desde 720€

Excelente 4.8rating (39)

Assistant at a Pre- and After-School Center

location
4 - 26 semanas  ·  Edad 18 - 50+

rating  Excelente 4.8  · 
  Verificado por Volunteer World
  Ratio de respuesta excelente

Proyecto de la más alta calidad. Este proyecto ofrece la más alta calidad que establece estándares, muy por encima del promedio.

Puntos Relevantes

  • Support the Team of local care takers and teachers with daily tasks in the Daycare.
  • Learn about the important work our daycares and afterschool centers do to best support families affected by poverty.
  • Have a great time with children and teachers and dive into the Tanzanian school system.
  • Experience life in Tanzania first hand and make friends for a lifetime.
  • Learn from the community you live in and make a lasting impact.

Especialmente adecuado para

Edad 18+
Solteros y solteras
Parejas
Familias
Grupos
50+
Sillas de Ruedas

Sobre el programa

Support and teach at the preschool to prepare the 3-6 years old kids for primary school. Bring in own ideas and activities for the kids in the After-School.

We are STEP Africa – Exchange for Change, a Tanzanian social enterprise that was founded in German-Tanzanian cooperation in 2014. We organize and supervise meaningful and ethical volunteer placements and internships in Arusha, Northern Tanzania. Till date we have hosted over 1000 interns and ...

Sobre el programa

We are STEP Africa – Exchange for Change, a Tanzanian social enterprise that was founded in German-Tanzanian cooperation in 2014. We organize and supervise meaningful and ethical volunteer placements and internships in Arusha, Northern Tanzania. Till date we have hosted over 1000 interns and volunteers from all over the world.

With our programs we aim to contribute towards international understanding and give our participants intercultural and global ability to act. With the support of our participants we are committed to worthy projects and initiatives in Tanzania. We believe that working together in intercultural teams by exchanging ideas and viewpoints will let everyone involved, Organizations such as volunteers and interns, benefit in the long run.

Our team combines relevant qualifications and many years of experience in project coordination, volunteer mediation and social work in Tanzania and abroad. Our supervisors are available as contact persons on site at any time for our volunteers and projects. We offer our volunteers the opportunity to use their knowledge in Tanzania to get involved in meaningful projects and to gain valuable professional experience in different fields such as Social Work, Women’s Rights, Primary Schools, Daycare Center, Health Care, Animal Welfare and Environmental Protection.

We firmly believe in the power of change through intercultural exchange. With our programs we promote and demand equal rights and cultural tolerance. We place our volunteers exclusively in projects in which they can gain valuable experience for their future. Our volunteers do not replace local employees. Volunteers are assistants who offer support to local staff and, for example, perform tasks for which there is otherwise too little time. It is important to us that we only place our volunteers in projects that share our values towards international volunteering.

Our Volunteers are encouraged to start fundraisers for their respective institutions in Tanzania before, during or after their stay in Arusha. We have experienced great success with this in the past and present and saw our volunteers making great impacts in this area as well. We are connected to several European NGOs founded by our former volunteers that are continuing to support and promote their former work institutions here in Tanzania.

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Project Describtion

Gily’s Children Foundation is a daycare, pre-school and after school center for children aged 9 months to 9 years founded in 2019 by Gilbert Peter Lasway. It offers age-appropriate care for children whose families come from difficult economic and private backgrounds. Most parents or legal guardians of the children cannot afford to pay any fees to the facility and thus an international sponsorship program ensures that the children receive care, education, meals and health care despite their difficult backgrounds.

Gilys started with only one rented house as a facility for the younger children. Thanks to the help of generous donors, a plot of land was acquired in 2020 to build a second larger house. Since 2022, the preschool children have been taught here in the “New Gily’s”. Since 2023, the upper floor is also almost finished, where afternoon care and support for the school children takes place. The goal for the new building is also to offer various education programs. As an assistant in the Pre- and After-School Center your workplace will be the NEW GILY'S.

