Volunteer teaching in Tanzania

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Program Description

Children represent over 50% of the population, but in terms of budget allocations, children welfare is still relegated to the private sphere of the family, community and NGOs and remains politically marginalized from the mainstream concerns of the governance and economic policy

There is significant economic growth in some sectors, particularly mining and tourism but very little growth in Agriculture sector on which most children and their families depend.
Opportunities missed in childhood, such as good nutrition and education, can cause irreversible harm and trap children in long term poverty. Poverty at household level and very low level of investment in basic infrastructure such as schools and health care facilities or transport for economic activities makes life hard for children in Tanzania.
The only way out of poverty is through education. This goes of course even more for orphans. Children are very much aware that being able to speak English is essential to their future prospects and they are eager to learn.


English is a common language in Tanzania because the country once was a British colony. However, there is a lack of quality English education. If you choose to teach, don’t expect Western standards with premade educational materials, tight schedules and so on. You must make it up as you go. You may also assist with sports, music, drawing lessons, games and other activities.
Public schools close during the following periods:
June 15th – July 27th
Sep 19th – Oct 10th
Dec 15th – Jan 1st
During these periods it is possible to teach at a private school or at an orphanage instead.


To take part in the voluntary work program, maturity, flexi- bility, independence and the desire to do social work are necessary. Your stay is an experience you will never forget. Volunteering in Tanzania enables you to experience this great country up close and personal.
Get to know the smiling, friendly people in tiny villages, nearly untouched by modern life, or tour the busy, bustling cities of Dar es Salaam, Arusha, and Moshi.

Volunteer Types

Community development

What`s Included

- Airport pick-up (not for boarding school).
- Room and board during entire stay.
- Manual.
- Assistance from a local coordinator.
- Introduction days (Except at the boarding school)

Not included in the fee:

- Any personal expenses, soft drinks, bottled water. Any entrance fee during sightseeing and traveling. Airfare.
- Visa and registration fee.
- Insurance.
- Turist visa fee and C-Permit fee, 120 USD. (Except at the boarding school).
- Telephone.
- Immunization.

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Program Locations

Arusha, Tanzania

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Program Details

The Global Adventure Safaris ltd
  • Tanzania: Arusha
Throughout the year
Program Duration:
2-4 weeks
2 weeks - $400 3 weeks - $450 4 weeks - $500
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