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Volunteer in Tanzania

Volunteer in Tanzania with Abroad Escape! Embark on an extraordinary journey with Abroad Escape and seize the chance to make a difference in Tanzania. Immerse yourself in the adventure of a lifetime by embracing the role of a volunteer in this awe-inspiring country. Our meticulously designed volunteer programs in Tanzania empower you to shape your own destiny, as you contribute to immensely fulfilling and impactful projects that leave an indelible mark on the lives of those you touch.

Join From Only 555 Euro / 595 US$

Create Your Own Unique Schedule In Tanzania!

  • Create your own unique tailor-made schedule from our 15 meaningful projects in Tanzania
  • We are the most affordable volunteer organization for quality volunteering projects worldwide

With the freedom to choose your own unique schedule as you want week by week. With us, you have the power to create your own tailor-made volunteer program that aligns with your passions and interests. You have the flexibility to start any Monday and stay for anywhere between one to twelve weeks.

If you are a passionate volunteer with a heart for nurturing young minds and an eagerness to transform lives in Tanzania, then these programs are tailor-made for you. With a focus on early childhood education, these opportunities provide an ideal platform for you to channel your enthusiasm and create a positive impact on the lives of the little ones in this beautiful country.

Location: Arusha & Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Start Dates: Start every Monday
Duration: 1 week – 12 weeks

Why Join With Abroad Escape

Abroad Escape is committed to providing you with the highest-quality and most meaningful travel experiences possible. With our international volunteer abroad projects and immersion internships, you’ll have the chance to make a real impact in the lives of local communities. With our immersive volunteer programs, you’ll have the chance to engage with local communities and make a real impact in the lives of those around you. But that’s not all – you’ll also be creating lifelong friendships with fellow international travelers who share your passion for travel and making a positive impact.

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The program was a great experience for me. The kids I taught were very smart and happy. They were very willing to learn which was amazing.

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Welcome to Tanzania

The projects are located in Arusha and Dar Es Salaam.

Monduli is a charming district located in the northern part of Tanzania, within the Arusha Region. Situated amidst the breathtaking landscapes of the Great Rift Valley, Monduli offers a captivating blend of natural beauty and cultural heritage. The district’s administrative center, also known as Monduli, serves as a gateway to explore the wonders of this enchanting region.

The Monduli district is an extremely popular spot for tourists to learn how the local Maasai people live as well as observe the natural environment. Numerous attractions such as Lake Manyara, Mount Meru, Kilimanjaro, the Serengeti, and Ngorongoro can be found nearby and are the wonders of the region.

Dar es Salaam, meaning “Haven of Peace” in Arabic, is the largest city and commercial hub of Tanzania. Located along the eastern coast of Africa, this vibrant city offers a blend of rich history, cultural diversity, and stunning natural beauty.

As you explore Dar es Salaam, you’ll encounter a mix of traditional and modern influences. The city’s architecture showcases a fusion of Swahili, German, and British colonial styles, creating a unique atmosphere. Visit landmarks like the Askari Monument, St. Joseph’s Cathedral, and the State House to delve into the city’s history.

The bustling markets of Dar es Salaam are a feast for the senses. Kariakoo Market is a vibrant hub where you can immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and aromas of local life. Here, you’ll find a wide range of goods, from fresh produce to traditional crafts.

Your Arrival

Get ready for a warm welcome to Tanzania! Your adventure begins the moment you arrive, with our airport pick-up on Sunday.

For the Arusha projects you arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport.
For the Dar Es Salaam projects you arrive at Julius Nyerere International Airport.

To ensure a smooth transition, we’ll provide you with all the necessary arrival and contact details when you book your program.The local team will be waiting for you, ready to transfer you to your accommodation where you’ll meet fellow volunteers from around the world.

Your Orientation

On Monday, our experienced coordinator will lead an exciting orientation session. This is your chance to get comfortable with your surroundings and dive into the local culture, while also receiving important health and safety advice.

During the orientation, you’ll receive a comprehensive introduction to your program, accommodations, and the exciting projects that await. Plus, you’ll learn all the do’s and don’ts of local customs, giving you a head start on immersing yourself in the rich and vibrant culture of Tanzania.

Your Accommodation

Your accommodation is included in your package from Sunday night until Saturday morning of your last week, so you can rest assured that you’ll have a comfortable place to call home throughout your journey.

You’ll be staying in shared rooms with other volunteers, giving you the perfect opportunity to make lifelong friends from around the globe. You’ll be accommodated in single-gender dorm-style rooms, ensuring maximum comfort and privacy.

But that’s not all – we’ve got your meals covered too! You’ll enjoy three delicious meals per day from Monday to Friday, and two meals per day on weekends. Plus, if you’re a vegetarian, no problem! We can vegetarian meals for you.

Arusha in Tanzania

Our projects in Monduli (Arusha) Tanzania. You can choose which project you day week by week and create your own unique schedule in Tanzania!

Arusha Culture Week

Embark on an enriching journey to Tanzania, where you’ll have the opportunity to forge new connections and immerse yourself in the captivating local culture. This kickstart week will introduce you to the wonders of this country and its unique way of life, setting the stage for an unforgettable experience.

During this week, you’ll explore key locations that are deeply intertwined with Tanzania’s rich culture and history. Engage in orientation classes that will equip you with essential knowledge, and venture to a Maasai Village and other places of interest. These experiences will not only foster your integration into the local culture but also provide you with the tools to settle seamlessly into this vibrant part of the world.

The Culture Week is brimming with captivating activities designed to introduce you to local customs, traditions, and language. Immerse yourself in Swahili language lessons and gain insight into the do’s and don’ts of Tanzanian culture. A walking safari will take you on an exhilarating journey through the natural habitats of diverse wildlife, allowing you to witness these magnificent creatures in their untouched surroundings.

Discover the remarkable town of Monduli, a bustling township steeped in history and development. Visit museums, art galleries, and monuments that shed light on Tanzania’s struggle for independence and progress. Take the opportunity to explore the town, meander along scenic roads, and revel in the breathtaking beauty of the surrounding outdoors.

Indulge in a Tanzanian cooking class where you’ll learn to create authentic dishes, savoring the flavors you craft with your own hands. And fear not, there will be ample opportunities to sample the local cuisine at charming eateries, immersing yourself in the culinary delights of the region.

Schedule

Monday
Breakfast to start the day.
Introduction meeting covering house rules, expectations, health, safety, and document handling.
Learn Tanzanian customs through “Do’s and Don’ts.”
Cultural introduction and exploration of the country’s history.
Intensive Swahili language lessons for better local interactions.
Guided tour of the compound and local area, including nearby shops and sim-card arrangements.
Lunch.
Weather-permitting hike up Monduli Mountains for stunning views.
Dinner and reflection on the day’s experiences.

Tuesday
Breakfast.
Visit Maasai Museum and Snake Park.
Explore Maasai culture and diverse snake species.
Handicraft Gallery showcasing local craftsmanship.
Lunch.
Visit Maasai Livestock Market to witness unique way of life.
Afternoon cooking class for traditional Tanzanian cuisine.
Dinner shared, bonding over culinary creations.

Wednesday
Breakfast.
Explore Arusha town and Cultural Heritage Art Gallery.
Browse local craft market.
Lunch.
Visit Museum to learn about the region’s history.
Appreciate Monuments commemorating important events.
Stop at local supermarket for atmosphere and souvenirs.
Dinner and reflection on Arusha experiences.

Thursday
Hearty breakfast.
Walking safari to observe animals in natural habitat.
Lunch.
Choose between sports activities or leisure time.
Dinner and reflection on walking safari and community experiences.

Friday
Breakfast.
Handicraft session with Maasai women for beadwork.
Create your own jewelry.
Lunch.
Learn Maasai dress art and Maa language.
Evaluation meeting or free exploration time.
Dinner while reminiscing about the day’s activities and community connections.

Please note that this schedule is subject to change or modification based on weather conditions, local factors, and unforeseen circumstances

Arusha English Teaching

Embark on a rewarding journey as a community teacher in Tanzania and witness the transformative power of education in the lives of eager students. By lending your expertise, you’ll contribute to the improvement of English language skills among local children in the vibrant Monduli district. This role as a community teaching assistant is bound to be an enriching and fulfilling experience, particularly if you have a passion for teaching and a genuine love for children.

