Full list of projects in Moshi

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Chemchem Nursery School

Project Summary This nursery was built in 2005 and caters for 90 children between the ages of 2 ½ and 6, 20 of which are orphans, the rest of which are mainly street children. Because there is only 1 classroom for so many children lessons are split, the 45 children under the age of 5 are taught in the morning and the 45 remaining 5 to 6 year olds are taught in the afternoon. There are 2 teachers at the school but volunteers are greatly needed to give the children the one on one attention that they need and deserve. The teaching staff would also like the volunteers to help them with the planning of interactive lessons and giving them ideas to improve their teaching. The school is situated in a poor village a 45 minute walk away from the volunteer house. Although this is a private nursery, most of the children can’t afford the 2500Tsh per month fee and therefore attend for free.

Activities You will be assisting the teachers with English and basic Math’s lessons, you will also be expected to teach the children art and craft, games, nursery rhymes and songs.

Schedule The school is open from Monday to Friday, the lessons for the under 5 year olds are from 8am to 12pm and the lessons for the 5 to 6 year olds are from 12pm to 3pm. The school needs volunteers from 9.30am to 1pm but any extra time that you give will be rewarding for both the children and the volunteer. The school closes for holidays in December for 1 month and at Easter for 1 week.

Resources The school is lacking in basic resources such as books and pencils, also anything that you can provide that will aid teaching such as teaching books, art and craft materials, reading books, flash cards and also sports equipment would be gratefully appreciated and will also help you to give lessons during your time there.

Special points Depending on the amount of volunteers, we try to place 2 volunteers at this placement at one time. Give a Heart to Africa Nursery School Project Summery Give a heart to Africa Nursery School was founded in June 2009 and is a private nursery. It has 24 children attending the school between the ages of 2 and 5. It has one classroom and one teacher. The teacher would like volunteers to help improve the quality of education for the children by teaching her new methods and also to help provide a good English education. The Nursery is situated in a village about 45 minutes walk from the volunteer house.

Activities As a volunteer you will be involved in many activities but the main one will be teaching English as a foreign language. As you will be working in a nursery you will be teaching very basic English, like the alphabet for example. By learning English at a young age the children will be presented with more opportunities which will lead to a brighter future in regards to work. You will also be involved with supporting the teacher with basic Math’s, games and nursery rhymes. There is very little equipment at the school so creativity and new teaching ideas are welcome. Although experience isn’t necessary to teach at this school, volunteers should have a genuine love of children and young people as well as the energy and enthusiasm to help these children.

Schedule This is a morning project. The school is open Monday to Thursday, 9am – 12.00 pm. The school is open most of the year apart from 1 week for Easter and 1 month for Christmas. However, this may change in the coming days as the school steadily expands.

Resources The school is not equipped with the basics such as exercise books and pens. You will need materials such as books, flash cards and worksheets to prepare for and give interactive lessons. Any extra teaching resources that you can bring with you would be appreciated: useful materials include art materials, pencils, children’s reading books, chalk, stickers and paper.

Special Points As this only a small school it can only take one volunteer at a time. The school teaches primary school kids as tuition in afternoon.


Faraja Day Care for Orphans

Project Summary Faraja day care nursery was set up by a local couple in a poor village about a 45 minute walk away from the Moshi voluntary house. The aim of the centre is to give orphans who have been placed within the local community the chance to receive some basic education as they have no money to pay to attend school. The original centre was situated in a hut with no walls and a tin roof but a large classroom was built in May 2007 by 2 volunteers with subsequent volunteers providing windows, desks, benches and many more resources such as games, teaching aids and sporting equipment. The centre caters for 45 children between the ages of 3 ½ and 12 who are all taught in the same classroom. This centre is a prime example of what good and hard work volunteers can produce for the benefit of other people.

Activities There is one teacher at the school who teaches in Kiswahili however this project relies on volunteers for support and to give the children the attention that they need. You will be teaching English, basic Math’s, the weather, the time to the children as well as entertaining them with games, nursery rhymes, songs, music and dancing.

Schedule Lessons start at 8.00 and finish when you want to go home. These children do not have anywhere else to go so stay at the centre for as long as you are willing to teach them. You may wish to teach in the morning and play games or do sports in the afternoon, any extra time that you can give this school will be appreciated by the children and staff and will prove rewarding for yourself. The centre only closes for 1 week at Christmas and 1 week at Easter.

Resources As this centre has been recently built they have do have a lot of equipment for the children however it does not provide teaching materials for volunteers. You may need materials such as books, flash cards and worksheets to prepare for and give interactive lessons.

Special points These children have lived in incredibly poor conditions and have had and in many cases are still having an extremely difficult childhood, be prepared for them to have discipline and learning problems.

As all of the children attending the centre are orphans, almost none of them can afford to pay to attend, the school is still funded by the couple who built it who also provide money each month to ensure that all of the children get a meal at the centre. This is often the only meal that the children get each day as the families that they are placed with in the community simply neglect them as they cannot afford to feed them. The children often come to the centre looking for food in the evenings and holidays, which Mr. and Mrs. Masawe gladly provide them with. With enough help from other volunteers the center plans to open on Saturdays and Sundays in the future. Depending on the amount of volunteers, we try to place 2 volunteers at this placement at one time.


Fountain Nursery

Project Summary Fountain Nursery was established in 2006, there are 36 children who attend the school, 3 of which are orphans the rest of which are almost all street children or social orphans. The children who attend the school live in a very poor village, the orphans and the street children are placed with families in the community to help care for them. This village and the school are a 45 minute walk from the Moshi voluntary house. The age range for this school is 3 to 6 however sometimes there are children attending when they are aged 7 as they can not afford the fees or the uniform to attend primary school. Up until recently there was only one class room which consisted of a tin roof, tin walls and a dirt floor, but with the help of previous volunteers 2 proper classrooms have been built. Only one of the classrooms is completed, the other classroom is expected to be finished by the end of 2007. Once the other classroom is complete, one classroom will house the 3 and 4 year olds, with the 5 to 7 year olds in the other, this will also allow the school to take more children.

Activities As a volunteer you will be involved in many activities but the main one will be teaching English as a foreign language. As you will be working in a nursery you will be teaching very basic English, like the alphabet for example. By learning English at a young age the children will be presented with more opportunities which will lead to a brighter future in regards to work. You will also be involved with supporting the teacher with basic Math’s, games and nursery rhymes. There is very little equipment at the school so creativity and new teaching ideas are welcome. Although experience isn’t necessary to teach at this school, volunteers should have a genuine love of children and young people as well as the energy and enthusiasm to help these children.

Schedule This is a morning project which needs volunteers from 8.00am to 11.30am. Often there isn’t enough money to provide the children with their daily porridge, in which case school may finish earlier as the children loose concentration due to hunger. The school is open all year apart from 2 weeks in December and 2 weeks at Easter.

Resources Although the school is newly built they are not equipped with the basics such as exercise books and pens. You will need materials such as books, flash cards and worksheets to prepare for and give interactive lessons. Any extra teaching resources that you can bring with you would be appreciated: useful materials include art materials, pencils, children’s reading books, chalk, stickers and paper.

Special points All of the children live in poor conditions and only 6 out of the 36 can afford the 2500Tsh ($3) a month to attend the school, the rest are attending free of charge however that leaves no money to pay the teacher, equip the school and provide the children with porridge every day. The teacher is very helpful and friendly but only speaks basic English so your help and assistance to the teacher as well as the children will be greatly appreciated. Depending on the amount of volunteers, we try to place 2 volunteers at this placement at one time.


Kaloleni Nursery

Project Summary This nursery is situated about a 40 minutes walk from the Moshi voluntary house in a large but poor village. The school has 100 students wherefrom 6 are orphans and the at age range is from 3-6 years old. There are two classrooms and two teachers. The school is closed during the common school holidays being March, June, September and December.

Activities This school has 100 children and only 2 teachers, the children therefore do not receive much individual teaching attention. As they cannot afford to pay for another teacher, the school relies on volunteers. You will be teaching English, very basic Math’s, games, songs and nursery rhymes.

Schedule The morning class is for children aged between 3 and 4 and starts at 8.00am and finishes at 1.30pm. From PM 3 to PM 5 the school is used for tuition.

Resources This school is in need of any equipment that anyone can donate such as books, reading books, pens and chalk. You may find it useful to bring materials such as teaching books, flash cards and worksheets to prepare for and give interactive lessons.

Special points The school accepts volunteers staying one month or more.


Good Hope Nursery School

Project Summary This school was founded in 2004 to help the children in the local community receive a basic education. There are 25 children between the age of 3 ½ and 6 who attend the school, 3 children of the 25 children are orphans and many are street children. There are 2 teachers at the school who are enthusiastic to learn new teaching methods and techniques from the volunteers and to improve their English by communicating with them. The nursery is situated about 20 minutes walk away from the Moshi voluntary house. Volunteers should be enthusiastic and motivated to help provide an education to these children. Although experience isn’t needed to teach at this school, volunteers should have a genuine love of children and young people as well as the energy to help these children.

Activities Your role will mainly be to teach basic Math’s and English however the children also like to sing and learn nursery rhymes. The teacher also like the volunteers to participate in teaching the Kiswahili lessons and plans this in a way that makes it fun as well as allowing the volunteer to learn basic Kiswahili language at the same time. You will need to plan lessons and produce worksheets to assist the children’s learning and make lessons interactive.

Schedule School starts at 8.00am and finish at 12.00pm, Monday to Friday. You will be working alongside a Kiswahili teacher who has been teaching at the nursery since it opened. There is also an opportunity to work at this school in the afternoon teaching local youths (see Good Hope Youth Education. The school takes holidays for 1 month in April, 1 month in August and 1 month in December.

