Help and Support our Organization with different activities including; Education, arts and hand crafts products in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania



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  • Description


    Hello everyone !

    Here is our story. Majimatitu is a slum area in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and it is where I call my sweet home. Poverty has
    always been the biggest struggle in this neighborhood of about 400 adults.

    However, due to the lack of capitals and resources, many of our children unfortunately do not have the opportunity of early education. In fact,
    among about 300 children in the community, only approximately 50 are
    sent to nurseries nearby at the moment.

    Without being educated in a nursery, a child will later face difficulties of getting into a primary school (due to the large number of children enrolling in primary schools)

    Here every year, the schools can refuse to receive children who did not received early education). This means, he/she may completely lose the chance of changing his/her life through education. That is why I believe having our children got access to nurseries is the first step of making a change in this community. Building a nursery has been my biggest dream and together with 5 other youngsters we have been working hard to make it come true. Our team plan to continue this work as community-based organization.

    We are currently building up a new classroom in a slum area of maliasili where we can accommodate more than 50 kids in this facilities, who come from poor families. We are looking for some extra hands to finish this on going project.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Since volunteers will stay in host's family house they will have an opportunity to Learn African ways of living simple life.

    Practice Swahil language with local families.

    Learn how to prepare African food

  • Help


    Help with fundraising, since our projects is free of charge sometimes we are suffering from lack of learning resources like chalks, exercise books, learning books, toys and games.

    From our experience we observed that mostly of the students drop out from schools because of hungry. We as organization trying to deal with this by providing breakfast for the children. We believe children's future success influenced from early education and experience.

    Help us with photography to take the pictures of our projects, create contents and run all our social network.

    We are looking for the teachers to assist local teachers in the nursery school and or in the English class for teenagers.
    You don't need to be qualified teacher with certificate as long as you love kids and willing to spend your precious time with kids your welcome to join us.
    If you know some active sports, songs and dances it would be great to share your experience with us.

    We have arts and Music class from Monday to Saturday evening time we are looking for companion to dance together and make African films.

    As a part of poverty eradication project we have entrepreneurial class that teach adults to make different African products like bracelets, necklaces, hand bags, shoes, back pack by using simple tools wich could help them to sell out and obtain cashs for their living.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Swahili (Kiswahili): Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Volunteers will be staying in local family's house in Dar es salaam with his/her own private room, three meals per day; breakfast, lunch and dinner

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In a free time volunteers can do Safari to Selous, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Ruaha and Saadani.

    Go to Zanzibar for the beach leisure.

    Bagamoyo old town for great culture experience

    Kilwa masoko old town

    Dar es salaam kariakoo market and fish market.

    Mbudya island and Bongoyo island

    Night life in sport bars, longe and nige club

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Dogs and cats

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 338475237711