managed by S. Witts (Communication)
Tenteleni is an entirely volunteer-run charity that supports UK university students to travel to placements in Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Swaziland and Zanzibar. Volunteers work alongside staff in schools, children’s homes and non-governmental organisations to offer support, enthusiasm and friendship. Both the local communities and the volunteers themselves benefit from engaging in the sharing of skills and ideas. Tenteleni aims to create sustainable relationships and to work in partnership in order to enhance the educational experiences of vulnerable children. A Partnership Volunteer Programme, involving UK volunteers being paired up with Kenyan volunteers is to be piloted in Kisumu in 2008. Since being founded in 1998, Tenteleni has continued to expand to include eight projects in five countries running for 8-13 weeks over the UK university summer break, involving over a 100 volunteers.
The Tenteleni website is a source of up-to-date and interesting information about Tenteleni’s activities and projects. For more information visit: www.tenteleni.org.uk or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.