Assist at day care centre with attached school

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Coördinator | Kira
Coördinator | Kira


Support the daycare centre and help the children and young woman to build a future.
Be yourself and grow beyond yourself!
Have a great time with the children and young woman at this project.
Immerse yourself in African culture by getting in touch with lots of locals.
Make new experiences and enjoy your African dream.
Help young children at preschool as well as young woman to find back to life with different projects. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Leeftijd 18+
The Twiga Foundation is an NGO (non-profit non-governmental organization) committed to young women and young children from difficult social and economic backgrounds. Founded by Daniphord Mwajah, the organization opened a new community center in 2016 to be as close as possible to its target audience and provide help where it most needed. The Kituo cha Huduma Mahususi (KHM) named Day Care Center is located in Arusha's densely populated Mianzini district.

Collaboration at KHM is perfect for creative and imaginative volunteers who not only want to be active in the field of childcare, but also want to play an active role in the development of the center through fundraising, public relations and administrative assistance.

Volunteers demand a lot of creativity and initiative. Work experience can be beneficial here, but no specific knowledge is required and volunteers of all ages and educational background are welcome. It is important to have the right attitude and an independent mindset and ability to recognize problems as a challenge and not as an obstacle.

The KHM has great development potential and volunteers can make a not inconsiderable contribution to this!

A special project called TAKE A MALAIKA was launched in 2018 to help young women and mothers with their professional future and financial independence. They sew angels (Malaikas), small purses and table decoration. These are then sold in Arusha, as well as all over the world through the help of volunteers. Here, the help and support of volunteers, for example, by the further development of the project, by advertising and assistance in selling the angel needed. More information about the project can be found here:

Dagelijkse activiteiten

The Twiga Foundation is located in the district of Mianzini, Arusha and is located near the Nairobi-Moshi Highway. To get there, you have to take the Dala Dala (local minibus) from our STEP Hostel about 20 minutes drive to Mianzini. From there you walk for about 5-10 minutes through the lively streets of the district until you reach the center.

Working hours and everyday working life are largely flexible, which is especially beneficial for volunteers who would like to work independently and prefer a free time schedule.

Possible fields of work at Twiga Vision include:

Care and teaching of preschool children, who are cared for by the KHM (8-13 o'clock) like child-friendly teaching and project work, First numbers and letters, basic English, songs and games as well as implementation of methods of playful learning.

Tutoring of young people who come to the center after school in the afternoon to continue learning (until about 16.30).

Fundraiser to renovate and expand the center for example design of the classrooms with pedagogically meaningful material.

Public Relations: updating homepage profiles for and Facebook page to keep sponsors up to date and gain future backers. This includes the creation and updating of profiles for children who are looking for international sponsors (there is a small office available for work, but it is advantageous to bring your own laptop and USB stick for public relations).

Conceptual and future planning for individual young mothers who would like to stand on their own two feet in the long term (this includes discussions about personal prospects and ideas, specific planning, for example school or college or job search, help with budget planning, etc.).

So you see, in this project there is always something to do, the fields of duties are incredibly diverse and every day is different!


The project is based in Arusha, Tanzania. There are several free time activities volunteers can engage in. We 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. We always make sure, that all guides and staffs are being paid fair wages. At the same time 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 for little money. Our other volunteers from the hostel will be happy to show you everything and if you join them at your free weekends!


