Beyond Child Smile

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Beyond Child Smile wants to educate our children today for a better Tanzania tomorrow, and education is the key step to achieve this.

- Who we are?

BEYOND CHILD SMILE organization is a full registered organization with registration No.00NGO0009498 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 ...

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- Who we are?

BEYOND CHILD SMILE organization is a full registered organization with registration No.00NGO0009498 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. 

- What we do?

We liase we various different schools in the area, both public and private. Based on their needs we work out different programs to help them achieve their goal. These programs vary from teacher placements, to funding materials and equipment, to complete building projects. We assure that the schools receive the right contacts for their problems, e.g. special needs children, tution for unprivileged children,...

We operate a public library after school hours where children can come and learn more. They can lend books to further improve their English, or learn English/Mathematics and various different subjects.

- Where we work?

We are located in Ilboru, Arusha, Tanzania. The official language of Tanzania is English, but the language most spoken is still Kiswahili. Tanzania has beautiful landscapes, with their famous national parks like Serengeti, Mount Kilimanjaro and Ngorongoro crater. With their 120 different tribes you'll see a lot of interesting cultures here, the most known one being the Masai culture. Both the city and the village are very safe for foreigners. Tanzanians are usually very friendly and warm. Casual conversation on the streets is a given and you'll get friendly greetings from basically everyone.

Drinking water is available in local shops. We rarely have volunteers that get sick. We didn't have any prior malaria incidents with volunteers in this area, but some of the volunteers take malaria pills as a precaution. 

- Our history

Four years prior to the founding of our organisation we collaborated with a different NGO, Juhudi Learning Center. We were the contact persons between the organisation and the volunteers, making sure everything went according to plan. After a volunteer suggested to start our own NGO, we took his advice and founded 'Beyond Child Smile' in January 2018. Ever since we are continuing to build our company and network through various different platforms, in order to further increase our impact and visibility/awareness to the outside world.

- Our mission/vision

Our mission is to provide a decent education for every child in the nearby villages so that they can grow up to be the generation that makes positive changes to our economy & educational system, in order to help our beautiful country grow. We want to assure that every child has the opportunity to develop their skills to the fullest so that they can later become a part of an improved Tanzania.

- Our goals

1. To facilitate availability of teaching materials & to empower teachers in order to become more efffective and efficient in the learning process for students.

2. To facilitate the establishment of the community library where villagers and students can get access to news, internet and different books

3. Advocate and facilitate the provisioning of equal education and school infrastructure

4. To assure that all primary school students are proficient in English after leaving school or going to secondary school, and have the skills they need to find a sustainable job in our economy.

- Who are we looking for?

We are constantly looking for people from all around the globe that want to have a positive impact on our children's education. It doesn't matter where you are from and what your path of life has been, we want to work with you and others who would like to share their potential skills, knowledge and time with our kids and our community. No matter what your skillset is, I'm sure we can put it at good use here, since we work with children of various ages in different programs.

- Why choose us?

You'll definitely find a good fit here, since we work with various schools and we have a lot of different programs. We are open to hear any suggestions or ideas from your end. If something would not be according to your expectation, we can talk about it and resolve the issue together. We are here for you 24/7  if you need help, for any matter. We look out for you while you're volunteering, and in your free time!

Contact Person

Samson Justo

  Very high response rate

Beyond Child Smile reviews

Thanks to the amazing Local Host, the welcoming community of Ilboru and other Volunteers I had an amazing time volunteering for Beyond Child Smile in the Construction Program. We helped renovating the kitchen of a local school and did some fundraising to pay for the material. In the afternoons, ...
Amazing place, the staff and host family are very nice and will take care of anything you need. The kids are adorable and the area is great, the views are amazing. I was there for 4 weeks and wish I could stay ...
I had an incredible time with beyond child smilie. Great people, impactful work and good downtime/weekend activities. Did Ngorongoro safari, and visited a tribe and hot springs. Also went out for meals and markets in Arusha frequently. Only did two weeks but wish I’d done it for longer. ..
The cause is good, however, the programme needs improving. The housing has no/rare hot water and not enough food to feed the volunteers. The food is only rice, pasta, maybe sometimes chapati and occasionally a meat dish but it's full of bones and fat. With 20+ volunteers paying, this was a worry as ...
5 weeks helping rebuild government schools around the Arusha area! Plus sharing time with local children during their summer vacation at the local library. So good for mind body soul! ...
Incredible experiment ! It was my first time in a volunteer program and it was unforgettable journey. We lived in a beautiful place with the others volonteers. 5 days a week, we would go to a school help building toilets in the morning. In the afternoon, we taught english and mathematics to some ...

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UN Sustainable Development Goals

  • Good Health And Well-Being
  • Quality Education
  • Sustainable Cities And Communities