Daycares and Pre-Schools in Tanzania are a very important addition to primary schools as there aren't any public care facilities for children below school age. Many children are left alone at home while their parents or care takers struggle to work and provide for their children. Due to lack of alternatives they often do not have a choice but to expose them to potentially dangerous situations alone in the neighborhood. That's why institutions like the Gily's Children Foundation play such an important role in not only providing a profound childhood education but also in providing a safe and nurturing environment for the children.

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Further important Information:

Preparation
Preparing for a volunteering assignment abroad isn't always a simple task as there is a lot to keep in mind. Our team will be there for you along the way. We have our own STEP Africa preparation area. Once you apply and we confirm your application you will get online access to this area where you find a detailed 90 pages preparation handbook as well as many further updates & information and the contacts of other volunteers travelling at the same time as you. In case of any questions you will always be able to reach us via E-Mail or Phone / WhatsApp. 

On the Ground Support and Emergency Availability
The whole STEP Africa Team is on the ground in Tanzania. You will always be able to talk to us in case of any problems, questions or if you simply want to have a chat. We are there for you! Of course we are available 24/7 in case of any emergency.

Vaccinations/ Medical Care in Tanzania
We recommend that you consult your trusted travel doctor for individual advice on travel vaccinations and malaria prophylaxis. There aren't any mandatory vaccinations for entering Tanzania and the risk of contracting malaria is considered very low in Arusha due to the altitude. If you plan a trip to the island of Zanzibar, you will need to get a yellow fever shot as it is mandatory there. 

Arusha has some good private medical facilities, so in case you fall ill you will be in safe hands. 

Booking of Flights and Insurances
Booking your flights and respective travel insurance is not included in our fees and will be your own responsibility. This however is an advantage for you, as you will be able to scan for the best and most affordable offers from your home country or country of residence. Of course we are always happy to help and offer advice in case you are unsure what is the best solution for you. 

Our arrival day is Thursday and our departure day is Wednesday. Please take this into account when booking your flights.

Visa
In order to volunteer in Tanzania you will need a Visa for Humanitarian and Charity Activities which costs $100 for US-citizens and $50 for citizens of all other countries. This visa is valid for 3 months. Those planning to stay for up to 6 months will need a visa extension which costs $300 ($250 for non US-citizens respectively)

COVID-19
Tanzania received the "Safe Travels Stamp" from the World Travel and Tourism Council. There are currently no entry requirements such as PCR-Test or vaccination.



Día típico

Working hours at the Gily'sChildren Foundation are from 8:30 am - approximately 5 pm Monday to Friday.

Volunteers demand a lot of creativity and initiative. Fields of activity mainly refer to the teaching of preschool children in Maths and English and a meaningful leisure time with lots of fun and ...

Día típico

Working hours at the Gily'sChildren Foundation are from 8:30 am - approximately 5 pm Monday to Friday.

Volunteers demand a lot of creativity and initiative. Fields of activity mainly refer to the teaching of preschool children in Maths and English and a meaningful leisure time with lots of fun and games. Here, volunteers are welcome to bring their own ideas, and introduce alternative and kid-friendly teaching methods and sports, games and crafts. The design of the classrooms,  assistance in the kitchen but also in administrative tasks as well as  in the fundraising and public relations work can be tasks of volunteer helpers.
Furthermore, the development of the afterschool programme is one of the volunteers' tasks. Here, the focus is less on teaching and strict learning, but rather on fun activities and occupational opportunities, so that the afterschool centre becomes a place of joy and creativity for the children and offers them a change from everyday school life.

So this project is very varied and it never gets boring there! Volunteers can be great on the ground and are part of the great team!


Actividades de tiempo libre

The project is based in Arusha, Tanzania. There are several free time activities volunteers can engage in. We help to organize Safaris, mountain climbs and shorter tours like hiking, horse riding, visit to a nearby massai village, trip to the hotsprings and waterfalls, coffee tours, etc. to the ...