In collaboration with friendly school teachers, you’ll provide support within the local schools, following their curriculum and creating engaging lesson plans. Utilizing informal group activities that incorporate games, coloring, books, and toys, your goal will be to enhance the English proficiency of the students. Through interactive teaching methods, you’ll help broaden their minds and foster a love for learning.

As a Community Teaching Assistant in Monduli, Tanzania, your role will be diverse and impactful, involving various responsibilities to support the local educational community. Here are the key aspects of your role in a professional point format:

  • Assisting Local Teachers:
  • Collaborate with the dedicated local teachers in English classes.
  • Utilize games, songs, and educational activities to make learning enjoyable and interactive.
  • Organizing Extracurricular Activities:
  • Take the lead in planning and conducting extracurricular activities for students.
  • Activities may include sports, crafts, and drawing, fostering holistic development.
  • Creative Lesson Planning:
  • Develop innovative and engaging lesson plans to enhance the learning experience.
  • Encourage students’ participation and active involvement in the educational process.
  • Fostering Language Skills and Cultural Understanding:
  • Interact with students aged 5 to 13, promoting their language skills in English.
  • Exchange cultural knowledge to broaden their understanding of the world.
  • Availability and After-School Engagement:
  • Dedicate a minimum of 5 hours per day to teaching and assisting students.
  • Participate in after-school activities when required to support the community further.
  • Lesson Preparation:
  • Allocate time to plan and prepare lessons for the following day.
  • Ensure a well-structured and organized approach to the teaching process.
  • Enriching Learning Experience:
  • Bring teaching materials, such as games, books, color pencils, and rulers.
  • Share cultural objects from your country to add a global perspective to the learning environment.

Your role as a Community Teaching Assistant is vital to the success of the program, as you contribute to the educational growth of students and collaborate with local educators to make a positive impact on the community’s future. With your enthusiasm and dedication, you will create a lasting impression on the young learners, fostering a passion for learning and cross-cultural understanding.

Schedule

Monday
After breakfast, you get through the introduction of the team, projects, familiarization of the center, Dos and Don’ts, Code of Conduct, Child Protection policy, and Media Consent guidelines. A presentation on culture in Tanzania and a basic Swahili lesson thereafter

After lunch, you will visit Monduli Town for mobile phone connections, currency exchange, and ATM facilities.

Tuesday to Friday
You will leave the center at 8 a.m., and you are expected to teach at the school for a minimum of 4 hours. Then, you will come back to our Center where you will find your delicious lunch ready.

After lunch, you will teach for another maximum of 2 hours.

Please note that this schedule is subject to change or modification based on weather conditions, local factors, and unforeseen circumstances

Arusha Sports Coaching

Become a sports coach in Tanzania and introduce new sports activities and techniques that promote a healthy lifestyle to local kids.

You will coach children between the ages of 7-12 years in order to help them develop their social, physical and mental skills through sports and play. The children of Monduli in the region of Arusha, Tanzania will learn valuable team building skills, fresh and brand new sports skills and a sense of discipline, that will assist them greatly throughout their lives as well as developing also your sports coaching skills.

Sports are an integral part of human life and there is a great importance of sports in all spheres of life. Clearly, sports can help anyone reach fitness goals and maintain healthy weight. It also prevents people, especially the youth, from engaging in different vices such as smoking and drinking alcohol. Instead, it helps them build their character and personality as a person, and in the long run will make them advocates in the field of sports. In fact, research shows that children who play sports probably perform better at exams than those who don’t because engaging in sports activities improves the thinking abilities of individuals.

On the other hand, Tanzania advocated and invested much in sports. This is because this is a country with people with great passion for all sports in the world. Thus, this sports coach program is designed for passionate individuals like you who would like to join a worthwhile project to teach the children at school the value and power of sports. You will have students of various age groups ranging from 6 -12 years old and various levels of skills, who will be ready to learn, play and be part of your sports coaching journey. Moreover, your skills as their coach will help these children of Monduli in having a great sports learning experience and hone their skills and passion for sport as well. Additionally, the coaching session will take place at the district’s government owned –  Local schools.

In this program, you will have daily coaching sessions with an approximate five (5) hours a day where you will be able to use your own methods of sports training. With your coaching, you will not only enhance their skills in sports but also you will inspire them to achieve more  in life, to be disciplined and even how to face failures and learn from them. It will also be a life lesson for the kids who do not have much but in the future who would strive to achieve greatness for sure. Similarly, with this program, we are aiming to broaden the social and athletic skills that these children have through participation in sport activities. These new skills and lessons will foster the development of important life skills.

The coaching sessions should be both technical and practical. Your coordinator will share ideas, but you are expected to bring a go-to attitude and lead your group with drills, ideas and fitness exercises. Keep also in mind that equipment may be limited and not exactly what you may be used to, so you may need to be resourceful and creative!

This program includes Coaching options on the most famous and popular sports in Tanzania that includes Football, Basketball, Rugby, Athletics and Cricket.

So get ready, bring your passion, full energy with you and gear up and make these children’s dreams come true.You can also feel free to bring any sort of equipment or training aids, that will assist with your coaching experience, as equipment may be limited in some placement areas.

Generally, as a sports coach your major roles and core functions will be, but are not limited to: teaching relevant skills,  tactics and techniques, introduced a basic rules and regulation of the each sports,  organized game plans and matching events,  monitoring and enhancing performances through encouragement, motivation and constructive feedback, identifying the children sports development needs, strengths and weaknesses, advising health and lifestyles issues and to be part of their journey towards future success.

In each sport you may consider imparting some basic skills and techniques that will surely help honing the skills and potentials of the young athletes of Monduli. Just keep in mind that they are just starting and you may need to start at the very basic and beginning.

Football While there are no official national sports in Tanzania, the unofficial national sports is the most popular one; football/soccer.As has been mentioned a couple of times, soccer is quite popular among Tanzanian youth and children and most of the people are quite dedicated to the sports. In this, you need to put an extra effort as this sport requires so much energy.  You will be teaching children who love football, accompanied with some football knowledge and/or experience, and team management skills will be needed.

Basketball – It is also played in the country but mainly in the army and school. Pass your knowledge of dribbling, offense, defense, jump shots and team work to local players eager to learn the fundamentals of the game. Your coaching will help young athletes/children in the local community / school to improve their game and train them to be stronger in every aspect. You may even get to share your knowledge during practice sessions, and scheduled games, alongside local coaches for organized competitive events.

Cricket – This sport is a rapidly growing sport in the country after hosting the ICC Cricket League Division 4 in 2008 where the national team finished the tournament with a win. Meanwhile, this sport requires batting skills, thus, the player must possess good hand eye – coordination, reflexes, strength, running speed, sound judgment and of course knowledge of cricket rules and an understanding of cricket strategy and tactics. Therefore, you may focus on that and impart your skills to the best of abilities that you have.

Rugby – This sport served as a minor sport in Tanzania. Being said,  you will need to teach the fundamentals of the sport, emphasize rules and strategies, etc., because very few may be familiar with the sport at all.

Baseball – Tanzania baseball has been played frequently by a number of secondary Schools in the country and the participating number of students keeps on increasing. This sport requires five key skills such as running, fielding, throwing, hitting, catching and hitting for power. Thus, this is where your assignment started.

Athletics – Tanzania is known for their runners. This country is also a powerhouse in the Commonwealth Games and the African Championships in Athletics. Thus, Help the children to increase their speed, stamina, strength and skill. Many of them have dreams of representing their country on the world stage at the Olympics or other World Championships where two of their fellow countrymen bring honor to their country.

On the other hand,  this is a great reminder for you that you are exploring this beautiful community of Monduli away from the comfort of your own home, thus, making a difference in the lives of the children is greatly appreciated.

However, to make your journey meaningful, safe and sound you are expected to adhere and follow all the stated rules and regulations set. Also to keep in mind various considerations in taking the program, thus, failure to comply may lead to your termination from the program. Again, this is for however implemented and advised for your utmost safety while staying with us.

