Teacher Outreach and Training

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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 in teacher training with underqualified educators working in grassroots schools
Become passionate about supporting quality 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
The Teacher Outreach program is a unique placement, where qualified educators contribute to teacher training and professional development with underqualified educators. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

The Teacher Outreach program is a unique volunteer placement, whereby qualified educators can contribute to teacher training and professional development with grassroots teachers here in Tanzania, who have no prior training or qualifications. This program specifically aims to target one of Tanzania’s most pressing challenges that face education, being a lack of quality education because of underqualified teachers and a lack of access to support, professional development, and training.

On this program, you will work with a local capacity-building-based NGO, which specifically operates programs that provide both training and collaboration programs with local grassroots teachers. On this program, you will work closely with the teachers who are currently engaged with the overall program, specifically joining in on doing outreach to the local schools. You will be assisting outreach through running one-on-one teacher training workshops, developing resources, lesson plans, unit plans, etc with such teachers, and helping build skill sets around pre-primary literacy teaching, inquiry, and play-based learning using locally attainable resources.

This program is only for qualified educators, as, unlike the childcare placement, this program works directly with teachers and focuses specifically on teacher training and professional development. This program also offers global educators an opportunity to better understand the challenges facing education in Tanzania, along with allowing you the opportunity to get creative with your skill set, training educators who have limited access to classroom resources.  

Key Program Focuses and outcomes:

  • To develop an understanding of the Tanzanian Pre-Primary Curriculum and assist teachers’ competency in delivering the curriculum in schools.
  • To understand the key areas of teaching which are challenged, and then develop a program or plan on how you intend to collaboratively work with educators to strengthen teacher skill sets surrounding such challenges.
  • To identify ways in which lessons can be conducted using local resources, facilities, and amenities in creative and effective ways.
  • To work with teachers, one on one, strengthening their knowledge on:
    • Early childhood teaching and learning (specific literacy)
    • Child cognitive and physical development
    • Inquiry/Play-based learning.
  • To work with teachers in lesson and unit planning.
  • To develop both professional development resources, along with teaching/learning resources, activities, guides, lessons, etc. These should be followed continually.

Typical day

On the Teacher Outreach program, your days are generally quite varied, depending on your focuses during the program and what you have planned for the week. On the program you may spend your days doing research and developing resources, compiling professional development content, structuring one-on-on professional development sessions with the teachers you work with, and doing in-person outreach where you work within the schools alongside teachers.

As such, you will typically begin your program by focusing on developing a relationship with the teachers and school you will be working with, conducting needs assessment, and understanding where the key professional development needs are. Using this, and leaning on past volunteer work or program work, you will then work with the teachers to further their professional development through working with them one-on-one and in their schools. This means that whilst your role is primarily working with the teachers, you also have plenty of opportunity working with the children too.

Most schools work from 8-12, meaning you may spend your mornings at the school where your assigned teachers work, then in the afternoons work on developing your PD plan and resources.

You can spend your free time with other travellers, exploring the city, and relaxing. 

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
Hiking
Riding
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
Education Requirements
Education, Teaching, Primary Education at Bachelors Degree or higher level
Required Documents
CV, Certificates and Proof of Qualifications
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
This program requires you to be a qualified educator or in a relevant field. Any additional work experience is desired.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by Fursa Projects Tanzania

The fee simply 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
Airport pickup will be arranged with us closer to the time. All we require are your flight and arrival details. 
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
7 weeks
$980
9 weeks
$1,260
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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Teacher Outreach and Training

The Teacher Outreach program is a unique placement, where qualified educators contribute to teacher training and professional development with underqualified educators.

$140/week

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