Actividades de tiempo libre

The project is based in Arusha, Tanzania. There are several free time activities volunteers can engage in. We help to organize Safaris, mountain climbs and shorter tours like hiking, horse riding, visit to a nearby massai village, trip to the hotsprings and waterfalls, coffee tours, etc. to the nearer surroundings at affordable rates. There are lots of things you can do during your free time or at the weekends in Arusha itself. There are different markets like second hand market, spice markets or massai market, as well as typical african restaurants and bars. Furthermore, the area you will live is very beautiful and you can either go to a lake and do canoeing or you can go to a lodge with a pool near to the hostel to relax. 
With so many possible activities, you should always keep in mind that the project assignment always comes first and excursions have to be adapted to the work in the project. Ideally, you should only go on longer trips after you have completed your volunteer placement.


Requisitos

Requisitos

Edad mínima: 18 años

Para participar en el programa debes tener al menos 18 años en la fecha de inicio del programa. Puede haber excepciones si muestras el permiso de tu(s) tutor(es) legal(es) o si vas acompañado de tus padres.

Conocimientos lingüísticos

Tienes que hablar (nivel intermedio) Inglés

Requisitos educativos

a nivel de High School

Verificación de antecedentes penales

obligatorio

Documentos necesarios

CV and introduction letter

Restricciones de nacionalidad

Sin restricciones. Las manos amigas de todo el mundo son bienvenidas.

Otras habilidades

Experience in childcare or educational field can be an advantage but everyone is welcome and love for children is the number 1 skill required.

Tiempo dedicado

Necesitaremos tu ayuda los Lunes, Martes, Miércoles, Jueves y Viernes de 08:30 - 17:00

Servicios incluidos

Servicios incluidos

Servicios de STEP Africa

The STEP Africa Program Fees include the following:

  • 2-way airport transfers
  • pre-departure support
  • preparation handbooks
  • orientation day
  • project support 
  • STEP Africa T-Shirt
  • bed in a shared dormitory at on of our Volunteer Houses in Arusha
  • breakfast and dinner from Monday to Friday
  • on-the-ground support and supervision by the STEP Africa Team (our office is in Tanzania!)
  • 24h emergency contact. 


Important Note: To keep it transparent we do not add any donation to our program fees (which are entirely used for your preparation, supervision and accommodation) but encourage you to raise some funds among your family and friends prior to your arrival or once you have arrived in Tanzania.

Recogida en el aeropuerto Kilimanjaro International Airport

Airport Pick-up is included in the costs. Volunteers can be picked up at any day and night time. Possible Arrival Airports are Kilimanjaro International Airport and Arusha Airport. Our arrival day is every Thursday and our departure day is Wednesday. Please take this into account when booking your flights.

Alojamiento

STEP AFRICA HOSTELS

Our STEP Africa houses are centrally located in the district of Njiro, Arusha, from where the projects can be easily reached. The houses are not far from each other, so that volunteers can visit each other and spend time with the residents of the other houses at any time. 

Our “headquarters” in Arusha is the STEP Africa house on Rashida Street, where our office is also located. However, our volunteer supervisors divide their time between the houses so that our volunteers are well looked after at all locations. Each house has a team of lovely house mums who are responsible for cooking and cleanliness, as well as our night guards and gardeners.

What unites our volunteer houses is that they are located in the middle of Tanzanian life, central yet quiet. Bus connections, restaurants, cinemas, pharmacies, supermarkets and numerous other shops are located in the village, and the city centre is only 10-15 minutes away by bus. All our projects can be easily reached from here. In the STEP houses you will always meet like-minded people with whom you can exchange ideas and gather new ideas for your project. We serve a typical Tanzanian breakfast consisting of white bread and black tea and other side dishes such as eggs, fruits and mandazi and delicious local dishes for dinner (vegetarians/vegans are catered for separately!). We want you to feel comfortable in our accommodation, so we place a lot of emphasis on friendly interaction and a family atmosphere. In the cosy courtyards and gardens you can relax from work and the sometimes exhausting African daily life.

The STEP Africa houses each consist of shared rooms with bunk beds and double (+50€/week) / single rooms (+95€/week). In addition, there is a kitchen with its own refrigerator for our volunteers, an oven, bathrooms, common rooms equipped with comfortable sofas and TV facilities, as well as covered outdoor dining areas.