Resources This school is relatively well equipped, in comparison to other schools however is still lacking in many resources. You will need to provide you own teaching materials and notes for lesson plans. The children also have a lack of exercise books and pens, other useful materials include art materials, coloured pencils and crayons, children’s reading books, chalk, stickers and paper.

Special Points This is a private school however many of the children can not pay the 8000Tsh per month to attend it and therefore the school lacks many materials. The school is housed in building made from corrugated iron which has no ceiling or windows, making it difficult to teach during the wet season. They would like volunteers to help them to raise enough funds to be able to help them finish the school if possible.

A lot of the children live in extremely difficult conditions and may have learning and social problems.

As this is a small school with a full time teacher, usually only 1 volunteer is placed here.


Kilimani Nursery School

Project Summary This school was established in 2006 and although Mama Leigh has only been in Moshi for 1 year she has over 13 years experience in teaching. The nursery is situated about a 45 minute walk from the Moshi voluntary house in a poor village. Until recently lessons were taught outside under a tree and in January 2007 a group of volunteers funded the building and furnishing of a classroom. Since then 2 further classrooms have been built and are due for completion by the end of 2007. There are 80 children between the ages of 3 and 7 that attend the nursery, they are currently split into a morning and an afternoon group due to lack of space however once the 2 new classrooms are complete the children will be split by age to give each age group the attention that they need. Volunteers at this school should be enthusiastic and motivated to help a school which is looking to the future.

Activities The children are taught English, basic Math’s, art and craft, games and nursery rhymes. You will be assisting in all areas of teaching and providing the children with valuable interaction as well as a better understanding of English.

Schedule The morning session has 40 children aged 3 to 5 years old and is from 8am to 11am, the afternoon session with the remaining 6 to 7 year olds is from 11.30am to 2.30pm. Any extra time that you can provide to help plan and create interactive lessons and to play with the children would be appreciated. The school closes for 2 weeks over Christmas and a week at Easter.

Resources Although this school has recently been extended it is still lacking basic resources such as children’s exercise books, pens and chalk. Teaching aids are not provided and therefore you may want to bring teaching books, flash cards and other materials for yourself.

Special points Many of the children can not afford the 2000 Tsh per month to attend the school, it is therefore very poor and lacking in resources.

This school is open Monday to Friday all year round, to give the children somewhere to go in the holidays. Any teaching ideas, plans and methods are welcomed to help the success of this school. Mama Leigh would like to extend the school to an all day centre to provide the children with somewhere to go in the afternoon to play, have extra lessons, do their homework and have a meal. Many of the children don’t get fed and don’t receive any attention at home therefore an all day centre would be a valuable commodity to the community.

Depending on the amount of volunteers, we try to place 2 volunteers at this placement at one time.


Montesori Kindergarten

Project summary This nursery was founded in 1997, it is located in a respectable neighborhood of Moshi and shares its grounds with a Vocational Centre; both the centre and the kindergarten are run by nuns. There are 70 children divided between 2 classrooms, with the 2 ½ to 4 year olds in one class and the 5 and 6 year olds in another class. There are 3 teachers and often there is an independent volunteer there also. The centre is a 20 minute daladala ride and a short walk from the volunteer house.

Activities You will be assisting the nuns in teaching English, Math’s, drawing, singing as well as giving lessons yourself and playing with the children in their break time.

Schedule This programme starts at 7.30am until 12.00pm with a break mid morning. The kindergarten takes the usual school holidays of 1 month in December, 1 week at Easter, 1 month in June and 1 week in September.

Resources This school is well equipped and although you will often be working along side a teacher you may need teaching books to help you plan lessons. Any other materials to help make the lessons more interactive such as art and craft materials, flash cards etc are also very useful.

Special Points 25% of the children at this school cannot afford to pay the fees so the nuns then seek sponsorship from within the community to complete the payments as a result the school is well equipped. We usually only have 1 volunteers working at this project at one time.


Njoro Kindergarten

Project summary This nursery was founded in 2003, and is located in a Lutheran church in the Majengo Parish, a 45 minute walk from the volunteer house. The school has 30 children between the ages of 3 and 6, of which 3 are orphans the rest of which come from single parent or extremely low income families. The children are taught in the church hall using the pews for benches and desks, they also have mats for when they are working on the floor. The school has 2 permanent teachers who teach the children basic English, Math’s, reading and writing.

Activities You will teach or assist with the teaching of English and basic Math’s e.g. 1+2=; as well as games, singing, nursery rhymes, drawing and painting.

Schedule This is a morning programme which starts at 8.30am until 12.00pm. There is a break for porridge mid morning.

Resources The school is reasonably well equipped with games and basic material but any Art and Craft materials such as coloured pencils and crayons, paints, paper, pipe cleaners etc would be useful and would also help you to give interactive lessons while you are there. Any other teaching materials that you may want to take such as worksheets and flash cards would assist you when planning and giving lessons.

Special Points It costs the children 4,000 Tsh per month to attend the school however only 11 of the 30 can afford to pay and even these do not pay the full amount. We usually have 1 to 2 volunteers working at this project at one time.


Tumaini Nursery

Project Summary This nursery is situated about a 45 minute walk from the Moshi voluntary house in a large but poor village. The school was founded in 1999 by Olivia the main teacher at the school who set it up to help the children in her local community. The children are aged between 3 and 6 and live in conditions of extreme poverty and often suffer abuse, so volunteers should expect the children to have learning difficulties and problems; despite this the children are very energetic, happy and keen to learn. There are 200 children attending this school and there is only 1 classroom so the classes are split into morning classes and afternoon classes. Of the 200 children 10 of them are orphans and over half are street children.

Activities This school has 200 children and only 2 teachers, the children therefore do not receive much individual teaching attention. As they can not afford to pay for another teacher, the school relies on volunteers. You will be teaching English, very basic Math’s, games, songs and nursery rhymes.

Schedule The morning class is for children aged between 3 and 4 and starts at 8.00am and finishes at 11am. The afternoon class is for children aged 5 to 6, class starts at 12pm and finishes at 2pm.

Resources This school is in need of any equipment that anyone can donate such as books, reading books, pens and chalk. You may find it useful to bring materials such as teaching books, flash cards and worksheets to prepare for and give interactive lessons.

Special points This is a very poor school which needs a lot of help; although it is a private school many of the children can not afford to pay the 1500Tsh a month to attend it which is why the school lacks in basic equipment.The current classroom is a hut with unfinished walls and a dirt floor however volunteers have funded a new classroom that should be finished by the end of 2007. Depending on the amount of volunteers, we try to place 2 volunteers at this placement at one time.


Tumani Women’s Nursery School

Project summery Tumaini Women’s Nursery school is a private school that was founded in 2008. As it is such a new school it is very poorly equipped. It has 15 students between the ages of 3 and 5 years old. 5 of the children are orphans. There is one class and one teacher. The school is a 45 minute walk away from the house

Schedule This is a project. The school is open to Monday to Friday between 9am and 11:30am. There are only two school holidays at Christmas and Easter.

[[Activities] Volunteers are required to teach simple English such as the alphabet and basic math’s. They can also do sports and games with the children. The teacher also would greatly appreciate being taught modern teaching methods so that the children get the best and most up to date level of education that they can.

Resources Although the school is newly built they are not equipped with the basics such as exercise books and pens. You will need materials such as books, flash cards and worksheets to prepare for and give interactive lessons. Any extra teaching resources that you can bring with you would be appreciated: useful materials include art materials, pencils, children’s reading books, chalk, stickers and paper.

Special Points The school has barely any furniture so if volunteers would like to do a fund raising before coming this would be an ideal project to work with.


Voice of Victory Nursery School

Project summary This nursery was founded in 2005, it has 3 classrooms and caters for 78 children. The school is situated in a village 50 minutes walk away from the Moshi voluntary house, if you would prefer you can get a daladala to near the school. The children are aged between 2 ½ and 6 years old. There are 3 classes split by academic level with the top class having 18 children, the middle class having 26 children and the ‘baby’ class with the rest. The school has 2 permanent teachers who teach the children basic English, Math’s, reading and writing.

Activities As there are only 2 teachers and 3 classes, you will teach one of the classes English, basic Math’s e.g. 1+2=, games and nursery rhymes, as well as assisting the teachers with their English lessons.

Schedule This is a morning programme which starts at 8.00am until 12.00pm. If the school has enough money then there will be a break for porridge mid morning. Any extra time that you can provide this school with would be greatly appreciated, such as running games or sports groups for the children in the afternoon.

Resources This school has been recently refurbished however they are still lacking the basic resources such as books, pens and chalk. Although you will often be working along side a teacher you may need teaching books to help you plan lessons. Any other materials to help make the lessons more interactive such as art and craft materials, flash cards etc are also very useful.

Special Points This school is situated in a poor village and although there are no orphans or street children attending this school a lot of the children are brought up in difficult conditions and can not afford to pay the 2500Tsh a month to attend. The children then attend for free but this leaves the school short of money to buy materials and porridge. We usually have a maximum of 2 volunteers working at this project at one time.


Wazazi Nursery school

Project Summary Wazazi nursery is situated at a 45 minute walk away from the Moshi voluntary house, in a poor village. The school was founded in 1991 and has since increased steadily in the number of pupils. There are 80 children between the ages of 3 and 6 attending the school, 10 of which are orphans. This school has 1 classroom which consists of a tin roof and no walls and can not cater for the number of children therefore they are split into morning and afternoon sessions. There is great demand for volunteers as the number of children is so high that it is hard for the 2 teachers to help all the children.