During the Sports Coaching Training:

  • Be on time and always come to your assigned training or coaching sessions prepared.
  • There may be a change of time and schedules so please be patient and respect the advice of your local program coordinator.
  • Work closely with your local program coordinator.
  • Be respectful with the local staff, the local people, fellow participants,local teachers at school and to the community in general at all times.
  • Be able to use your own methods of sports training in fun and engaging ways.
  • Smile and have a lot of patience as you are working with children with various age groups and sports skills and styles.
  • Be careful and mindful with your acts in front of the children.
  • Be responsible for your training  and coaching session schedules.
  • Always adhere to the safety guidelines and protocols while having sports training and coaching sessions.
  • Be careful when using sports equipment and facilities.
  • Always leave the training or placement areas clean and in order after the coaching sessions.
  • Bring with you some emergency medical kit in case of emergency or medical purposes.
  • Wear your sports gear or clothes in order for you to move comfortably and easily.
  • Take a minute of a little warm up exercises always before you start your coaching sessions.
  • Always check the children’s health and physical condition before , during and after the training sessions.
  • Under the influence of alcohol during your program is strictly prohibited.
  • Always bring Water bottled or containers.
  • Apply sunscreen or lotions to protect you from the heat of the sun.
  • Enjoy and make the most of your stay and make memorable learning experiences.

Stated rules and regulations will be discussed further by the local staff or the Country Manager a day after your arrival.

Similarly, a full program is provided with the assistance of a local program coordinator as per the schedule. You will be at your placement for at least five (5) hours a day.The schedule varies from 9 o’clock until 11 o’clock in the morning and from 3 o’clock until 6 o’clock in the afternoon or depending on the length and flow of the activities. Moreover, we always stress that schedules may have to be altered, sometimes at short notice, due to many factors such as weather conditions, local situations and inevitable circumstances.

Schedule

Monday & Friday

  • Breakfast
  • Leave Accommodation Center to Transfer to the Placement Areas.
  • Sports Coaching Sessions.
  • Headed Back to the Accommodation Center.
  • Lunch
  • Free Time – Half day Break
  • Sports Coaching Sessions.
  • Headed back to the Accommodation Center.
  • Dinner

Please note that this schedule is subject to change or modification based on weather conditions, local factors, and unforeseen circumstances

Arusha Environmental Conservation

Immerse yourself in the captivating landscapes of rural Monduli, Tanzania, as you actively contribute to local conservation efforts aimed at preserving its precious natural environment. By participating in reforestation initiatives, teaching classes on environmental conservation, and engaging in tree planting activities, you’ll become an integral part of the community’s quest to safeguard their surroundings. This program not only serves to protect the diverse wildlife and habitats but also promotes crucial environmental awareness among the residents of Monduli.

Your involvement in this program will not only benefit the local ecosystem but also leave a lasting impact on future global citizens. It presents a unique opportunity to experience the remarkable development taking place in Tanzania by reconnecting with nature, a fundamental element that shapes our world.

As a participant in the Environmental Conservation Program, you will play a pivotal role in safeguarding Monduli’s natural landscape and fostering environmental consciousness in the local community. Your tasks will be diverse and dependent on weather conditions and seasons.

  • Tree Planting: You’ll actively participate in tree planting activities both in the rainforest and in designated community spaces. Your efforts will contribute directly to expanding green areas and creating vital habitats for various species.
  • Tree Nursery Tasks: Assisting with tasks in the tree nursery, such as seedling preparation, nurturing young trees, and ensuring their healthy growth, will be part of your responsibilities. These efforts are critical in maintaining a sustainable supply of trees for future planting initiatives.
  • Educational Engagement: You’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with a local school’s environmental clubs. Through classes and interactive sessions, you’ll impart valuable knowledge about environmental conservation, sustainable practices, and the importance of preserving nature. You Could:
  • Create visually appealing and informative presentations on topics such as environmental conservation, tree planting techniques, wildlife protection, and sustainable practices. Use images, infographics, and videos to engage the students effectively.
  • Develop educational games and hands-on activities that teach children about the importance of conservation and environmental awareness. For example, you can create a matching game with images of different species and their habitats.
  • Prepare storybooks or colorful posters that narrate inspiring tales of environmental heroes or showcase the beauty of nature. These materials can capture the imagination of young minds and ignite their passion for conservation.
  • Produce easy-to-follow planting guides that explain the steps to plant and care for trees. These guides can be distributed to students to encourage them to participate in tree-planting initiatives.
  • Develop guides that introduce local flora and fauna, providing interesting facts and promoting an understanding of the region’s biodiversity.
  • Design a pledge or commitment form for students to sign, expressing their dedication to protecting the environment and making sustainable choices.
  • Share practical tips and techniques for recycling and waste management that students can implement both at school and at home.
  • Create simple experiment kits that demonstrate environmental concepts, like the water cycle, composting, or the importance of clean water sources.
  • Cultural Exchange: Engaging with local community members will provide a unique cultural experience. By interacting with the women-led organization and other residents, you’ll gain insights into their way of life, traditional practices, and the challenges they face in conserving their environment.
  • Learning and Collaboration: The program encourages participants of all backgrounds to join, including those studying or working in forestry and environmental fields. You’ll have the chance to learn from community members’ expertise and share your knowledge, fostering mutual growth and understanding.

Schedule

Monday: Orientation
After breakfast, you get through the introduction of the team, projects, familiarization of the center, Dos and Don’ts, Code of Conduct, Child Protection policy, and Media Consent guidelines. A presentation on culture in Tanzania and a basic Swahili lesson thereafter
After lunch, you will visit Monduli Town for mobile phone connections, currency exchange, and ATM facilities.

Tuesday to Friday
Following a delicious breakfast, you’ll venture to the vibrant plant nursery to immerse yourself in various engaging tasks such as seedbed preparation, bagging, Seeding, weeding, watering, and other related activities in the nursery.
Lunch at center
Engage in tree planting activities and/or Educational Engagement at community schools
Evaluation of the day’s work/preparation for the next day’s educational engagement activates
Dinner

Please note that this schedule is subject to change or modification based on weather conditions, local factors, and unforeseen circumstances

Arusha Childcare Placement

Become a catalyst for learning and growth at rural Tanzanian kindergartens! Join the local teachers in their noble mission of nurturing young minds by providing care, organizing activities, and so much more. In this program, you’ll have the opportunity to assist teachers at local primary schools and kindergartens, catering to children aged 3 to 6. Beyond sharing your knowledge of basic English, numbers, colors, and more, you’ll actively contribute to the classroom environment and create engaging educational experiences like drawing, singing, and other interactive endeavors.

In your role, you will join forces with local staff members and educators as you assist them in effectively managing their classes. Furthermore, you will be granted the chance to take on leadership roles within groups and design your own engaging activities for the children—think along the lines of drawing, coloring, and playing games. Let your creativity shine!

Ultimately, your main objective is to help these children enhance their English language skills through artistic expression and interactive activities. Encourage them to participate in storytelling sessions, recite poems, sing songs, and engage in fun-filled games that foster language development.

Although English is a prevalent subject taught in Tanzanian schools, the scope for practicing it can be rather scarce in certain rural regions. Gaining proficiency in the English language can significantly enhance the future prospects and living standards of numerous local children, equipping them with better opportunities and chances for success. As a result, it is imperative that these young learners receive ample resources and chances to hone their skills in English to help them thrive academically and professionally.

Schedule
Monday to Friday

You will be assisting at the program placement for 4-5 hours each day, with a break in between. In the afternoon, you will have time to prepare for the next day’s activities and lessons before dinner time. The day could look like this:

  • Breakfast at the accommodation
  • Engage children in creative learning activities and assist local teaching staff
  • Morning break at the program
  • Engage children in creative learning activities and assist local teaching staff
  • Help local staff serve lunch to the children
  • Lunch at the accommodation
  • Prepare lesson plan for the next day
  • Free time
  • Dinner at the accommodation

Please note that this schedule is subject to change or modification based on weather conditions, local factors, and unforeseen circumstances

Arusha Construction & Renovation

Be a catalyst for change and contribute to the transformation of local village schools, paving the way for better learning conditions for the students.

This impactful project is dedicated to supporting schools in and around the Monduli area by rejuvenating their infrastructure and creating an environment conducive to optimal learning experiences. As part of this initiative, we also provide essential learning facilities wherever they are needed. Our efforts encompass a wide range of projects, including renovating libraries, revitalizing playgrounds, repairing school furniture, and lending a helping hand wherever it’s needed.