HOST FAMILIES (+50€ / week)

There is also the possibility to stay with a host family during your time in Arusha. Our host mamas Vicky and Salma offer a total of 18 spaces within their respective homes and have years of experience hosting international volunteers.

It will be easy to socialise with other volunteers and meet like-minded people. Vicky is located in the same district as our STEP-Africa Hostels while Salma’s home is in Kimandolu which is further from the other accommodation but a little more convenient to some of our projects. Our Host Mamas offer the volunteers a typical Tanzanian breakfast as well as a hot dinner. Large common areas invites you to sit together and exchange ideas after an exciting day. Living in a Host Family in Tanzania gives you an even closer insight into the lives of African families.

Comida y bebida

Food (breakfast and dinner) is provided from Monday to Friday. The breakfast includes tea, white bread, butter, jam, peanutbutter and an african special of the day like Mandazi or cooked banana. Our house mamas cooks delicious typical tanzania dinner for you e.g. rice with beans or chapati. 

During the weekends volunteers can use the kitchen for cooking or eat in one of the several restaurants in and around Arusha. 

Safe filtered drinking water as well as the fridges in the kitchen are available for all volunteers. Even as a vegetarian, you will not have problems either at the hostel, nor outside at local restaurants in Arusha. 

Acceso a Internet

Acceso limitado al lugar del proyecto

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Boletos de avión

El aeropuerto más cercano es Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) en Kilimanjaro. Te ayudamos a encontrar vuelos baratos a Tanzania. ENCONTRAR VUELOS BARATOS

Seguro de viaje

Ir al extranjero es una aventura y siempre es mejor estar preparado. Enfermedad o lesión repentina, cancelación o robo: un seguro de viaje para Tanzania proporciona seguridad y es una ventaja tenerlo. OBTENER UN PRESUPUESTO

Vacunas

Si tiene intención de realizar un voluntariado en Tanzania, debe solicitar asesoramiento médico antes de iniciar su viaje social. Comprueba las vacunas que necesitas para Tanzania. COMPROBADOR DE VACUNAS

Detalles a la llegada

Our arrival day is every Thursday and our departure day is Wednesday. Please take this into account when booking your flights. You can join our program throughout the year and on any month (availability provided!). Our driver can pick you from Kilimanjaro Airport at any day or night time. The airport shuttle is already included in our program fees, so we do not charge extra costs. The day following your arrival (Friday) you will receive a detailed briefing and orientation from us. Our supervisor will show you Arusha town, you will get a local SIM card, go together to an ATM and you will get the chance to go buy anything necessary at the supermarket. The weekday following your orientation day (Monday) is usually your first day at the project. On your first day you will be joined by one of our team members. 

Disponibilidad
Enero Feb. Marzo Abr. Mayo Jun Jul Agosto Set. Oct. Nov. Dic.

Cuotas del programa

4 semanas (estancia min.) 720€
5 semanas 850€
6 semanas 980€
7 semanas 1.110€
8 semanas 1.240€
9 semanas 1.370€
10 semanas 1.500€
11 semanas 1.630€
12 semanas 1.760€
13 semanas 1.890€
14 semanas 2.020€
15 semanas 2.150€
16 semanas 2.280€
17 semanas 2.410€
18 semanas 2.540€
19 semanas 2.670€
20 semanas 2.800€
21 semanas 2.930€
22 semanas 3.060€
23 semanas 3.190€
24 semanas 3.320€
25 semanas 3.450€
26 semanas (estancia max.) 3.580€
Cuota promedio 158€/semana

Cuotas del programa

158€ cuotas semanales 4 - 26 semanas Edad 18 - 50+

Métodos de pago

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Duración

4 - 26 semanas

Depósito

El depósito es simplemente para reservar tu vacante de voluntario. Los pagos se gestionan a través de PayPal, nuestro proveedor global de confianza. Si no tienes una cuenta PayPal, también puedes pagar con tarjeta de crédito.


Pago final

El pago final se acordará con STEP Africa durante el proceso de solicitud. Las soluciones habituales son la transferencia bancaria o el pago en efectivo en el lugar del proyecto.


