Full list of projects in Arusha

ART IN TANZANIA ARUSHA PROGRAMS

Baraa Orphanage and Nursery School

Project Summary

This school was founded at the beginning of 2007 by Anna and Ernest. Anna and Ernest are both infected with HIV and have been shunned by much of the local community due to the stigma attached to the HIV virus. They started Baraa so that they could help the local community in a situation where they will not be greatly affected by the prejudice. There are 31 children between the ages of 3 and 9 that attend the nursery, the majority of which are orphans and 10 of which stay with Anna and receive 24 hour care. The nursery is located in a room in the orphanage, there is no furniture in the classroom as there is not enough space, the children do their work on the floor. Ernest teaches in the nursery and both Anna and Ernest speak good English. Baraa is approximately a 25 minute walk from the volunteer house. Volunteers at this project should be prepared to work in conditions where there are no resources or equipment and should have a genuine love of children and their development. Due to their difficult backgrounds some of the children can be quite challenging.

Activities

You will be helping to teach basic English and Math’s, drawing, singing, playing as well as assisting with the general care of the children and giving them some attention and affection.

Schedule

School begins at 8.00am and finishes at 12.30pm but the orphanage is open 24 hours a day, all year round and as well as the 10 orphans that live at the centre, Anna has 6children of her own so there are always many children at the centre in need of entertainment in the afternoon. Anna and Ernest are interested, with the help of volunteers, in setting up a sports and games project to give local children a place to go after school. The school is closed for 1 month on December.

Resources

The majority of the children attend the centre for free, some pay a small contribution, other small contributions are made by the HIV and AIDS support group that Anna and Ernest attend. Due to this lack of funds the school and the orphanage are both seriously lacking in any basic resources. Anything that you can contribute from basic stationary to clothes to furniture would be of great value. There are no teaching resources so you will need to bring teaching aids to assist you with preparing and teaching lessons.

Special points

This is an ideal project for anyone wanting to raise funds before they arrive. The centre desperately needs sponsorship to be able to provide the children with food, porridge and other resources. Anna also provides HIV awareness advice to volunteers as well as teaching them how to make chapattis and other local dishes. She is very welcoming and her enthusiasm is endless. It is possible to place a maximum of 2-3 volunteers at this placement at one time.

Bethlehem Day Care

Project Summary

This nursery was built in 2003 and caters for 20 children between the ages of 2 and 5. Four of the children at the school are orphans and the rest come from low income families. There is 1 classroom and 2 teachers and they try to teach the children in 2 groups according to age with the eight 2 and 3 year olds in one group and the twelve 4 to 5 year old in another. There are 2 teachers at the school. The school is situated a 40 minute walk away from the volunteer house.

Activities

You will be assisting the teachers with basic nursery teaching; ABC, 123, plus introducing games, arts, crafts and songs to the children. You will also be responsible for the general care of the children; disciplining them, giving them attention and affection. The staff hope to gain experience in handling children from observing and working with volunteers.

Schedule

The school is open from Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 12pm. The school closes for holidays in December for 1 month, April for 1 month and August for 1 month.

Resources

The school is lacking relatively well equipped but anything that you can provide that will aid teaching such as teaching books, art and craft materials, reading books, flash cards etc are needed and will prove useful to you during your time at the project.

Special points Teaching in Tanzania is a well respected profession, many teachers often go without pay in their dedication to provide underprivileged children with an education, so your hard work and dedication is extremely appreciated. It is the culture to dress appropriately (especially if you will be teaching during Ramadan). Try not to wear revealing clothing whilst at work. It is possible to place a maximum of 2 volunteers at this placement at one time.

Faraja Orphanage and Nursery School

Project Summary This centre was started in 2006 by Mr. Mbughi who was himself orphaned as a child and wanted to provide a better life for children in the same situation. Faraja caters for 40 children on a day care basis, providing them with food and shelter, 11 of those receive 24 hour care. The centre also runs a nursery school in one of its rooms for 12 children between the ages of 4 and 7. The nursery has a full time teacher who’s English is limited but who is enthusiastic and helpful. Faraja is located a 45 minute walk from the volunteer house. Due to the language this project can prove challenging but also very rewarding

Activities Your role will be to teach and to assist the teacher in the nursery school. There is also the opportunity to help the older children with their homework in the afternoons and to teach the staff about childcare and nurturing the children should you wish. Of course the children at this project are also in need of some love and affection and playing games, singing and doing sport with them can provide them with some of the attention they need.

