à partir de 720€

Excellent 4.8rating (39)

Pre-School Teacher at a Children's Foundation

location
4 - 26 semaines  ·  Âge 18 - 50+

rating  Excellent 4.8  · 
  Vérifié par Volunteer World
  Taux de réponse excellent

Projet de volontariat de la plus haute qualité. Ce projet offre la plus haute qualité aux normes supérieures la moyenne.

Clou

  • Become part of a family-run project in one of the most beautiful areas of Arusha.
  • Gain valuable experience in the field of early childhood education in the global South.
  • Get to know the people and culture of Tanzania up close and make lifelong friends.
  • Have your placement recognised as an internship or practical semester for your school or university.
  • Get involved in a project where your work will have a real impact.

Particulièrement approprié pour

Âge 18+
Seul voyageur
Couples
Familles
Groupes
50+
Fauteuil roulant

À propos du programme

Furahia means happiness and that's what we aim to give the kids of the Furahia Mtoto Foundation. A fun, safe and productive environment to learn, grow and play!

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 ...

À propos du programme

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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The Project - Furahia Mtoto Foundation

The Furahia Mtoto Foundation daycare and pre-school for children up to 6 years old was founded in 2018 by Cosmas William Ngira. Families who come from difficult backgrounds e.g. single and/or unemployed parents, have the possibility to bring their kids to Furahia Mtoto Foundation. Daycares offer a safe and family-friendly alternative where children are being looked after while the families have the opportunity to go to work and generate income. Furthermore, the children learn how to socialize with others, receive meals (that are not always guaranteed at home) and are taught in English. In addition the parents don’t need to pay any fees. Because it’s a non-governmental organization, it relies on donations to pay the meal, the salary for the teachers, the teaching material etc.

At the moment there are 35 children taught by three teachers in separated class rooms. Children up to 4 years old go to baby class while the other children aged four to six are joining the preparatory class. The pre-school classes prepare children for elementary school by teaching them to write and count.

Location of the project

It is located in Shangarai (a district of Arusha). You have to take the Daladala (local minibus) to Impala roundabout, from there you can walk (approx. 20 minutes) or take the PikiPiki (motorcycle taxi, 1.000 TSZ = 0.40 €) to the next bus station. Once you have achieved this, you climb into a Daladala towards Usa River, which drops you off at “Peace Point” from where you walk around 10 minutes to the daycare.

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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 Volunteer 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. We are like an extended family and 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)



Journée typique

You usually start your trip from the volunteer accommodation to the project site at 8am so you can arrive on time for the start of the pre-school day at 9am. You may choose to work in part-time (until 1pm) or in full-time (until 5pm) at the Furahia Mtoto Foundation. Typical Tasks for volunteers ...

Journée typique

You usually start your trip from the volunteer accommodation to the project site at 8am so you can arrive on time for the start of the pre-school day at 9am. You may choose to work in part-time (until 1pm) or in full-time (until 5pm) at the Furahia Mtoto Foundation. Typical Tasks for volunteers include:
  • Caring the children of the baby class (feeding, playful learning, playing games, singing, drawing, make bracelets)
  • English language teaching pre-school children (e.g. first numbers and letters, singing English songs, playful learning)
  • playground constructions and beautification of the premises
  • fundraisers and public relations (to cover running costs, to offer also a lunch for the children, needed teaching material, building a dining hall)
The Furahia Mtoto Foundation has built up a sponsorship program that runs under the umbrella of a German Charity. You therefore have the option to stay involved with your project even after you return home, either as a sponsor or as a volunteer sponsorship coordinator. 

Activités de loisirs

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 ...

Activités de loisirs

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 shift plan. You should only go on longer trips after you have completed your volunteer placement. 


Conditions

Conditions

Âge minimum: 18 ans

Pour participer à ce programme tu dois avoir au moins 18 ans quand le programme commence. Il peut y avoir des exceptions si tu peux montrer la permission de ton tuteur légal ou si tu es accompagné(e) par l'un de tes parents.

Compétences linguistiques

Tu dois parler Anglais (niveau moyen)

Vérification des Antécédents Criminels

requis

Documents Requis

CV und introduction letter

Restrictions de Nationalité

Aucune restriction. De l'aide venant de tous les coins du monde est bienvenu.

Autres Compétences

Experience in pre-school education is an advantage but not mandatory.

