Tanzania, Arusha: Teaching/Education Program

Company : A Broader View Volunteers Corps
Activities: Family Volunteer Projects / Charity Challenges / Career Break / Community Volunteer Projects / Architecture Internships / Teaching / Summer Volunteer Programs / Humanitarian Projects / Orphanage Work
Country: Tanzania
Location : Tanzania / Arusha
Duration: 2 weeks to 2 months
Approx Costs: 1000 to 2000 $ Dollars (US)

Volunteers will support two nursery/primary and two secondary schools in Arusha

All of them located within at only five minutes walking distance from the volunteer accommodation. You will have the opportunity of teaching several subjects, supporting the teacher or teaching by yourself. You will see from the very beginning that children are passionate about learning. Moreover, both childrens and teachers, will be very grateful if you support them with extracurricular activities and sports on a regular basis in the evenings.

It is advisable that you learn a few words and phrases in Swahili, which will be very helpful and appreciated by the children. Bringing teaching aids (flash cards, picture books, alphabet and number games, maps) with you is highly recommended, and needed.

Schools in Tanzania are closed for 2 weeks in late April, during the month of August and December to January. Prior experience is not required, guidance will be provided as to what subjects to cover, but volunteer teachers will be expected to come up with ideas to create and prepare lessons.

Start Dates

Projects begin every Tuesday. Arrival/departures: Sunday or Monday

Costs / Benefits

Inclusions
Program starts and ends in Arusha (JRO airport)
Airport meet and greet. Afternoon city tour and orientation
Monday to Friday volunteering. 30-40 hours per week
Weekends free to sightseeing
Typical shift work hours are 8am-12pm and 2pm-6pm
Support: Local ABV Director support 24/7 during placement
Departure: ABV Staff Escorted Airport Transfer
Accommodation: Volunteer House
Meals: Breakfast and dinner daily

Not included:
Flights to Tanzania. Entry Visa. Departure taxes. Vaccinations. Local Transportation. Travel & Health Insurance. Laundry and Internet. Sightseeing.

Requirements

During the Program, you should be:
PROACTIVE Jump in and maintain a positive attitude.
PATIENT Life in your host country moves slower than one might be used to. Relax and enjoy the slow pace. Remember, not everything is as organized and predictable as life in the US or UK.
FLEXIBLE Plans change, roads get flooded, and electricity goes out. Realize that not everything goes as planned, but good intention is always there.
CONSIDERATE Respect those around you and be a reliable worker at the program site. Tell your host family if you will be late. Advise the Project Coordinator if you are sick and can not work.
RESPECTFUL Remember that the local people you are working with, side by side, do so with little or no salary. They do this work because they believe in it. There are times when you may not agree with or understand the organizations decisions or direction. Although your suggestions are always welcome, your faith, respect and consideration for their long term work and commitment is appreciated.
FRIENDLY In order to truly help someone you must get to know them. Do not be afraid to make friends with the local people. Smile, wave and see how fast you are welcomed into the community.
TOLERANT The food, the culture, the smells and the sounds will be unfamiliar to you at first. We recommend that you dive in and experience life head-on. You will be surprised at how quickly you will adapt.

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