Tiritose Sustainable Travel is an organisation that organises international programmes for overseas students to come to Zimbabwe and explore the country for learning and adventure purposes. We start with a seamless application and placement process, then a comprehensive pre-departure orientation to help you prepare. We welcome you from the time you get off the plane, arrange your accommodation, entertainment and help you achieve your trip goals. For MBA students or business undergrads, we have come up with 3 business internship programmes that you can participate in, either as part of your study programme or for work experience. Why not rough and tough it out with unforgettable volunteer work in Africa?
Some of the areas you can expect to work in are as follows, although this is not an exhaustive list:
Non-Profit Administration and Management
MBA students and graduates from business school have a unique opportunity to work with non-profit organisations in Zimbabwe. The local staff is very passionate about helping vulnerable children, however, lack the necessary business skills to apply for grants, allocate available resources as well as use those resources in a responsible/sustainable way. Business school students and graduates are able to come on board and help staff with identifying potential funding streams, and then writing proposals acceptable by donors.
As part of the business & professional skills internship, you will be able to take organisations through the growth cycle, and then develop ways to keep them sustainable even after you have long left Zimbabwe. You will be able to look back at an internship that helped make a lasting impact on the vulnerable section of the population in Zimbabwe, while you would have advanced your resume better than anyone in your graduating class.
This placement will expose you to consumer credit financing, cementing your knowledge of development finance and the ins and outs of credit retail distribution networks. The flexibility of this placement is like no other – you will be able to rotate between financing for energy products, furniture, electronics, home appliances, hardware, and clothing. There are over 100 stores in Zimbabwe, in very different parts of the country – and the locations bring their own challenges that will demand a different skill set, which you would have to learn during your work placement.
Talk about finding purpose in life: you can rest easy knowing you have made a difference through improving people’s standards of living by implementing innovative and easily accessible credit solutions. Through the work you would have done during your business work placement, you will help local Zimbabweans who are financially illiterate develop a credit history, which they may use to purchase their first homes as well as secure other lines of financing in the future.