There is much need for extra help in Tanzanian schools. However, it is very important to know where and how to give support. We do not support government schools as this interferes with the local education system and may reduce the incentive for the government to improve its own educational system, whilst also disrupting the work of the local teachers. In general we support locally based schools, trying to provide an education to those that would otherwise go without. We currently have volunteer positions at teaching project for children of all ages. The nursery schools are run by local organisations trying to prepare the children for primary school by teaching them basics such as reading, writing, Maths, Swahili and English. Projects working with older children are providing an education to orphaned and disadvantaged children, who otherwise would not be able to attend school. We do not agree with placing unskilled people into teaching positions, replacing local teachers or disrupting the work of the local teachers. Local teachers are teaching at all of these schools and rather than replace them, we try to enhance their work by taking extra classes and activities, dividing large classes and helping give more individual attention to the children. Volunteers can also help with one on one tuition for children falling behind.
HighlightsVolunteering in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, the chance to climb the mountain and do an African Safari.
QualificationsNo Qualifications needed. If you have particular skills then this is a benefit.
Volunteer TypesEnglish teaching
What`s IncludedThe price you are paying includes your accommodation, breakfast, dinner and laundry daily. Your only additional costs are lunches, internet use, personal spending etc (most people budget between USD$50-$100 per week).
The volunteering and all support related to that is no additional charge (except the visa fees as mentioned below). We have a great team of staff to look after you whilst here and after enjoying a town tour and orientation, you will be able to begin your volunteer work.
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- Tanzania: Moshi
Terms:Throughout the year
Participants:American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South African, Worldwide
Cost:From USD$630 (1 month)