Teach among local educators with other volunteers in a classroom and library setting (Arusha, Tanzania)

We are a very young dynamic organization based in Ilboru Arusha. Our aim is to bring people from different backgrounds together to build a quality education system for children in primary schools all around Ilboru. We believe that through education we can build a brighter future for our next generation.

Accommodation

Volunteers in Tanzania are accommodated in a homestay with a host family. Volunteers will have their own room or share a room with 1 to 2 other volunteers of the same gender, depending on availability. 
The living is basic but the homestays have running water and electricity, however, it is important to note that there are often power outages which affect the availability of hot water and power. Bedding is provided, however, you will need to bring your own towel and toiletries. It is also recommended to bring a sleeping bag for weekends away. You will have access to a bathroom. You can spend as much time with your host family as you like. All families are very open and will gladly take you in as one of their own.

Meals

Tanzanian cuisine varies across the country, owing to the difference in produce inland and along the coast. The immigration of Khoja Indians has resulted in local dishes influenced by Indian cuisine. Staple foods in Tanzania include rice, ugali (maize porridge), chapatti and coconut milk. Volunteers are served three meals per day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). Breakfasts generally consist of chai (tea), toast, fruit, and mandazi (deep fried dough). A typical lunch can include meat and vegetables with rice and fruit, while dinner usually sees traditional food, such as ugali and chapatti accompany the meat and vegetables. Meals are served at the accommodation. Bottled water is readily available in Tanzania. If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know so we can make arrangements for you. However, we need to stress the point that you should not expect to eat as you normally do at home. We will do our best to see that you are well taken care of, but as a volunteer, there is a need to be flexible.

Typical Day

Our volunteer/intern program aims to give the children in the surrounding villages a more sustainable education. The schools are not as organized as western schools and with our program, we want to try to close the gap. Private schools have 50-100 students with classes ranging from 5-30 pupils, whereas public schools can have up to 1500 students with classes of 50-80 pupils. When the number of pupils in a class becomes too high, the schools can't always afford to split the class because they don't have enough teachers. This is where you come in. After an introduction period alongside a professional teacher, when you feel comfortable, you will be able to teach a class by yourself.

There also is an after-school library where volunteer/interns can teach. Students from all over the villages come here to study more and improve their skills, so as you can tell, they are very eager to learn. Since these children are all in different classes, volunteer/intern help is definitely welcomed: giving exercises, making corrections, explaining different subjects,... The library has plenty of teaching material and exercises. It also has a small playground with a basketball hoop right outside where volunteer/interns can play educational games with the smaller children or organize P.E. classes.

Here's how your Typical Day will look like:
  • 7 to 7:45 am: Wake up and enjoy local breakfast with your host family
  • 8 am to 12:30 pm: Teach the children at school. Subjects and age group depending on your interest. Make sure you inform us prior to your visit so that we can make arrangements. Enjoy breaktime with the students & play!
  • 12:45 pm: Lunchtime with your lovely host family
  • 1 to 4 pm: Free time to explore, go to the city, hang out with other volunteers interns, play with the children
  • 4 to 6 pm: Teach at the public library
  • 6 pm: Enjoy your evening, chat with other volunteers, your family or us, drink local beverages
  • 8 pm: Dinnertime with your host family enjoying local cuisine like chapati, ugali, ndizi, etc.
  • 9 pm: Enjoy your evening, chat with other volunteers, your family or us, drink local beverages

Local Excursions and Sightseeing

We believe we can offer a life-changing experience to the Project volunteers!

Not only because you will be able to help us in our great challenge of keeping it running but also because it will change how you see our community, our country, the whole Africa!

You will be immersed in our daily lives, understand our culture, our history, our language. We are sure you will learn Swahili and Masai words to bring with you! Besides, you will deeply understand Masai culture, their traditions, their homes and villages, the real Maasai dreadlocks, the Maasai dancing, the Maasai market, etc.

We can organize safari trips to Serengeti and Ngorongoro parks (considered two of the bests for wildlife spotting) which are very close from our area. We can organize all types of safari trips. Since we are so close, day trips are a possibility too! Day excursions include walking safaris, mountain trekking, game viewing, photographic excursions, hot springs, waterfalls, etc.

*The price of these excursions is not included in the per-day cost.

You will receive a certification of appreciation upon completion of your volunteer project.
Support

The hospital is only 15 minutes away. We provide free hospital transportation in case of emergency. We are available 24/7 if there is anything you need. Contacting us is easy via Whatsapp/in the office.

What's included in the fee?

Accommodation
3 Meals a Day
Pick Up/Drop Off
Hospital Transport
What's not included in the fee?

The following is not included in the fee:

    Flights

    Insurance: participants are encouraged to consult a travel clinic and/or their personal physician to discuss recommended immunizations for Tanzania
    Visa, if needed

Logistics

    Pickup and Dropoff: Kilimanjaro airport (JRO), time dependent on the group's flight schedule

For more info ask the organizer - Contact details:

Website Nakupenda

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