Help at our charity teaching, building a school and fundraising for vulnerable children & groups in Arusha, Tanzania




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    Hello workawayers,

    We have opened a door for fundraising volunteer opportunity programs to support our main project on building our own sustainable school for vulnerable children in Arusha as well as the teachers house nearby the school.

    We are seeking on empathetic workawayers all over the world to sponsor our cause and other activities because we don't have access to government funds, Our focus is to build a sustainable school and teacher's house that provides free and quality education opportunities for a capacity of more than 100 vulnerable children, orphans and low income families in order to fight against child labour, street life and poverty!

    By creating awareness to the power of education, giving hope and investing in future. If you're passionate about giving second chances or investing in someone's future but you cannot devote long hours then this is your place to be help!

    - Help our charity in teaching and building a school for vulnerable children and disadvantaged groups in Arusha.
    - Help organise a fundraising campaigns through GoFundMe to support building a school for vulnerable groups which makes a huge impact in the world by helping vulnerable children get out of child labour, street life and poverty!
    - Help in marketing and social media, Experts in SEO and SEM needed to help us promoting our websites and social media as well as photographer with good camera equipment and picture and video editing skills for video documentary of our projects.


    PHASE #1
    (A). In 2019 the organization managed to build two classrooms in the suburbs of Arusha to be able to reach the goal of raising awareness to the power of education to the community as well as helping vulnerable children and disadvantaged groups in Tanzania. So far on this site there is nothing apart from the new school building.

    (B). The year 2020 was a Covid 19 tragedy, which emerged worldwide, Despite this challenge but we were somewhat successful in getting help through various people to build an extension of the third classroom and an office in our new school land, we thank all the workawayers who participated in the situation and the way of property. We still ask you not to get tired of our project please!.

    (C). Wonderful year again!
    Thank you every workawayers who has been created to cleanse the needy ...
    Yes, The year 2021 has been amazing again and we have been able to add fourth classroom extension again, Thank you so much to everyone who has initiated a fundraising campaign for our school building projects! We have recently started a small teachers' house (unfinished yet) so that teachers and volunteers can too be closer to our students as well as avoid long distances walking every day to school and back home.
    Come join us now.

    PHASE #2 (Our Elementary School is unfinished):
    You can help us finalise our new school, the vulnerable children and the local community are waiting for their school to be ready. Let’s make this happen together ! We still need to complete solar cells, building school compound fence, Kitchen, Volunteer house, other classrooms, computer lab and library.

    The funds are simply not there. Our children and neighbourhoods wait for our school to be ready to operate and we will provide them a safe place and a second chance to learn comfortably.

    Without facilities and supplies, the children in Arusha have little hope of getting a free quality education, proper education foundation and escaping a hard life. We want to change that and that is why we are working on a big dream by having a best school that's built for vulnerable children and youths.

    No previous experience needed to participate ! We are looking for people for the above fields;

    WHO ARE WE ?

    We are two old local Tanzanians namely Mary and Steven together running a volunteering and education opportunity programs in Arusha, Tanzania.

    We founded an umbrella operating charitable organization and educational based non-profit founded in 2015 with aid programs that provide free, quality education opportunities and community support in the least developed areas to help locals, unprivileged children, disadvantaged groups and women in Arusha, Tanzania.

    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.

    Presently we manage a preschool & early childhood development program for (3-6) years old children on two sites and operates a training centre in Arusha for secondary education program and vocational training programs for young adults between the age of 15 and 20 years old.

    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.

    We welcome volunteers from abroad. They also stay at our locals families and share culture and life experience.

    Please join us to see the really life of people and share your knowledge.
    We are working a big dreams! don't hesitate to join us now.

    It's easy to respond to you on social media like Instagram, Facebook messenger or Whatsapp number, so it's nice to include in your email when you contact us,
    Thanks so much for being ready to join us.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    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

    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.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • 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 offices, 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 (aged 3-6) 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 schools and introduction to English subjects to all subjects and teaching other academic courses.

    2. Webpages developing, graphics design and programming.
    We are looking for anyone who has an ideas to improve the development of our webpages or designing webpages on website of our organization as well as expert in graphics, photography, videographer and designing posters, flyers, business cards, stickers, brochures, rebranding banners and design organization handbooks or profile book.

    3. Help with social media and marketing (taking pictures and videos editing with your own camera)
    - Help us 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 or donation in order to raise awareness of education and reach out our goals.

    4. Help building new extension classrooms, computer lab and school library for vulnerable children.
    - We need volunteers who aren’t afraid of getting dirty hands by helping us in building and construction in general. As a plus you can help with building interior equipment like bookshelves or useful things.
    - Other facilities and supplies for the school are needed, These includes furnitures, textbooks, laptops or computers, camera or binoculars, office chairs, office tables, printers e.t.c.

    5. Organise a fundraising campaign.
    - Help organise a fundraising campaigns through GoFundMe in online to support building a school for vulnerable groups which makes a huge impact in the world by helping vulnerable children get out of child labour, street life and poverty!

    6. Workshops in health class, sexual education and menstrual hygiene.
    - Help out by conducting workshop to school drop out girls, young women and youth who faces a great challenges of lacking awareness on health issues and sanitary resources which leads to school drop outs, poor performance, lack of job opportunity, early marriage, unwanted pregnant and poverty in general.

    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

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Maasai: Fluent
    Swahili (Kiswahili): Fluent
    French: Beginner

    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


    We provide accommodation in a shared and private rooms and all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner), in Arusha at a rented living compound (rooms), just in really busy times we may ask you to share your room with another volunteer.
    We have No Wi-Fi, but we can help you get a local sim card which may cost just € 18 for 50GB/Monthly so that you purchase own data with good network signal for the whole month.

    Once you arrive to our organisation in Arusha, you will live and work with us in Sinoni Area and Terrat Campus.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Other highlights:-
    Tanzania has a lot to offer to volunteers, tourists and travelers around the world.
    We will be happy to help you arrange any of the following trips at cheapest and transparent budget.
    - Organizing camping safaris to all incredible safaris in Tanzania National Parks like Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Tarangire, Lake Manyara etc.
    - Hiking to Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Meru.
    - Trip to Chemka Hotsprings
    - Trip to Maasai Village and visit local areas.
    - Trip to Coffee tours to local plantations
    - Trip to waterfalls in Arusha and Moshi Regions
    - Hikes to Usambara mountains
    - Trip to Lake duluti, forest walks and canoe rides
    - Zanzibar Beaches Experience
    - Town Tours and visiting meserani snake park

    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.

    Tanzania is unforgettable and remarkable memory, incredible places steeped in culture and beauty - don't miss out on the beautiful natures and sights in Africa!

    Come and Make a Difference!
    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.


  • 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

    Yes and we would like to share ideas and learn from each other!

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Wow, our current project (school land) as a big open area for parking and we are looking for people who can help building the fence, entrance and parking for keeping the school buses in the future as well as keeping the compound safer in general. so members are welcome to bring and implement their ideas free

  • 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

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