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Tanzania Program

June 29 - July 9, 2024
October 5 - 15, 2024
January 11 - 21, 2025 (full)
February 1 - 11, 2025 (fuill)

May 3 - 13, 2025

Not quite ready to apply or looking to travel in 2025?

Sign up here to be added to the waitlist.

Mission & Vision

Embark on an eleven-day transformative journey to Karatu, Tanzania, with Wombs of the World. Designed for birthworkers—doulas, midwives, L&D nurses—this immersive program intertwines service with profound learning experiences in two local clinics. Our unique "Nursi-Dada-Doula" initiative fosters collaboration, easing language barriers and deepening engagement in a clinical setting. Here, you'll serve alongside nurse midwives and Tanzanian mothers, embracing the resilience and strength of African birth practices with respect and humility.

Beyond clinical service, the program offers cultural immersion and personal growth. Stay in welcoming accommodations, savor nutritious meals, and start each day with optional movement sessions. Engage with the local Maasai tribe to understand their birth rituals, explore the stunning Ngorongoro Crater on a safari adventure, and share daily reflections and stories in a supportive community of birthworkers.

This journey is more than a chance to gain hands-on experience; it's an opportunity to challenge perceptions, learn from diverse birthing traditions, and form lasting bonds with fellow participants and the women you serve. As you immerse yourself in Tanzanian culture and contribute to meaningful service, you'll return home enriched, inspired, and more connected to the global birthworker community. Ready for an experience that will change not only how you view birth but also your role in it?

 

Join us in Tanzania for a journey of service, learning, and transformation.

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Join Our Tananzia Journey

How the process works:

Step 1

Submit Application

Begin by applying with a $50+ fee, which supports our scholarship fund, increasing program accessibility.

Step 2

Attend Info Session

After your application, join us for an enlightening webinar. It’s an opportunity for you to fully understand the program, connect with like-minded birthworkers, and express your intentions as well.

Step 3

Deep Dive Questionnaire

A follow-up application will be sent post-webinar to gauge your readiness and ensure your goals align with the heart of this program.

Step 4

Pre-trip Zoom Calls

Once you have been accepted into the program, you will be added to a group WhatsApp group and invited to several group zoom calls with your trip facilitators to connect before you travel.

We welcome a diverse group of birthworkers who share a giving heart, open mind, humility, adaptability, a thirst for learning, and a service-oriented spirit. No hands-on clinical experience is required, making this program accessible to a wider range of birthworkers.

Sample Itinerary

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Here is a sample of what our trip could like, this is potentially subject to change due to weather or the twists and turns of travel!

Day 1: Arrival in Kilimanjaro

Arrival in Arusha and spend the night.

Day 4: Clinic

Start day with morning movement practice. Clinic day. Afternoon group workshop.

 

 

Day 7: Clinic

Start day with morning movement practice. Clinic Day. Afternoon Workshop. 

Day 10: Safari! 

Soak up the beauty of the land and the animals on a super fun and magical safari adventure (you cannot go all the way to Tanzania and not go on safari!) We go into the Ngorongoro Crater which is known as the "birthplace of mankind". Both Maasai beliefs and archeology confirms some of the earliest human remains in the world were found here. It is a very special place. 

Day 2: Head to Karatu

Drive 3.5 hours Karatu. Stop at Maasai Market to get a lay of the land. Have a late lunch at the house and, settle in. Have our opening ceremony and clinic preparation workshop. 

Day 5: Maasai Day

Maasai Day! Joing a group of local Masaai women and sit in circle to talk about all the things that connect us as women and how culture is dynamic, but birth is universal. 

Day 8: Clinic & Celebrate

Start day with morning movement practice. Clinic Day. Finish the trip by having a party with the nurses! Great way to connect more deeply with these birthworkers. 

Day 11: Departure

Soak up the last day and head back to the airport, or to wherever your adventure is going to take you! To learn about our Zanzibar Add-On, please inquire! 

Day 3: Onboarding 

Start day with morning movement practice.  Clinic introductions and nurse introduction. Afternoon group workshop.

 

Day 6: Clinic

Start day with morning movement practice. Clinic Day. Afternoon Workshop. 

 

Day 9: Final Clinic Day

This is our final day with the clinics. It varies depending on the group and the flow of the week. Maybe we teach a workshop to the nurses, maybe we support lots of births! 

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Tanzania Program

June 29 - July 9, 2024
October 5 - 15, 2024
January 11 - 21, 2025
February 1 - 11, 2025
May 3 - 13, 2025

Not quite ready to apply or looking to travel in 2025?

Sign up here to be added to the waitlist.

The Investment

TUITION
$3750 USD

INCLUDES
Everything you need from the time you exit the airport to the time you leave.

ALL LODGING

ADVENTURE
ACTIVITIES

ALL MEALS

ALL BIRTH
WORKSHOPS

TRANSPORTATION

PRE-DEPARTURE TRAININGS

CLINIC COMPENSATION

GROWING YOUR NETWORK

DOES NOT INCLUDES
Airfare, Travel Insurance, Entry Volunteer Visa, Immunizations (optional), Souvenirs, and Tips for our Hosts (this is customary).  

TANZANIA PROGRAM APPLICATION

 

When you submit your application you will be directed to a checkout page to submit your $50 application fee.

If  application fee is not feasible for you right now, please email us.

This program is an intentional and inclusive community space. There will be no tolerance for racism, sexism, ableism, ageism, classism, fatphobia, heterosexism, transantagonism, gender essentialism (this is a TERF free space), xenophobia, and all other isms.
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Thank you for applying!

We will be in touch soon!

Look out for our email about the upcoming informational webinars. 
 
Thank you so much for your interest! We can't wait to meet you!

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