Om deel te nemen aan het programma dien je tenminste 18 jaar oud te zijn op de startdatum van het programma. Er kunnen uitzonderingen gemaakt worden indien je een bewijs van toestemming kan aantonen van uw wettelijke voogd(en) of samen met je ouders deelneemt.
Je dient over volgende taalkennis te beschikken Engels (basis niveau)
Bewijs van goed gedrag en zeden
op High School niveau
Vereiste documenten
CV und introduction letter
Geen beperkingen. Helpende handen van over de hele wereld zijn welkom.
Uw helpende hand wordt verwacht op maandag, dinsdag, woensdag, donderdag en vrijdag van 09:00 - 16:00

Diensten ingesloten

Diensten door STEP Africa

The STEP Africa Program Fees are calculated as follows: 

− A one time application fee which includes 2 way airport transfers, pre-departure support, preparation handbooks, orientation day and project support 

− Program fees to stay at the STEP Africa House (including breakfast and dinner from monday to friday), on-the-ground support and supervision by the STEP Africa Team (our office is in Tanzania!) and 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. Any small or big amount is highly appreciated and you are entirely free to decide on how you want to utilize your donation within the project. By doing so you will see how much of a difference donations can make and its a great feeling to see this first hand. We understand volunteering as a holistic approach of helping each other and learning from one another and while you will do amazing daily work as a volunteer we want you to also understand that no project can entirely survive if it wasn't for financial support as well

Afhaal aan de luchthaven op 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.
The STEP Africa Volunteer House is located 20 minutes out of Arusha Town and all projects are easily accessible by public transport from here. We have 6 dorm rooms, 4 bathrooms (western toilets and almost always warm showers), a big communal rooms and an outside area for sitting together and enjoying the leisure time with fellow volunteers. You will share your room with one to five person and all beds are equipped with a mosquito net. Our hostel dogs Robby and Congo are also part of the family and are responsible for your safety. We are sure that you will find new friends very fast and there will be always be someone to talk to and share the experiences with.
Eten & Drank
Food (breakfast and dinner) is provided from Monday to Friday at the STEP Africa House. The breakfast includes tea, white bread, butter, jam, peanutbutter and an african special of the day like Mandazi or cooked banana. Our house mother cookes 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.
Internet toegang
Beperkte toegang op de project site
Wat is er NIET inbegrepen?
Visum, vluchten, reisverzekering en vaccinaties zijn NIET inbegrepen in de programmakosten.
Vlucht tickets
De dichtste luchthaven is Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) in Kilimanjaro. We assisteren u met het vinden van goedkope vluchten naar Tanzania.
Naar het buitenland reizen is een avontuur en het is best om goed voorbereid te zijn. Plots ziek worden of gewond raken, annulaties of diefstal - een reisverzekering voor Tanzania biedt zekerheid en is een meerwaarde.
Als je de intentie hebt om als vrijwilliger aan de slag te gaan in Tanzania dien je eerst medisch advies in te winnen alvorens je eropuit trekt. Kijk de benodigde vaccinaties na voor Tanzania.

Data & Kosten


Gegevens over jouw aankomst

We do not have specific arrival dates. You can join our program throughout the year and on any day of the week / month. 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 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 is usually your first day at the project. On your first day you will be joined by one of our lovely team members.

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4 - 12 weken


Kosten: Prijs in USD
4 weken (min. verblijf)
$ 575
5 weken
$ 690
6 weken
$ 805
7 weken
$ 920
8 weken
$ 1.035
9 weken
$ 1.150
12 weken (max. verblijf)
$ 1.495
Gemiddelde kosten
$ 134 /week

Gelieve ermee rekening te houden dat de bovenstaande programmakosten een raming zijn en beinvloed kunnen worden door mogelijke veranderingen in de wisselkoers. STEP Africa zal je op de hoogte houden over de finale kostprijs gedurende uw aanmeldprocedure.
Waarborg (15%)
De waarborg dient om je plek als vrijwilliger te verzekeren. Betalingen worden door PayPal behandeld, onze betrouwbare betalingsprovider. Indien je niet over een PayPal account beschikt, kan je ook met een credit kaart betalen.
Finale betaling (85%)
Uw finale betaling zal worden goedgekeurd door STEP Africa gedurende de aanmeld procedure. Veel voorkomende oplossingen zijn een banktransfer of contante betaling op de projectsite.

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Wij steunen je, wat er ook gebeurt, je kan altijd contact opnemen met ons
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