Help our NGO in teaching children, including those with special needs in Mwanza, Tanzania

  • Tanzania
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  • Last activity: 26 Mar 2023



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    Our Foundation is a registered NGO. The major objective of this foundation is to support vulnerable and marginalized groups especially those children who were born with cognitive impairment such as Autism and the slow learners who have other congenital malformations. Children of this kind are not able to catch up with the normal school programs of learning by reading and writing. Our target is to help these groups of children to learn through extra curriculum and raise their inborn talents. We have inclusive education whereby Children with cognitive impairment are mixed together in classes with the normal children, to help them improve the social status. The school program is also a registered Centre. Some children who come from well-off families are contributing some amount to support operations, but for the impaired needy children are being enrolled completely free of charge. We have children of different ages starting with 1 year to 7 years, and 6 class categories, all their learning is embedded in active extra curriculum such as singing, dancing, drawing, coloring, naming things and recognitions. We see some emerging talents in other areas of extra curriculum especially for children with cognitive issues.
    This special Volunteer request is being submitted to look for trainers who can support in the area of extra curriculum such as Music, Arts, Sports and Games in which we need to invest time for the impaired children to help them grow talented for the better tomorrow.

    The organization is a team of 23 locally paid staff, inclusive are: 5 Drivers who pick and drop children every working days, 6 main teachers who manages the main classes, 4 assistant teachers and care takers to support baby classes and the kindergarten when class sessions are in progress, 3 cooks who prepares food for the day (mid-morning refreshments and lunch), 1 gardener to keep the environment clean every day, 1 security man daytime and 1 at night shift to ensure security of the compound, 1 managing director and 1 director general who is myself.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • 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

    Travelers will get an opportunity to learn from our culture and cultural materials, understand about the potential opportunities for tourism, business and investments at large. Tanzania is a country with a big land, growing populations, attractive places to visit included are National parks with wild animals, Lakes, rivers, high mountains, highland areas and historical museums.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    At the centre, we have 6 classes as follows: children with 1-2 years are in Junior Baby class, 3 years are Senior baby class, 4 years are Kindergarten (KG) 1, 5 years are Kindergarten (KG) 2, 6 years are Grade 1 and 7 years are Grade 2. The junior and senior baby classes have about 2 sessions of 1 hour each per day to engage in extra curriculum and almost every day in working week days, while the rest are allocated 1 hour per day for the extra curriculum, twice per week.
    The travelers will be required to impart knowledge and skills of on the extra curriculum activities including Arts work, Music classes, Sports and Games to children in different classes and especially for the cognitive impaired children as they will spend most of their time on this when they are at the center. Travelers will also provide care services to all these ages ranging from age 1 to 6 years such as during eating, cleaning them and others to change clothes.
    We also take children home by school buses (do the school run). Our programs begin by 08.00 am and end by 02.00pm

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Swahili (Kiswahili): Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    Workawayers will secure accommodation facilities from the host family. We have suitable homes with big houses where we can reserve private self contained and well furnished rooms. These places are safe and a visitor can be provided with an opportunity and logistical support to explore the city. At the organisation/institution we normally provide up to 2 free local meals per day included are mid-morning breakfast and lunch but only during work days.

    During evenings, weekends and Public holidays where we do not work, the volunteer will join the host family in their regular programs and we also provide local meals only.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our helpers will have enough time to go around on their own schedule after work hours of their planned classes. per day they will be required to work for up to 4 hours at the centre. the remaining hours of the day will be scheduled on personal programs. we can also discuss on suitable schedules in case they desire to visit a distant places.

    Information on travelling: After you have put your personal travel plans, including the places you will wish to visit while in Tanzania, then i will provide you with proper guidance on the necessities. Meanwhile, to fly to Tanzania you will need a Visa and book flight ticket from your location. Your destination is Mwanza International Airport. In case this aiport is not reflected from your location, then you will choose to land at Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA- Dar Es Salaam) or Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA) and make connection to Mwanza International Airport. Then from Mwanza International Airport we can just provide a ride from our organisation vehicles or choose to use public transport, a place with almost 6Kms to our offices.
    Although we have provided details of what workawayers can do from day to day during their visit, this is not a fixed agenda. We are flexible enough to replan in line with their own preferences.

    We will provide 2 free meals per day, but we have a well furnished kitchen where our visitors are free to cook their own tastes at their own costs.
    About internet and phone usage, everyone at the centre is free to utilize their phones except during class sessions, and will recharge credit cards with own expenses.
    Our city public transport is very convenient, we have public buses, hired taxis and motorcycles. The rates are categorised according to the destination and are very affordable. They are available to take you around everyday.
    While your with us, you can arrange and be able to visit National parks, Lake islands, Cultural museum places, Beaches, Tourism hotels and to local communities in the villages of Tanzania to learn their cultures.

    We can accomodate individuals, families with children and even those travelling with animals. We can also share the photos of residential houses and the rooms/its facilities on your enquiry.

    In case there is any information not covered here, your free to ask for further clarifications at any time.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We normally purchase a data bundle of using for a full month. this cab be shared by a number of users at the centre.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have enough and secured parking space around the Foundation compound. There should be no worry about it at all.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We can accept pets because will also be used to show children that this is a dog, this is a cat etc. will stimulate learning and understanding about animals kept in homes.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 341822891472

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