Help our charity which runs a nursery and primary school on the shores of the Indian Ocean



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  • Description


    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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Language practice

  • 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
  • Help


    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.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Swahili (Kiswahili): Fluent

  • Accommodation


    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.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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!

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours

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    This host charges a fee

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    £12.50 a week for food
View from Nursery School plot
Primary School Class 6 (12-14 year olds)
Local umbrella!
Nursery School
The Nursery School
Geography on the beach
Geography on the beach
Geography lesson on the beach!
Scout exercise!
Primary School debate
Friday is games day!
Primary School
Nursery School Graduation 2013
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