Morning Projects

MEMON ACADEMY (Primary & Secondary)

This School has 552 Students, 17 classes and 14 Teachers. It is a 3 minute walk away from the Volunteer house. Memon is a Private school and students pay 15,000 TSH per month school fees. This is a lot more money than the average government school charges however, the school is still deprived of teachers. With 9 teachers and 15 classes, Memon appreciates every drop of help. There are between 15 and 35 students per class split between 4 floors.

Kiswahili, Maths, English, Science, sports and ICT are taught in Memon Academy. Volunteers are mainly needed to teach English, maths and science. The volunteer normally has an entire class to themselves whilst a teacher assists as the teacher also learns from the volunteer different techniques from a westernized culture. Music, sports, art and drama are all taken very lightly here so we try to challenge volunteers to take on a creative attitude with their classes. The school is very dull therefore art work that the children have done would be a great way to decorate the school, or introduce some games to the lesson for example.

Memon is open 5 days a week and is open from 7am until 1pm.

The School is very large, it has 4 floors and a library, however, the library desperately needs more books. The children thoroughly enjoy listening to a story being read to them, or read to each other, rather than always learning English from the blackboard. So if you could bring some children’s reading books, Memon would really appreciate it. The children also enjoy art, so some coloured pencils and colouring-in books would also go down a treat. In maths lessons they need calculators as these are very hard to come by in Zanzibar, and if we do find them, they are very expensive. A couple donated to the maths class would make a world of difference to advance their learning.

We will need 4-6 volunteers in this school.

ROYAL CHILDREN CENTER (Nursery)

This nursery school is about 5 minutes walk away from the volunteer’s hotel. It has 102 children whose ages are from 2 to 4 years. They are divided to 4 classes.

Kiswahili, maths, science, English, and sports are all taught to the students along the playing and singing activities. It’s often a good idea to become creative when planning lessons, as this is something that tends to lack in most education in both Zanzibar and mainland Tanzania. You will usually find your own method that works and may try to introduce it to the other teaching staff. Help with the general admin of running the nursery school will also be required; but this may be outside of teaching hours.

This nursery school is open 5 days a week from 8am to 4pm. Volunteers can take the morning or afternoon duty or both according to their preference.

The Royal Academy has average sized classrooms with wall length chalkboards. Any stationary is always appreciated as they merely have the basics. However, we’ve found that it is sharpeners and erasers that are most needed. Pens and pencils can always be bought locally. Any extra stationary or work resources you may wish to bring in order to enthuse the children about their education and develop any creative outlets will always be appreciated. Arts and Crafts is always a great way to get the pupils to learn a topic more intently.

Maximum 6-8 volunteers are needed at this project depending if they decide to work half or full day.

SUN CITY (Nursery, Primary & Secondary)

This school of 240 students is about 10 minutes walk away from the volunteer’s hotel. It has 15 classes’ ages from 4 years to 16 years. It has 13 local Tanzanian teachers.

Kiswahili, maths, science, English, I.C.T and sports are all taught to the students. Volunteers will be mainly asked to focus on teaching English, science and I.C.T but will be more than welcome to assist in any of the other subjects or activities. Sport programs are welcome and the younger children at the nursery section need playing, music, and games etc activities. It’s often a good idea to become creative when planning lessons, as this is something that tends to lack in most education in both Zanzibar and mainland

The school is open 5 days a week from 9.30am to 1.30pm.

The School has a good number of comfortably sized classrooms with wall length chalkboards. Any stationary is always appreciated as they merely have the basics. However, we’ve found that it is sharpeners and erasers that are needed most. Pens and pencils can always be bought locally. Any extra stationary or work resources you may wish to bring in order to enthuse the children about their education and develop any creative outlets will always be appreciated. Arts and Crafts is always a great way to get the pupils to learn a topic more intently.

This is a rather large project and would be able to take up to 10 volunteers.

MUNAA (Nursery)

The Principle is called Madame Munaa and she speaks perfect English. There are 6 classrooms each with about 15 children in them. The children all have a uniform and school bags. We need volunteers here to help mostly with the children’s and the teacher’s English ability.

English, art, games, songs, reading, Kiswahili and sports are all taught at the school. The children at these ages need to focus on developing their key motor skills, their language and English. There is a teacher per classroom, but the teacher’s level of English is very poor. Volunteers are needed here to help the children with their English, and if the volunteer is interested, to have an after school lesson helping the teachers to improve their English.

The Centre is open from 8am till 1pm with a break at 10am.