Activities You are needed to teach English and basic Math’s as well as teaching sports and nursery rhymes; you may also teach general games the children can play at school and at home. Apart from giving lessons any extra attention and affection that you can give these children will be welcomed enormously by them. Although you do not require experience or any special skills, volunteers should be enthusiastic and motivated to make changes for the school. The children are very energetic and keen to learn and the teachers are very welcoming.

Schedule Due to the number of children attending this school there are classes in the morning and in the afternoon. The morning class is from 8.00am to 11.30am and the afternoon class is from 11.30am to 1.30pm. The classes are split by age, the children that attend the morning class are aged 3 to 4 and in the afternoon the children are aged 5 to 6. Although this is a private school they try and use the government programme and teach at the same standard and have holidays when the government schools have them; a week at Easter, a month in June, a week in September and a month in December.

Resources This school is situated among a poor community and as well as not having any walls it is also lacking in basic materials such as exercise books, pencils, pens, teaching books, paints and games.

Special points Many of the children can not pay the 1500Tsh per month fees to attend this school and so they attend for free. This school is in desperate need of renovation, the fact that it has no walls makes it almost impossible to teach in the wet season. This would be an ideal project for any volunteers interested in doing fund raising before arrival in order to be able to rebuild the school. Depending on the amount of volunteers, we try to place 2 volunteers at this placement at one time.


Good Hope Nursery school

Project Summary Hope nursery is situated at a 15 minute walk away from the Moshi volunteers’ house, in a poor village. The school was founded in 2008 and has since increased steadily in the number of pupils. There are 15 children between the ages of 3 and 6 attending the school. This school has 1 classroom and this compels to mix younger and advanced children.

Activities You are needed to teach English and basic Math’s as well as teaching sports and nursery rhymes; you may also teach general games the children can play at school and at home. Apart from giving lessons any extra attention and affection that you can give these children will be welcomed enormously by them. Although you do not require experience or any special skills, volunteers should be enthusiastic and motivated to make changes for the school. The children are very energetic and keen to learn and the teachers are very welcoming.

Schedule There is only one session from 8.00 am to 12.00 pm. All kids are taught together Although this is a private school they try and use the government programme and teach at the same standard and follows a government holidays scheme; a week at Easter, a month in June, a week in September and a month in December.

Resources This school is situated among a poor community and as well as not having its own class rooms. It is also lacking in basic materials such as exercise books, pencils, pens, teaching books, paints and games.

Special points Many of the children can not pay the 10,000Tsh per month fees to attend this school and so they attend for free. This would be an ideal project for any volunteers interested in doing fund raising before arrival in order to be able to build the school. Depending on the amount of volunteers, we try to place 2 volunteers at this placement at one time.


Kiwodea Day Care Nursery School

Project Summary Kiwodea Day Care & Nursery School is situated at a 15 minute walk away from the Moshi volunteers’ house, in a poor village. The school was founded in 2008 and has since increased steadily in the number of pupils. There are 50 children between the ages of 3 and 6 attending the school. This school has 2 classrooms and 2 teachers.

Activities You are needed to teach English and basic Math’s as well as teaching sports and nursery rhymes; you may also teach general games the children can play at school and at home. Apart from giving lessons any extra attention and affection that you can give these children will be welcomed enormously by them. Although you do not require experience or any special skills, volunteers should be enthusiastic and motivated to make changes for the school. The children are very energetic and keen to learn and the teachers are very welcoming.

Schedule There is only one session from 8.00 am to 12.30 pm for nursery school. A few day care kids remain at the school up to 4.00 pm. Volunteers can thus be there for afternoon activities if they wish to. Although this is a private school they use the government programme and teach at the same standard and follows a government holidays scheme; a week at Easter, a month in June, a week in September and a month in December.

Resources This school is situated among a poor community and needs a helping hand. It is also lacking basic materials such as exercise books, pencils, pens, teaching books, toys, paints and games.

Special points Many of the children, orphans and street kids included, can not pay the school fees to attend this school and so they attend for free.

Depending on the amount of volunteers, we try to place 2 volunteers at this placement at one time.


Little Flours of Kilimanjaro Day Care Center

Project Summary The Little Flours of Kilimanjaro Day Care Center is situated at a 55 minute walk away from the Moshi volunteers’ house, in a poor village. The school was founded in April 2009 and is since increasing steadily in the number of pupils. There are 10 children between the ages of 2 and 6 attending the school. This school has 1 classroom and 1 teacher.

Activities You are needed to teach English and basic Math’s as well as teaching sports and nursery rhymes; you may also teach general games the children can play at school and at home. Apart from giving lessons any extra attention and affection that you can give these children will be welcomed enormously by them. Although you do not require experience or any special skills, volunteers should be enthusiastic and motivated to make changes for the school. The children are very energetic and keen to learn and the teachers are very welcoming.

Schedule There is only one session from 8.30 am to 1.00 pm for nursery school. Although the school uses the government programme and teach at the same standard, its holidays scheme is a bit different; a week at Easter, a week in May, a month, a month, a month in July, a month in September and a month in December.

Resources This school is situated among a poor community and needs a helping hand. It is almost lacking everything including basic materials such as exercise books, pencils, pens, teaching books, toys, paints and games.

Special points Many of the children, orphans and street kids included, can not pay the school fees to attend this school and so they attend for free. It also does not have its own classrooms. It uses a tiny rented room where all kids are taught. This would be an ideal project for any volunteers interested in doing fund raising before arrival in order to be able to build the school. Depending on the amount of volunteers, we try to place 2 volunteers at this placement at one time.

Kilimanjaro Children’s Joy Foundation Orphanage

Project Summary The orphanage was started in 1999 and now supports over 70 children between the ages of 1 and 19. Not all of the children are orphans, some have simply been abandoned or abused. Many of the children are sponsored to attend boarding school during term time. Of the remaining children, those between the ages of 7 and 14 attend Primary Schools in the mornings, the pre school children are taught at the orphanage by a local teacher and volunteers. The orphanage is very run down and is lacking in basic facilities; the nursery school lessons are given outside and the children sleep at least 2 to a bed. The orphanage is located in Boma N’gombe which is a 40 minute daladala ride and a 1 ½ km walk from the volunteer house. This is a demanding project, due to their difficult backgrounds many of the children have behavioral issues and many are clingy and desperate for attention. You need to stay for a minimum of 1 month to be able to volunteer at this project as your absolute dedication and commitment is essential.

Activities You are given the opportunity to work freely to help in any way that you can, for example; teaching the pre school children their ABC, 123, reading and writing, helping with meals, gardening, caring for the chickens, pigs and cows, arranging activities, playing, singing, helping the older children with homework and generally providing the children with some much needed order, discipline, attention, love and affection.

Schedule The orphanage needs your help for as many hours as you are willing to give but due to the nature of the project you will need to be there from at least 10am until 4pm.

Resources The orphanage is in need of everything; shoes, flip flips, clothes, jumpers, socks, bed sheets, plastic mattress covers (many of the children wet the bed), blankets, underwear, soap, food, books, games, toys etc.

Special Points This project can take up to 2 volunteers at any time.


Swiwsco Orphanage

Project Summary This orphanage was established by Mr. Tamimu with the help of his family that wanted to provide a stable home for some of the local orphans. 45 orphans currently live at the orphanage along with 2 staff. The orphanage was founded in 2008 and relies on donations and the help of volunteers and his own family to keep it running. The orphanage is situated about a 45 minute walk from the volunteer house. The children that live at this house are aged between 2 and 10 and have been orphaned as a result of AIDS and other causes. To work at this project, volunteers need to be aware of the effects of HIV and AIDS and have the ability to help provide the children with some normality, fun and education.

Activities Most of the children attend local schools in the morning but some are not yet old enough. In the morning the younger children remaining at the centre, receive basic nursery education so you can assist with ABC, 123, games and songs. In the afternoon, you will need to help children with their homework, play games, teach basic English and assist the staff with the basic care of the children as well as simply giving the children some much needed love and attention. If you can offer any help to the staff in teaching them English this would also be appreciated as they would like to be able to teach the children English when there is no volunteer support.

Schedule As many hours as you are willing to give. This is a day care centre and therefore it needs assistance in the afternoon as well as morning. The staff at the orphanage would be very grateful for any time that you can give. The orphanage is open all year round.

Resources This orphanage is in need of many things including: beds, bed sheets, clothes for the children and teaching materials. Games and toys are also excellent donations as they have so few. Food stuffs are desperately needed as, due to the meager income of the founders and the lack of donors, food stuffs are always a thorny problem

Special Points The children at this orphanage have had very difficult lives and they may have learning and social problems but they are extremely loving and enthusiastic. As the school is funded by the owner and by volunteer and community donations the children have no money of their own, therefore the orphanage can not afford to send them to school and buy school uniforms. When working on this project it is worth thinking about raising funds for the sponsorship of the children to be able to go to school. There is usually 2 or more volunteers working at this project at one time.


Asifiwe Day Care Post

Project Summary This orphanage was established by Mrs. Marandu with the help of his family that wanted to provide a stable day care for children in the area. Orphans, street kids and children whose mothers are working but their salaries cannot enable them pay house girls are received in this center 20 children currently daily come to the center. The center was founded in 2008 and relies on donations and the help of volunteers and her own family to keep it running. The center is situated about a 40 minute walk from the volunteer house. It receives children t this house are aged between 2 and 6 years old. To work at this project, volunteers need to be aware of the effects of HIV and AIDS and have the ability to help provide the children with some normality, fun and education.

Activities Volunteers can teach basic nursery education so you can assist with ABC, 123, games and songs, play games, teach basic English and assist the staff with the basic care of the children as well as simply giving the children some much needed love and attention. If you can offer any help to the staff in teaching them English this would also be appreciated as they would like to be able to teach the children English when there is no volunteer support.

