The Bandari Project is directed in Australia by a board consisting of members of the Port Fairy and Warrnambool communities.
Board membership is entirely voluntary and they meet monthly to develop and implement its project strategy, and to plan and conduct fund-raising events. The board has developed and is refining a medium term strategic plan.
Delivery in Tanzania is overseen by our dynamic project manager, Glory, together with her assistant Hawa. We have four teachers - James, Zawadi, Fred and Deborah, and a sewing instructor who works with the women’s skill development project.
Several other staff are employed to run the farm enterprises, maintain the facilities and to provide security after hours.
Volunteers are encouraged to contribute to the project on the ground in Tanzania and from home.
Annual group volunteering trips are organised, incorporating working at Bandari with some tourism. Individual volunteers are also welcome to visit Mto wa Mbu and contribute to the project according to their specific skills and availability. There is always something to do, and our volunteers find great rewards in helping!