Schedule The nursery school is from 8.00am until 12pm but any extra time that you can provide in the afternoon would be greatly appreciated. The school takes holidays in April for 1 month, August for 1 month and December for 1 month.

Resources The orphanage is free, there is a small fee to attend the school but since the school opened only one child has paid. Mr. Mbughi relies on his own funds at the moment but is in need of sponsorship to be able to provide the children with the food and other resources that they need. The school is also lacking in materials so stationary or other teaching aids that you can provide will be very welcome.

Special points It is possible to place a maximum of 2 volunteers at this placement at one time.

Glory Nursery

Project Summary This school was founded in 2003 and is situated about a 15 minute walk away from the Arusha voluntary house. This is an incredibly poor school and is in desperate need of attention, the school has 33 children between the ages of 3 and 6 years, 7 of which are orphans, the rest of which come from difficult backgrounds. There is 1 small classroom and 1 teacher who’s English is limited but who’s enthusiasm is endless. Volunteers should be prepared to work in conditions where there are no resources or equipment for teachers or for the children. This project would suit someone who is confident and motivated enough to make a change to the education system at the school; volunteers should have a genuine love of children and young people as well as the energy and enthusiasm to help these children.

Activities You will be helping to teach basic English, Math’s, Sports, Games and singing. As well as teaching you will also be able to provide the children with the attention and affection that they need and deserve.

Schedule School begins at 8.00 am and finishes at 11.30 am but any extra time that you can provide the school and the children would be greatly appreciated. The school takes holidays in March for 1 month, July for 1 month and December for 1 month.

Resources More than half of the 33 children cannot afford to pay the 2,500Tsh per month fees and the rest of the children pay what they can; as a result the school is seriously lacking in basic resources. The school needs, books, pens, reading books, wall displays, games, flash cards. Anything that you can provide for this school would be more than appreciated. The school doesn’t have any equipment so you will need to provide your own teaching aids.

Special points As the majority of the children cannot afford the school fees live there is not enough money to pay the teacher or to provide the children with porridge every day. Despite this the teacher and the children are incredibly enthusiastic and loving. It is possible to place a maximum of 2 volunteers at this placement at one time.

Good Hope Nursery School

Project Summary Good Hope Nursery is located in the back room of a church a 20 minute walk away from the Arusha voluntary house. There are 19 children between the ages of 3 and 6 attending the school, 4 of which are orphans, the others also come from difficult backgrounds. There is 1 classroom and 1 teacher who’s English is limited. This is a private nursery however only half of the children can afford the fees to attend, despite this the school is reasonably well equipped but they still need the support of volunteers to help strengthen the children’s education.

Activities You will be teaching basic English, Math’s, Arts, Sports, Games and singing. The teacher is also in need of English lessons and would much appreciate your help with this. As well as teaching you will also be able to provide the children with the attention and affection.

Schedule School begins at 8.00am and finishes at 12pm. The school takes holidays at Easter for 2 weeks, in June 1 month, September 1 week and December for 1 month.

Resources Teaching aids, wall charts, reading books, flash cards, art and sports material will help you to create and give interactive lessons while you are at the school. Because only half of the children are able to pay the fees, there is not enough money to provide the children with their daily porridge.

Special points It is possible to place a maximum of 2 volunteers at this placement at one time.

Life Ebenezer Kindergarten and Primary School

Project Summary Life Ebenezer is principally a kindergarten but the teacher. The school was started in 2006 and 80 children between the ages of 2 and 10 attending nursery and primary school. Twenty five of the children are orphans, the remaining children also come from difficult home circumstances. There is 1 classroom and 1 teacher, plus a teaching assistant. There is not enough room in the classroom for desks so the children sit on the floor, with the help of volunteers this large group of children can be split into smaller groups to aid learning and to give them some of the one on one attention that they need. The school is situated a 30 minute walk away from the volunteer house.

Activities You will be assisting the teacher with basic English and Math’s plus games, singing and sports, the class is often split into smaller groups providing you with the opportunity to give the children some extra attention and affection. The teacher is interested to learn new techniques regarding interactive learning and alternative methods of discipline.

