Help Renovation / Construction at Primary Schools

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founded in 2015
Beyond Child Smile
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Coordinator | Samson
Coordinator | Samson
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High­lights

Experience Tanzanian way of life by living with the host family and sharing daily life
Help to create a smile on children faces when helping at the schools
Create a life time experience and an unforgettable memories
Make memories by visiting on the famous site in the world of Kilimanjaro, Ngorongoro, Serengeti and Zanzibar.
Normally come as volunteer and leave as the friends, meeting people from different parts of the world in Africa.
This project is perfect for anyone eager to use their hands to help. If you want to see tangible results from your volunteer work, join our Building Project. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

This project is perfect for anyone either individual or group eager to use their hands to help. If you want to see tangible results from your volunteer work, join our Building Project.

In this Project volunteers are required to raise some funds which will be used to buy some materials  which will be used for the construction or renovation work at the schools. We will appreciate for any amount of funds that you will raise for the project. 

No building experience is needed. All the work you do is under the guidance and supervision of a professional builder, and they’ll teach you everything you need to know. 

This project runs all year round so you can choose to volunteer when it suits your schedule. We encourage you to stay longer so you can do more from minimum of two weeks you can do a lot also depending on the amount of the funds we have collected for the project.

A trip to Tanzania is the chance to experience life in the heart of Africa. There’s plenty to see and do here during your free time on your project.

A project in Tanzania wouldn’t be complete without a safari! This is a chance to see the beautiful wildlife of this country, like elephants, rhinos, and lions.

What’s more, Tanzania is home to the highest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro. Hiking around the base through lush vegetation is a peaceful way to spend an afternoon.

Browsing through a vibrant, local market is a must while you’re there. You can also spend time in a Maasai village, getting to know a completely different way of life.

There will likely be many other volunteers in Tanzania with you. This means you have the option to explore the country independently or with a group of like-minded volunteers from different projects. 

 

Typical day

On a typical day, building work will usually take place in the morning up to the afternoon. So your work hours might be from about 8am to 1pm.  

With the help of other volunteers, and under the guidance of an experienced builder, you’ll do things like digging foundations, mixing cement, construct a roof, laying bricks, or plastering walls. It’ll be tough but rewarding work, as you see the tangible results of your efforts.

With the help of an experienced builder, you’ll construct classrooms and other school buildings. It will be tough work, but knowing that you’re helping local communities will make the effort worthwhile. 

You don’t need to worry if you don’t have any building experience. A local builder will teach you all the skills you need to participate fully in this project. The work you do will depend on how long you’re volunteering for and the progress that’s already been made on buildings when you arrive. The local builder will guide you in using construction techniques that are easy to master.  

You might start the building process by digging foundations, or if you arrive near the end of a building’s completion, you’ll plaster and paint walls. No matter which part of the construction process you contribute to, you can be sure that you’re adding a very necessary piece to the puzzle.

You’ll use locally sourced materials and you won’t need any electricity at the site, because your building work is done by hand.

You’ll have your evenings free or teaching the kids and adults at the library 

Free-time activities

A trip to Tanzania is the chance to experience life in the heart of Africa. There’s plenty to see and do here during your free time on your project.

A project in Tanzania wouldn’t be complete without a safari! This is a chance to see the beautiful wildlife of this country, like elephants, rhinos, and lions.

What’s more, Tanzania is home to the highest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro. Hiking around the base through lush vegetation is a peaceful way to spend an afternoon.

Browsing through a vibrant, local market is a must while you’re there. You can also spend time in a Maasai village, getting to know a completely different way of life.

There will likely be many other volunteers in Tanzania with you. This means you have the option to explore the country independently or with a group of like-minded volunteers from different projects. 

 

Swimming
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Sports

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)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
In this Project volunteers are required to raise some funds which will be used to buy some materials which will be used for the construction or renovation work at the schools. We will appreciate for any amount of funds that you will raise for the project.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:30 - 13:00

What's Included

Services by Beyond Child Smile

The fees volunteers pay for the project are given to the host families to covers some of the expenses such as three meals including Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Also it will be used to cover for electricity and water during the whole time that you will be in the project. Also a small amount will be used for operation at the organization.

Accommodation

Volunteers are accommodated in a  homestay where they will stay with a host family in Arusha. They will welcome you into their home, eager to share their customs and have you teach them about your own culture. We believe that this is the best way to immerse yourself in the culture of Tanzania and have a truly unique experience. Volunteers can expect to share a room with other volunteers of the same gender. Volunteers in homestays can expect to be living with other volunteers. Living is basic but the homestays have running water and electricity. 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.

 


Bedroom (Single) Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages
Tanzanian cuisine varies across the country, Staple foods in Tanzania include rice, ugali (maize porridge),Potatoes, Cooked banana, chapatti and coconut milk. Volunteers are served three meals per day breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfasts generally consist of chai (tea), toast, fruit and mandazzi (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. If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know so we can make arrangements for you. 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. 
Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either.
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

 This project runs all year round so you can choose to volunteer when it suits your schedule. You can volunteer for a minimum of two weeks, but we encourage you to stay longer so you can do more. Please you have to update us about the arrival details especially the flight details so that we could arrange the transport to come to meet and pick you from the airport to our project. We don't have specific dates its possible to arrive days and time to our project.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
2 - 4 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$140
3 weeks
$210
4 weeks (max. stay)
$280
Average fees
$70 /week

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

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Help Renovation / Construction at Primary Schools

This project is perfect for anyone eager to use their hands to help. If you want to see tangible results from your volunteer work, join our Building Project.

$70/week

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