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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.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
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 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.
Swahili (Kiswahili): Fluent
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
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
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host can provide space for campervans.
Dogs and cats
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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