By actively participating in this social project, you have the power to make a profound difference in the local community by directly supporting the students in these schools.

Your work may involve tasks where you will be able to help create a positive learning environment in the school. The project involves hard physical and manual labor, as you could be laying bricks, doing carpentry, painting, laying tiles, and landscaping/gardening. We may also be involved in renovating buildings, painting, repairing the furniture, fixing equipment and so on.

The other side of this project involves a more artistic and relaxed environment. You may also get a chance to use your creative ideas to beautify the school surroundings. You will work alongside a local coordinator and a foreman who provides guidance. This activity is fun supporting the initiative and creativity during the process.

Schedule

Monday to Friday
Every morning after having breakfast, you will plan the project you will be engaged in, with the coordinator. Then you will set out to the project location to engage in your daily tasks.

You will be working alongside other participants and you will be guided by our coordinator throughout your time at the project.

Please note that this schedule is subject to change or modification based on weather conditions, local factors, and unforeseen circumstances

Maasai Tribal Immersion (Arusha Region)

It is one thing to learn about Maasai culture; why not become a part of it? This is your opportunity to benefit from the experience of being and doing. You can see the Maasai way of life up close and participate in the many activities that they do on a daily basis.

You will be welcome to stay in their village, learn about their culture, and participate in their daily tasks during this Maasai Village Homestay. Men are usually in charge of caring for and selling the tribe’s cattle, while women help with milking, cooking, finding firewood, caring for babies, and even building the boma houses. There will be numerous opportunities to learn more about Maasai culture through interaction and communication, as well as exchanges of ideas and experiences. You will also have the opportunity to learn beadwork from the village women, how to make Maasai sandals from the men, teach the village children some basic English, and/or teach/play sports with them.

The Maasai are proud people who do their best to preserve their unique culture, and yes, different tribes in Africa can have very distinct characteristics and customs! They are quite possibly one of the most emblematic tribes in East Africa. With a Nilotic ethnic background, they live in the northern Tanzanian and southern Kenya regions. The Maasai are known for their nomadic lifestyle (although, since the ’90s, the Tanzanian government passed a bill in which they were forced to settle in a single place), their colorful dress code, their beaded jewelry, and their awe-inspiring traditions.

The Maasai people have a very traditional way of living, with most relatives all living in the same family compound, which is traditionally known as a boma. They were nomadic people, as traditionally the Maasai would move with their cattle from one grazing place to another. Today, these animals are still how they earn their income. Through the sale of their cattle and cattle products, they would make just enough money to survive and move on. Interestingly, the NGO, Oxfam, claims that the lifestyle of the Maasai should be embraced as a response to climate change because of their ability to farm in deserts and scrublands.

Westerners may find Maasai culture to be very different. Men, for example, can marry several women depending on their wealth; this status is usually determined by how many cattle they own, and there are financial reasons for a Maasai family to have many wives, as a larger family allows more hands to care for their cattle, cows, goats, sheep, and donkeys.

Embrace this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become a cherished part of the Maasai culture and carry home a wealth of unforgettable memories and experiences.

**Given the program’s remote setting and limited local transportation, participants will spend their initial night at our Monduli center before traveling to the designated Maasai village in Moita, Arusha, the following day after orientation. It’s important to note that placements may be distributed across several Maasai villages to enhance the immersion experience**

Schedule

Monday

Upon your arrival on Sunday, you will be escorted to our Monduli center where you will spend the night. On Monday, the first day of your program, you will participate in an orientation day held in Monduli. This orientation is designed to acquaint you with the local culture, providing valuable insights and knowledge to ensure you are well-prepared for your upcoming stay in Moita.

During the orientation day in Monduli, you can expect the following activities:

  • Introduction Meeting, Moita House Rules, Setting Expectations, and Health and Safety Advice.
  • Handling of Documents, Tanzanian Do’s and Don’ts, Cultural Introduction, and Country History.
  • Intensive Swahili Language Lessons
  • Visit to Monduli Town: We’ll take a trip to Monduli Town, giving you the opportunity to purchase any personal items you may need during your stay in Moita.
  • Lunch at Monduli Center
  • Departure to Moita Maasai Village.
  • Register at Moita Village Chief’s Boma
  • Introduction to Moita and Familiarization
  • Dinner at Moita

Tuesday

The Maasai are a herding tribe well known for their traditions. Today will be spent grazing the livestock! You will accompany a Maasai warrior on his grazing activities through the bush – be prepared to walk for several hours!

During the dry season (June to October), this activity requires even more effort: the nearest river to the village becomes completely dry, forcing the villagers to walk further or dig holes to reach underground water so their livestock can drink. – don’t be surprised if you are invited to participate!

Wednesday

We will join the women of a boma in their traditional activities early in the morning. You can expect to participate in activities such as milking cows and walking donkeys to the river to fetch water.

After lunch, we will participate in an exciting workshop where you will learn how to make beautiful beaded Maasai jewelry, the kind that has made the Maasai such an iconic and colorful tribe.

The day will conclude with a cooking class led by one of our hosts. Take note, because this will be your dinner!

Thursday

Today is yet another day to feed the livestock! Grazing days are filled with adventure as they involve long walks through the African bush.

Friday

We will hike through the African wilderness once more! After a few hours of daring exploration, we will have a picnic with a view of the valley.

In the evening, we will have a bonfire where you will be able to hear legends about the Maasai and other village stories.

***Please keep in mind that in the village, things are done on an as-needed basis. This is just an example of what your week might look like during your homestay, but activities may change depending on weather, community needs, ceremonies, or other unforeseen circumstances. Your flexibility and ability to adapt to changes in your new surroundings will be of great benefit during this amazing experience***

Location

Welcome to Moita, an administrative ward situated in the Monduli District of the picturesque Arusha Region in Tanzania. Perched at an elevation of approximately 1500 meters (4921 feet) above sea level, Moita offers breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes.

This charming village is located about 32 kilometers away from the bustling city of Arusha. The journey from Arusha to Moita takes you on a scenic route, passing through smaller towns along the way and offering glimpses of rural Tanzanian life and the natural beauty of the region.

Additionally, Moita is situated about 36 kilometers away from Monduli town, which serves as the district’s administrative center. This proximity allows visitors to easily access amenities and services while still savoring the peacefulness and cultural richness that Moita has to offer.

The land area surrounding Moita boasts rugged terrain adorned with lush grasses, bushes, and trees, adding to the allure of the adventure and showcasing the raw beauty of Tanzania’s natural landscape.

Monduli District, where Moita finds its home, is a highly sought-after destination for tourists seeking to immerse themselves in the lifestyle of the local Maasai people and witness the wonders of the natural world. The region boasts numerous attractions that will undoubtedly pique your interest, including the breathtaking Lake Manyara, majestic Mount Meru, iconic Kilimanjaro, the renowned Serengeti, and the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater.

During your stay in Moita, you’ll have the opportunity to revel in these remarkable natural attractions, creating unforgettable memories and forging a deeper connection with the awe-inspiring Tanzanian wilderness.

Prepare yourself for an enriching experience as you venture into the heart of Moita and its surrounding wonders, where the Maasai heritage and the splendor of nature intertwine to create a truly remarkable and rewarding journey.

About the Accommodation

During your stay in the Maasai Village in Moita, Arusha, you’ll be accommodated in a very basic, simple, and traditional setting, which adds to the authenticity of your experience. The accommodations are designed to provide you with a degree of basic comfort, keeping in line with the local way of life. For instance, you may find traditional squat-style flush toilets in use, and at times, showers may require heating the water manually using bucket-style arrangements.

It’s important to note that the village operates without access to electricity. However, the resourceful Maasai people have adopted solar power to some extent, though with limited capacity and availability. As a result, you may not have the convenience of charging your mobile phones or electronic gadgets directly. To address this, it’s recommended that you bring power banks, and the local staff will assist you by periodically charging your power banks in the city.

Additionally, it’s essential to be aware that mobile signal reception is scarce in the village. The best mobile connection you may find is with “Halotel,” which provides good 2G (EDGE) reception and a faint 4G/3G signal for internet-based communication apps. This limited connectivity presents an opportunity to disconnect from the digital world and fully immerse yourself in the genuine Maasai culture and surroundings.