Schedule The school is open from Monday to Friday, 8am to 12pm. The school closes for holidays in December for 1 month, April for 1 month and August for 1 month.

Resources This is a private kindergarten but of the 52 children only 8 can afford the 3,000Tsh per month to attend, the rest attend for free and as a result the school is lacking in basic resources such as books and pencils. Previous volunteers have made excellent wall displays but any teaching aids such as reading books, art and craft materials, flash cards etc will prove useful to you during your time at the project and will be used by the teacher after you leave.

Special points Teaching in Tanzania is a well respected profession, many teachers often go without pay in their dedication to provide underprivileged children with an education, so your hard work and dedication is extremely appreciated. It is the culture to dress appropriately (especially if you will be teaching during Ramadan). Try not to wear revealing clothing whilst at work. It is possible to place a maximum of 3 volunteers at this placement at one time.

Uhuru Nursery School

Project Summary Uhuru Nursery is located at a 20 minute walk away from the Arusha voluntary house. There are 30 children between the ages of 3 and 6 attending the school, all of them coming from difficult backgrounds. There is 1 classroom and 1 teacher who’s English is limited. This is a private nursery however only half of the children can afford the fees to attend. It also has 3 orphans who cannot at all pay school fees. The school is new and not equipped and thus needs the support of volunteers to help strengthen the children’s education.

Activities You will be teaching basic English, Math’s, Arts, Sports, Games and singing. The teacher is also in need of English lessons and would much appreciate your help with this. As well as teaching you will also be able to provide the children with the attention and affection.

Schedule School begins at 8.00am and finishes at 11.30 am. The school takes holidays at Easter for 2 weeks, in June 1 month, September 1 week and December for 1 month.

Resources Teaching aids, wall charts, reading books, flash cards, art and sports material will help you to create and give interactive lessons while you are at the school. Because only half of the children are able to pay the fees, there is not enough money to provide the children with their daily porridge.

Special points It is possible to place a maximum of 2 volunteers at this placement at one time.

Toronto Nursery School

Project Summary Toronto Nursery is located at a 30 minute walk away from the Arusha voluntary house. There are 35 children between the ages of 3 and 6 attending the school, mostly coming from difficult backgrounds. There is 1 classroom and 1 teacher. This is a private nursery and thus kids have to pays school fees to attend. As most of them cannot afford to, the school still poorly equipped. It therefore needs the support of volunteers to help strengthen the children’s education.

Activities You will be teaching basic English, Math’s, Arts, Sports, Games and singing. The teacher is also in need of English lessons and would much appreciate your help with this. As well as teaching you will also be able to provide the children with the attention and affection.

Schedule School begins at 8.00am and finishes at 12pm. The school takes holidays at Easter for 2 weeks, in June 1 month, September 1 week and December for 1 month.

Resources Teaching aids, wall charts, reading books, flash cards, art and sports material will help you to create and give interactive lessons while you are at the school. Because only half of the children are able to pay the fees, there is not enough money to provide the children with their daily porridge.

Special points It is possible to place a maximum of 2 volunteers at this placement at one time.

Gloryland Nursery School

Project Summary Gloryland Nursery is at a 10 minute walk from the Arusha voluntary house. There are 15 children between the ages of 2 and 5 attending the school, most of them coming from difficult backgrounds. There is 1 classroom and 1 teacher. This is a private nursery most of the children cannot afford the fees to attend. The school has just started and is still poorly equipped. It thus needs the support of volunteers to help strengthen the children’s education.

Activities You will be teaching basic English, Math’s, Arts, Sports, Games and singing. The teacher is also in need of English lessons and would much appreciate your help with this. As well as teaching you will also be able to provide the children with the attention and affection.

Schedule School begins at 8.00am and finishes at 12.30 pm. The school takes holidays at Easter for 2 weeks, in June 1 month, September 1 week and December for 1 month.

Resources Teaching aids, wall charts, reading books, flash cards, art and sports material will help you to create and give interactive lessons while you are at the school. Because only half of the children are able to pay the fees, there is not enough money to provide the children with their daily porridge.

Special points It is possible to place a maximum of 2 volunteers at this placement at one time. The numbers of kids is increasing.

