Tanzania media and  journalism placements

Global Media Projects Team in Tanzania

Country Directors - Joshua Kuboja and Laban Irhene

Our project partners in Tanzania are a local NGO called Tanzania Heralds for Youth Services (THEYS). We were introduced to THEYS by Laban Irhene who at the time was completing his Phd thesis in the UK. He had heard about the work that GVP did and contacted us to chat about how we could work together to meet our shared objectives.

Laban is incredibly well connected through his work with THEYS, which enables us to offer such a wide variety of projects in Tanzania. Working closely with Joshua, Laban oversees all our projects in Tanzania.

Joshua lives in Arusha with his wife Beatrice and is the Director of Maua English Medium School, our main teaching placement in Arusha. Joshua will be the friendly face you'll see at the airport when he meets you on arrival and also conducts our Swhaili language course. His links with the schools and orphanages in the area are extensive.

Partner Organization: THEYS

The Global Volunteer Projects partner organization in Tanzania, The Tanzania Heralds for Youth Services (THEYS), is a registered NGO that works with young people in Tanzania. It aims to give them successful futures through helping and preparing them for education and work. THEYS enjoys the support and patronage of the former president H.E. Ali Hassan Mwinyi. The wife of former premier to the United Republic of Tanzania, Hon. Regina Lowassa is the General Chairman.

The partnership between Global Volunteer Projects and THEYS and the resulting volunteer placements directly further THEYS aims to foster the well-being and education of children and youth in Tanzania and helps contribute to them achieving a more successful future.