January 6, 2011
On 6th January, 2011, 17 Japanese youths arrived at Tanzania from Japan, and they will work with the Tanzanian people in various sectors, mostly in the education sector.
Among the 17 volunteers, 14 are teachers of science and mathematics in primary and secondary schools, automobile maintenance, electric and electronic equipment maintenance, computer technology and tourism in vocational training institutes. Other three will work in the field of physiotherapy at a hospital, landscape architecture, and youth activities in governmental organizations, respectively.
Ms.Tamura, one of the newly arrived JOCV who is going to teach science and mathematics in Masasi Day Secondary School, says: "Although the environment of Masasi is different from that of Japan, I am happy and determined to challenge it, for I believe that I will learn more from such environment."
Another newly arrived JOCV, Mr. Furuike, who will teach tourism at VETA Dodoma, believes that the tourism sector is very important to Tanzania, and says he will use his experience to contribute to its development. Before his arrival at Tanzania, he worked for a tourist hotel in Tokyo, Japan.
Currently, JICA Tanzania has 66 JOCV members in Tanzania. Since the beginning of this programme in Tanzania in 1966, a total of 1345 Japanese Volunteers have been dispatched to the country.