Embrace this unique experience as you embrace the simplicity of life in the Maasai Village, appreciating the charm and authenticity of living in harmony with nature and the local way of life.

Please note that this schedule is subject to change or modification based on weather conditions, local factors, and unforeseen circumstances

Empowering Village Women (Arusha Region)

Discover the empowering journeys of Maasai women as they forge their own paths, ensuring their voices are heard in traditionally patriarchal communities. This transformative program offers a unique perspective into Maasai Tribe culture and sheds light on the profound impact of prioritizing girls’ education. Our primary focus lies in fostering fundamental skills and financial literacy among local women, equipping them with the knowledge to earn income and support themselves and their children.

Maasai society has its own lifestyle which differs from other societies in Tanzania. They have their own dressing styles, decorations, and way of living. They wear the rectangular fabric popularly known as Shuka in the Swahili language which comes in different colors. The majority of Maasai women throughout the many Maasai communities live a life of poverty and cultural oppression. Men are the heads of the households and the village. They have control of almost every aspect of life and hold almost all the leadership roles.

Moreover, Maasai women’s main source of income is through selling traditional beaded jewelry. However, due to their vulnerability in lack of education, women do not have a systematic way of financially protecting their own economic interests. In this regard, here is where you can support the Maasai women through a mutually beneficial exchange of information in making informed financial decisions.

In essence, most of the women from Maasai tribes devote their time to milking, taking care of calves, and domestic work. This kind of labor is currently the priority allowed for women as there is less emphasis on education and community engagement which might allow women to have more options for sustainable development in the future.

The majority of the women in the village do not speak English, as such, you will be supervised on the ground by a locally trained coordinator to ensure there is smooth communication between the women and yourself. The main goal is to facilitate Maasai women with a view to preparing the future that will guide them to have fruitful life into their old age.

Due to the remote location of this program and limited local transportation, you may be required to stay the first night in Monduli. Additionally, placement is in a Maasai village in Arusha, but to increase immersion you may get spread across various villages.

Schedule

Monday to Friday
Breakfast
Meet the Women of the group and provide insight into healthy measures to cater for their children and themselves
Discuss sustainable projects with the Maasai women to be financially independent
Lunch
Discuss the importance of education with the Maasai women
Engage with the women in different ways of mobilizing their own resources (Table Banking and Saving Strategies)
Dinner

***Please keep in mind that in the village, things are done on an as-needed basis. This is just an example of what your week might look like during your homestay, but activities may change depending on weather, community needs, ceremonies, or other circumstances. Your flexibility and ability to adapt to changes in your new surroundings will be of great benefit during this amazing experience.***

Location

Welcome to Moita, an administrative ward situated in the Monduli District of the picturesque Arusha Region in Tanzania. Perched at an elevation of approximately 1500 meters (4921 feet) above sea level, Moita offers breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes.

This charming village is located about 32 kilometers away from the bustling city of Arusha. The journey from Arusha to Moita takes you on a scenic route, passing through smaller towns along the way and offering glimpses of rural Tanzanian life and the natural beauty of the region.

Additionally, Moita is situated about 36 kilometers away from Monduli town, which serves as the district’s administrative center. This proximity allows visitors to easily access amenities and services while still savoring the peacefulness and cultural richness that Moita has to offer.

The land area surrounding Moita boasts rugged terrain adorned with lush grasses, bushes, and trees, adding to the allure of the adventure and showcasing the raw beauty of Tanzania’s natural landscape.

Monduli District, where Moita finds its home, is a highly sought-after destination for tourists seeking to immerse themselves in the lifestyle of the local Maasai people and witness the wonders of the natural world. The region boasts numerous attractions that will undoubtedly pique your interest, including the breathtaking Lake Manyara, majestic Mount Meru, iconic Kilimanjaro, the renowned Serengeti, and the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater.

During your stay in Moita, you’ll have the opportunity to revel in these remarkable natural attractions, creating unforgettable memories and forging a deeper connection with the awe-inspiring Tanzanian wilderness.

Prepare yourself for an enriching experience as you venture into the heart of Moita and its surrounding wonders, where the Maasai heritage and the splendor of nature intertwine to create a truly remarkable and rewarding journey.

About the Accommodation

During your stay in the Maasai Village in Moita, Arusha, you’ll be accommodated in a very basic, simple, and traditional setting, which adds to the authenticity of your experience. The accommodations are designed to provide you with a degree of basic comfort, keeping in line with the local way of life. For instance, you may find traditional squat-style flush toilets in use, and at times, showers may require heating the water manually using bucket-style arrangements.

It’s important to note that the village operates without access to electricity. However, the resourceful Maasai people have adopted solar power to some extent, though with limited capacity and availability. As a result, you may not have the convenience of charging your mobile phones or electronic gadgets directly. To address this, it’s recommended that you bring power banks, and the local staff will assist you by periodically charging your power banks in the city.

Additionally, it’s essential to be aware that mobile signal reception is scarce in the village. The best mobile connection you may find is with “Halotel,” which provides good 2G (EDGE) reception and a faint 4G/3G signal for internet-based communication apps. This limited connectivity presents an opportunity to disconnect from the digital world and fully immerse yourself in the genuine Maasai culture and surroundings.

Embrace this unique experience as you embrace the simplicity of life in the Maasai Village, appreciating the charm and authenticity of living in harmony with nature and the local way of life.

Please note that this schedule is subject to change or modification based on weather conditions, local factors, and unforeseen circumstances

Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania

Our projects in Dar Es Salaam Tanzania. You can choose which project you day week by week and create your own unique schedule in Tanzania!

Dar Es Salaam Culture Week

Make your travel completely worthwhile with this action pack culture week and explore Dar es Salaam at its finest.

This cultural week will provide you with an understanding of both the past and present of the fascinating city of Dar es Salaam. Through language and cooking lessons, visits to historic sites, local fish markets, mosques, and other activities, you will gain an understanding of Tanzanian culture, both contemporary and historic.

Despite its name, which means “abode of peace” in Arabic, Dar es Salaam is Tanzania’s largest and busiest city. It is the country’s most important business and commercial hub and is situated right on the Indian Ocean. It is also the main port of call for most visitors, as it is an ideal place from which to access both the wilderness and beaches of Tanzania and Zanzibar.

Similarly, most visitors en route to Tanzania’s more well-known attractions are taken aback by the charm of this unassuming city. Must-see attractions include the beautiful beaches of Kunduchi, Mjimwena, and Mbwa Maji, Dar es Salaam’s spectacular harbor, shopping at local markets, and, most importantly, its vast and rich culture, traditions, and customs. – and these are the things you will see and experience firsthand with your own eyes.

This program provides an excellent opportunity for you to learn and understand more about Tanzania’s history as well as become more acquainted with your surroundings in and around Dar es Salaam. It is an enriching experience to learn about the people’s ways of life and to adapt to the local environment as you prepare for a longer stay. This will undoubtedly make your stay memorable and meaningful.

Among other things, you will attend Swahili language classes, a cooking class, and a visit to a local fish market this week! The week serves not only as a recommended introduction, but also as an ideal opportunity for you to meet and bond with fellow participants from all over the world.

You will also have the opportunity to visit Bagamoyo’s atmospheric ruins and 13th-century mosques. Explore the local Mwenge Woodmarket, bring home a Tinga Tinga painting, and buy well-cut and certified tanzanite from a charming boutique store. You can also go to Kaole Ruins and do cycling and port tours. Finally, during your island day, you will have the entire day to relax on the beach. Have lunch there and enjoy the peaceful and beautiful view of the place.

Finally, you will meet with your assigned local program coordinator to learn everything you need to know about your project. You will then monitor the project prior to its deployment. Thus, you will need to prepare and get yourself ready for projects.

Get your work done and enjoy the best of Tanzania’s largest and busiest city, Dar es Salaam, the city of Peace.