Schedule The center is open Monday to Friday 8.00 am -12.00 pm. Saturday is an optional and can be agreed on between volunteers and the center. 2 volunteers can successfully help.

Resources This center is in need of many things including: beds, bed sheets, clothes for the children and teaching materials. Games and toys are also excellent donations as they have so few. Food stuffs are desperately needed as, due to the meager income of the founders and the lack of donors, food stuffs are always a thorny problem

Special Points The children at this center have had very difficult lives and they may have learning and social problems but they are extremely loving and enthusiastic. As the school is funded by the owner and by volunteer and community donations the children have no money of their own, therefore the orphanage can not afford to send them to school and buy school uniforms. When working on this project it is worth thinking about raising funds for the sponsorship of the children to be able to go to school.


Mawenzi Primary School

Project Summary This school has 775 students attending it between the ages of 7 and 14. This is a government based school and therefore they follow a structure of learning standards. The school was founded in 1945 and it has 14 class rooms and 20 teachers as well as a vice principle and a principle. There are 7 year groups, all learning English, Math’s, Science, Geography and History however many of these subjects are taught in Kiswahili. The school is situated opposite the bus station and is a 40 minute walk from the volunteer 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 8.00am 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 Mawenzi 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 Mawenzi Primary School is situated in the same grounds as Uhuru Primary school so volunteers will be able to share ideas and resources with any volunteers working at this school. This project can take as many as 3 volunteers at any time.


Shauri Moyo Primary and Nursery School

Project Summary This Government owned school is located some 30 minutes walk from the volunteers house. It has 1039 students wherefrom 28 are orphans and 5 street children. Age of the students is between 5 to 16 years. It has 14 classes and some 60 students per class. 24 teachers are working in the school. It has also a nursery school sector and sector for mentally retarded kids having23 student aged from 6-14 years.

Activities All the common school subjects as English, mathematics, science etc. are to be taught as well sports. In addition the school has blind kids class having 4 teachers.

Schedule Lessons begin at 8.00am and finish 3.30pm, you will be teaching certain subjects and will be given a time table of lessons that you will need to attend. The school is closed during the holidays at March, June, September and December.

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 This project can take as many as 6 volunteers at any time and the minimum stay is 2 weeks.


Mwereni Primary School

Project Summary This Government owned school is located some 30 minutes walk from the volunteers house. It has 630 students wherefrom 61 are orphans and 10 street children. Age of the students is between 6 to 13 years. It has 8 classes and some 45 students per class. 28 teachers are working in the school.

Activities All the common school subjects as English, mathematics, science etc. are to be taught as well sports. In addition the school has blind kids class having 4 teachers.

Schedule Lessons begin at 8.00am and finish 3.30pm, you will be teaching certain subjects and will be given a time table of lessons that you will need to attend. The school is closed during the holidays at March, June, September and December.

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 This project can take as many as 2 volunteers at any time and the minimum stay is one month.


Uhuru Primary Schoo

Project Summary This school is a government school with 648 students attending between the age of 7 and 13. The school was established in 2003 in order to provide primary education for the local community. Over half the children that attend the school are street children and over 60 are orphans. The school is situated opposite the bus station a 40 minute walk from the volunteer house. Volunteers need to be motivated to plan and prepare lessons in their own time; teaching aids and materials are not provided. The children at this school have come from challenging backgrounds so may have learning difficulties or behavioral problems but are very keen and enthusiastic to learn.

Activities As this is a government school there are 7 year groups all learning English, Math’s, Science, Geography and History however a lot of these subjects are taught in Kiswahili. You will mainly teach English but any help that you can offer with basic Math’s would be appreciated. English lessons include verbs, tenses and adjectives. Math’s lessons include the times table, multiplication, division and fractions for example. Other than these subjects, you may want to get involved in teaching Sports or games.

Schedule School starts at 8.00am and finish at 3.00pm however as you will only be teaching certain subjects you will receive a time table. This school really relies on volunteers and any extra time that you can offer them would be welcomed.

Resources Although this is a government school, many of the children can’t afford the contributions so the school is lacking in teaching materials such as text books, exercise books, dictionaries, pens. The teachers have no resources to help them plan and give interactive lessons, so any books, worksheets and creative ideas would be useful to both you and the teachers.

Special Points Uhuru Primary School is situated in the same grounds as Mawenzi Primary school so volunteers will be able to share ideas and resources with any volunteers working at this school. This project can take as many as 3 volunteers at any time.


Korogoni Primary School

Project Summery Korongi Primary school is a government school. It is situated a 20 minute walk form the volunteer house. Although it is called a primary school there is also a Nursery school, a centre for older students and a unit for children with learning disabilities. In the main school there are 738 students between the ages of 5 and 14, 92 0f which are orphans. There are 7 classes with 22 streams. In total there are 23 teachers. There are 16 older students and 26 students with learning disabilities. As this is a government school they learn by a set curriculum.

Schedule The school is open 5 days a week Monday to Friday between 8:30am and 3:30pm. As you will only be required to teach certain subjects you will be given a timetable of when you are expected to attend your project.

Activities Volunteers are required to teach English, basic maths, sports and games and IT. You can chose in which part of the school you work, but the activities will generally be the same just different levels for each unit in the school. You will need to be motivated to plan and create lessons plans as the resources and teaching aids in the school are very basic. Volunteers can also provide new knowledge and teaching methods to the teaching staff.

Resources Resources at the school are at a bare minimum. Any resources that the volunteers can provide such as books, teaching aids, sports equipment, paints etc would be greatly appreciated.

Special Points Any volunteer that chooses to work in the learning disabilities unit must realize that the work will be very challenging, but at the same time very rewarding. Any teaching in Tanzania can be frustrating due to the language barrier, but even more so in this unit. It is better for a volunteer who is staying for a month or longer to teach at this project as the children will benefit from a higher level of continuity, commitment and stability.


Mjimpya Primary School

Project Summary This school has 1388 students attending it between the ages of 7 and 14. It has 318 orphans. This is a government based school and therefore they follow a structure of learning standards. The school was founded in 1973 and it has 18 class rooms and 27 teachers as well as a head master and a second master. There are 7 year groups, all learning English, Math’s, Science, Geography and History however many of these subjects are taught in Kiswahili. The school is situated at a 45 minute walk from the volunteers’ 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 8.00am and finish 3.30pm, 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 Mjimpya 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 Mjimpya Primary School is situated in the same grounds as Miembeni Primary school so volunteers will be able to share ideas and resources with any volunteers working at this school. This project can take as many as 3 volunteers at any time.

Miembeni Primary School

Project Summary This school has 1181 students attending it between the ages of 7 and 15. It has 24 orphans. This is a government based school and therefore they follow a structure of learning standards. The school was founded in 1974 and it has 18 class rooms and 24 teachers as well as a head master and a second master. There are 7 year groups, all learning English, Math’s, Science, Geography and History however many of these subjects are taught in Kiswahili. The school is situated at a 45 minute walk from the volunteers’ 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 8.00am and finish 3.30pm, 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 Mjimpya 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 Miembeni Primary School is situated in the same grounds as Mjimpya Primary school so volunteers will be able to share ideas and resources with any volunteers working at this school. This project can take as many as 3 volunteers at any time.


Anna Mkapa Secondary School

Project summery Anna Mkapa Secondary is a government school that was founded in 2005. Currently there are 618 students, 70 of which are orphans. The students are between the ages of 13 to 18 years. There are 12 classes all with approximately 50 students. There are 14 teachers. The school is a 30 minute walk away from the volunteer house. The school needs volunteers to teach a variety of subjects all throughout the day.

Schedule The school is open Monday to Friday. It opens at 7:30am and closes and 4:00pm. Volunteers working hours will depend on the subjects that they will be teaching. Volunteers will receive a timetable that will tell them their hours. As volunteers are also required to teach extra curricular subjects such as HIV Awareness and health education this can be a morning and afternoon project.

Activates Volunteers are required to teach a variety of subjects. The staff at the school is very keen to learn new and up to date methods of teaching. As the school is a government school it works to a set curriculum. During school hours the volunteers are needed to teach English, science and computer literacy. In the afternoon they would like to learn about HIV Awareness and other health related issues. These would be taught to students and teachers.

Resources The school is lacking in all basic resources. Teaching aids would be useful to bring to help you teach lessons. The school needs books, stationary and any information on health related education.

Special Points For subjects like English and Science volunteers are required to stay for a minimum of 1 month.


Rau Secondary School

Project Summery Rau secondary School is a government school that was founded in 2005. Currently there are 697 students attending the school with 50 of them being orphans. The students are between the ages of 13 to 18 years. There are 15 classes with approximately 49 students in each class. In total there are 25 teachers. The school is a 45 minute walk away from the school. The school would like volunteers to come and teach a wide range of subjects throughout the whole day.

Schedule The school is open Monday to Friday. It opens at 7:30am and closes at 4:20pm. As volunteers will only be required to teach certain subjects, they will receive a timetable for their working hours. Volunteers can chose to work at the school as a morning project, an afternoon project or both. The school has the usual holidays in March, June, September and December.

Activities Volunteers are required to teach a variety of projects both in the morning and afternoon. During normal school hours the volunteers will be needed to teach English, Science, sports and games, and computer literacy. During the afternoon the school would like to HIV and AIDS awareness, sexual education and counseling. Also computer literacy can take place in the afternoons and would involve teaching the teachers and students. The Teachers at the school are very keen to learn modern methods of teaching to ensure the children get the best level of education that they can.

Resources The school has the bare minimum of resources. It would be useful to bring teaching aids to help with your lessons. The schools lacks in basic school equipment such as stationary, reference and reading books and sports and games equipment. Information on HIV/AIDS and other health education would be useful as well.

Special Points Volunteers teaching English and science subjects it is required that they are staying for a minimum of one month.