TUPO Nursery and HIV counseling

Project Summary TUPO is the acronym for Tumaini (Hope in Kiswahili language) Positive test centre and is a centre entirely dedicated to those who are HIV positive. The centre consists of nursery school catering for 40 children between the ages of 4 and 6 ½ , all of which are orphans and a quarter of which are infected with the HIV virus. The nursery has 2 classrooms with 20 four and five year olds in one and the 20 older children in the other class. There is 1 teacher and 1 assistant so the school needs volunteers to help offer better pre school education to these disadvantaged children. The school and the centre are a 35 minute walk from the volunteer house. As well as the nursery school, TUPO also performs home visits to members of their community infected with HIV to provide them with food and encouragement to work together to overcome the stigma attached to HIV. They also run a support group to educate those with infected with HIV about using condoms to prevent the spread about nutrition, balanced diet and medication and generally how to care for themselves to prevent HIV developing into AIDS. They also offer group counseling for those who have recently discovered that they are infected and provide an opportunity to share their experiences and fears and gain advice and hope from those who’ve been infected with HIV for a long time. In an attempt to educate the community about HIV and to show them that living with HIV can mean a full and healthy life, TUPO also has a football team where all the players are HIV positive. As football matches attract a lot of youth interest, these events allow TUPO to reach a wide audience. Along the football team they have a choir that visits local churches creating awareness.

Activities You will be expected to help in the nursery with teaching and assisting with basic English and Math’s as well as arts, playing, drawing, games, singing etc. You will also have the opportunity to assist with the home visits, participate in the support groups, coach football and join with the choir.

Schedule The nursery is open Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 12.30pm. The school closes for holidays for 1 in April, August and December. On Thursdays the whole day is spent doing home visits, visiting members of the group and also ones who are sick. Football coaching on a Tuesday and a Friday from 2-4pm and the is a match once a month.

Resources The centre and the school are run from donations and sponsorship but resources such as basic art and craft materials (crayons, coloured paper, pipe cleaners etc), flash cards and other teaching aids will help to make the lessons more creative and interactive. They also need basic first aid equipment and a football.

Special points All of the people working at the centre are infected by HIV. Volunteers at this project should have a thorough understanding about the cause, effects and spread of HIV and AIDS. They need to be knowledgeable and comfortable in discussing and advising people in HIV and AIDS related matters. It is possible to place 2 volunteers at this placement at one time.

WEMA Day Care centre and HIV counseling

Project Summary This centre was started in June 2007 by a volunteer, previous to this the children were being taught outside under a tree. The centre now houses a nursery and a HIV clinic and also offers HIV counseling and advice in the local area. The nursery caters for 52 children between the ages of 3 and 5, these are split into 2 classes with 17 three to four year old in one class and 35 four to five year olds in another. This is a private nursery but the majority of the children don’t pay as they are orphans or from difficult situations or the parents have HIV and cannot afford the fees. Due to this the centre is seriously lacking in resources, they only have 1 teacher for 2 classes and the classrooms have no furniture or basic resources. The centre is a 20 minute daladala ride and a 30 minute walk from the volunteer house. The centre also provides HIV and AIDS counseling. They do this as home visits and try to educate those already infected with the disease about use of condoms to stop them spreading it to others, to inform them about necessary nutrition to stay healthy, to discuss the behaviour and stigma attached to having the disease. During this counseling they can also asses those who are in need of medication and advise them to attend the clinic at the centre for treatment.

Activities The centre desperately needs volunteers to help in the day care centre. You will be teaching English and Math’s at a very basic level e.g. ABC, 123, as well as helping the children to learn through singing, games, nursery rhymes and drawing. The children are also simply in need of some attention and affection. In the afternoons it is possible to accompany the staff on home visit or observe and help in the clinic at the centre.

Schedule The school is open from 8am to 11.30am, Monday to Friday but any extra time that you are willing to provide will be greatly appreciated. It closes for 1 month holidays in December and June and 1 week holiday in March and September. Home visits take place in the afternoon but are not possible every day due to lack of staff resource and transport. The clinic is open from Monday to Friday for advice and treatment and rceives about 6-10 patients per day.

Resources Both the school and the clinic are desperately lacking in resources. The nursery needs the most basic of resources such as books, pencils, crayons and paper as well as teaching aids, wall charts, reading books etc. The clinic is also in need of any medical supplies that can be donated; from condoms and surgical gloves to ARV treatments.