Schedule

Monday
Breakfast
Orientation and Introduction by the Local Program Coordinator
Lunch at the center
Swahili Language Lessons
Madale Village Tour
Dinner at the center

Tuesday
Breakfast
City Tour
Fish Market Tour
Lunch
Explore Mwenge Woodmarket
Port Tour
Headed back to the Accommodation Center.
Dinner

Wednesday
Breakfast
Swahili House day
Swahili cooking Practice
Lunch
African Drum Practice
Experience Khanga Rope Demonstration
Headed back to the Accommodation Center.
Dinner

Thursday
Breakfast
Have a Bagamoyo Historical tour
Visit Kaole Mamba Ranch
Lunch
Visit Kaole Ruins
Do Cycling tours
Headed Back to the Accommodation Center.
Dinner

Friday
Breakfast
Full Beach Day at Mbudya island
Enjoy snorkelling
SandBank Exploration
Lunch
Continue enjoying at the Beach
Headed Back to the Accommodation Center.
Dinner

Please note that this schedule is subject to change or modification based on weather conditions, local factors, and unforeseen circumstances

Dar Es Salaam Teaching Assistant

Teach English and assist Tanzanian students at a government-owned elementary school in a two-way teaching-learning process that will allow for increased cultural interchange!

So, Get your things done now and make a difference and impact the lives of Tanzanian children, which will surely leave a special space in their hearts. This teaching assistance program is organized as an informal English class in which you can plan a variety of activities such as music, songs, games, arts, sports, conversation exercises, and grammatical exercises.

Dar es Salaam is Tanzania’s largest and busiest city. It is the country’s most important business and commercial hub, and it is located right on the Indian Ocean. It is also the main port of call for most visitors, as it is an ideal place from which to access both Tanzania’s wilderness and Zanzibar’s beaches. Furthermore, a growing tourism industry, both domestic and international, is undeniable; thus, communicating in English is essential, as English serves as our international communication language in all areas such as media, the internet, and tourism.

Similarly, knowing English well helps everyone have more opportunities in life, especially in their careers, and learning the language should begin at a young age. As a result, a first step is for you to assist local teachers in teaching English to children of all ages at a government-owned primary school in a fun and practical manner, as well as to give something back to this beautiful city of Dar es Salaam. Aside from that, you may find yourself teaching students other subjects or skill sets, such as science or mathematics, and especially motivating them to be better people through character formation and development.

English subjects are taught in schools, but we have noticed that the children in the community/village do not have much opportunity to learn or practice using it – and this is where your teaching assistance journey begins.

Furthermore, this teaching assistance program is structured as an informal English class, allowing you to plan a variety of activities such as music, songs, playing games, arts, sports, conversation exercises, and grammar exercises. Be creative, but remember that everything should be based on teaching practical English for everyday situations in a fun and engaging way!

Furthermore, you will attend classes on a regular basis and interact with students as much as possible throughout the day. You will be able to spend your free time with the friends you make during your stay in the evenings and on weekends. Finally, an important component of this program is the cultural exchange that will occur. The students at the school are always very interested and keen to learn more about your family, country, culture, and way of life. Therefore, we highly encourage you to bring a lot of pictures from home, as they will be very much appreciated by them.

Don’t worry about not having special qualifications. The whole idea of this community engagement project is to provide any help possible, whether it is merely enabling children to hear English pronunciation by native English speakers or any additional help with their character development.

On the other hand, the core focus of this program will depend on the needs of the schools at that particular point in time. However, Your main roles will be, but are not limited to:

  • Assist local teachers in teaching English or any other related subjects, such as Science or Mathematics.
  • Have a thorough discussion on topics assigned with a local teacher before your class.
  • Prepare games using the teaching manual provided in collaboration with other participants, local program coordinator, and local teachers.
  • Prepares and organizes lessons and meaningful learning activities with the local program coordinator and local teachers.
  • Facilitate learning activities such as re-enactments, real-life scenes, and communication exercises.
  • Join other activities conducted at the school.
  • Prepare practical assessment exercises.
  • Checked assessment exercises.
  • Mark the monthly examinations or assessments.

On the other hand,you are immersing yourself in foreign places away from your own home, thus, your safety is our first priority.Therefore, you are expected to adhere to and follow all the stated rules and regulations by the center; failure to do so may lead to your termination from the program. Again, This is, however, implemented and advised for your utmost safety while staying with us.  

Schedule

Monday
Breakfast
Orientation and Introduction by the Local Program coordinator
Lunch at the center
Class Observation and Lesson Preparation alongside the local program coordinator and local teachers.
Dinner

Tuesday to Friday
Breakfast
Teaching sessions and activities at the school.
Lunch
Teaching sessions and activities at the school
Lessons, planning, and Preparations alongside the local program coordinator
Dinner

Please note that this schedule is subject to change or modification based on weather conditions, local factors, and unforeseen circumstances

Dar Es Salaam Childcare

Spend your time and extend a helping hand as you look after kids in preschool at a local government-owned primary school in Tanzania.

Engage yourself in meaningful learning activities with those kids, such as playing games, singing songs, creating meaningful arts and drawings, dancing, and teaching basic English. As you feed, play with, and provide one-on-one attention to the young children in attendance, you will also assist the dedicated local teaching staff with daily tasks.

Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, behave, and move. Additionally, skills such as naming colors, showing affection, singing songs and even dancing are called development milestones. In fact, children ages 3 – 5 years serve as the crucial points of their development, thus, it is a perfect time for you to grab this opportunity and a chance to be part of these children’s most important point of their developmental milestone.

To begin with, you will spend your time and extend a helping hand as you look after kids in pre-school at a local government-owned primary school in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. In fact, this school can really use your help with the day-to-day activities and tasks required to service, care for and to teach local children from ages 3 to 5 years old. What’s a good thing is that you will also work hand in hand at a well-organized and nicely run government-owned school and assist the teaching staff in the teaching-learning process.

Correspondingly, set your full energy and patience high as you engage with children with different learning needs and styles. Thus, your primary tasks include teaching basic English and helping them practice writing on their pads. You can even use other creative and fun ways to help them learn basic tasks through drawing, paintings, arts, songs, dances or games.  If the weather is quite good, some of these activities may take place outside, so children have space to run and play.

Besides teaching, you will also support the teaching staff with the caretaking of the children. This task can range from organizing classes, playing games and guiding activities to feeding, cutting nails, combing hair and so on.

Lastly, nowadays, English is one of the most popular languages all over the globe. In Tanzania, English also plays an important role in people’s lives because this country is in the stage of further development, globalization and the tourism industry is growing. Therefore, it is a good opportunity and is necessary to study and learn English coupled with a strong foundation of character development – and that should begin with children at a young age as they will serve as the next leaders of the future generation of this amazing country. Thus, it is also part of your teaching journey to encourage them to stay in school and prepare themselves professionally to have a better future in general.

So bring with you your excitement coupled with high energy, patience, creativity, enthusiasm and most especially a genuine passion for children as you will make a difference in their lives. Hopefully, bring joy to you as well and you will surely have a great time and wonderful learning experiences from them.

Don’t worry about not having special qualifications. The whole idea of this community engagement project is to provide any help possible, whether it is merely enabling children to hear English pronunciation by native English speakers or any additional help with their character development.

Please keep in mind that anything you can offer is very much appreciated and we are grateful for it. The main purpose is that aside from the additional learning and multi-cultural exchanges, you have touched the lives of the children that will surely leave a special space in their hearts.

On the other hand, the core focus of this program will depend upon the needs of the schools at that particular point in time. However, Your main roles will be, but are not limited to:

  • Care Taking of Children such as preparing their food and feeding them.
  • Help in the children’s basic hygiene and sanitation routines such as cutting nails, combing hair, hand washing, teeth brushing and so on.
  • Help them in cleaning their eating utensils.
  • Help them put down their nap.
  • Teaching basic English alongside the local teachers.
  • Help them with basic writing in their notepads.
  • Prepares and organizes lessons and meaningful learning activities alongside local teachers and local program coordinators.
  • Facilitates children’s songs, dances and storytelling activities.
  • Facilitate learning activities such as playing fun games, coloring, drawing, painting and other related activities.
  • Join other activities conducted at the school.
  • Prepare assessment exercises.
  • Mark the monthly examinations or assessments.

Schedule

Monday to Friday
Breakfast
Engage in creative learning activities with children.
Lunch
Put children down for a nap.
Engage in creative learning activities with children.
Lessons, planning, and Preparations alongside the local program coordinator
Dinner

Please note that this schedule is subject to change or modification based on weather conditions, local factors, and unforeseen circumstances

Dar Es Salaam Healthcare Education

Assist in the healthcare of the residents in one of the beautiful communities in Tanzania.

