Looking for volunteer teachers to contribute to our set up of an international school in Dodoma, Tanzania



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 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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    Dodoma is the Capital of the Republic of Tanzania. Yet, it is underdeveloped and quality of education is far from satisfactory. Our school is a much needed response to calls from parents, local government and development partners for a good school that offers students with opportunity to study and compete with their peers globally.

    The school has adopted the world wide renown Cambridge International Education (CIE)’s syllabus all the way from kindergarten to A level. Cambridge Pathway students have the chance to acquire the knowledge and skills they need to achieve at school, university and beyond, and they can be confident that their qualifications will be understood and valued throughout their education and career, in their home country and internationally. In addition to guiding students on their academic journey, our well qualified staff will also train them in music, arts and a wide range of sporting and recreational activities. We are exploring to do the NECTA exams if the student chooses to do so.

    Another focus of our school is to partner with the University of Dodoma and other schools in the region to provide enhancement professional training to local teachers and teaching trainees so that they can bring the acquired knowledge, skills and global best practices elsewhere and contribute to the improvement of education quality in Tanzania.

    Would you like to be part of a forward-thinking, supportive school community where your professional development is a priority? Do you have the desire to be part of a brand new school, to help shape, open and ensure its success? You are welcome to join our team where we are committed to the flourishing of all our staff and pupils and to make a difference.

    A few bonus points:

    *️️️️️️️️️️ Dodoma is relatively close to National Parks in Tanzania which are heavens for wildlife. The nearest game is just 5 hours drive where one can find herds of elephants, impalas, big cats, water buffaloes, other smaller animals and countless of birds of different kinds in every corner.

    *️️️️️️️️️️ The town itself is beautiful with low mountains and rocks for those who like weekend trekking and camping. Others may satisfy their cultural thirst by mingling with local people. The Masai young people will be more than happy to share fascinating stories about their traditions and lifestyle.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities


  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We offer an unique opportunity for you to experience to live among the locals and like locals. As such, you will be mingling with Tanzanians, especially the tribal Masai people, be their friends and explore their semi-normandic lifestyle, their distinctive customs and dress. Your immersion in a peaceful Tanzanian environment ensures your quick picking of of Swahili which will be extremely helpful if you plan to travel to other East African countries too.

    Our team from different corners of the world warmly welcome you and will be more than happy to help you involved in community services and relate with locals better. You are also invited to join our cosy international group in Dodoma, to share Fri suppers, weekend outdoor activities and various national celebrations, be it the Dutch King’s Day, the British Queen’s birthday, Vietnamese New Year, Nepali Diwali and Christmas festivals.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    We wish to involve qualified teachers, who are English native speakers, to be our class teachers for kindergarten upto senior secondary levels.

    Candidates should be certified teachers, preferably with teaching experience. Past delivery of CIE’s syllabus is a bonus point. Ability to provide art, music, extra curricular activities is an advantage.

    Minimum duration: 1 year. Preference will be given to those who are committed to stay longer. You will also have the chance to become our staff members.

    Note: Our students are required to pay a nominal fee of 4 million Tanzanian Shillings (about US$1,700) annually which is barely enough to cover school supplies and extra curricula activity expenses.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We will provide you with some modest but decent accommodation. This will include a kitchen where you can prepare your own food. Local markets are nearby where local produce are available at local price (you may want to challenge your negotiation skills a bit). You might be asked to share a compound with other teachers.

    Lunches are provided at the school canteen. Some modest living allowance can be considered.

    Transportation to and from school will be provided.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    It is very likely that your weekends are going to be busy whether you are a fan of rock climbing, trekking or prefers exploring the town in a more relaxing way.

    Dodoma is located in the central Tanzania hence game parks are within your reach. The famous Serengeti and Ruaha are only a day drive. Other parks are smaller but not less attractive, Lake Manyara with its distinctive birds, Tarangire game park where wild animals might just walk through your campsites...just to name a few.

    The main town center is rather small with basic services. For a quiet weekend, one may try a local food stall for Tanzanian food or hang out at one of the very few non-Tanzanian restaurants.

    Tanzanian are very friendly and may find every chance to talk with you. Some greetings will do well. It is advisable to greet your neighbours or even some bypassers with “Habari” or “Mambo”/“Jambo” (similar to “Hello”).

    Please do not feel insulted when hearing someone call you “Mzungu” (which stands for a foreigner or anything foreign). It is simply their way to address a foreigner. If you are from South East Asia or East Asia, you are automatically “MCina” (a Chinese).

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours per day, Monday to Friday.

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