Teach English and life skills at a non-profit kindergarten in Kigoma, Tanzania



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  • Description


    We are non - profit organization helping orphans and children with disabilities with Kindergarten in Kigoma near Lake Tanganyika. Our Kindergarten is for children who aren't able to afford school fees, we provide the program free of charge. The children come from homes such as: single parents, or homes where both parents have died and they live with a relative. Some children have only one parent but that parent has a disability or chronic illness.

    Kindergartens in Tanzania are private, paid services and as a result, children like the ones we teach are often excluded from early education. We want as many children as possible to adequately prepared for public school by the time they're 6.

    We also do home visits, to check on the welfare of the family. In addition, we do after school outreach at the local public schools to help with tutoring and homework. This is because the public schools have up to 200 students per teacher in a class, making it very difficult for learning.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Elderly Companionship
    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

    Learn Swahili, Tanzanian cooking, and allow us to share with you about the culture and history of Kigoma. We have received many refugees in recent years from Burundi and Congo, which has changed our community in many ways.
    Swim or canoe in nearby Lake Tanganyika
    Visit the local soapmakers or bedsheets artists
    Traditional Dance
    Cultural cooking lessons
    Ujiji Walking Tour
    Local Dhow Yacht boat trip
    Visit Gombe National Park, 2 hrs away by boat to see the Chimpanzees

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We are excited to receive helpers who can teach basic English! It's very simple, we want to teach ABC's, numbers, and songs and games that help with learning.

    We welcome people who like teaching art, music, and dancing.

    We welcome people who teaching children with disabilities

    And we would be thrilled to receive assistance painting our one room school, if you are artistically talented!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Swahili (Kiswahili): Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange

  • Accommodation


    You will have a private room and private bathroom in our home. We used typical bucket showers and Tanzania-style toilets. You will have a comfortable floor mattress with bedding, and a private sitting room with a desk and couch. We are happy to provide 2 basic Tanzanian meals a day, and you can cook in our kitchen if you like as well.

  • 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

Host ref number: 861453455691