This program is specially designed and aimed at those who have a medical background and want to experience and learn about different healthcare systems and practices in other countries. However, your role will be based on your level of experience and field of expertise. Finally, this program is set in a village community and local schools in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, where access to quality health care is limited.

Tanzania’s first and foremost concern is to eradicate public health problems through various healthcare programs. However, a recent report estimates that the country is not only facing an estimated 56% of health care staff shortages but they are also unevenly distributed and do not have time to educate communities, especially children due to long hours and demand for their work. Thus, you can make a meaningful stay as you help the community in their health conditions and to educate children at school about the importance of taking care of everyone’s health.

In addition, this healthcare education initiative is in its infancy and requires the skills of both established medical and healthcare professionals and those who have the heart in teaching basic first-aid and personal hygiene.

This need for having project participants on either end of the medical spectrum arises due to the great extremes in hygiene and health practices. Apart from needing qualified professionals in order to conduct health camps and dental checkups, we also need participants who can educate people in the areas of basic first-aid and personal hygiene such as washing hands, brushing teeth and general cleanliness. This works towards the prevention of many avoidable health problems and easily communicable diseases.

If you are interested in education and simple hygiene techniques, you are welcome to join the newly established Healthcare Education project here in Madale, Dar es Salaam City. Medical professionals who can offer guidance on the project’s development would be immensely valuable, however, it is not imperative that participants have a medical background to join.

As a participant in this project, you can support running healthcare campaigns in local schools and the local community in Dar es Salaam and actively teach the importance of basic hygiene – emphasizing brushing teeth correctly, washing hands and general body cleanliness. You will also be able to work closely with local medical officers and health clinic doctors which will add an immense value to your experience.

Meanwhile, we encourage you to prepare work and lessons before your arrival with main topics on sanitation and hygiene, body health, basic first aid and many more. Please also keep in mind that you will be teaching in schools with limited resources, so you will need to be more creative.

Schedule

Week 1

Monday
Breakfast
Orientation and Introduction by the Local Program coordinator
Lunch at the center
Lesson Planning and Preparations for a Week long Healthcare Educational Campaign
Dinner

Tuesday to Thursday
Breakfast
Conduct Healthcare campaigns in local schools in Madale, Dar es Salaam. Teach about first-aid, hygiene, and personal care. (Theoretical Classes)
Lunch
Conduct Healthcare campaigns in local schools in Madale, Dar Es Salaam
Teach about first-aid, hygiene, and personal care. (Practical Class)
Dinner
Friday
Breakfast
Conduct Healthcare education campaigns in local schools in Madale, Dar Es Salaam
Teach about first-aid, hygiene, and personal care. (Practical Class)
Lunch
Conduct Healthcare Education campaigns in local schools in Madale, Dar es Salaam
Join Mass Program
Demonstration Day
Dinner

Saturday & Sunday
Free Time

Week 2

Monday & Tuesday
Breakfast
Conduct Healthcare campaigns in local schools in Madale, Dar es Salaam
Teach about first-aid, hygiene, and personal care. (Theoretical Classes)
Lunch
Conduct Healthcare campaigns in local schools in Madale, Dar es Salaam
Teach about first-aid, hygiene, and personal care. (Practical Class)
Dinner

Wednesday
Breakfast
Conduct Healthcare education campaigns in local schools in Madale, Dar es Salaam
Teach about first-aid, hygiene, and personal care. (Theoretical Class)
Lunch
Conduct Healthcare Education campaigns in local schools in Madale, Dar es Salaam
Join Mass Program
Demonstration Day
Dinner

Thursday
Breakfast
conducts healthcare campaigns in local schools in Madale, Dar es Salaam
Teach about first-aid, hygiene, and personal care. (Theoretical Classes)
Lunch
Conduct Healthcare campaigns in local schools in Madale, Dar es Salaam
Teach about first-aid, hygiene, and personal care. (Practical Class)
Dinner

Friday
Breakfast
Conduct Healthcare education campaigns in local schools in Madale, Dar es Salaam. Teach about first-aid, hygiene, and personal care. (Theoretical Class)
Lunch
Conduct Healthcare Education campaigns in local schools in Madale, Dar es Salaam. Join Mass Program
Demonstration Day
Dinner

Please note that this schedule is subject to change or modification based on weather conditions, local factors, and unforeseen circumstances

Dar Es Salaam Women Empowerment

 

If standing up for women is one of your purposes in life, then our Empowering Village Women project in Tanzania is designed especially for you! Help us work towards a better future for Tanzanian women by joining this meaningful project away from the comfort of your home.

You’ll get to work and create a strong bond with underprivileged village women around Madale, Dar es Salaam City, and will provide them with a variety of activities and training sessions in batik and handicraft making that will surely contribute to their daily endeavors. Further, building a better future for them.

Life in Madale Village, Dar es Salaam City, is difficult for women. Despite its city location, half of the population lives below the poverty line. According to a 2019 Tanzanian survey, women are nearly twice as likely as men to have no education and are less likely to own land, have access to bank accounts, or have a decently paid job. Furthermore, most of the women in the village stay at home, caring for their children and doing household chores. This scenario implies that most women in the village do not have other sources of income to support their daily needs, but are instead dependent on the income of their husbands and lose the opportunity to succeed in life.

Women, on the other hand, were the primary caregivers for children and the elderly throughout the world. Similarly, a Tanzanian college professor once said, “When you educate and empower a woman, you educate and empower an entire community.” As a result, this project was created to address the fact that women are far less likely than men to leave their villages due to poverty and family ties, and to empower them to create a better future for themselves and their families. You will assist these women in reaching their full potential, sharing your expertise and knowledge, and encouraging them to improve their futures alongside their families. You will assist in the development of those women’s skill sets, including Batik and handicraft making, as a source of income.

Furthermore, because the village is a popular destination for local and international tourists, this program hopes to support the development and establishment of a network of village women in small businesses based on the use of their local and natural resources, such as batik and hand crafts, in the long run.

Moreover, this project runs year – round and you can join anytime of the year with a maximum of one week. However, we always recommend you to stay as long as you could as it will give you more time and more opportunities to get along with these women and ultimately see them put their training into actual practice and harvest the fruits of their labor.

Furthermore, during the span of the said program, inter – cultural exchange may occur. This means that the village women will learn from you, and you will also learn from them. Thus, this program is ideal for you if you have a strong desire to make a difference in the lives of underprivileged women in society, making a historical impact on their lives and the local community in general.

Let us all work for women and make valuable history.

What is Handmade Batik and Handicraft in Tanzania?

The history of Batik is complicated. Its origin is most likely in Indonesia, and there are various versions of how the technique came to Africa. Unfortunately, many batiks are now machine-made and imported from China.

Handcrafted batik is created by painting or stamping desired patterns in hot liquid wax onto cotton fabric. The fabric is then dipped in a fabric dye, which adheres to all of the areas where the wax has not been applied. The wax is removed (washed out with hot water) during handling and dyeing, revealing the first pattern. The process of painting, stamping, and dyeing can be repeated with different patterns and colors to create beautiful fabrics.

The technique is simple but time consuming, and the special beauty and uniqueness of the design are, of course, dependent on the artisan’s creative input.

In Tanzania, batiks with tribal and wildlife designs are popular with tourists. They are timeless. Also, for garments, they can be used, but in many cases, the fabric is quite stiff, so the design has to be suitable for the fabrics.

Meanwhile, no prior experience or qualification is required to participate in this program because we will provide you with expertise on the subject. However, your own skills, field of expertise, and knowledge are appreciated as long as they will help these women build themselves. You will be assisting these women in a variety of activities to empower them in Batik and handicraft making, such as gathering materials and setting up work spaces, cutting fabrics, applying the first layers of wax, dyeing or stamping, and many more.

On the other hand, while immersing yourself in foreign places away from your own home, your safety is our first priority. As a result, you are expected to adhere to and follow all of the center’s stated rules and regulations; failure to do so may result in your termination from the program. Again, this is implemented and recommended for your safety while staying with us.

Schedule

Monday
Breakfast
Orientation and Introduction by the Local Program coordinator; – Lunch at the center
Engage in handcrafted batik making.
Dinner

Tuesday to Friday
Breakfast
Engage in handcrafted batik making.
Lunch
Engage in handcrafted batik making.
Dinner

Please note that this schedule is subject to change or modification based on weather conditions, local factors, and unforeseen circumstances

Dar Es Salaam Teaching Music & Arts

Are you passionate about music and playing instruments? Join us in Tanzania for an incredible opportunity to share your love for music and the arts with local children.

