Join us for rural volunteer teaching in Moshi, Tanzania and spend time helping to improve educational access and facilities within a community just north of Arusha. This project does not just focus on the children, but also teachers and community leaders so your work here is of a capacity building nature. Education is very much viewed as a requirement for future generations and the means to escaping absolute poverty for those struggling at the present time. The project works with local nurseries, schools, adult training centres and an HIV/AIDS organisation providing classroom assistance and after school club activities for its members. In addition, the project supports a women’s group who find themselves marginalised from the community due to their HIV status. Through providing educational support and a range of additional activities, the project is trying to improve the lives of those from disadvantaged backgrounds on this community based initiative.
Why choose this project?
This rural volunteering teaching placement in Tanzania is in need of your help to continue the good work that is already taking place in the community. Bringing new songs and ideas to classes, providing eager students with the opportunity to practice with a native English speaker and to sharing your passion for arts and crafts and sports is the way that you can make a difference. English is widely spoken in tourist areas but more work is needed to help the local people in this community to help them to build opportunities for themselves in the tourism sector. By being exposed to a range of accents it helps those wishing to gain employment in tourism develop their listening skills and gain confidence. If you are interested in a career in early years development, teaching or community work this project will be a great addition to your CV/resume.
Role of the volunteer
As a volunteer in rural Tanzania you may be asked to help in the following activities from Monday to Thursday:
- Teaching English to children, teachers and local leaders in the community
- Singing, dancing and developing creative skills through art, craft and imaginative play activities at nursery school
- Teach English lessons at local Tourism College
- General upkeep of the school and it’s environment to keep it a nice place to learn
- Assisting with after school clubs
- HIV/AIDS education at a youth centre
On a Friday you will be asked to help with the elderly, participating in conversations and activities. Volunteers will be asked to work on a number of different areas within this community which will give you an amazing insight into the lives of the Tanzanian people. Following your working day, you will have plenty of time to relax and socialise with your local counterparts and other volunteers.
While a teaching qualification and experience is preferred, especially for those wishing to lead lessons, all volunteers can add value and have an impact on this project. Experience of working with children or community projects or holding a TEFL qualification would be an advantage. As long as you have good English communication skills and are passionate about teaching and working with members of the community, then this project is for you. All volunteers are asked to be culturally respectful in the way they dress and act during their stay. You will be asked to send your CV/resume before being accepted.
WHY JOIN THE PROJECT
Help improve access to gain English skills for local children
To share your spare time to support others
Gain classroom management and teaching experience
Located on mainland Tanzania, Moshi is a vibrant town where you will be based for your volunteer placement. It is located approximately an hour and a half drive from Arusha and is nestled at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro. The town is a dynamic centre with a multi tribal feel which is welcoming to volunteers. Moshi is a great location and it is easy to fill your spare time exploring the surrounding area. Why not join a safari in the Serengeti or explore Ngorongoro Crater on your weekends. For those of you who are extremely fit, add on an extra week to the end of your placement and climb Mount Kilimanjaro or even take a boat to the fabulous Zanzibar.
Details & Costs
- Duration: 2 – 8 weeks
- Cost: £1154 / $2020 for 2 weeks
Additional weeks’ costs can be found in the drop-down menu
- Requirements: age 18+
- Location: Moshi, Tanzania
- Project activities: play games with primary school children. run sports sessions, teach at a tourism college, improve educational facilities in the community
- Working hours: 09:00 – 17:30, Monday – Friday
- Project Availability: Project start every 2nd Monday of each month. Schools close during April, June and for most of December.
- Arrival day: Monday
What is included
- Accommodation: Shared same gender rooms in a volunteer house.
- Food: 3 meals per day except for the weekends where only breakfast is provided
- Weekly laundry service
- Airport pickup and drop off from Kilimanjaro International Airport
- Training: Pre-departure information pack, on-site orientation & project induction provided
- Support: 24 hour support from on-site coordinator
- Activities: Staff help organise weekend activities (activity price may be extra)
What is not included
- Police/Government Background Check; US and UK citizens will be processed through Kaya (admin fee applies) all other nationalities must provide local police check.
- Weekend lunches and dinners
Easy 3-step application process
APPLY ONLINE Click here to apply online and pay your deposit to secure your space on your chosen project. Our advisors will then contact you to guide you through the next steps.
TELEPHONE INTERVIEW Once we’ve received your application, we’ll be in touch to arrange your informal telephone interview with your Kaya Placement Advisor.
GET PREPARED When you’ve been accepted onto your project we’ll send you your Welcome Pack and lots of other helpful information to assist you with preparing for your placement.
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