Special points Volunteers at this project should have a thorough understanding about the cause, effects and spread of HIV and AIDS. They need to be knowledgeable and comfortable in discussing and advising people in HIV and AIDS related matters. It is possible to place 2-3 volunteers at this placement at one time.

NAASHA Junior Academy

Project Summary Naasha Junior Academy was established in 1996 with just a handful of and 1 teacher. It now has over 425 students, 15 classrooms and 22 teaching staff. The age of the children varies from 4 to 14 years old; there are 2 preschool classes with children between the ages of 4 and 6. There is a Standard 1 class, a Std. 2 class and 2 classes each of Std. 3,4,5, and 6. The school tried to split the classes so that there are no more than 35 children in a class. As there are not enough government Primary schools in Tanzania, Naasha was established as a private school where children have to pay to attend. As some of the children are orphaned and many come from single parent families, they often cannot afford the school fees and the school is left lacking in resources. The school is a 20 minute walk from the volunteer house.

Activities You will be teaching English and Math’s to all age groups and any time and knowledge that you would like to give to teach French, Science, Sports and Arts would be valued by teachers and children alike. The teachers are also keen to learn methods of interactive teaching from you. You may also want to introduce to the teachers positive reinforcement as a method of discipline as opposed to the corporal punishment currently in use.

Schedule The school is open Monday to Friday from 8.15am to 3.30pm, it is possible to assist after this time with extra curricular arts classes or sports if you wish to take the initiative to instigate this. The school is closed for holidays in April, August and December for 1 month.

Resources The school is relatively well equipped but any art or sports equipment or teaching aids that you can supply will assist you in your teaching and will provide the children with a more interactive education.

Special points It is possible to place 3-4 volunteers at this placement at one

Arusha Hillside Academy

Project Summary Arusha Hillside Academy was established in 2005 with just a handful of kids and 1 teacher. It now has over 200 students, 7 classrooms and 9 teaching staff. The age of the children varies from 2.5 to 14 years old; it has a nursery and primary school with 2 preschool classes with children between the ages of 4 and 6. There is a Standard 1 class, a Standard 2 class and 2 classes each of Standards 3,4,5, and 6. As there are not enough government Primary schools in Tanzania, Arusha Hillside Academy was established as a private school where children have to pay to attend. As some of the children are orphaned and many come from single parent families, they often cannot afford the school fees and the school is left lacking in resources. The school is a 25 minutes drive from the volunteer house.

Activities You will be teaching English and Math’s to all age groups and any time and knowledge that you would like to give to teach Science, Sports and Arts would be valued by teachers and children alike. The teachers are also keen to learn methods of interactive teaching from you. You may also want to introduce to the teachers positive reinforcement as a method of discipline as opposed to the corporal punishment currently in use.

Schedule The school is open Monday to Friday from 8.15am to 3.30pm; it is possible to assist after this time with extra curricular arts classes or sports if you wish to take the initiative to instigate this. The school is closed for holidays in April, August and December for 1 month.

Resources The school is relatively well equipped but any art or sports equipment or teaching aids that you can supply will assist you in your teaching and will provide the children with a more interactive education.

Special points It is possible to place 3-4 volunteers at this placement at one time.

Suye Primary and Nursery School

Project Summary This school has 979 students attending it between the ages of 5 and 14. This is a Government school and therefore they follow a structure of Tanzanian learning standards. It has 7 classrooms from standard one to seven with two streams each. It has 23 teachers as well as a vice principal and a principle. Teaching English, Math’s, Science, Geography and History are the main taught subjects. Many of these subjects are taught in Kiswahili. The school is located at a 15 minutes walk from the volunteer’s house.

Activities As many of the subjects are taught in Kiswahili, you will mainly teach English, either assisting the teacher or giving your own class, but any help that you can offer with basic Math’s or Geography would be appreciated. You need to be motivated to plan and create new lessons, as there are no teaching aids and materials to help you. English lessons should be very basic and clear as a lot of the students have learning problems and have had a difficult childhood. The children are always keen to learn and love to know new and exciting facts. By learning English at a young age the children will be presented with more opportunities which will lead brighter future in regards to work and further education.

