Social Work for Disabled Children

opgericht in 2015
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Become a part of the More Africa family by joining our volunteer program
Get closer to the local people and culture of Zanzibar by learning the local Swahili language
Train our local teachers, show or improve your social work skills and contribute to the development of children.
Make memories you'll never forget! In your weekend you can explore the island or go on a safari. We can organize everything for you!
Did you know that several researches have shown that people who volunteer are happier and healthier than people who don’t?
Special education, physical therapy, social skills training & more. More Africa is looking for professionals and students who want to work with disabled children. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Leeftijd 18+

About Zanzibar
Known as the Spice Island, the beautiful island of Zanzibar on Africa’s east coast is bursting with culture and history, seemingly at odds with its idyllic geography of white-sand beaches with palms swaying lazily in the sea breeze. Together this makes Zanzibar a fabulous place to explore as well as a dream to relax and unwind. Zanzibar is the semi-autonomous part of Tanzania in East Africa. It is composed of the Zanzibar Archipelago in the Indian Ocean, 25–50 kilometres off the coast of the mainland, and consists of many small islands and two large ones: Unguja (Zanzibar) and Pemba.
The capital of Zanzibar, Stone Town, is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Every culture lover will love this diverse island with many Arabic influences. Zanzibar has a rich history, which is largely characterized by slave trade.
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.
In Zanzibar it seems as if time has stood still. People live very traditional lives. The local Zanzibari are 95% Muslim. As a volunteer you have an exemplary role in the community and it is important that you show respect for the local community, its people and culture.
This means that you adapt to the culture and customs. That is why all our volunteers need to dress appropriately (shoulders covered and long pants).
On the beaches you can of course just walk around in swimwear.
For this volunteer program we are looking for serious people who don't come to Zanzibar for the parties. We are looking for people who really want to contribute to the community, our children and the project. People who want a unique experience and who want to work together with others and learn from each other.


About our volunteer program
As a social work professional or student, you want to empower people. The children that More Africa supports are all children with incredible potential, but at Zanzibar they don't get the opportunity to develop in their own way and at their own pace.
At More Africa we believe that every human being, regardless of (dis)ability, has the right to education and development.
As a social worker you train our local staff. You support them where necessary, guide the children, teach them social skills, report and evaluate.
Because a large part of our children cannot talk, we offer all our education in Swahili.
During your stay here, we also offer a basic Swahili course. This way you will be able to communicate more easily with our children and local teachers.

Dagelijkse activiteiten

A typical day at More Africa looks like this:

07:30: The volunteers eat breakfast in the volunteer house (bread).
08:00: We pick up all the children together.  We do this to make sure that the children actually come.
09:00: Start school and physiotherapy. The children play outside.
10:00: Start lessons. The children start with a welcome moment. After this we start with the didactic lessons. We do this partly in a group and partly individually, so we can respond to the level and needs of the individual child. We teach the children practical skills, which they can use in daily life. We teach the children shapes, colors, fruit/vegetables, family members, bodyparts, animals etc. The children with a higher level learn reading, writing and mathematics. In addition, we offer music lessons, sports lessons, geography, science, creative lesson and for some also English lessons.
12:30: Lunch. The children bring food from home. Some children don't get to eat well, that's why we share everything.
13:00: We bring the children home.
13:30: Lunch. The volunteers eat in the volunteer house (bread).
14:00: Reports and preparations for the next day. The volunteers write the reports. Important things are written down. Once a month an evaluation is made and every three months goals are adjusted. Also the work for the next day is prepared. Think of preparing toys for experiential learning, preparing the creative activity, writing and maths exercises.
16:00: Depending on what needs to be done you will be ready between 15:00 and 16:00. A few days a week we also have an afternoon program with Swahili or beach/village cleanups. We find it important that our volunteers are immersed in the local culture and customs and participate in local life.
The other days you can enjoy; take a dip in our pool (if there are any guests) or go to the beach.
18:00: During weekdays we expect our volunteers back at 18:00. At 18:00 dinner is ready, which is prepared by our chef. In the evening the volunteers can play a game together or watch a movie.

The working days are from Tuesday to Saturday. Volunteers have weekends from Saturday afternoon until Monday evening.
In the weekend we can arrange excursions and trips for volunteers. We expect volunteers to return on Saturday and Sunday at 23:00 and on Monday at 21:00 at the latest.

The care offered by More Africa is 100% free for parents. Parents do not pay for transport or education. We do this deliberately, because people here either have no money, or do not see the need. This makes More Africa 100% dependent on donations.
To make the project self-sufficient, we opened a guesthouse with 10 rooms in 2019. Guests staying in our guesthouse donate directly to the project. Volunteers with a background in tourism/marketing are welcome to volunteer within our guesthouse.


