We are a British registered charity sponsoring a nursery and primary school for over 400 children in a small village on the shores of the Indian Ocean. Our school is independent of the government and is financed by small parental contributions and foreign donations.
Unusually for Tanzania we teach all subjects in English and put great emphasis on encouraging the children to speak in English. We are looking for volunteer teachers of any age to teach the children and improve the English of our teachers. Preferably you will be a qualified teacher or intending to train to be one, but enthusiasm and dedication are more important.
Teaching at primary or nursery level. At primary level we follow a strict government syllabus and will provide you with books, support and plenty of encouragement! You will be teaching English, and also ICT, science and mathematics if you are willing. There is also opportunity to teach/play football, netball and volleyball with the children. At nursery level the children learn to write, to count, to read Kiswahili and simple English words and expressions.
Swahili (Kiswahili): Fluent
Room in the house of the Head Teacher and his family, 2 minutes walk from the primary school. The house is 2 years old and built of bricks with an iron sheet roof. There is usually plenty of water and enough solar electricity to watch TV and charge phones and computers. You will eat local Tanzanian food with the family.
Our village is undeveloped with very limited facilities but there is huge opportunity to learn Kiswahili and about practical international development. The area is outstandingly beautiful and the people very friendly and you will be welcomed into their homes. It is a world away from the tourist areas of Northern Tanzania.
There are many activities to keep you busy at weekends such as snorkelling, scuba diving (if qualified), watching baby turtles hatch (if you are very lucky with your timing), visits to a local Maasai community, visits to Saadani National Park, trips up the Pangani river, scouting activities with the children and historical tours of Pangani town.
Workawayers can gain experience of teaching and become part of an African community whilst having a huge amount of fun!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
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