Childcare and Community Development

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founded in 2014
Fursa Projects Tanzania
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Coordinator | Jackson
Coordinator | Jackson
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High­lights

Experience the Tanzanian way of life and live within the local community
Gain professional experience working with children in schools with limited resources and support
Become passionate about children's education and expand your professional skills and experience working Internationally
Enjoy travel alongside a group of likeminded volunteers, stay in vibrant accommodation and enjoy weekend trips and tours!
Develop further Swahilli language skills and cultural education
Working with a local pre-primary school, the Child Care programs offer volunteers the opportunity to work with children supporting their development. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+
Wheel Chairs

Working with a local pre-primary school, the Child Care programs offer volunteers the opportunity to work with children supporting their physical and cognitive development in a day-care style environment. Run by a qualified educator, the daycare you will be working at was established to support low-income families, offering quality, inquiry/play-based education to children in the local area.

First is all about making sustainable solutions and making a beneficial impact on the local community, which is why we require our volunteers to be at the placement for at least 4 weeks. The reason for this is, that we wish to create as much consistency for the children in the daycare as possible. Volunteers are more than welcome to work on the Child Care program even longer, as there is no maximum limit to this placement. Laughter is what we wish our volunteers to be spreading through the work with the permanent teachers and the love and energy, the volunteers will bring.

Anyone who has a heart, that cares for children can volunteer in this placement. As the daycare is run by 3 educated teachers, we don’t require the volunteers to have a certain degree of education to volunteer at this placement. You must however be a minimum of 18 years and provide a clean criminal record when applying for volunteering with us. If you do however have previous experience of working with children, this will only be an advantage.

Typical day

After having breakfast at your accommodation, you will head to your childcare placement, which is close by and located in the same area.

Depending on where you are during your stay will determine what your day-to-day might look like. Typically, volunteers will spend the first part of their stay focusing on developing an understanding of the key challenges and ways in which the school operates, to contribute sustainably. This could mean in the beginning, you work more alongside the teacher, observing and enjoying playtime with the children. As your time goes on, you will be able to become more heavily involved, perhaps helping run activities, lessons, units, and more.

 The children attend school up until noon. Therefore, also being an Inquiry school, the day is generally broken into 5 main blocks:

  • Start the day with a fun exploration-based activity to promote wonder and questions in children.
  • Following this, the children will move into Literacy, where they will focus the learning activities around exploration or play-based activities.
  • The children then break for porridge.
  • After porridge, the play-based learning continues, however focusing on developing their early childhood math.
  • Finally, the day is wrapped up with games, play, songs, or any other fun winding-down activities before the children head home!

After 12, you will head back to the accommodation, where you can spend your free time with other travelers, exploring the city, relaxing, and many continue working on developing ideas, resources, and activities for your school in the afternoons also.

At the accommodation, there are several weekend tours, safaris, daily activities, and events which you can also join to make the most of your time here in Tanzania.

Free-time activities

There are plenty of good weekend activities that can be done whilst you are in Arusha. With these, you can arrange these from your accommodation, where you will get to join a group to enjoy activities with. 

The main things people can look at doing on weekends would be:

  • Hot springs and waterfalls day tour (Maji Moto)
  • Moshi Tour, which visits coffee plantation and making, banana plantations, Chugga Caves tour, waterfalls on the base of Mt Kilimanjaro, Moshi town tour, etc.
  • Arusha National Park Walking Safari
  • Mto Wa Mbu 2-day tour
  • Massai Village Tours
  • Mt Kilimanjaro day hike
  • You can do 1-day safaris to Lake Manyara, Tarangire and Ngorongoro
General things around Arusha would be Snake Park, the Cultural Heritage Museum, Mt Meru day hikes, Massai Market, there are plenty of Cafes, hotels with pools, etcetera. 

Climbing
Concert/
Music
Hiking
Safari/
Zoo
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Sightseeing
Sports
Swimming
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 (intermediate level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Required Documents
CV, Certificates and Proof of Qualifications
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Relevant work experience and qualifications
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 12:00

What's Included

Services by Fursa Projects Tanzania

The fee covers your living expenses whilst here in Tanzania, and a percentage goes towards your placement itself, to further support the projects. During your stay, you will be living at a vibrant volunteer house, located in Darja Mbili, only a short walk from the city centre.

Program Inclusions:

  • Accommodation at our lively volunteer and backpacker’s house
  • 2 meals per day (Breakfast and dinner)
  • Airport pick up
  • Orientation and town tour
  • In-country program support
  • Your placement
  • Program Certificate
  • Access to a range of Day Tours and Safaris to experience more of Tanzania!

Airport Pickup at Kilimanjaro International Airport
Your airport pickup will be arranged closer to the time. All we need is your flight and arrival information.
Accommodation
You will be staying at our local volunteer house and backpackers. The accommodation is called Tribe Nomadics and is a shared room style accommodation. The accommodation is secure, with a guard on-site overnight, is gated and rooms are also individually locked. All your sheets are provided, and there is also a laundry service available at the accommodation.
Dorm Room
Food & Beverages
Breakfast and Dinner is provided each day.
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

You can start working at this project on the first and second Monday of each month.

When you arrive, you will be picked up from Kilimanjaro and transported to your accommodation at Tribe Nomads Hostel in Arusha City. On your first day, you will receive an in-depth program orientation where we also do a town tour showing you Arusha, how to use the public buses, where to find ATMs, exchange money and much more. The next day one of our staff members will take you to your project showing you the way and making sure you are always safe. 

Fursa projects have a primary focus on having a sustainable and ethical impact on the community and placements we work with. As such, your program does have set guidelines and key focuses that ensure the people you work with are protected, their needs are put first, the community remains at the forefront of development and to ensure a that volunteers continually contribute to long-term, overarching goals.

We will recommend that you arrive to Tanzania by the end of the week so that you have the weekend to settle in and get comfortable in the house and area before beginning your work the following Monday. 

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 20 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$560
5 weeks
$700
6 weeks
$840
7 weeks
$980
9 weeks
$1,260
11 weeks
$1,540
20 weeks (max. stay)
$2,800
Average fees
$140 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Fursa Projects 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 Fursa Projects Tanzania during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Childcare and Community Development

Working with a local pre-primary school, the Child Care programs offer volunteers the opportunity to work with children supporting their development.

$140/week

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