Engagement horaire

Nous avons besoin de ton aide pour lundi, mardi, mercredi, jeudi et vendredi de 09:00 - 17:00

Services inclus

Services inclus

Services 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. 

Transfert de l'aéroport 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.

Logement

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 Aisha 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. Aisha 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.

Aliments & Boissons

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.  

Accès à Internet

Accès limité sur le site du projet

NE SONT inclus dans le prix:

NE SONT inclus dans le prix:

Billets d'avion

L'aéroport le plus proche est Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) à Kilimanjaro. Nous t'aidons à trouver des vols pas chers pour aller en Tanzanie. TROUVER DES VOLS PAS CHERS

Assurance Voyage

Partir à l'étranger est une aventure et c'est toujours mieux d'être bien préparé. Que ce soit une maladie soudaine, une blessure ou du vol - une assurance voyage pour Tanzanie te protège en cas de situation imprévue. OBTENIR UN DEVIS

Vaccins

Si tu envisages de faire du bénévolat en Tanzanie, nous te conseillons de consulter un médecin avant le début de ton voyage. Renseigne-toi sur les vaccins nécessaires pour Tanzanie. INFOS VACCINS

Informations sur l'arrivée

Our arrival day is Thursday and our departure day is Wednesday. Please take this into account when booking your flights. You can join our program throughout the year, please do keep in mind that the majority of June, September and December will be closed for school holidays. 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 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 lovely team members.

Disponibilité
janv. févr. mars avril mai juin juil. août sept. oct. nov. déc.

Frais de Programme

4 semaines (durée min.) 720€
5 semaines 850€
6 semaines 980€
7 semaines 1 110€
8 semaines 1 240€
9 semaines 1 370€
10 semaines 1 500€
11 semaines 1 630€
12 semaines 1 760€
13 semaines 1 890€
14 semaines 2 020€
15 semaines 2 150€
16 semaines 2 280€
17 semaines 2 410€
18 semaines 2 540€
19 semaines 2 670€
20 semaines 2 800€
21 semaines 2 930€
22 semaines 3 060€
23 semaines 3 190€
24 semaines 3 320€
25 semaines 3 450€
26 semaines (durée max.) 3 580€
Prix moyen 158€/semaine

Frais de Programme

158€ par semaine 4 - 26 semaines Âge 18 - 50+

Méthodes de payement

Visa Master Card Maestro American Express PayPal

PAS DE FRAIS DE CARTE DE CRÉDIT


Durée

4 - 26 semaines

Acompte

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Paiement final

Le paiement du montant restant doit être organisé avec STEP Africa durant le processus de candidature. Très souvent ce paiement est effectué par virement bancaire ou en espèces.


Rencontrez votre hôte

STEP Africa

Excellent 4.8 rating (39 avis)

Agence - fondée en 2014

Vérifié par Volunteer World

  Taux de réponse excellent

Hébergé par

Juliane Döhler

Langues parlées: Allemand, Anglais, Swahili

Sur le projet

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

Rencontrez votre hôte

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 avis · rating4.8

During my time as a volunteer at Mwanzo Daycare I experienced a lot. Most of the time I played with the children and it’s priceless to laugh with them and see their smiling faces! Over Christmas I was at Jitambue Kwanza, a daycare that is still under construction, and was able to help on the ...
I will never forget my volunteering time! I made a lot of new experiences - especially I loved playing, laughing and dancing with the children. We helped to build a new outdoor classroom area where one of the groups is now able to learn. All the teachers were welcoming and dedicated to create a ...
It was great to help in different projects... ..daycare, school , massaivillages..... We loved to live in a family with other volunteers... We got always help... it was very ...
I greatly appreciate the time I could spend with STEP and the valuable lessons I learned during my time there. This experience was amazing and among the best experiences of my life. It was my first time volunteering but from the first day in Arusha I felt very comfortable and safe. Tanzanian people ...
Katharina Leitner rating4.8

2021 at Pre-School Teacher at a Children's Foundation

I had the best time in Arusha thanks to STEP Africa. I wouldn‘t want to miss a single day of my time there and saying goodbye was so so hard. My time in the projects (Gilys Daycare and Cradle of Love Babyhome) was so enriching and made me realize how worth even the smallest impacts, you can cause ...
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 ...

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