Venance the founder of the foundation is multiple disabilitied, his aim is to give education to all children, even if the parents can't afford.
Education depends on the parents income. If parents are poor, there is basically no chance for the children to get a good education and a better life than their parents.
The Venance Care Foundation want to challenge this. Currently more then 30 children from the age one to five years are being taken care of. The children are coming from the neighborhood, which mainly consists of poor families, meaning that only very few parents can afford the little money for the school fees, which should help to cover the rent and facilities of the classroom, the two teachers’ salaries and the morning snack.
In the kindergarten you will support the teacher Angela in their daily activities, teaching the children mathematics, English, writing and reading. Also you can do handi craft with the children and playing games. In the afternoon you will be working on the website as well as doing fundraising or marketing.
You will start in the morning between 8:00 and 9:00 am. The children are supervised only until 11am because the Foundation has no money to offer a full lunch the children. This has to change in the future, of course! In the three hours the children are taught in reading, writing, mathematics and English. But playing is also not neglected. Afterwards up to 1 pm you will work at the website of the project together with Venance. You can become active in the marketing and fundraising area as well. Even children from low-income families should be supported by sponsorships in the future. Furthermore, the curriculum as well as teaching methods must be developed and discussed with the teacher Angela and Venance.
We offer a wide range of activities at affordable rates like:
1. Hiking/Walking tours to waterfalls, through forests and around a lake.
2. Swimming in paradise like hot springs with a glimps at the Mount Kilimanjaro.
3. Cultural Tours to Maasai Markets and the possibility to visit different ethnicities.
4. Coffee Plantation Tours to learn about the process from the bean to the finished product.
5. Safari in the Nationalparks of the Northern Circuit (Arusha NP, Lake Manyara NP, Tarangire NP, Serengeti NP, Ngorongoro Conservation Area). 6. Climbing of Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro.
7. FREE town tour for all our volunteers!
In your program fee the pick up and drop off from/to the airport/bus station are inculded. Martin, the founder of Viva Tanzania will be at the airport/bus stand with our "Viva Tanzania"-Pick up sign just in time when you plane lands/your bus arrives. And after your volunteer experience, when it's time to say good bye we will take you to the airport/bus stand for the farewell.
The hostel has different dorms; each contain comfortable beds & shelves to store belongings. Accommodation in a single room possible (extra charge). The hostel is located 25 walking minutes from the city center. Although the hostel is close to the busy town the house is surrounded by a green environment. In the garden there are different fruits. Bella, Luna & Takwa, the three dogs are part of the family. The house is equipped with hot water showers and the possibility to use the kitchen.
Breakfast will contain tea and coffee, bread, margarine, honey, jam, peanut butter, as well as fruits and vegetable. Dinner will be international as we cook Tanzanian as well as Western Food. Don‘t worry if you are vegetarian (like Tizia), vegan or have any allergy, we can cope with everything. The hostel is also equipped with a fridge and shelves to store your own groceries.