Korogoni Secondary School

Project Summery Korongoni Secondary School is a government school that was founded in 2007. It is situated a 5 minute walk for the volunteer house. There are currently 249 students attending the school. The students are between the ages of 13 to 16 years. There are 6 classes with about 40 students in each class. The teaching staff is made up of 11 teachers. As well as the normal activates such as teaching English they are also very keen to have nurses and other health practitioners to provide information on health education such as HIV awareness.

Schedule The school is open Monday to Friday between the hours of 8am to 4:30pm. As volunteers are required to teach certain subjects they will receive a timetable of their daily schedule. The school has the usual school holidays in March, June, September and December.

Activities Volunteers are required for English, Sports and games and IT. There is also an opportunity teach health education as well to the teachers and students. Volunteers will have to be motivated to plan and create their own lessons plan as the school lacks in many of the basic resources and teaching aids. They are very keen to receive volunteers to help teach the teachers new modern skills so that the students get the best and most up to date level of education they can.

Resources The school does not have many resources. Ideas for donations would be, teaching aids, reference and reading books, sports and games equipment and health education information.

Special Points Volunteers coming to teach English need to stay for a minimum of 1 month.


Mjimpya Secondary School

Project Summary This school is about an hours walk from the volunteer house however it is also possible to get a daladala part of the way. This school has 301 students between the ages of 14 and 20, housed in 6 classrooms with 11 teachers. The teachers try to teach 8 subjects which include English, Math’s, Sciences, Religious Education, Geography, History, Kiswahili and Arts. There are 200 Form 1 students and 100 Form 2 students who are split into classes by academic ability as opposed to age with between 40 and 65 students in each class. There is a demand for volunteers at this school because although there are 11 teachers, the number of students per class is large at this key stage in their education. With the volunteers help the students will have the opportunity to have lessons taught in smaller groups with more personal attention. This is a very demanding project and volunteers should be positive and motivated to improve the students academic abilities.

Activities You will be teaching English and supporting the local teaching staff in their English lessons. If you able to teach Math’s or Science at Secondary level, this assistance would be much appreciated. Also, any other time you can offer helping with Art, Sports or giving the teachers some feedback will be welcomed.

Schedule Lessons begin at 7.40am and finish at 4.30 pm, however it is likely that you will receive a time table for the lessons that you will teach.

Resources This school has many resources for the students however there aren’t many resources for teachers. There is a syllabus but there are no teaching guides so you will need to bring materials such as teaching aids, worksheets and any teaching books to help you to effectively teach the subjects at a secondary level.

Special points Sometimes you will be teaching up to 62 students in one lesson and some of the students may have learning difficulties. Although this school appears to be relatively well equipped, it is still very poor and lacks many materials. This project can take up to as many as 3 volunteers at one time.


Uwawayaki Learning Centre for Secondary Education

Project Summary As this centre is not registered with the government, it is not officially allowed to call itself a Secondary School, it does however perform exactly the same role as a Secondary School. It is situated in a poor village about an hour walk away from the Moshi voluntary house and the aim of the centre is to provide secondary education to disadvantaged youths in the area. The centre has 130 students between the ages of 15 and 18 split between 3 classrooms, all of which are outside. There are 5 teachers only one of which is qualified, the rest are students who have graduated from Secondary School with good grades. These teachers try to teach all the core subjects, Math’s, English, Kiswahili, Science Geography and History and if they have the time and resources they teach arts and business. There are never more then 50 students in each class but be prepared for teaching large numbers of students.

Activities The main role that you play in the school is to teach English, this will be at a relatively basic level, lessons may include verbs, tenses and adjectives for example. If you have the knowledge it is also possible to assist with the teaching of subjects such as Science and Maths as well as extra curricular activities such as Sports and Music, this is at your own initiative but would be greatly valued by the staff and students alike.

Schedule Lessons begin at 8.00am and finish at 4pm with a break for lunch around 1pm. You should be given a timetable of the lessons that you will teach at which times although the teaching staff would appreciate any extra time that you can give them.

Resources Around 35% of the students cannot afford to pay the 4,000Tsh per month school fees and as a result there are very few teaching resources. You should bring teaching aids, text books and other materials to help plan lessons. There is also an immense lack of basic resources such as pens and exercise books.

Special points Some of the children have learning difficulties and need more attention than others, however due to the lack of teachers and large number of students this is not possible without the help of volunteers. Depending on numbers we try to place at least 2 volunteers at this school at one time.


Msandaka Primary School for Deaf

Project Summary This school is a government school with 66 students and 16 of them orphans, 7 classes and ages of the kids between 8 - 22 years old. 5 teachers are operating in the school with 5-6 classes.

Activities School provides teaching in all common subjects. It is also having various sport programs as football, netball, volleyball, cricket, racing etc.

Schedule School starts at 8.00am and finish at 2,00pm however as you will only be teaching certain subjects you will receive a time table. This school really relies on volunteers and any extra time that you can offer them would be welcomed.

Resources Although this is a government school, many of the children can’t afford the contributions so the school is lacking in teaching materials such as text books, exercise books, dictionaries, pens. The teachers have no resources to help them plan and give interactive lessons, so any books, worksheets and creative ideas would be useful to both you and the teachers.

Special Points The school is problematically located at a place where there is no local bus transport so one needs simply to walk the 5,4km distance. This project can take as many as 2 volunteers at any time.


Shauri Moyo Primary and Nursery School – Mental Retarded Classes

Project Summary This Government owned school is located some 30 minutes walk from the volunteers house. It has 1039 students wherefrom 28 are orphans and 5 street children. Age of the students is between 5 to 16 years. It has 14 classes and some 60 students per class. 24 teachers are working in the school. It has also a nursery school sector and sector for mentally retarded kids having 23 student aged from 6-14 years.

Activities All the common school subjects as English, mathematics, science etc. are to be taught as well sports. In addition the school has blind kids class having 4 teachers.

Schedule Lessons begin at 8.00am and finish 3.30pm, you will be teaching certain subjects and will be given a time table of lessons that you will need to attend. The school is closed during the holidays at March, June, September and December.

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 This project can take as many as 6 volunteers at any time and the minimum stay is 2 weeks.

Korogoni Primary School – Learning Disabilities

Project Summery Korongi Primary school is a government school. It is situated a 20 minute walk form the volunteer house. Although it is called a primary school there is also a Nursery school, a centre for older students and a unit for children with learning disabilities. In the main school there are 738 students between the ages of 5 and 14, 92 0f which are orphans. There are 7 classes with 22 streams. In total there are 23 teachers. There are 16 older students and 26 students with learning disabilities. As this is a government school they learn by a set curriculum.

Schedule The school is open 5 days a week Monday to Friday between 8:30am and 3:30pm. As you will only be required to teach certain subjects you will be given a timetable of when you are expected to attend your project.

Activities Volunteers are required to teach English, basic maths, sports and games and IT. You can chose in which part of the school you work, but the activities will generally be the same just different levels for each unit in the school. You will need to be motivated to plan and create lessons plans as the resources and teaching aids in the school are very basic. Volunteers can also provide new knowledge and teaching methods to the teaching staff.

Resources Resources at the school are at a bare minimum. Any resources that the volunteers can provide such as books, teaching aids, sports equipment, paints etc would be greatly appreciated.

Special Points Any volunteer that chooses to work in the learning disabilities unit must realize that the work will be very challenging, but at the same time very rewarding. Any teaching in Tanzania can be frustrating due to the language barrier, but even more so in this unit. It is better for a volunteer who is staying for a month or longer to teach at this project as the children will benefit from a higher level of continuity, commitment and stability.


Mwereni Primary school – Visual Impairments

Project Summery Mwerni Primary School is a government school that was founded in 1943. The school has 630 students between the ages of 6 and 13. 61 of these are orphans and 10 are street children. There are 28 teachers at the school. There are 8 classes which have approximately 45 students in each. The school also has a unit for visually impaired children, which includes an ICT section. These classes are taught by 4 teachers with visual impairments. The school is situated a 30 min walk away from the volunteer house.

Schedule The school is open 5 days a week Monday to Friday and is open between the hours of 7:30am and 3:30pm. Because this is a government school this is a structured learning plan. You will be given a timetable of the subjects that you are required to teach, but you can also offer any extra help in your free time between lessons. The school has the normal school holidays in March, June, September and December.

Activities They need volunteers to help teach English, basic maths, sports and games and computer literacy. Also you do have the choice to help in the visually impaired unit. Here you will teach the same subjects, but they also teach the children how to read and write Braille. Also you have the chance to teach the teachers new skills. You will need to be motivated to plan and create your own lessons as the school has limited resources.

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 This project can only take volunteers that are staying for longer then one month.


Moyo Mmoja Women’s Centre (Women group)

Project Summary Moyo Mmoja is a women’s education centre, it was established in 2006 by an American lady and is aimed at providing local women with a trade. There are 8 students at the centre all learning sewing, tailoring and crafts. There are 2 local teachers employed at the centre and one assistant. There are 2 classrooms in the building and a reception room where the crafts are sold. Tailoring lessons are held in the mornings and some of the women also return for English lessons in the afternoon. It costs 8,000Tsh per month to attend all classes.

Activities You are needed to teach English to the students in the afternoons. If you have tailoring skills you will also be welcome to assist in the mornings.

Schedule Tailoring lessons take place from 8am to 12pm and English lessons take place from 3pm to 5pm. The centre is closed every Wednesday and also closes for 2 to 3 weeks in December and January.

Resources As the centre is sponsored they are extremely well equipped with regards to resources.

Special points There are plans for the future to open a Montessori crèche at the centre for the children of the women who attend the lessons. As this centre is small and well equipped, there is only 1 volunteer placed here at one time.


