Help us to bring a brighter future to underprivileged children, girls & youths in Arusha, Tanzania.

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  • Description

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    Hi Workawayers!

    Happy New Year 2020 !
    Congratulations ❤, You can now travel and help us as well as making a difference, we would like to welcome you to Africa, to live together and share life experience.

    URGENT HELP NEEDED:

    We have completed two new classrooms at our future site, but still need to complete solar cells, school compound fence, teaching and learning materials. That's why we still need your help.

    The funds are simply not there. Our children wait for their school, the classrooms that will provide them a safe place and a chance to learn comfortably.

    Without facilities and supplies, the children in Arusha have little hope of getting a quality education and escaping a hard life. We want to change that. We want them to wake up each morning with a smile and proper education foundation, because they get to go to an amazing school built just for them.

    We need your skills to help us reach our goals. If you have (do not have) any construction experience, but you can connect us with donors, someone or organisations that can help us, or any related skills, we can use your help!


    WHO ARE WE ?

    We are two old Tanzanians (Mary and Stephen) together.
    We are running a volunteering program and education operations programs in Arusha, Tanzania.

    Most of our volunteers are short-term and long term volunteers, who join us in their vacation and volunteering time and they start joining us in volunteering programs, doing Safari or Hiking Trips from here. We are looking for volunteers who can help our construction projects and help with teaching unprivileged children. We can also arrange some trips for our volunteers. Our programs are located in Arusha at the slopes of remarkable Mt. Meru in Northern Tanzania.

    Additionally to our programs, we founded a non-profit organization to support locals, unprivileged children and women. We welcome volunteers from abroad. They also stay at our locals families and share culture and life experience.

    So it’s always busy at our place. Staying with us will give you an inside Tanzanian culture as well as experiencing new volunteering life as well as help trustworthy NGO with current projects at our new future field.

    Please join us to see the really life of people and share your knowledge.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • 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

    As you live together with Tanzanian families, you will be in a daily contact with the locals and work with us together and experience our real life and culture.

    It is possible to learn different cultural behavior including cooking, dressing e.t.c in our area of Arusha. You can also take Swahili classes.

    We can teach/show you how to cook Tanzanian Food.

    We can put you in contact with a reputable tailor to get quality Tanzanian clothes.

    We can call for you a hairdresser, if you are interested in braiding your hair.

    We can go out and do sports like football, rugby or netball, which are the most popular sport activities in our area. Also we like to watch sports and talk about it.

    We will enjoy the nightlife together on weekends to see bars, live music and clubs.

    We will tell you the real prices for buses/ minibuses, tuk-tuk (bajaji in swahili), motorcycle (Toyo in swahili), fruits, vegetables, souvenirs, so you pay the fair price every time (bargaining is a must in Tanzania!), we let you avoid muzungu prices in Tanzania.

  • Help

    Help

    We have some exciting work to share and we are looking forward to welcome open minded people to volunteer and help us in the following fields:

    1. Teaching English, French, Spanish, German and other subjects for example Biology, Physics, Geography, Mathematics as well as communication skills, psychology, computer skills in microsoft office operations, photoshops, graphics and etc

    - Even if you have no teaching experience you can work with one of our experienced teachers or take on some classes by yourself.
    - During most of the year we have a pre-school group that could use a native English speaker and a young adult class that can use help with job preparation and English language learning.
    - In September to December you can help with our Pre-form students (aged 13-14) to learn English and get ready for secondary school by teaching other academic courses.

    2. Webdesign and programming.
    We are looking for anyone who has an idea of improving or designing our own website of our organization.

    3. Marketing.
    As we are trying to grow up our organization, we ask for help of volunteers, who can spread the word, connect our organization with other international organisations in order to cooperate with us and build up an supportive global thinking and local acting network.

    4. Building School Classes and Library.
    We need volunteers who aren’t afraid of getting dirty hands by helping us in building and constructing our new classrooms and library. As a plus you can help with building interior equipment like bookshelves or useful things.

    5. Taking pictures and videos (and editing as well).
    We also need volunteers who can help us take photos or videos that would necessarily be good for our website or website developing and student photos profiles. This is because we currently don't have a camera to do all the stuff.

    6. Raise fund to support our organization as well as linking us with individuals or international organisations looking for projects to empower in whatsoever way or nature.

    7. Sexual reproductive health and Menstrual hygiene education to girls and young women.
    Now, reach the unreached ones, we look forward for passionate volunteers who are ready to spread the word, educate, raise awareness and support the school drop out girls and young women struggling within their time of period in order to attend school during that time.

    8. Helping us with our social media communication, e.g. You can help spread the word to friends, family, colleagues or other society members via facebook, instagram and emails (any social network), so that we can reach as many people as possible and get more likes, shares, comments and reviews in order to raise awareness of education.

    9. Help us with school, classroom or office facilities/supplies and teaching/learning aids.
    We are facing a great challenges of lacking office/classroom equipments as well as teaching or learning materials hence to conducting all what needed for the children. These include lack of furnitures, textbooks, laptops or computers, camera or binoculars, office chairs, office tables, printers e.t.c.

    We will appreciate and thank very much for considering any way you can support our work. Furthermore you are always welcome to bring in your own ideas as we value them a lot.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Kiswahili and Learning Spanish, German and French.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We provide accommodation in a single shared room and private room and 3 local meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) a day.

    We have no Wi-Fi, but we can help you get a local sim card so that you purchase own data with good network signal.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Just Note that:
    Tanzania has a lot to offer to volunteers and travelers. We can organize Safaris to several National Parks, like Arusha, Kilimanjaro, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Tarangire, Lake Manyara etc.) We can also organize tours to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Meru at your own costs. We can assist you to travel to Lake Victoria or the beaches of Zanzibar. Additionally you can do Day Trips to visit Waterfalls, Hot springs, Rainforests and Lake Duluti or Maasai Markets & Villages.

    How to reach us?
    Just book your flights to Kilimanjaro Airport (KIA), then take a taxi to Arusha ( it is just 1:30 hours ). We can also arrange a pick up for you on arrival/departure.

    If you are going to land in Dare-salaam Airport, you can take local bus transportation to Arusha or book your flight to Kilimanjaro/Arusha Airport.
    Those who are in Zanzibar can also take a flight to Arusha Airport and note that in both places, we can arrange a pick up at any time.

    Once you arrive to Arusha you will live with us in Sinoni Area, which is a very authentic and local area.

    Can we count on you? We will welcome you with heartfelt gratitude and are more than happy to help you with everything and assist you exploring the wonderful way of living in Tanzania.

    We are a recognized and registered organization under the law of our country. Volunteers are required to get a volunteering visa (250 USD) to volunteer with our organization.

    HAKUNA MATATA!

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Learning needs time, teachers and passion !!!
Ceiling board fitting at our new school, previous volunteers joined hands helping as our blessed children waiting for their new classes to be ready!
Drawing practices with my lovely young stars preschool kids !
Special appreciations and goodbye photo with kids to dear Sarah (Previous Volunteer), Thank you for teaching us, see you again!
A new school construction project with a group of volunteers helping in planning trees. Your Support is very Important Please.
Chilling and making stories while learning how to count numbers in Swahili
Having fun together after some trips or lunch at the house
Children learn easily through practical items
Good view of Zanzibar's beaches
Masai culture practices
Tanzania offers a great view of wildlife, here is a king Lion at Serengeti NP one of our famous destination
Experience and swimming at the waterfalls during the weekends
Young adults at their Preparatory classes learning different subjects and English language exchange

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