Schedule Lessons begin at 7.30 am and finish 3.00pm, you will be teaching certain subjects and will be given a time table of lessons that you will need to attend. Any extra time that you can give to the school whether it is to help with other subjects or to assist with sports would be much appreciated by the Suye staff and children.

Resources Although government schools in Tanzania are free to attend, the children do have to pay a contribution to supplement resources. As many can’t afford this there is a severe lack of teaching materials, books and pens for the children. The school is unable to provide you with any teaching aids so bringing teaching books, worksheets and any other useful interactive teaching aids.

Special Points Suye Primary School has also a nursery school. It can thus receive volunteers for both nursery and primary levels simultaneously.

Bishop Dunning High School

Project Summary Bishops Dunning High School was established in 2004 with just 5 students, it now has over 1,400, 90% of which board at the school; this allows them more time to concentrate on their study at this key stage in their education. As many children in Tanzania finish their education after Primary school, those that are able to continue to Secondary level education take this opportunity very seriously. Some of the youngsters attending this school come from low income families and cannot afford the fees so are sponsored. There are 450 students between the ages of 14 and 18 studying for O Level qualifications and 950 students aged 19 to 26 studying for A Level qualifications. The school currently has 21 teaching rooms and 30 teaching staff.

Activities You will be teaching English, mainly to the A level students so the level of study will be quite in depth. If you have to knowledge to teach or assist with the teaching of Math’s, Physics or Geography to O and A Level standard your help in these areas would be appreciated. Any interactive teaching methods that you can introduce would help in the students learning and the development of the teachers.

Schedule The school is open from Monday to Friday from 8am to 2.30pm. These students are enthusiastic and will be willing to participate in extra curricular activities to adhere learning. The school is closed for just 1 week at Christmas and in September and March for 1 month.

Resources The school is relatively well equipped but is lacking in science and laboratory equipment. Any funds that you may want to raise for laboratory equipment before you come would be valuable to the learning of the students. You may also want to bring teaching aids to assist you with interactive lesson planning.

Special points Volunteers at this project should have the knowledge to teach to Secondary Level standard. It is possible to place 3-4 volunteers at this placement at one time.

Baraa Secondary School

Project Summary Baraa Secondary School was established in 2003 and is located at 15 minute walking distance from the volunteers’ house. It now has over 950, all of them being day scholars. 100 0f them are orphans. As many children in Tanzania finish their education after Primary school, those that are able to continue to Secondary level education take this opportunity very seriously. Some of the youngsters attending this school come from low income families and cannot afford the fees so are sponsored. Their age range is 13-20 years old. The school currently has 20 teaching rooms and 17 teaching staff.

Activities You will be teaching English, mainly to the A level students so the level of study will be quite in depth. If you have the knowledge to teach or assist with the teaching of Math’s, Physics or Geography to O Level standard your help in these areas would be appreciated. Any interactive teaching methods that you can introduce would help in the students learning and the development of the teachers.

Schedule The school is open from Monday to Friday from 7.20 am to 3.30pm. These students are enthusiastic and will be willing to participate in extra curricular activities to adhere learning. The school is closed for just 1 week at Christmas and Easter while in September and March the holiday is for 1 month.

Resources Baraa Secondary school, like other government schools in the country, is poorly equipped in almost everything. Any funds that you may want to raise for laboratory equipment and other teaching materials before you come or once back to your country would be valuable to the learning of the students. You may also want to bring or send teaching aids to assist you with interactive lesson planning.

Special points Only professional teachers are accepted here. Volunteers at this project should have the knowledge to teach to Secondary Level standard. It is possible to place 3-4 volunteers at this placement at one time.

Augustine Perfect Secondary School

Project Summary St. Augustine Perfect Secondary School was established in 2005 and is located at 25 minute drive from the volunteers’ house. It now has 120, all of them being day scholars. 10 0f them are orphans. As many children in Tanzania finish their education after Primary school, those that are able to continue to Secondary level education take this opportunity very seriously. Some of the youngsters attending this school come from low income families and cannot afford the fees so are sponsored. Their age range is 13-18 years old. The school currently has 4 class rooms and 8 teaching staff.