Conoce a tu anfitrión(a)

STEP Africa

Excelente 4.8 rating (39 reseñas)

Agencia - fundada en 2014

Verificado por Volunteer World

  Ratio de respuesta excelente

Coordinado por

Juliane Döhler

Idiomas hablados: Inglés, Alemán, Suajili

sobre la organización

STEP Africa is a Tanzanian social enterprise founded in German-Tanzanian cooperation. We offer a variety of volunteer projects, internships and culture-sensitive travel.

Conoce a tu anfitrión(a)

Our programs are based on the principle of learning with and from each other in an increasingly globalized world. Broadening your horizons and looking outside the box is one of the most valuable experiences that will shape your future life. A trip to Africa opens your eyes to other realities and perspectives. We firmly believe in the power of change through intercultural exchange. With our programs we promote and demand equality and cultural tolerance. We know and love Tanzania like no other country and can tell exactly what is important when organizing your stay. As a sustainable organization, we support, with the help of our volunteers, selected projects and initiatives in Tanzania.

Step Africa - Exchange for Change Limited was founded in 2014 in German - Tanzanian cooperation and is led by Kira Uher as its on site director in ArushaWhile Kira works hand in hand with her administration team behind the scenes, our volunteers are accompanied through their time in Tanzania by a wonderful German-Tanzanian team of supervisors. Our entire team is based on-site in Tanzania, eliminating the need for expensive administrative structures.  

Meaningful Volunteering

We only place our volunteers into projects in which they can gain a lot of valuable experience for their future. Our volunteers do not replace local workers. Volunteers are assistants who offer support to employees. They also use their expertise to teach their target groups new skills and to open new perspectives.

Reducing Prejudices

What many of us have learned about Africa in the media doesn’t always reflect the truth. In Africa there is more than just poverty and misery. Tanzania is a country full of ideas and resources, politically stable and of breathtaking beauty. 

STEP Africa wants to give people of every age the chance to get to know the beauty but also the difficulties and challenges of Tanzania with their own eyes. Internships are a wonderful opportunity to meet people and small aid initiatives on an equal footing, to learn how to work, to assist the local workforce and to develop long-term and sustainable friendship and cooperation through intercultural dialogue.

We know what we are talking about! Our team combines relevant qualifications and many years of experience in education and social work in Tanzania. 

Our team is looking forward to welcoming you in Tanzania!

39 reseñas · rating4.8

Unforgettable, eventful time that I wouldn't want to miss! Four weeks were too short, the time just flew by. Great encounters with wonderful people. The Simba Safari, the Moshi Tour and the Maasai Tour were perfect. There was a contact person available at all times . A time that shaped me and made ...
Carlotta Bellersen rating4.6

2024 at Assistant at a Pre- and After-School Center

I was in Arusha with STEP Africa for 4 weeks and I enjoyed my time there a lot. From the beginning on I felt most welcome in Tanzania and at the hostel. The whole staff is very friendly and warm-hearted and they do everything they can for your wellbeing. There is always someone you can turn to, no ...
Charlotte Nies rating4.8

2023 at Assistant at a Pre- and After-School Center

Ich hatte die allerbeste Zeit in Arusha bei STEP Africa! Noch nie hab ich in so einem kurzen Zeitraum so viel erlebt und so viele bedeutsame Freundschaften geschlossen, die es bis heute sind. Kira leitet das Ganze mit so viel Herz wie ich es selten gesehen hab und das ganze Team sind die ...
As a local volunteer with STEP Africa I can confirm the lasting and sustainable impact this organization is making. The team is so caring and qualified in their field. There are many volunteer organizations in Arusha and Tanzania but to me STEP Africa stands out through their professionalism on and ...
Meine Zeit als Volunteer bei Step Africa im Jahr 2021/2022 war unvergesslich. Kira und das Team unterstützten mich hervorragend, halfen mir, mich schnell in Arusha einzuleben. Diese Reise wird immer eine der intensivsten für mich bleiben! Freue mich auf ein baldiges Wiedersehen. Grüße aus ...
I had an amazing time in Arusha. It was so nice living with so many people and making new friends and a lot of memories. The activities were great! Verybody was open and would help us in every ...

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