Empower children through education

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High­lights

Help a child achieve their Educational goals by teaching them
Share your skills with kids, teahers and other staff meambers to improve education
Experience the Tanzania way of life by being part of it during your stay in Tanzania
Make new friends from all over the world
Experience Tanzania by going on the safari in the Serengeti and enjoy beach holidays in Zanzibar
Help to eradicate poverty through education by assisting in teaching kids various subjects. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

This private school was established in 1999. It has around 135 students ranging from preschool to grade seven. The preschool and primary school are in the same compound so volunteers will have the flexibility to teach a wide range of ages. The school has an outstanding record of helping local children achieve their educational goals with best performance but unfortunately funds are limited so the buildings and the furnitures are old and would need some maintenance.


This project does not require any previous experience. The school welcomes all volunteers and appreciates their ideas and support. Please keep an open mind and remember that the conditions in schools in Tanzania are quite different to schools in your home country.


This project is located only five walking minutes from the hostel.


Typical day

Classes starts at 8 am to 3pm, Lunch will be provided by the School.

Daily activities include:

  • Assist the teachers in class and help teach different subjects including English, Math's, History, Geography, Art, Sports and Biology

  • Share your knowledge and experiences with both staff and students

  • Help the children with their homework and private lessons

  • Sing songs and play with the preschool students

  • Prepare teaching material, if you want to conduct your own lessons

Free-time activities

We offer a wide range of activities at affordable volunteer rates like: 


1. Hiking/Walking tours to waterfalls, through forests and around a lake. 
2. Swimming in paradise like hot springs with a glimpse of Mt. Kilimanjaro. 
3. Cultural tours to Maasai markets and the possibility to visit different ethnic groups. 
4. Coffee plantation tour to learn about the process from the bean to the finished product. 
5. Safaris to the national park 
6. Climbing Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro of the Northern Circuit 

7. Free town tour for all of our volunteers!

Swimming
Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Sports
Riding
Yoga/
Meditation

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Required Documents
police clearance certificate
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
No prio experience is required
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 15:00

What's Included

Services by Viva Tanzania

All pre-arrival support, two airport transfers, orientation tour in Arusha, being taken to the project on the first day, donation to the women project, 24/7 in-country support, accommodation in a dorm, breakfast and dinner in the main house, lunch is usually provided in the project

Airport Pickup at Kilimanjaro International Airport

Two airport transfers are included on the program fee. Your driver will pick you up from the airport on your arrival and take you to your accommodation.
After your stay with us we will take you back to the airport for the farewell.



Accommodation

Our hostel has dorms and private rooms; each contains comfortable beds and shelves to store belongings, the maximum is four to six people in the big dorms. Single and double rooms are available for a surcharge. The house is equipped with hot water showers and the possibility to use the kitchen throughout the day. Breakfast and dinner will be served by our chef. 

The hostel is located 30 walking minutes from the city centre. We also host tourist and travelers from all other the world so there is always something going on. Furthermore, our hostel has a pool and a roof top with private bar that invites you to enjoy your time with us.

Furthermore, we offer you the possibility to stay with a host family. Choosing a local family will get you the unique experience of sharing your daily live with and in a Tanzanian family. In their house you will have your own lockable room, featured with a bed and access to the living room, kitchen, bathroom and the beautiful compound. If staying with a host family, we will of course still provide our 24/7 in-country support by our staff members. For further information, please let us know that you are interested in staying in a host family within your application on Volunteer World.

Dorm Room
Food & Beverages

During your stay with us we provide you with breakfast and dinner.
In the hostel all meals are prepared by our chef who can cater for any dietary restriction or allergy. In the morning we serve tea, coffee, bread, margarine, honey, jam, peanut butter, fruits, vegetables and usually a local Tanzanian breakfast dish.
Dinner will be international as we cook Tanzanian as well as Western Food.
If you are not eating in your project you can cook in the hostel's kitchen where you can store your groceries in the fridge or the cupboards.
Also the host families can handle all dietary restriction and allergies, here you will get to know a lot of different Tanzanian dishes.



Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) in Kilimanjaro. We assist you to find cheap flights to Tanzania.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Tanzania provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Tanzania you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Tanzania.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

On the first day

You can start working at this project any day of the week that suits you.

On your first day we will do the orientation and town tour showing you Arusha, how to use the public transport, where to find ATMs, exchange money, local market and supermarket and get you a sim card with mobile data.
The next day our volunteer coordinator will take you to your project making sure you are safe and know how to get there. 

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 24 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$888
5 weeks
$1,055
6 weeks
$1,221
7 weeks
$1,388
9 weeks
$1,721
11 weeks
$2,054
24 weeks (max. stay)
$4,218
Average fees
$199 /week

The organization charges its fees in EUR. The price table in USD is subject to currency fluctuation. Viva Tanzania will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Viva Tanzania during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Empower children through education

Help to eradicate poverty through education by assisting in teaching kids various subjects.

$179/week

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