Tumaini Women’s Group

Project Summary The Tumaini Women’s group was founded in 2005, there are 8 women and 2 men that attend this class, 4 are skilled tailors of which 3 are skilled embroiderers, the others are trainees. This project is situated in a village which is a 45 minute walk from the Moshi volunteer house. This centre has 4 sewing machines that were funded by a volunteer and are used to make clothes and bags which are also embroidered by hand, they also make batik. The clothes are made to measure for people in the local area and the bags are sold at the local market. The aim of this project is to encourage women to learn new business skills and to help them with their work or to find work. This is an adult programme, the students are aged anything from 16-50. There is a huge demand for volunteers for this project as the students are keen to learn new skills to help them with work so that they can provide for their family and work towards a successful future.

Activities You will be involved with many activates however English and Business skills will be the main subjects that you will teach. There is one class room where all the teaching will take place. Teaching English is at a basic level and they are enthusiastic to learn based on a variety of topics, what they are most interested in however is improving their spoken English so that they can communicate with future volunteers to tell them what skills they can help them with. The business skills can include anything from implementing new designs and ideas, bookkeeping, the principles of profit and loss. Volunteers at this programme should have the motivation to help others work towards a successful working life. You will need to be confident, well organized and resourceful and show initiative.

Schedule Your time table for this project is flexible as their are 2 sessions of teaching, one session in the morning 8.00am – 12.00pm which is principally for development of their English; and one session in the afternoon 2.00pm – 3.00 pm, which is for the Business Skills, the afternoon session runs on only 2 afternoons a week. Any extra time that you can give to this project and its development would be appreciated.

Resources Teaching materials that will be appreciated include books, pens, dictionaries and English teaching books.

Special points Volunteers at this project should have sufficient initiative to develop new ideas, e.g. giving basic marketing lessons to help them with ideas of how to generate business.


Upendo Women’s Group

Project Summary This school was founded in June 2007 by a volunteer and is designed to help women learn English and develop business skills. The project is situated about an hour walk form the Moshi voluntary house. There are 10 women between the age of 16 and 45 that attend this project that are all enthusiastic to learn English and new handcraft skills as well as business skills to help sell the handcrafts. There is 1 classroom and a work room which has 2 sewing machines. Volunteers for this project should be artistic, creative and have the confidence to teach English and basic business skills.

Activities As well as teaching these women English related to their craft and to business matters they would also like to learn basic business skills to help them sell their products and improve their business. This can include basic accounting and bookkeeping, how they can market and present these products to make a better profit, other products that they can produce, new designs etc.

Schedule This is a morning project which runs from Monday to Friday and starts at 9.00am finishing at 12.00pm.

Resources More sewing machines are needed at the centre as well as materials for developing other crafts e.g. jewelry making. Teaching materials are not provided and the students lack exercise books and pens.

Special points Volunteers at this project should have sufficient motivation and initiative to create and develop new ideas. They should be artistic as well as business minded with a proactive attitude and approach. As this is a small centre, only one volunteer can be placed here at one time.


Twiga Women’s Group Arabika

Project Summary Twiga Women’s Group is a private project that was set up in 2008.This women group has 10 students who take care of 18 orphan children. It is located 40 minutes walking distance from the volunteer house. The women at the centre learn English, Business skills, HIV and health related education. There is one class and no teachers so the centre is in desperate need of volunteers.

Activities As well as teaching these women English related to their craft and to business matters they would also like to learn basic business skills to help them sell their products and improve their business. This can include basic accounting and bookkeeping, how they can market and present these products to make a better profit, other products that they can produce, new designs etc They are also very keen to learn other health related subjects.

Schedule This is a morning project which runs from Monday to Friday and starts at 9.00am finishing at 12.00pm. The project runs all year round.

Resources More sewing machines are needed at the centre as well as materials for developing other crafts e.g. jewelry making. Teaching materials are not provided and the students lack exercise books and pens. To help teach lessons it would be useful to bring teaching aids such as books and extra information.

Special points Volunteers at this project should have sufficient motivation and initiative to create and develop new ideas. They should be artistic as well as business minded with a pro-active attitude and approach. As this is a small centre, only one volunteer can be placed here at one time.

Neema Women’s Group

Project Summary Neema Women’s group was founded in 2008, there are 10 women, 2 are skilled tailors of which 3 are skilled embroiderers, the others are trainees. This project is situated in a village which is a 45 minute walk from the Moshi volunteer house. This centre has 1 sewing machines bought from individual initiative and are used to make clothes and bags which are also embroidered by hand, they also make batik. The clothes are made to measure for people in the local area and the bags are sold at the local market. They also make post cards using hamd made flours processed and other local raw materials. The aim of this project is to encourage women to learn new business skills and to help them with their work or to find work. This is an adult programme, the students are aged anything from 16-50. There is a huge demand for volunteers for this project as the students are keen to learn new skills to help them with work so that they can provide for their family and work towards a successful future.

Activities You will be involved with many activates however English and Business skills will be the main subjects that you will teach. There is one class room where all the teaching will take place. Teaching English is at a basic level and they are enthusiastic to learn based on a variety of topics, what they are most interested in however is improving their spoken English so that they can communicate with future volunteers to tell them what skills they can help them with. The business skills can include anything from implementing new designs and ideas, bookkeeping, the principles of profit and loss. Volunteers at this programme should have the motivation to help others work towards a successful working life. You will need to be confident, well organized and resourceful and show initiative.

Schedule Your time table for this project is flexible as there is 1 session of teaching, 3.00 pm-5.00 pm which is principally for development of their English, Business Skills and post cards making. However, you volunteers can arrange a time table with the center at everybody’s convenience. Any extra time that you can give to this project and its development would be appreciated.

Resources Teaching materials that will be appreciated include books, pens, dictionaries and English teaching books.

Special points Volunteers at this project should have sufficient initiative to develop new ideas, e.g. giving basic marketing lessons to help them with ideas of how to generate business.


Jipemoyo Women’s Group-Majengo

Project Summary Jipemoyo Women’s Group is a private project that was set up in 2008.This women group has 30 women who take care of more than 20 orphans. Some of them are HIV Positive. It is located at 55 minutes walking distance from the volunteer house. The women at the centre learn English, Business skills, HIV and health related education. There is one class and no teachers so the centre is in desperate need of volunteers.

Activities As well as teaching these women English related to their craft and to business matters they would also like to learn basic business skills to help them sell their products and improve their business. This can include basic accounting and bookkeeping, how they can market and present these products to make a better profit, other products that they can produce, new designs etc They are also very keen to learn other health related subjects.

Schedule This is a morning project which runs from Monday to Friday and starts at 9.00am finishing at 12.00pm. The project runs all year round.

Resources More sewing machines are needed at the centre as well as materials for developing other crafts e.g. jewelry making. Teaching materials are not provided and the students lack exercise books and pens. To help teach lessons it would be useful to bring teaching aids such as books and extra information.

Special points Volunteers at this project should have sufficient motivation and initiative to create and develop new ideas. They should be artistic as well as business minded with a pro-active attitude and approach. Skills on HIV/AIDS is also an added advantage. As this is a small centre, 2 volunteers can be placed here at one time.


Fountain Adult English Class

Project Summary Fountain Adult English class consists of more than 20 adults who all want and need to improve their level of English. Amongst the students are men working as porters on Kilimanjaro who need English to be able to communicate more effectively with the climbers that they are helping. There are mothers who want to learn English be able to help their children with their homework in order to give them better chances for the future. The class is located in the old site of Fountain Nursery School and is a 45 minute walk from the voluntary house.

Activities You will be teaching English as a second language. This is a new project and there is currently one class of mixed ability who are all very eager to learn, they want to be tested regularly and the porters who often spend a week at a time working on the mountain even want homework to take with them so that they can continue learning while they are away. Once the class is more established it may be possible to split them according to ability. Volunteers will need to be organized and be able to prepare lessons

Schedule This is an afternoon project which will run from 3pm to 5pm from Monday to Friday.

Resources The school has no resources. It needs books, pens, a blackboard and chalk and any teaching resources that you think may be useful in creating an interactive English lesson for adults e.g. any TEFL teaching books, flash cards, speaking exercises, listening exercises, interactive games.

Special points The adults attending this class showed great initiative in enlisting the help our in country coordinators to find people who could teach them English. They are enthusiastic and very keen to learn and teaching adults is often more rewarding than teaching children. Many of the students who attend this class do not have an educational background and therefore patience is necessary. Commitment, dedication and enthusiasm will be of great value to students who are very keen and grateful to learn what they can from you. Depending on the amount of volunteers, it is possible to place 2 volunteers at this project so that you can teach the class with 2 people.


Good Hope Youth Education

Project Summary This project is located in the Good Hope Nursery and is aimed at providing extra English education to secondary school students and youths working in the local area. The lessons are given by one of the teachers at the school to supplement his wage as many of the children at the nursery cannot pay and therefore he does not get enough money to support his family. This is a new project and any assistance that volunteers can provide to these grateful and hardworking locals would be extremely appreciated. There are currently 20 youths between the age of 14 and 18 who attend the lessons, the school is situated about 20 minutes walk away from the Moshi voluntary house.

Activities Your role will be to teach English as a second language to the students. Math’s lessons are also given and if you would like to assist with these this is also possible.

Schedule The lessons start at 3pm until and finish at 7pm, Monday to Friday, however you will only be expected to assist between 3pm and 5pm. The school takes holidays for 1 month in April, 1 month in August and 1 month in December.

Resources The lessons are given in a nursery school so they are lacking appropriate resources. You will need to provide you own teaching materials and notes for lesson plans. Any TEFL related books will come in very useful as will interactive teaching methods to encourage development of spoken English.