Activities You will be teaching English, mainly to the A level students so the level of study will be quite in depth. If you have the knowledge to teach or assist with the teaching of Math’s, Physics or Geography to O Level standard your help in these areas would be appreciated. Any interactive teaching methods that you can introduce would help in the students learning and the development of the teachers.

Schedule The school is open from Monday to Friday from 8.00 am to 4.30pm. These students are enthusiastic and will be willing to participate in extra curricular activities to adhere learning. The school is closed for just 1 week at Christmas and Easter while in September and March the holiday is for 1 month.

Resources A very new and young School, St. Augustine Perfect Secondary school, like most schools in the country, is poorly equipped in almost everything. Any funds that you may want to raise for laboratory equipment and other teaching materials before you come or once back to your country would be valuable to the learning of the students. You may also want to bring or send teaching aids to assist you with interactive lesson planning.

Special points Volunteers at this project should have the knowledge to teach to Secondary Level standard. It is possible to place 3-4 volunteers at this placement at one time. There is a plan to start high level very soon.

Medical Projects - Old Arusha Clinic

Project Summary Old Arusha Clinic Hospital is locate on the Old Moshi road at 15 minute drive from Masai Camp, a bar and restaurant situated at a 10-15 minute walking distance. It is at almost 20 meters from the main road and this helps volunteers to catch their bus (daladala) easily to and from . It is a private hospital whereby patients have to pay for their medication. It is open on a 24 hour basis from Sunday to Sunday. Old Arusha Clinic Hospital has a daily morbidity of 50–70 patients. It has in and out patients department.

Available Hospital Facilities: ID Description Qty

Major Operating Theatres 2 - Minor Theatre 1 - Dental Surgery 1 - Ultrasound room 1 - Examination rooms 5 - Pharmacy 1

- Labour ward 1 - Dressing room 1 - Beds 15 - Laboratory 1

The following are the services provided by this hospital:

i) General outpatient and inpatient services

ii) Major and minor surgeries (General surgery, orthopedics, obstetrics & Gynecology)

iii) Obstetric services

iv) HIV-AIDS care and treatment services

v) HIV voluntary counseling and testing services

vi) Vaccination

Medical Personnel S/N Visiting Specialist Doctors 1 - Gynecologist specialist in infertility 1 - Gynecologists 2 - Physicians 1 - General surgeon 1 - Orthopaedic surgeon 1

Full Time Doctors: Doctor of dental surgery 1 - Medical Doctor 1 - Clinical Officer 3

Part Time Doctors: Medical Doctor 1

Supporting Staff: Receptionist/ Administrator 1 - Nurses 6 - Ward attendants 3 - Laboratory Technician 1 - Gardeners 2

Interns that are not currently medical professionals can expect to participate in the following activities: Weigh babies, take basic vitals (height, weight, temperature, etc) and record the necessary info - Keep immunization record - Assist in keeping general cleanliness in the ward (making beds, sweeping floors, organizing supplies, etc) - Prepare working materials (slides, cotton wool for sterilization, wash the laboratory equipment etc) - Help issue outpatient cards - Assist in pharmacy

Interns who are medical professional, residents or medical students in last year of medical school can participate in the following activities: Observe individual treatment - Observe delivery - Go to the operating room - Learn to give injections and assist in giving injections - Draw blood from patients

Working Hours The hospital is open on a 24 hour basis as it has both in and out patients departments. However, the visiting schedule for patients is as follows: Morning 06.30 - 07.30 am - Afternoon 12.30 – 2.00 pm - Evening 5.00 - 7.00 pm

Resources Volunteers can bring resources like hand sanitizer, latex gloves, Stethoscopes, Thermometers, alcohol wipes, band-aids, gauze, medical tapes, reference books (specific to tropical/East African related diseases), medicines and any other supplies related to hospitals.

Special points Volunteers at this project need to be medical professional and their like and/or student in the field. Physiotherapists are not accepted here currently as there is no qualified staff to be with them. It is possible to place 2-3 volunteers at this placement at one time.

Volunteers needed Any volunteer of the medical field is accepted. However, the hospital has an acute need of: Surgeons (General, Pediatric, E.N.T) - Nurse officers - Nurse mid wives - Theatre nurses - Dental assistants - Hospital administrators

Dress code You will need to wear a typical hospital uniform (white coat, scrubs) which you can get tailored here in Tanzania (cost about USD 20). Short dress not advised.

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