Cultural exchange and help needed to our school in Mpanda, Tanzania

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Tanzania

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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello, welcome to our Daycare and Nursery school, we live at Mpanda -Katavi region, in our school we enroll children from one year old up to 6year old.We use Montessori system for teaching the children by using english language which allowing them to learn through play, singing, dancing . We hope that each volunteer who comes to stay with us will be able to contribute whatever skills they have.
    We are warm welcome to those who are interested in working with the children we are welcome
    Acomodation:
    we live in ordinary house with my family, where we could accommodate our volunteers. We have two more rooms separate within the compound, we have clean water tape .
    We have power supply (electricity and standby solar system)
    Secured area-Our compound is well fenced with Bricks wall and secured.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    DIY and building projects
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Teaching
    Gardening
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    volunteers will learn our life style , like how we eat, how we behave and many others things volunteer will learn , we will also learn from you how Western Countries eat,live, etc, we will also be beneficial to our project by bringing new ideas how we can improve our daycare &nursry school project and other things.
    You may also help the Daycare Centre and Nursery School project with Baby Toys,,Teddy Stuffs,puzlles,old or new laptop (we just need 5 for a computer room),Flascards, books,pencils,Blackboards wallpapers, balls,sport materials, USB stick, TV ,(these are for teaching),slides play,swings, and other learning and teaching materials for kids,

  • Help

    Help

    we need help for building 2 domitories, 2 classes and dairly activities at our daycare and nursery school
    e.g teaching kids,teaching materials

    We hope that each volunteer who comes to stay with us will be able to contribute whatever skills,professional they have.
    We welcomes volunteers, tourists, professionals and all world-wide kinds of visitors from abroad who will be hosted in our school place and be treated to typical African hospitality and generosity for the purpose of social integration and inter-cultural immersion.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    Please contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have two rooms separate within the school compus to accomudate guest bath and toilet is out side the room.
    We have Internet Coverage but at our place we do not have Wireless Internet , what we advice volunteers is to buy a Simcard at your arrival or you may buy at our place with the help from our people and you will have simcard which will help you in getting fast Internet .
    Details of the Home stay and Projects

    location
    We are located at Mpanda town inKatavi region in the southwest part of Tanzania, the place called Mpanda if you see a map.

    Transport
    If you arrive Tanzania at Dar Es Salaam Airport you may take a plane from dar es salaam airport to Mpanda airport ( it takes only 1hr 30 minutes to Mpanda airpot only for 116.8 $. or Onthe way to our splace you may pick a bus at Ubungo bus Terminal -Dar es salaam and you will spend one night at Dar Es Salaam then eary the morning the bus to Sumbawanga is departing at 6am and you will travel by the New Force bus up to Sumbawanga town, then the next day Morning time you will pick another bus to Mpanda- Katavi because there is no straight bus up to Mpanda Katavi so you will take 4 hours up to Mpanda. For the volunteers who want to come there by themselves and if you need someone to pick you up i will pick you.

    Weather
    Mpanda is tropical area (26C-24C) and fresh by the night (19C-20C).
    What to bring?
    Comfortable and light and cold clothing for the day and a warm sweater or a jacket.
    Be aware that Tanzania moral standards are different from western dress codes and therefore wearing shorts or skirts above your knees will get you a lot of attention.

    Other important items: mosquito repellant, malaria tablets (consult your doctor before departure), personal medicine, sunscreen, hat, comfortable shoes and slippers. Feel free to bring any other items you think will be necessary for you.

    Accommodation
    We have ordinary house and two rooms separate to accomodate a guest where you will be provided with bed and adequate beddings.
    With the host family you will be encouraged to eat local African dishes (which most people find quite appetizing!) and take part of the family life and duties.
    What to do during the stay?
    There are different projects and services you can take part in. Arrangements will be made for you depending on your skills and preferences though we need every kind of volunteers regardless of the skills . You will be the one deciding how much time (hours and days) and energy you are willing to spend on any project. As for us, we can only assure you that working as part of a community project will provide you a completely new and rewarding experience.
    Examples of working
    • play with kids 2-5 years
    •teaching kids numbers and alphabets
    • gardening,painting , cooking ,working on our facebook page, building, wood working

    Community Based Tourism
    We have asteroids centre,Hot Spring water,Parks e.g Katavi National Park, Gombe and games reserves

    Out-door Activities
    There are opportunities for hiring boating, fishing, bird-watching, sun-set watching, mountainng, picnicking, visit to the nearby Lakeshore-Tanganyila,local gold mines,Plantation.

    IMPORTANT: we offer accommodation and three meals per day
    free of charge workaway/& volunteering,

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We will arrange trip for the following below for you:

    - Katavi National Park which is 40 km from Mpanda town
    -Hot Springs - maji moto area Mpimbwe ditrict about 125 kms from town
    -Local plantations e.g Rice,Coffee,Maize, Tobbacco,Grondnuts
    -Lake Tanganyika tour
    - Gombe game
    -Mahale Mounting national park
    -and many more

  • 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

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • 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

TOILET HOUSE
Accomodation room inside
toilet inside
house for accomodation
Host ref number: 613769754194