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
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.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Computers/ Internet
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
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,
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.
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.
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
We are located at Mpanda town inKatavi region in the southwest part of Tanzania, the place called Mpanda if you see a map.
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.
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.
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
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,
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
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week