic career, I designed and collaborated with the tailoring center to the realisation of bags which I will be able to sell back home. Particularly touching and valuable is the experience of home visits through which you can get a glimpse of what the real problems of Tanzania are and of the strength and dignity of Tanzanian people in facing them.

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