My name is David a teacher by profession I am very passionate in helping children who have no access to education gets quality education. We have established a nursery school based in Matai town that enroll children between 2 to 5 years old as a means of increasing access to education. The people of Kalambo district where the school is found has been denied with quality education either because of their socioeconomic and cultural background factors or due to discrepancies in distribution of education across the country that make some children feel like unprivileged.The people in the area feel like to be very far from everywhere and everything in this world. It is from this background we decided to establish a nursery school at Matai town in order to increase education accessibility to children of which many of them are from poor peasants. I believe that provision of quality education in the area will enable children to determine their own life in future but also improve social equity, giving rural and urban, poor and rich children alike similar chance of succeeding to primary and secondary education. We usually finance the organization through the contributions from parents who are charged minimal fee to cater for the cost of running a school. So workawayers are highly needed to join our cause of letting children get education.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Help with Eco Projects
Help with Computers/ Internet
At weekends you are free and we may travel together to visit some of tourist attractions like Kalambo Fall which is the tallest uninterrupted falls in Africa (65km from Matai) and Lake Tanganyika which is an African Great Lake (63km from Matai), and a Hot spring at Kizobwe Village about 15km from Matai. This tour is subject to financial status of volunteers.
In weekdays during evening after working hours we may have cultural exchange and visit to our children families
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We highly need volunteers to help in;
i. Teaching our children aged between 2 to 5 years in collaboration with local teachers. You will teach English, General science and Arithmetic depending on your area of competence.
ii. Carpentry activities, including construction of climbing frame, furnitures and other related "up-cycling" works.
iii. Construct simple playground facilities and organize sports and games that motivate our children learning.
vi. Equip our local teachers with variety of instructional media technology relevant to early childhood education.
v. Help in school website design.
NB: No money is involved, however; you are invited to contribute in the charity work to buy/bring them along with you school facilities like books, educational games, laptops/computers and other teaching and learning material that you may think and wish to come with but this is an optional; you do it only if you want to do. Thank you in advance.
Swahili (Kiswahili): Fluent
Accommodation: We provide accommodation in which volunteers with the same sex share the same room.
Meal: Our organization provides meal services daily to volunteers. Local foodstuffs are given first priority
Transport: You will pay your own transportation to and from our place within a town area. However, we will be able to transport volunteers from Sumbawanga town to Matai during the time of arrival and departure.
Health security: Health centre is available in town for body check-up and other treatments.
Internet services: The area is well connected with internet services to enable volunteer to keep on communicating.
Volunteer’s schedule: 5 working hours through Monday to Friday, as shown in the timetable below.
8:00am-10:00am Working in a respective area of specialization
10:00am-10:30am Taking breakfast
10:30am -13:00pm Working in a respective area of specialization
13:00pm- 14:00pm Taking lunch
14:00pm-16:00pm Working in a respective area of specialization
16:00pm onward Private activity (this may involve family visit of our students by volunteers)
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week