Zanzibar is very limited when it comes to stationary. Coloring books, reading books, coloured pencils, plastic scissors painting equipment and sharpeners are all very hard to come by so if you could brings a few of these, Madame Munaa and the children would be so grateful. The children are made to sing with small activities at the beginning of the day which they thoroughly enjoy, so if the volunteer could come with some school songs, poems or nursery rhymes they would really enjoy a new variety of songs!

The school is situated in an area 25 minutes walk away from the hostel (which is a beautiful walk), or a 5-minute taxi/bus ride away. Madame Munaa is very grateful for our help, and as we have only just opened this project, so far they have had 1 volunteer and is very excited to receive another soon.

BABY DAY CARE CENTRE

This Day Care Centre is situated in the principle of Memon Academy’s house. She has converted half of her house and dedicated it to the local children whose parents cannot afford house maids. Her children are aged from 6 months to 6 years. Miss Happiness has only 1 teacher and 1 assistant and 20 Children.

Activities English, art, games, songs, reading, Kiswahili and sports are all taught at the Day Care Centre. The children at these ages need to focus on developing their key motor skills, their language and English. Miss Happiness (the principle) is very excited to have a volunteer or two to help the children develop their English, and to bring new ideas to the class and to her teacher. This would be a perfect project for those who love small children!

The Centre is open from 9am till 3pm. [[ Resources]] Zanzibar is very limited when it comes to stationary. Colouring books, ready book, coloured pencils, plastic scissors painting equipment and sharpeners are all very hard to come by so if you could brings a few of these, Miss Happiness and the children would be so grateful. Miss Happiness is very passionate about art, and ensures that the Centre is decorated from top to bottom with decorations, so art work done by the children would be a great implementation to their decorations.

The Baby day Care Centre is a short bus ride away which takes about 10 minutes to get there, or one can take a taxi for no more than 4,000 TSH per way. It all depends on your level of adventure! This Day Centre will need only 1 or 2 volunteers at a time.

ST MONICA (Nursery & Primary)

St Monica is situated on the ground of the historical slave market site on which there is now St Monica Anglican Church of which marks the history of the slave trade. The school was started in 1987 initially for Christian pupils. However, now there are both Christian and Islamic students due to the good reputation Christian education holds. The school is a 7 minute walk from the volunteer hotel. There are 170 pupils. At the nursery stage they are ages 3 to 5 years, then primary are aged 6 and up. With 4 teachers for each stage the classes are a very manageable size of around 25 students to a class.

Kiswahili, maths, science, English, social studies and sports are all taught to the students of all ages. Volunteers are needed mainly to teach English and Maths but are always welcome to assist in any of the other subjects or activities. It’s often a good idea to become creative when planning lessons, as this is something that tends to lack in most education in both Zanzibar and mainland Tanzania.

Nursery and Primary education you will find are taught in the morning only. At St Monica volunteers are expected to work from 8:00am to 1:30pm.

St Monica has large sized classrooms with wall length chalkboards. Any stationary is always appreciated as they merely have the basics. However, we’ve found that its sharpeners and erasers that are needed most. Pens and pencils can always be bought locally. Any extra stationary or work resources you may wish to bring in order to enthuse the children about their education and develop any creative outlets will always be appreciated. Arts and Crafts is always a great way to get the pupils to learn a topic more intently.

Between 2 and 6 volunteers are needed at this project.

HURUMZI (Secondary)

Hurumzi Secondary school is Government school. It is situated only 15 minutes walk away from the volunteer’s hotel. It has 147 children who are from 13 to 18 years old.

Kiswahili, maths, science, English, I.C.T and sports are all taught to the students. Volunteers will be mainly asked to focus on teaching English, science and I.C.T but will be more than welcome to assist in any of the other subjects or activities. It’s often a good idea to become creative when planning lessons, as this is something that tends to lack in most education in both Zanzibar and mainland Tanzania. You will usually find your own method that works and may try to introduce it to the other teaching staff.

Hurumzi School is open 5 days a week from 7.30am to 3pm. So volunteers can do two shifts, morning and afternoon.

Hurumzi School has a good number of comfortably sized classrooms with wall length chalkboards. Any stationary is always appreciated as they merely have the basics. However, we’ve found that it is sharpeners and erasers that are needed most. Pens and pencils can always be bought locally. Any extra stationary or work resources you may wish to bring in order to enthuse the children about their education and develop any creative outlets will always be appreciated. Arts and Crafts is always a great way to get the pupils to learn a topic more intently.

The project can keep 6 volunteers in at one time.

 

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