Special Points Primary education is the focal point of teaching.


Step Up Tuition Centre

Project Summery Step Up is a private project that was founded in 1995. The centre is run by two teachers who teach extra tuition such as math’s and English to children between the ages of 5 and 12 years. There are currently 50 students at the centre. The centre has 3 classes. The centre also provides day care for children. This project is a 45 minute walk from the volunteer house.

Schedule This projects is an afternoon projects and the centre is open between 2:30pm and 5pm, Monday to Friday. There are no holidays so the centre is open throughout the year.

Activities Volunteers are required to teach basic math’s and English. The teachers at the centre are very keen to improve their teaching methods by learning new methods of teaching and also by improving their English which volunteers will be a great help with. The centre hopes to achieve a high level of education with new modern skills.

Resources The school lacks in teaching resources so any resources volunteers can bring to help teach interesting and interactive lessons would be greatly appreciated. Teaching aids such as reference books, flash cards, materials and stationary would be very helpful.

Special Points The centre only wants volunteers who are staying for one month or more.


Jitihada Youth Education & Development Center

Project Summary Jitihada Youth Education & Development Center teaches different categories of students from primary to secondary school who all want and need to improve their level of English and other subjects like science, arts… All those who could not finish their primary or secondary education attend. Amongst the students are men working as porters on Kilimanjaro who need English to be able to communicate more effectively with the climbers that they are helping. There are mothers who want to learn English be able to help their children with their homework in order to give them better chances for the future. The class is located at a 45 minute walk from the volunteers’ house.

Activities You will be teaching English as a second language. This is a new project and there is currently one class of mixed ability who are all very eager to learn, they want to be tested regularly and the porters who often spend a week at a time working on the mountain even want homework to take with them so that they can continue learning while they are away. Once the class is more established it may be possible to split them according to ability. Volunteers will need to be organized and be able to prepare lessons

Schedule The centre is open Monday to Saturday 8.00 am – 6.00 pm

Resources The school has no resources. It needs books, pens, a blackboard and chalk and any teaching resources that you think may be useful in creating an interactive English lesson for adults e.g. any TEFL teaching books, flash cards, speaking exercises, listening exercises, interactive games.

Special points The adults attending this class showed great initiative in enlisting the help our in country coordinators to find people who could teach them English and the other subjects. They are enthusiastic and very keen to learn and teaching adults is often more rewarding than teaching children. Many of the students who attend this class do not have an educational background and therefore patience is necessary. Commitment, dedication and enthusiasm will be of great value to students who are very keen and grateful to learn what they can from you. Depending on the amount of volunteers, it is possible to place 2 volunteers at this project so that you can teach the class with 2 people. The time table is flexible and volunteers are not bound to stay the whole day.


St. Thomas Vocational Training and Service Centre

Project Summary St. Thomas Vocational Training and Service Center teaches different categories of students from primary to secondary school who all want and need to improve their level of English and other subjects like science, arts, computer skills… For secondary school. the centre teaches both “O” and “A” level students All those who could not finish their primary or secondary education attend. The class is located at a 20 minute walk from the volunteers’ house.

Activities You will be teaching English as a second language. This is a new project and there is currently one class of mixed ability who are all very eager to learn, they want to be tested regularly and the porters who often spend a week at a time working on the mountain even want homework to take with them so that they can continue learning while they are away. Once the class is more established it may be possible to split them according to ability. Volunteers will need to be organized and be able to prepare lessons

Schedule The centre is open Monday to Saturday 8.00 am – 4.00 pm

Resources The school has no resources. It needs books, pens, a blackboard and chalk and any teaching resources that you think may be useful in creating an interactive English lesson for adults e.g. any TEFL teaching books, flash cards, speaking exercises, listening exercises, interactive games.

Special points The adults attending this class showed great initiative in enlisting the help our in country coordinators to find people who could teach them English and the other subjects. They are enthusiastic and very keen to learn and teaching adults is often more rewarding than teaching children. All the students who attend this class do have an educational background and therefore there a base to start with. Commitment, dedication and enthusiasm will be of great value to students who are very keen and grateful to learn what they can from you. Depending on the amount of volunteers, it is possible to place 2 volunteers at this project so that you can teach the class with 2 people. The time table is flexible and volunteers are not bound to stay the whole day unless they decided to.


Maasai Adult English Class

Project Summary This project was started by volunteers originally to provide basic English education to the Maasai who work at the volunteer house and in the local area. The lessons take place in a room at the volunteer house and as a result it is now not only Maasai who attend the class but also other members of the house staff and some neighbours. The level of English taught is very basic and many of those attending the class have little or no formal education so are no always able to read and write proficiently; they are however very enthusiastic and willing to learn. The class currently has around 10 students of all different ages and relies on volunteers as there is no formal teacher. We need dedicated volunteers for this project as it has occurred too often that there was no teacher.

Activities You will be teaching basic English language. You will need to plan and structure your lessons well and ensure that lessons are interactive in order to make them effective.

Schedule The class is from Monday to Friday from 5pm to 6pm all year round.

Resources There is a blackboard in the teaching room but other resources such as books and pens are not provided. You will also need to bring your own teaching aids in order to make the lessons interactive.

Special points This is an incredibly rewarding project as it allows you to get to know the house staff better and provide them with an education that otherwise would not be available to them. Depending on the amount of volunteers, we try to place 2 volunteers at this placement at one time.


Tumaini Youth Education

Project summery Tumani Youth education is an afternoon project that runs between 2pm and 4pm. It was started in 2006. The project has 15 students between the ages of 16 and 45 years old. The students at this project learn a variety of subjects and skills. These are English, business skills, carpentry, mechanics, electrics and other trades. HIV Awareness and other health education are also provided at this project. Tumani Youth education runs all year and there are no holidays. The project is a 45 minute walk away.

Schedule Volunteers are required to attend the project every afternoon between the hours of 2pm and 4pm, Monday to Friday.

Activities They need volunteers to help teach a variety of subjects. The main subject they need volunteers for is teaching English. As English is the business language of the world the students are very keen to learn English so that they can progress more in the business world. Other subjects volunteers are needed for are business skills, HIV/Aids education and other sexual education. Volunteers with any specific trades may be able to help with carpenter, mechanic and electrics.

Resources The group has very basic equipment and teaching materials. Any resources such as teaching aids that can be brought would be useful to help you plan and teach the lessons and would be greatly appreciated.


Mkombozi Vocational Training and Community Development Centre

Project Summary This school for adults was established by Asha in 1989. Most of the students at the centre are orphans or come from extremely low income families and the centre is aimed at providing them with a vocational education to give them a kick start to a working future; finding work will not only benefit them but also their families. There are 58 students that attend this centre, those attending the tailoring classes are 15 years old or above and those attending Hotel Services are 18 years and above. The tailoring course involves sewing, machine embroidery, knitting and batik making. The Hotel Services course involves cookery, housekeeping, reception, customer services, English, Germen, French, Business Management, basic computers, accounting, marketing tourism. There is 1 computer room with 10 computers, 2 rooms for tailoring and 1 classroom and 1 kitchen for Hotel Services. The centre also runs a women’s group and a youth group twice a week where the local community can come to share ideas and discuss how to solve problems. As well as being a development centre, the school also provides a place for some of the female students to live. Volunteers for this project should be business minded with some experience using computers. Motivation and enthusiasm in creating lessons is important.

Activities You are needed for all subjects taught at the centre, especially Hotel Services and in particular English as jobs in this sector involve contact with many tourists. Any skills you have that will assist the teaching staff to provide students with a better education would be welcome.

Schedule You will start work at this project at 8.00am and finish at 2.20pm. It is also possible to assist with the women’s and youth groups in the afternoons. The project is very flexible and you can put in as much work as you want however any extra that you can give this school will benefit the students who are looking for work and a future. The school is open all year round apart from public holidays.

Resources Although there are sewing machines and computers the school does lack teaching material such as business books, computer books and exercise books for the pupils to write in. Any material on hotel services would be very useful.

Special Points This school is funded by the money that the students pay to attend it. This money pays for the teachers and the food for the women who board there. All of the equipment at the school was donated and it remains a very poor school. The school is looking forward to the future and with the help of future volunteers this school will be able to expand into a large learning business school. There is the possibility for 3 volunteers to assist at this project but experience in the ELD relevant fields is preferred.


Arabika Elder Project

Project Summary This is a group of 20 elders are people being 60 years old. They have been taking task to take care of HIV orphans left by their own relatives. The project is open from Am 9 to PM 3 and it is closed only during Sundays and the Public Holidays. The project is located some 40 minutes walking distance from the volunteer house.

Activities A volunteer will work with the elders and the children. The elders are in need of basic training in English, awareness of HIV and how to treat HIV infected children. They also are keen to participate small sports programs, are in need of physiotherapy etc. It is also important to train the society to provide good nutrition food for the HIV infected kids. The children need tuition in English, mathematics and also activities as sports are introduced.

Schedule You will start work at this project at 9.00am and finish at 3.00pm. The project is open daily except Sundays and public holidays. 2 volunteers can attend at a time.

Resources Stationery for tuition needed. Thereon the group is missing all basic tools to perform.


Reggae Boys Soccer Coaching

Project summary Reggae Boys is a soccer team for members of the local community, all of the players are aged 18 and above. There are 2 teams plus reserves making around 30 players in total. The team meets every afternoon to practice skills and tactics for forthcoming matches which take place with local, regional, national and occasionally international teams. The team has a coach but is in need of volunteers to introduce new techniques and knowledge. The sports ground where the team practice is a 30 minute daladala ride and a 1 ½ km walk from the volunteer house.

