The students were greeted by Chipua's Executive Director at the Mikocheni office and given a tour of the facility. They were briefly introduced to the Girls' Project and the Qualifying Test Project before receiving a more detailed introduction to the work of the organization by the Development Director, which included an outline of the purpose behind the projects, past projects and the direction of the organization.
An extensive question and answer session was provided which allowed the students to become better acquainted with the way non-governmental organizations (NGOs) operate in Tanzania. They asked questions concerning fundraising and financing; organizational structure; successes and challenges; development, quality and delivery of projects; interaction between the organization and the grassroots, as well as with other NGOs; and details regarding the projects currently operating.
The students will be visiting Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar and Mara regions as part of a program which introduces them to the workings of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Tanzania. They will also help in building a high school dormitory for girls at a secondary school outside Musoma.
More information on their activities can be found through their supporting organization, Tanzania Development Support.