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Allied Health

Faculty-LedFaculty-Led | Health Science Tanzania

Module Overview

This module presents a platform for students to compare Allied Health practices in Tanzania with those of their countries of origin as they work alongside local organizations operating in these fields. Participants get to experience the Tanzanian cultures as well as explore and be immersed in this safe, rich and wild country.

Location

Tanzania is one of the safest countries in Africa with a growing population and many different cultures and customs. This module is based in Arusha, Tanzania, which sits in the shadow of Mt. Meru, on the edge of the eastern branch of the Great Rift Valley. Arusha acts as a very important hub for the East African Community, the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the tourism industry. It is very strategically positioned and allows easy access to Tanzania’s most famous National Parks, such as the Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park, Tarangire National Park and Mt. Kilimanjaro. Arusha’s strategic location brings people together from all different regions of the country which makes it an exciting and rich location for travelling students.

Students are accommodated in a comfortable lodge with hot showers, good food and internet access. The lodge is in close proximity to various hospitals and NGOs as is necessary to facilitate the practical components of the module.

Educational Outcomes

  • Gain greater insight into the practice of Allied Health in a developing country as well as the cultural perceptions surrounding disabilities and health care
  • Understand the challenges faced within this aspect of health in Tanzania
  • Assist and learn from organizations that are dedicated to providing jobs and vocational capability for people with disabilities
  • Gain experience from assisting professionals with their patients in a cross-cultural environment
  • Create and deliver healthcare workshops in urban and rural communities where longstanding impact will be left
  • Experience the world view of Tanzanian cultures and compare with personal standpoint

Module Length

The minimum duration for this module is 12 days.  The maximum length is 21 days.

Contributors

Tyler Kinzer

Tyler Kinzer studied Intercultural Studies at John Brown University in the United States. Before joining the Edutours Africa family, he worked as a high-end interior carpenter before he and his wife moved to Tanzania. “Having been born and raised in Kenya, East Africa is my home which has cultivated in me a deep love of adventure, nature, culture and people.

I spent my childhood camping and hiking, and on the seat of my motorcycle exploring as much of Kenya as I could. I have a passion for adventure, travel and Africa. I am lucky to be able to share all of that with my incredible wife”.

Margaret Kenyi

Margaret has a Masters degree in chemistry and a diploma in Education. She was the Education Program Manager of an International NGO but decided to leave that career path to pursue Special Education in order to provide education and a flourishing life for her autistic daughter Ruth. She is now the Executive Director of Step By Step Learning Centre which has been providing education and medical care to children with disabilites since 2005.

What she loves most about her work is watching her students begin to improve from the work at SSLC after being put down by their challenges and the difficult world around them

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