Activities As well as teaching the players skills and tactics to improve their game, the teams also need coaching in warm up and stretching techniques, drills and exercises, basic sports science e.g. why warm up, drinking enough, dealing with sports injuries, how the body works. The team would also benefit from some fun games to teach basic English while training. You may also be invited to play in matches for the team.

Schedule The team practice every day between 4pm and 6pm The coaching only stops for public holidays.

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Machava FC Boys Soccer Coaching (Korongoni)

Project summary Machava FC consists of 3 soccer teams; there a 12-15 years old team, the 15-17 years old also known as under 17 years old and over 17 years old. The 3 teams plus reserves make around 40 players in total. The team meets every afternoon to practice skills and tactics for forthcoming matches which take place with local, regional, national and occasionally international teams. The team has a coach but is in need of volunteers to introduce new techniques and knowledge. The sports ground where the team practice is a 15 minute walk from the volunteer house.

Activities As well as teaching the players skills and tactics to improve their game, the teams also need coaching in warm up and stretching techniques, drills and exercises, basic sports science e.g. why warm up, drinking enough, dealing with sports injuries, how the body works. The team would also benefit from some fun games to teach basic English while training. You may also be invited to play in matches for the team.

Schedule The team practice every day between 4pm and 6pm The coaching only stops for public holidays though arrangement can be made between the teams and volunteers.

Resources Although the team has the basic resources needed, they could benefit from basic training equipment such as extra balls, cones, team bands; first aid kits, nets, and others.

Special Points Take plenty of water with you to the coaching. We are able to have up to 6 volunteers working at this project at one time; each team with 2 volunteers.


Kibo Shooting Stars

Project summary Reggae Boys is a soccer team for members of the local community, all of the players are aged between 13 - 26. There are 3 teams making around 28 players in total. The team meets every afternoon to practice skills and tactics for forthcoming matches, which take place with local, regional, national and occasionally international teams. The team has a coach but is in need of volunteers to introduce new techniques and knowledge. The sports ground where the team practice is a 15 minutes walking distance from the volunteer house.

Activities As well as teaching the players skills and tactics to improve their game, the teams also need coaching in warm up and stretching techniques, drills and exercises, basic sports science e.g. why warm up, drinking enough, dealing with sports injuries, how the body works. The team would also benefit from some fun games to teach basic English while training. You may also be invited to play in matches for the team.

Schedule The team practice every day between 4pm and 6pm The coaching only stops for public holidays.

Resources Although the team has the basic resources needed, they could benefit from basic training equipment such as extra balls, cones, team bands.

Special Points Take plenty of water with you to the coaching. We are able to have up to 2 volunteers working at this project at one time.


Kiusa Netball Team (Girls)

Project summary Kiusa Netball team is a group of 16 girls between 13 – 22 years old. They play netball every day from Monday to Saturday from PM 4.20 to PM 6. The playground is 15 minutes walking distance from the volunteer house. Ladies sports is not well promoted in Tanzania so this project is to give them a chance to attend sports activities.

Resources There is need for all kinds of sport tools.

Special Points Take plenty of water with you to the coaching.We are able to have up to 2 volunteers working at this project at one time.


KECOSO - Kilimanjaro Environmental Conservation Society

Project Summary KECOSO is an environmental project which is attended by 2 men and 3 women aimed at raising conservation awareness in the local community. They currently concentrate on planting and breeding seedlings for trees and plants for use and sale within the community but with the assistance and knowledge of volunteers they can extend their awareness knowledge to then extend to the community.

Activities You are needed to provide extra knowledge regarding environmental awareness, the position will be to: Take care of seedlings, Show modern ways of planting and caring for trees, Provide information on sanitation and how to prevent water borne diseases, Teach everything about environment, How to dispose safely of rubbish, Provide information on any other subjects that will improve their environmental awareness knowledge. You will need to be able to work independently and to use initiative to develop the project.

Schedule The group work every day from 8am to 4pm, working hours are at your discretion but any time that you can give to the projects will be welcomed.

Resources Resources are limited, the project is in need of gardening equipment such as hosepipes, rakes, gloves etc.

Special Points This project can take up to 2 volunteers at any time.


Arabika Sanitation Project

Project Summary This is a group of 20 women who are keen to enhance the sanitation and overall hygiene in their living surroundings. They want to educate the families and children about sanitation and keeping their living surroundings clean. It is located some 40 minutes walking distance from town

Activities A volunteer will work with the women to develop plans to enhance the present sanitation situation at the poor societies of the Moshi. A project can include parts of trash collection and management along the teaching and educational tasks.

Schedule You will start work at this project at 9.00am and finish at 11.30pm, so to say the project schedules are changing on the weekly plan of activities. The project is open daily except Sundays and public holidays and the school holidays on March, June, September and December. 2 volunteers can attend at a time.

Resources Stationery for tuition needed. Thereon the group is missing all basic tools to perform.


Jua Kali Mazingira Conservation Project

Project Summery Jua Kali Mazingira is an environmental conservation project that was started in 1990. It is attended by 20 students whose aims are to raise conservational awareness in the local community. The project was also started to keep young people busy and off the streets. The project is a 20 minute walk away from the volunteer house.

Schedule The project runs Monday to Friday and the hours are 8:00am to 12:00pm. Afternoons are optional, but any extra time you can spend at the project would be greatly appreciated. There are no holidays so the project runs all through the year.

Activities You are needed to provide extra knowledge regarding environmental awareness, the position will be to: Take care of seedlings, Show modern ways of planting and caring for trees, Provide information on sanitation and how to prevent water borne diseases, Teach everything about environment, How to dispose safely of rubbish, Provide information on any other subjects that will improve their environmental awareness knowledge. You will need to be able to work independently and to use initiative to develop the project.

Resources The project has limited resources and is in great need of any basic gardening equipment. Equipment can be brought in Tanzania.

Special Points The projects can receive 2 to 3 volunteers at any one time.


MEDICAL PROJECTS - Medical - HIV

Project Summary This health center was established in 2006 and aims to help those who are sick though home based care in the eight wards of the Moshi urban area. The health center is situated in a poor village about an hour walk away from the Moshi volunteer house. The clinic was renovated in 2007 through donations from i-to-I and funds are raised for the clinic through the sale of batiks. There are two municipal nurses and one doctor who work at the clinic. The nurses visit patients who are HIV positive, suffering from tuberculosis and diabetes. Patients also stop by the clinic for advice and to receive HIV counseling. Behind the clinic is a children’s center with a nursery school for orphans who receive medical care at the clinic if needed.

Activities: During the home visits volunteers will follow the municipal nurses and the doctor to the homes of patients. They will assess the patient’s situation at home, their diet, if they are taking their medication properly, help them with exercise, feeding and bathing. If they are in critical condition, the patients are sent to the hospital. They are supplied with clothes, sugar, soap and rice if they are available. As the health center visits patients in the eight wards of the Moshi urban area, volunteers will have to either walk or take the bus to the patients’ homes.

Schedule The home visits occur Monday to Friday from 9 am until 1 or 2 pm.

Resources The center has very little in terms of resources and is in need of medical equipment. Volunteers can make donations if they wish and can bring/make posters for the clinic on HIV awareness. There is also an enormous lack of medical supplies such as plasters and antiseptic cream.

Special Points At least one volunteer with medical training is needed for this project. Other volunteers with no medical training may also take part in the project as they will be guided by both the municipal and volunteer nurses. This is an excellent opportunity for the volunteers and the municipal nurses to exchange information and learn from each other about health practices in their respective countries.


Mawenzi Hospital

Project Summary Mawenzi Hospital is located at Mawenzi road not far from Deli Chez Restaurant and the main Moshi bus station. It is at a 20 minute walking distance and 8 minute daladala drive. It is a government hospital with a very high morbidity rate as the government subsidizes medication to make it cheaper compared to private Hospitals. Moreover, all under five kids and pregnant women get a free medication. It is open on a 24 hour basis from Sunday to Sunday. Mawenzi hospital Receives 250-350 inpatients and 800-1000 outpatients a day. Only 25 % of these can afford to contribute to their medication fee.

The hospital has the following facilities 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

Services provided The following are the services provided by this hospital: General outpatient and inpatient services, Major and minor surgeries (General surgery, orthopedics, obstetrics & Gynecology), Obstetric services, Psychiatric Services, HIV-AIDS care and treatment services, HIV voluntary counseling and testing services, Reproductive Health Services.

Medical Personnel Medical Doctors 10, Specialists 2, Assistant medical officesr 21, Clinical officers 19, Pharmacists 2, Nursing Officers 84, Nurse Midwife 76, Radiographer 2, Medical Doctor 1, Assistant radiographer 1, Lab. scientist 1, Lab. technologist 1, Lab. Technician 2, Assistant lab. Technicians 5, Health Officers 4, Supplies Officer 2, Assistant supplies Officers 1, Physiotherapist 2, Occupational therapist 1

Activities 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 especially for inpatients. Outpatients are attended from 7.30 am to 5.00 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 to Any volunteer of the medical field is accepted. However, the hospital has an acute need of: i) Surgeons (General, Pediatric, E.N.T) ii) Nurse officers iii) Nurse mid wives iv) Theatre nurses v) Dental assistants vi) Hospital administrators vii) Physiotherapists, viii) Occupational therapists and any other category of medical professionals and their likes.

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.

Other Medical Facilitation Moshi Municipality is in great need to of medical personnel and we tailor the jobs for the volunteers and interns according their CV’s.


COMPUTER TEACHING Computer classes are kept at Anna Mkapa, Rau and Karanga Secondary schools. St. Thomas Vocational Training and Service center teaches computer skills as well.


MUSIC TEACHING We need large numbers of volunteers to assist our school music teaching program in several schools at Moshi. The curriculum includes Traditional African Dancing and Drumming, Music theory and Instrument Playing Basics.

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