Assist adults at this training center with English lessons, music, computer classes and more by working together with local staff on Zanzibar.
About the Program
Education is an ongoing challenge on Zanzibar
and keeping up with modern times a challenge in most schools. Few people
receive up to date computer training or are being taught English on a
professional level in the existing school system. The English taught at the
primary and secondary schools is often very basic as the teachers themselves
have limited English skills.
With tourism being the fastest growing source of work and income for Zanzibaris, the skill to speak proper English can make a huge difference to find paid work. More and more people see the need to improve their English skills but also their computer skills or perhaps see a future in making, recording and producing music.
The Adult Education center has 200+ students a year partaking in courses such as; English Language, Computer courses (basic and advanced), Music courses (piano, guitar), Music Producing courses and has new plans to add Tourism courses and Videography, Tour guide, and Secondary studies e.g Commerce, Bookkeeping, Math and English.
The center uses facilities in a building in one of the suburbs of Stone Town where the team of 5 teachers, 2 producers and 3 supporting admin staff provide the variety of courses to students in the age group of 18-50 years. The facilities include 4 classrooms, a computer lab with 10 computers and a state of the art recording studio.
Under the guidance of local principal Musa there is a clear vision to grow the center and provide services to a larger group of people and to increase their variety of courses and classes.
Average volunteer working hours are 5-7 hours per day and include the following tasks.
A lot of different activities can be found in the neighborhood of Zanzibar. Go sailing or scubadiving or choose one of the other activities on water! You can take a Zanzibar cook and spices tour where you can make a traditional meal and eat it yourself. Furthermore you can go diving, cycling, there is a yoga center where you can practice your flexibility or do a culture tour and find out the real Zanzibar.
You will be picked up at the airport. Just tell us your arrival time and one of our coordinators will be ready to pick you up and will bring you to your accommodation!
You will be staying in the area of Chukwani just outside Stone Town in our shared volunteer house. The house is secure with a guard and boundary walls. We also have our cook who will provide 3 meals a day for you, but if you like to show what you can do in the kitchen she loves to learn from you as well.
We provide 3 local meals a day which include dishes such as meat, chicken, seafood and vegetarian dishes. Zanzibaris love their home made chips (fries), rice dishes and chapatis (indian pancakes), so try new things and experience Zanzibar what it is famous for; spices and good food.