Help needed at our daycare centre and discover life in Mkwajuni - Songwe, Tanzania

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Tanzania

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  • Description

    Description

    Daycare is a pre school for kids aged 2-5 years founded by Mrs Chilanga a mother of one dauther in 2017,we stay with kids from 8 am to 4pm,we have various activities which we need help of volunteers in exchange for food

    Me and my family welcomes volunteers, tourists, professionals and all world-wide kinds of visitors from abroad who will be hosted in our project place and be treated to typical African hospitality and generosity for the purpose of social integration and inter-cultural immersion.

    Details of the Home stay and Projects
    location
    We are located in the Songwe District in the south part of Tanzania, the place called Mkwajuni (Mwambani) if you see a map.
    Transport
    If you arrive at the airport in Dar Es Salaam for the first time main way to get to our project is by bus and you will speed one night at Dar Es Salaam because the bus to Mbeya is departing at 6am and you will travel by the New Force bus up to Mbeya town, because therevno straight bus up to Songwe so youbwill spend one night again at mbeya town next day you will take another bus at mbalizi station departing time at 9 am so you will take 3 hours up to mkwajuni. For the volunteers who want to come there by themselves and if you need someone to pick you up i will pick you.

    Weather
    Since we are near a bit not close to the equator, it is generally cold during the day (21?-22?C) and fresh by the night (12?-20?C).
    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
    Accommodation is at the family’s house, 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 places:
    • 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,Parks and games reserves
    Out-door Activities
    There are ample opportunities for hiking, boating, fishing, bird-watching, sun-set watching, mountaineering, picnicking, visit to the nearby Islands on Lake,
    IMPORTANT: we do not charge any money for accommodation and meals,we exchange food,accommodation with volunteering,

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    we will have time everyday to cook together, eat together and visit families and locals in a week

  • Help

    Help

    We need help in building children classrooms we have a place but we need help or support for material, skill in various activities our project has which includes construction activities of the classrooms, work on the garden , help children with their meals here volunteers will help in serving the dish,play with the kids during playtime,physical exercise like stretching this is done in the morning ,Paintings,teaching Alphabets ,numbers,memory teaching ,balancing, grow vegetables, help purchase all the children food in the market,and many other activities we will have ,our volunteers will get involved .,The working time will be 2-5 hours and there someone with you the whole working team,to give full support, we are also have materials needed for the activities you will get involved

    In all our activities you will not be working alone, there will be our team always with you for instruction and team working.

    we give advice to volunteers on Visas,tours,and other many things or information they may require, we do not have internet access at our place like wifi but we ask volunteers to buy simcard soas they can have internet is easier with simcard

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Swahili (Kiswahili): 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

    Our accommodation is basic,we have no shower in all our bathrooms,but we have water tapes in the bathrooms if someone wants to have bathing has to get water from the tape in the bucket and a special Jug we have for using in bathrooms, we also boil hot water together with volunteers.
    Our rooms ,single room for each volunteer,and couple will stay together,our accommodation is only a mattress ,bed sheet, pillow and a blanket we have put all our mattresses down because of financial matters we are not able to buy a bed for each though we plan to do it later as we grow,hope our volunteer will be comfortable with our current situation,.If is the group of more than 3 person we also rooms for you,We do clean all out bathrooms and toilet to keep them clean for Hygiene reason.

    We also have mosquito net,in the rooms if someone need it, Our rooms is basic no air condition,heater,is real typical Aftican life style.Karibu sana means you're welcome

    We consider volunteers Privacy of the volunteers , we are also ready to send you pictures of our bathrooms , toilet,and sleeping room for those who wants to see it.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    MEALS:
    We cook food that we normally eat with or without the volunteer as we want to show you our culture. The food is regional and seasonal, so it is not quite the diversity you may know from your home. We consider the dietary requirements of the volunteers. There are volunteers who are vegetarians, vegans and some who don’t eat certain kinds of foods (Muslims avoid pork). We want our volunteers to be comfortable from the first day so please tell us about the food you prefer and please tell us when you are getting hungry (sometimes it is so busy that it can get quite late for dinner).

  • 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.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • 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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