Hamar Tribe Outreach, Ethiopia

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Hamar Tribe Outreach, Ethiopia

from £1,280
Duration: from 2 weeks to 8 months
Countries: Ethiopia
Live and volunteer with an inspiring African tribe in one of the most remote and traditional tribal areas in Africa – a unique once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Summary

Hamar Tribe Outreach, Ethiopia

This remarkable volunteer project is located in Ethiopia’s breathtaking Omo Valley, one of the most remote traditional tribal areas in Africa. You will be working directly with the Hamar Tribe in cutting edge initiatives, contributing to sustainable development and conservation through a tailored high impact volunteer programme with our sister organisation, Big Beyond.

Volunteers will share their time, individual experience and knowledge across a range of sectors including teaching, business, healthcare, conservation, research, tourism and heritage.

You don’t need any specific skills or experience to get involved in this project, but the ability to be flexible, respectful of different cultures, adventurous, enthusiastic, motivated and open-minded is what we ask for. It’s our job to ensure you make the greatest impact & receive the best experience whatever your background may be.

Where will this project take me?

To the South Omo, within Africa’s Great Rift Valley, far from any city and home to 200,000 tribal people living as they have for centuries. Our volunteers are privileged to work hand-in-hand with the Hamar tribe - probably one of the nicest groups of people on the planet. This unique opportunity offers you the chance to experience the African continent almost as the early explorers found it and, whilst there have been some changes, the Hamar tribe holds strong to their cultural traditions even though they are surrounded by an increasingly modern world.

Hamar tribes-people wear colourful jewelry and dress in animal skins or cloths. Married women have red braided hair. The men and boys usually stroll behind cattle and a man’s wealth is judged by the size of his herds. The Hamar are known particularly for their ritualistic ‘bull jumping‘ or ‘ukuli’ ceremonies. The tribe is both pastoral and agricultural, and keeping cattle is a very important component of life here.

What’s the project all about?

The overall goal of this project is to empower the Hamar community, helping them achieve their own ambitions within respected cultural boundaries, to live healthier lives and to work towards saving the last remaining wildlife in Mago National Park.

Working at this location and on such innovative projects can be a challenge for some and requires great deal of respect and flexibility. However becoming part of this initiative will be an unparalleled experience and you will contribute in a very real way. It’s also not as hard as it might sound!

Our volunteers are supported day-to-day by a dedicated local and international team. Whilst being closely guided towards well researched objectives, you’ll be offered a great level of freedom in leading your project role as it suits you – in return, we ask for self-motivation, initiative, enthusiasm and support for our capacity-building approach. You’ll gain a genuine insight into the challenges faced locally, both in conservation and community development, as well as being inspired by the opportunities Africa offers.

We invite you to be on our Ethiopia team and make positive steps forward for this often forgotten corner of Africa.


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Extra Fun & Travel

Explore Ethiopia, nearby Mago National Park, take walks along dry river beds spotting colobus monkeys. The base is very remote so nights can be quiet but there is a huge wilderness begging to be explored.

About African Impact

African Impact is a multi-award winning volunteer travel organisation which runs and manages meaningful and responsible volunteer experiences and internship programs throughout Africa.  The organisation was founded in 2004 in Zimbabwe, and since then has grown into the Africa leaders in volunteer tourism, having facilitated over 12,000 volunteers and interns in 12 countries across the continent.

We are proud to offer fun, safe and structured placements where volunteers understand their contribution to responsible projects run in partnership with local communities and conservation efforts. Our journey so far has been both inspiring and humbling and we will keep pushing the horizons of what volunteering can achieve.

We believe in the power of volunteering and have seen the amazing things volunteers can achieve.
We believe in the passionate people who work for us and beside us to create tangible positive impacts and change lives.
We believe in what we do, in standing out and in standing up for fun, sustainable volun-teering.

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Hamar elder

Hamar elder

Hamar school kids eating lunch

Hamar school kids eating lunch

Hamar women dancing at a traditional bull jumping ceremony

Hamar women dancing at a traditional bull jumping ceremony

Hamer village

Hamer village

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