Teach Assistant

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The Teaching on Zanzibar Project gives you the incredible experience of living and working as a Volunteer teacher on a jewel-like tropical island. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
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About the Program

Not far from the beautiful coast of Tanzania, you will find the magical island archipelago of Zanzibar, where time seems to stand still and people still live the traditional way. Zanzibar has been the entrance of eastern Africa for centuries and it was here where most slaves were sold; and Indian, Chinese and Arabic merchants would arrive to trade their wares and buy spices, ivory and slaves. The history of Zanzibar has created a unique mixture of Indian, African and Arabic influences which can be seen in its people, food, culture and building styles.

Stone Town is a labyrinth of alleys and walkways and takes you back centuries. Stone Town and the surrounding villages offer volunteers the unique opportunity to enjoy the white beaches, clear blue water, coconut palm trees and the lively Zanzibar culture and food. The island is a popular backpacker’s destination.

The primary schools educate over 2 000 children, and due to the lack of schools on Zanzibar, the school has 2 sessions a day and offers a morning school and afternoon school. Children from 6 - 18 years old receive their education in open classrooms with barely enough benches or chairs for each child. Circumstances are basic and the extra help from volunteers is much needed.

English and maths are two subjects that the schools have challenges in. The number of pupils is big, English is not always spoken by teachers and facilities are basic. You can make a change here by supporting the school and its principal by offering assistance in teaching English. You can also offer sports and games after school hours, as well as simply explaining your own culture to the children. Help make this most important time of these children’s lives as positive and educational as possible.

Guidance and Supervision on the Project

  • You will be supervised by our local Khaya coordinators in Stone Town; who will pick you up upon arrival, take you around, introduce you to the school and staff and guide you during your stay.
  • It is important that volunteers at this project understand the following:
  • Tanzania is a peaceful country, but is old-fashioned by Western standards. Be enthusiastic and independent and willing to accept that things can be challenging at times.
  • Show respect towards the people and culture of the local community. The people of Zanzibar are 95% Muslim so prepare yourself accordingly.
  • At all times, follow rules regarding clothing and appearance. Zanzibar is in the tropics and therefore hot. It is not as strict as the Middle East, so you can dress coolly but modestly, with limbs and shoulders covered if possible. Wear what you like on the beach though!
  • Time is a concept that is different in Africa! Volunteers must accept that things don’t move at the rushed pace and in the highly organised way that Westerners are used to. Be patient and learn to appreciate ‘African time’.

Project Needs

In general there are a variety of needs and volunteers should keep in mind that you come to volunteer to help where it is needed most, not just to take part in your favourite activities. So be flexible and open-minded to any changes, or other activities that might need your support a little bit more than the ones you prefer. There is plenty of fun to be had while you work!

There is an ongoing need for financial support. Any possible gifts and donations provided by volunteers and their networks are extremely appreciated.

Typical day

Average working hours are 4-6 hours per day involving the following tasks

  • Teaching assistance
  • Tutoring children
  • Playing sports and games
  • Individual attention to every child
  • Involvement in the community

Free-time activities

A lot activities can be found in the neighborhood of Zanzibar. Go sailing, scubadiving or choose one of the other activities on the water! Taste the traditional spices and food on a Zanzibar cook and spices tour where you make your own traditional meal and eat it yourself! Furthermore, you can go hiking, cycling, there is a yoga center where you can practice your flexibility or do a culture tour and find out the real Zanzibar.

Water Sports
Swimming
Diving/
Snorkling
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Sports

Requisiti

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)
Criminal Background Check
required
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Flexibility and Patience! Respecting of local, non-western customs.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on lunedì, martedì, mercoledì, giovedì and venerdì from 09:00 - 14:00

Servizi inclusi

Services by Khaya Volunteer Projects

- Personal collection upon arrival from the airport or harbour of Stone Town - Accommodation in shared rooms - All meals included - Guidance and supervision during your stay

Airport Pickup at Zanzibar International Airport

You will be picked up at the airport. Just email us your arrival time and one of our coordinators will be ready to pick you up and will bring you to your accommodation!

Accommodation

You will be staying in the area of Chukwani just outside Stone Town, in our shared volunteer house. The house is secure and offers a cook that will provide all meals for you, but feel free to join in and make some of your own dishes.

The bedrooms are shared, depending on availability. The house is furnished to Zanzibari standards and has a nice garden to relax, shops within walking distance and is an easy trip to Stone Town with public transport.

Dorm Room
Food & Beverages

You will be served local food 3 times a day which includes meat, chicken, seafood and vegetarian dishes. Zanzibaris love their homemade chips (fries), rice dishes and chapatis (Indian pancakes). Try out some new things and experience what Zanzibar has been famous for for centuries: spices and good food.

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 Zanzibar International Airport (ZNZ) in Zanzibar. 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.

Date e Prezzi

NO CREDIT CARD FEES
Availability
gen feb mar apr maggio giu lug ago set ott nov dic
Duration
4 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$1.205
5 weeks
$1.485
6 weeks
$1.765
7 weeks
$2.045
8 weeks
$2.325
9 weeks
$2.605
12 weeks (max. stay)
$3.445
Average fees
$294 /week

Si prega di notare che le tariffe sopra indicate sono stimate. Khaya Volunteer Projects vi informerà sul prezzo finale durante il processo di candidatura.
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 Khaya Volunteer Projects during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Teach Assistant

The Teaching on Zanzibar Project gives you the incredible experience of living and working as a Volunteer teacher on a jewel-like tropical island.

$294/week

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