You will have a great time teaching the children of Madale, Dar es Salaam, about music appreciation, the arts, and various instruments. Inspire young musicians and artists to discover their potential as future musicians and artists, and assist them in developing a deep love for music and the arts.

Music and the arts are essential parts of the education of a well-rounded individual. Especially for young children. It is one of the arts that balances the study of science and the humanities to provide children with a creative outlet while also exposing them to other areas of learning. Thus, the program aims to improve the musical and artistic abilities of Dar es Salaam’s village children. City, Tanzania—This is where your career as a music and arts educator begins!

Teaching music and the arts, on the other hand, is not always easy. These local kids may have varying levels of prior musical knowledge and willingness to participate, or they may be new to this type of art and platform. You must be more creative and devise new strategies to help them learn music and the arts in an easy and enjoyable manner, while also making the most of your abilities as their music and arts teacher/mentor for a set period of time. Furthermore, your own skills, area of expertise, and knowledge of music, as well as your ability to play a variety of musical instruments, are valued.

Meanwhile, to ensure the success of this project, we encourage you to design and prepare lesson plans prior to your arrival. This is due to the fact that one of the first things you must consider as a music teacher is how you plan your lessons. To begin, you may need to create a map of the various units you will be covering during your placement. Consider the following general domains of musical knowledge as you plan: musical theory and literacy, music history and culture, instrumental and vocal performances, and an appreciation for pitch, rhythm, dynamics, form, and timbre.

Furthermore, the best way to keep the kids learning is to provide them with a variety of activities at all times. Keep in mind that some of them may be completely new to the world of music, the arts, and even playing instruments, as they are in the process of developing an interest in this type of platform. This means that as you plan each unit of teaching sessions, you may  build as many opportunities as possible for the kids to be active and work with all of their bodies and minds, including:

  • Have local kids listen to music instead of listening to them;
  • Have the kids play with a variety of instruments;
  • Have the kids watch videos of musicians from different cultures ;
  • Show pictures of musicians as they listen to works;
  • Provide the kids with lots of opportunities to sing and dance. Ideally, it will benefit the kids by giving them opportunities to perform;
  • Draw their creativity in doing art; and
  • Let them express their inner selves and emotions through arts and music.

Get your things done and find yourself in this amazing country, listening, playing, and enjoying music and the arts alongside the local kids and other participants across the globe.

Schedule

Monday
Breakfast
Orientation and Introduction by the Local Program coordinator
Lunch
Teaching Music and Arts to the local Kids
Play Musical instruments
Dinner

Tuesday to Friday
Breakfast
Teaching Music and Arts to the local kids
Play Musical instruments.
Lunch
Teaching Music and Arts to the local kids
Dinner

Please note that this schedule is subject to change or modification based on weather conditions, local factors, and unforeseen circumstances

Dar Es Salaam Construction

Contribute to the development of underdeveloped communities in Dar es Salaam by improving communal infrastructure and facilities.

Join us in renovating schools, community centers, and mosques, and assisting in the construction of new homes. Engage with the local community, immerse yourself in Tanzanian culture, and make a meaningful impact. This is your chance to get involved, make a difference, and experience the beauty of this city located on the stunning Indian Ocean. Pack your bags and be part of the positive change in this incredible community.

Dar es Salaam is Tanzania’s largest and busiest city. It is the country’s most important business and commercial hub and is situated right on the Indian Ocean.It is also the main port of call for most visitors, as it is an ideal place from which to access both wilderness and beaches of Tanzania and Zanzibar. In addition, a growing tourism industry is undeniable. However, several communal areas in this city are many years old and need some serious improvement – and that’s where your assignment and construction skills and efforts are much needed.

To begin with, our Construction and renovation project takes place in the very heart of this city. Like many other places in Tanzania, there are some areas and communal infrastructures that need to be done, constructed and renovated. Meanwhile, on this project, you will get your hands dirty with construction and renovation assignments. Our main construction focus is working at the local schools, which has been allocated as an education resource for the children from the surrounding villages. You can further look forward to working out in the local community in constructing and renovating community centers and public spaces, mosques and helping the locals build and renovate new homes!

These efforts aim to provide a safe, quality and conducive learning environment for children, safe community centers to conduct historic events and for Tanzanian people to have a comfortable home and many more. In fact, construction and renovation is vital in creating buildings and safe spaces that connect communities, creating jobs and improving the standard of the society – so thus these efforts in support further to the growing tourism and economic activities.

Finally, with the guidance of local program coordinator and experts in the matter, we expect you to assist in the efforts of renovating, painting and building on different infrastructures to improve the quality of life of the locals and the community as a whole. Similarly, what you can expect from your efforts is to be directing and implementing your construction skills wherever they are needed most!

So pack your things and see yourself giving back and contributing to the betterment of this beautiful city that lies right in the Indian Ocean.

Your main roles can or will include:

  • helping and assisting in the construction and renovation of community infrastructures such as schools, classrooms, playgrounds, community centers, mosques, and even the houses of the locals.
  • Perform light construction and renovation efforts and activities.
  • Paint scratches the old walls of schools and other community centers.
  • Repair and work with wood and furniture building and renovating materials.
  • Digging and assembling construction Materials.

Schedule

Monday to Friday
Breakfast
Engage in Construction and renovation activities
Lunch
Engage in Construction and renovation activities.
Dinner

Please note that this schedule is subject to change or modification based on weather conditions, local factors, and unforeseen circumstances

Program Prices

1 Week: 555 Euro / 595 US$
2 Weeks: 685 Euro / 745 US$
3 Weeks: 875 Euro / 945 US$
4 Weeks: 1065 Euro / 1140 US$
+1 Week: 235 Euro / 265 US$

Dar Es Salaam: Culture Week, Childcare, Construction & Healthcare have an extra fee of 70 Euro/ 80 US$ per week
Arusha: Culture Week, Teaching, Environmental, Maasai, Childcare & Sports have an extra fee of 70 Euro/ 80 US$ per week
Arusha: Construction has an extra fee of 115 Euro/ 130 US$ per week

With us there are NO registration or administration fees!
Plus you can easily combine the different projects.

What’s included:
Volunteer program
Accommodation
Meals
24/7 in-country support
In-country program orientation
Pre-departure support
Airport pick-up

Not included:
visa, flight, travel insurance, vaccinations, criminal background check, return trip to the airport, 5% international banking fee

Requirements to join:
– Participants need to be minimum 18 years old
– Participants under 16 need to join with a parent/guardian
– Participants aged 16 to 18 need to have parental consent
– Participants are required to provide a criminal background check (if unable to obtain a criminal background check, you can provide two character reference letters instead)
– Participants are required to have their own travel insurance
– You need to be able to speak and understand at least basic English

How to Book

Fill out the online Application Form

We give you outcome within 48 hours

Book your program by paying a deposit

Frequently Asked Questions Tanzania

When should I start to apply?

It is best to apply as early as possible as we have limited placements available in our programs, especially during summer.

You can apply up to 1 year in the future to guarantee your placement.

We do however accept late applications up to 2 weeks before the start date, let us know and we will check the availability for you!

How long does the application process take?

Very fast with us! You fill out the application form, and we go to work for you within hours! For most placements, you will get an answer within 1-2 days.

Can I get a certificate after the program?

Yes, we will provide you with the Certificate after the successful completion of the program. This certificate is provided on request, so just let us know if you would like this!

How does my airport pickup work?

Your airport pick-up is included, and we will arrange this for you on Sunday.

For the Arusha projects you arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport.
For the Dar Es Salaam projects you arrive at Julius Nyerere International Airport.

Can I volunteer with a friend or a group?

Yes you can! We can organize your program together with a friend, just let us know this in the comment section on the application form.

We can also organize. a family trip or a group, jst contact us, and we will be happy to help you!

How many hours per day do I volunteer?

Volunteers usually work for about 4 to 6 hours a day depending on their program type, and there can also be extra preparation time.

You have the weekend off so you can explore the area, go traveling, or just chill and relax on weekends.

Any More Questions?

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