If you love teaching and being with children, experiencing Tanzania as a community teaching assistant is something you will really enjoy! We have strong relationships with various primary, secondary, and high schools around the Monduli district in need of teaching support and community leaders who would like us to organize English learning programs. You may also have the chance to assist with teaching mathematics and science for higher level students.
You will be assisting local teachers to teach basic English by exchanging songs, and playing educational games. You may also lead the children through activities like handicrafts, sports, drawing, coloring, writing and more! A lot of the children here are quite young and require attention as well as activities to keep them stimulated in order to assist their growth.
Our teaching program is generally meant to support the learning of children of ages between 6 to 14 years (grade 1 - 7). The school operates between the hours of 0800 in the morning up until 1600 in the afternoon. This program is designed for participants to engage with students 4-6 hours per day with breaks in between class sessions and some of the time may be after school activities when available.
Feel free to bring teaching materials such as games, coloured pencils, erasers, English language books, and even clothes and toys to donate! We recommend you also bring pictures or other small objects representing your country of origin, which you could also turn into an educational lesson that will really broaden the children’s world!
*Calculated on the basis of 66% tax reduction. For more information on donations to organizations of general interest, go to the official website of the public service
A supplement of €200 applies to participants under 18 years old. For more information, go to the youth area.
You will be accommodated in our local center or with a host family, so you will have some basic comfort. Western-style toilets are available, but you may also find traditional toilets. Sometimes, water must be heated for showers, which are taken with buckets. The accommodations are on a local school campus surrounded by green space. We have a large garden where you can relax during the day.
Meals are inspired by the local cuisine and consist of lots of corn, rice, potatoes and bananas. A little beef, goat meat, beans and some green leafy vegetables will help add nutrition to your daily meals. Very few dishes will be served in the typical western style, so be prepared for a culinary adventure as well.
We suggest that all participants get a local SIM card with a local plan to maintain personal access to the Internet.
During school vacations (all of April, 2 weeks in May, last week of July and all of December) the courses will be replaced by the vacation program with the children.
– 18 years
– Intermediate level of English.
– Passport Copy.
– Clothes that cover knees and shoulders during work.