The English Teaching Program in Tanzania aims at the educational development and enhancement of underprivileged children in Arusha. If you have a grip on English Language and wish to spread the knowledge among the younger ones, so that they can have a better future, then you should definitely think of being a part of this.
Volunteers interested in working for the English Teaching Program are placed in different primary and secondary schools in and around the region of Arusha. The schools are short of well-trained staff and need the assistance of volunteers for teaching children. Since Tanzania’s economy is dependent a lot on tourism, speaking fluent English will play a very important role in getting good jobs in this sector. The tourism and safari sector in Tanzania is growing every year and fluent English speakers are required in abundance. During the school holiday periods, volunteers will have the option of working at the orphanages.
By volunteering for the teaching program in Tanzania, you'll be able to make a long-lasting impact on the lives of the children and the communities you'll work with. This will also give you a chance to being with the natives and know more about their daily lives, culture, and customs.
As a volunteer for the Teaching Program in Arusha, Tanzania, your general schedule would be:
The same work schedule continues from the second week onwards (Monday - Friday).
Note: Please note, the schedule may vary depending on the particular project the volunteer is participating on.
At Volunteering Solutions we try to provide best of the living arrangements to our international volunteers. So when in Tanzania, you do not have to worry about a single thing in the world and simply focus on your volunteer work.
You will be met by our representative at Kilimanjaro International Airport in Kilimanjaro region from where you are transferred to the accommodations in Arusha. Volunteers can also arrive in Nairobi and take a direct shuttle or bus to Arusha. They will be picked up at the bus station.
Volunteer Accommodation is provided in a Volunteer Housing / Hostel type of accommodation. The accommodation will be shared along with other volunteers. The Volunteer housing is well equipped with comfortable facilities for the volunteers. The Volunteer house has a large common area for the volunteers to relax and socialize with other participants. The house has a seperate washing area where the volunteers can wash their clothes. For volunteers safety and security, the house is equipped with CCTV cameras and is guarded by a security guard as well.
All volunteers will be provided with an orientation session by the local coordinator. Areas like safety, locations, transportation, things to see etc will be covered in the Orientation. After your orientation is over, you will be introduced to your project and given a tour of the local area and town.
Volunteers are provided with 3 meals in a day. Typical meals include Salads, Sandwiches, Ugali, Chapatti, Chai (Tea), Bread and rice, with vegetables and fruits. Breakfast and dinner are at the volunteer house while lunch is usually packed for you to eat the placement or can be taken if you are back at the accommodation.Meals provided to the volunteers are a mix of Tanzanian and western dishes usually.If you have any special dietary requirements, do let us know in advance.
During your Free Time
Typically most of the volunteers choose to travel outside Arusha on the weekends and go for Safari trips. You have the option to choose a 2 to 3 day Safari trips to Serengeti, Tarangire and Ngorogoro. You can also head to Moshi or explore the coffee plantations and waterfalls area near Arusha. Volunteers can also go for short hiking trips near Arusha.
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