English Teaching - Primary School

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founded in 1989
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Coordinator | Lauren
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High­lights

Improve children’s English skills, whilst widening their cultural awareness
Volunteering is a great way to gain valuable teaching experience
Assist the local teachers who are in need of help
Friendly local teachers will provide guidance based on the schools curriculum so you can create your own lesson plans. The children love group activities involving games. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+
Overview
This project is perfect for those who love teaching and working with children. No experience is required just dedication and enthusiasm!

We have strong relationships with the local primary, secondary, and high schools in the Monduli district, most of whom are in need of teaching support and community leaders, who need organised English learning programs. You may also get the opportunity to assist teaching mathematics and science for higher level students.

Assisting local teachers, you will teach basic English using songs, dance and playing educational games. You may also teach the children lessons on handicrafts, sports, drawing, colouring, writing and anything else you think may benefit them. Many of the younger children here require attention and activities to keep them stimulated and occupied to assist in their learning.

The teaching project is generally teaching children between 6 to14 years of age (grade 1 – 7). The school opens between the hours of 8am in the morning up until 4pm in the afternoon. Volunteers will teach students around 4-6 hours per day, with breaks in between each class. Sometimes you will help with after school activities when available.

Feel free to bring your own teaching materials such as games, colouring pencils, erasers, English language books, and even clothes and toys to donate. We recommend you also bring photos or small objects from your home country, as the children are fascinated by these- it could also provide a very educational lesson for them too!

Location
You will be staying in the mountain district of Monduli, which is situated within the Arusha region, in North-Eastern Tanzania. The Monduli district is a great place for visitors to learn how the traditional Maasai people live and to experience an authentic local village. The region is situated between the famous Mt Kilimanjaro and the Serengeti- making it a perfect place to go on a safari or trek in the mountains. Lake Manyara and Mount Meru are also popular attractions to explore in this beautiful region of Tanzania.

Typical day

You will volunteer around 4-6 hours per day

Monday to Friday
7-8AM: Breakfast at accommodation, and then depart for your project
  • Assisting local teachers at the school
  • Lunch break (this time may vary on the school)
  •  Assisting local teachers at the school
3-5PM: Work ends, back to house or explore the sights!
6:30-8:30PM: Dinner at accommodation

Free-time activities

There are many exciting places to explore in the surrounding areas, here are just a few!

Moshi 
Moshi is about a two and half hour drive from Monduli and can be easily reached using a “dala dala” or taxi to Arusha and then changing again onto Moshi from there. Moshi is a quiet town with several Western cafes and coffee shops. It is also the closest town to the starting point of the Mount Kilimanjaro trek. On a clear day, you can get excellent views of Kilimanjaro right from the roadside (Tip: Moshi Train Station, which is no longer is use, has fantastic views of Africa’s highest mountain, with locals selling drinks and snacks up the top).

Arusha National Park and Mount Meru
Mount Meru is located in Arusha National Park and is the second largest mountain in Tanzania. If you’re looking to Climb Kilimanjaro ,then Mt Meru can be a great acclimatisation trek, taking you through various types of vegetation. There are also scenic trails around the mountain at ground level. Other attractions include Meru Crater, the Jekukumia River, Ngurdoto Crater and the Momelia Lakes which are known to change colour! You might even find wildlife here including giraffes, warthogs, cape buffaloes, lions, elephants, flamingos and more.

Lake Manyara National Park
If you love bird watching, then head to Lake Manyara during the dry season where pink flamingos flock to the vast lake. During wet season see if you can spot the lions, leopards, hippos, giraffes, zebras, elephants, blue monkeys, gazelles and cheetahs roaming the park.

Kikuletwa Hot Springs
A somewhat ‘secret’ pool of clear blue water, situated in between Arusha and Moshi is the Kikuletwa Hot Springs. The water isn’t actually hot but totally refreshing after the dusty drive getting there. Enjoyed by tourists and locals, this is a beautiful spot for relaxing and swimming in the crystal clear water, surrounded by jungle. There’s even a rope swing into the water for more fun and games. If this wasn’t on your list before, it should be now.

Arusha
Just over an hour’s drive from Monduli, Arusha is a large city in Tanzania which has many Western style eateries, a cinema, Maasai markets, shopping malls, supermarkets and a cultural centre. There are a lot of things to do here and a great way to spend your weekend. Close to the Serengeti, Arusha is a popular starting destination for wildlife safari tours.

Hiking Around Monduli
If you’re looking for off the beaten path trails then there’s no better place to look then in Monduli. There are numerous treks, one even takes you to a beautiful waterfall. You will need to ask your local coordinator to arrange certain visits, as the government needs to grant you permission (for a fee) to visit beyond certain spots, this is to conserve the area.
Swimming
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Museum/
Opera

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
Education Requirements
English at High School level
Required Documents
Police check or working with children check
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by Involvement Volunteers IVI
  • Accommodation
  • 3 meals p/day weekdays / 2 meals p/day weekends
  • Arrival airport transfer (Sat/Sun arrivals)
  • Filtered drinking water, coffee & tea
  • 1 day orientation
  • Daily transportation to project
  • In country 24/7 support & emergency assistance
  • Fundraising support
  • University course credits (where applicable)
  • Certificate of Completion
Airport Pickup at Arusha Airport
Airport pickups for Sat/Sun:

JRO (Kilimanjaro International Airport)
ZNZ (Abeid Amani Karume International Airport)

Accommodation
You have a choice to stay at the volunteer house or with a host family, which will be basic but comfortable. There will usually be western-style toilets, but some homestays will have a squat-style flush toilet in use. Sometimes showers might be a bucket style, using heated water (this just adds to the experience!). The accommodation will be on a local school campus with green spaces to enjoy on days off. From the big garden on clear nights, you can even see the Milky Way! We advise that all participants buy a cheap local SIM card for local calls and internet access.

There are plenty of shops situated within walking distance of your accommodation, such as small local restaurants, hair salons, a pharmacy, an ATM and local markets. There is a well-equipped hospital is also within walking distance.
Dorm Room Guest Family
Food & Beverages
You will be provided 3 meals per day on the weekdays, and 2 meals per day on weekends.

Meals are usually local style, consisting of corn, rice, potatoes, and bananas. There will be nutritional daily meals of beef, goat’s meat, beans, and a leafy green vegetables.
Internet Access
Sorry, no 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 Arusha Airport (ARK) in Arusha. 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

Program starts every Monday. Arrivals on Sat/ Sun. If arriving on Sat, an extra night is charged. 

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)
$1,150
8 weeks
$2,050
12 weeks
$2,975
20 weeks (max. stay)
$4,295
Average fees
$251 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Involvement Volunteers IVI will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
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Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Involvement Volunteers IVI during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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English Teaching - Primary School

Friendly local teachers will provide guidance based on the schools curriculum so you can create your own lesson plans. The children love group activities involving games.

$251/week

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