In your free time you can discover all the beauty that Zanzibar has to offer. We can help you book and arrange everything for you. As a volunteer you will pay the cost price, we will of course not charge you any more!
We advise you not to book tours locally or on the beach.

On our website you can find all information about excursions. There is something for everyone; diving / snorkeling, kite surfing, relaxing on a sandbank, visiting national parks, or culture sniffing in Stone Town. We can even arrange a safari for you!



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
Social Work op niveau
Vereiste documenten
Geen beperkingen. Helpende handen van over de hele wereld zijn welkom.
Uw helpende hand wordt verwacht op dinsdag, woensdag, donderdag, vrijdag en zaterdag van 08:00 - 16:00

Diensten ingesloten

Diensten door More Africa

What do we offer you for this amount?
- You will stay in our dormitory. Men and women separately. We offer bunk beds. The dormitory has 3 basic bathrooms with western toilet. The dormitory has a fridge, living room and small garden.
- Electricity and water
- We offer 3 meals a day (during working days). Breakfast and lunch with bread (nutella, jam, peanut butter) and dinner made by our chef. It is not possible to cook for yourself. In the weekend (Saturday afternoon until Monday evening) you have to take care and pay for your own food. It is possible to eat in our restaurant (when it is open). Fresh drinking water is always available.
- Pick-up service from the airport or ferry. The costs for the way back are not included.
- Supervision. You will be supervised by the project leader.
- Basic course Swahili


Internet is NOT included in these costs. You will get a SIM card on loan from us and you can use it to decide how much you want to use per month.

Afhaal aan de luchthaven op Zanzibar International Airport
Pick-up service from the airport or ferry is included. The costs for the way back are not included. We pick volunteers up every monday between 8.00 and 20.00.
The projectleader, OR the driver of the project will pick you up. It is a 1 hour drive from the airport/ferry to More Africa.
You will stay in our dormitory which is on the same premises as the school and our guesthouse. Men and women separately. We offer bunk beds. The dormitory has 3 basic bathrooms with western toilet and simple shower. The dormitory has a fridge, living room and small garden.
If you prefer to stay in one of our private bungalows, let us know. We charge extra for this and it is always on availability.
Slaapzaal Bungalo
Eten & Drank
We offer 3 meals a day (during working days). Breakfast and lunch with bread (nutella, jam, peanut butter) and dinner made by our chef. It is not possible to cook for yourself. In the weekend (Saturday afternoon until Monday evening) you have to take care and pay for your own food. It is possible to eat in our restaurant (when it is open). Fresh drinking water is always available. If you have special requirements we will ask you to inform and discuss with us before arrival.
Internet toegang
Makkelijke 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 Zanzibar International Airport (ZNZ) in Zanzibar. 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

Volunteers can arrive every Monday between 8.00 and 20.00. We will pick you up at the airport or ferry. Because it is an hour's drive, we ask volunteers who arrive the same day to take the same flights where possible. It is not possible to start at the project on another day than Monday. If you like to acclimatize before you start, you can of course arrive earlier and we will arrange a hotel for you.

April and May is rainy season on Zanzibar. Normally we are closed all month in May. However, if you want to come for a long internship, we can sometimes deviate from this. Furthermore, the school is closed from the week of Christmas for 3 weeks.

Dit programma was gepauzeerd wegens COVID-19 maar wordt december 2023 hervat. Meld je vandaag nog aan!

jan. feb. mrt. apr. mei jun. jul. aug. sep. okt. nov. dec.
4 - 12 weken


Kosten: Prijs in USD
4 weken (min. verblijf)
5 weken
6 weken
7 weken
8 weken
9 weken
10 weken
11 weken
12 weken (max. verblijf)
Gemiddelde kosten
$230 /week

Houd er rekening mee dat de hierboven getoonde kosten worden geschat. More 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 More Africa gedurende de aanmeld procedure. Veel voorkomende oplossingen zijn een banktransfer of contante betaling op de projectsite.

Waarom Volunteer World

Bijkomende zekerheid geboden door Volunteer World
Volunteer World is 's werelds leidende vergelijkingsplatform voor internationale vrijwilligerswerk projecten. Wij begeleiden jou door een betrouwbare aanmeldingsprocedure - inclusief de nodige betalingen. Plan jouw zinvolle reis met Volunteer World en krijg gratis toegang tot:
Hoge ethische standaarden & transparantie in de sociale impact
Wijzig jouw reservatie zonder extra meerkost
Garantie op terugbetaling
We betalen je kosten terug als More Africa jouw reis annuleert
Ondersteuning & tussenkomst
Wij steunen je, wat er ook gebeurt, je kan altijd contact opnemen met ons
Onze diensten zijn gratis!
Alle programmakosten worden rechtstreeks gefactureerd door More Africa

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