Bahari Adult English Class

Project Summary

Adult Vocational Training 10Bahari Adult English class is located at the volunteer house. Depending on class size, the courses are taught together or divided into groups depending on level: beginners, intermediate and advanced. Each group can have between 10 and 20 students between the ages of 15 and 40. The students are all members of the local community wanting to learn or improve their English to give themselves and their families a better chance for the future. Amongst the students are also members of staff working at the Volunteer House, local bike and taxi drivers, mothers and a number of local Masai. Many of the students who attend this class have little or no formal education and therefore patience is very much appreciated.

Activities

You will be teaching English as a foreign language at either basic, intermediate or advance levels. The students like to concentrate on spoken English but correct grammar is also important to them. The students also find it interesting to learn about a variety of subjects from geography to culture to politics in the process of learning English. The more advanced classes enjoy having debates and discussions about many topics as it is a great way to get them speaking in English about things that are important to them. You will need to be organized and be able to prepare interactive lessons. Your commitment, dedication and enthusiasm will be of great value to students who are very keen and grateful to learn what they can from you.

Schedule

The classes are Monday to Friday from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Number of Volunteers

As this project is entirely run by volunteers it is essential that we have sufficient coverage so we try to place between 1 and 2 volunteers in each group.

Resources & Additional Needs

This project is run entirely by volunteers and is free to attend so there are very few resources. The classes take place at the Volunteer House. You will need to use your own teaching aids and material. You can always ask help from the Project Coordinator to help you plan a lesson. A knowledge of and material on general English grammar is also important.

Special Note

As many of the participants come from conservative families, we ask volunteers to dress appropriately. Shoulders and knees should be covered.

Bahari Computer Class - IT Teaching

Project Summary

The Art in Tanzania Computer Education Program has evolved over the last few years. What started as just some volunteers teaching students how to set up an email account soon turned into 2-hour long computer classes in which volunteers helped students to learn basic internet, word processing, Excel, and typing skills. Due to a limited number of computers and a lack of a developed curriculum, it has been difficult to maintain the computer classes in between volunteers’ placements and during low seasons. There are usually around 5 or 6 students attending, but this increases in school holidays, as school pupils will often attend as well. The students have a very basic level of computer ability. They are also able to surf the Internet and send emails. The class is entirely run by Art in Tanzania and therefore is totally dependent on volunteers. AIT now has a basic computer education curriculum but the major missing piece preventing the implementation of this program is that Art in Tanzania only owns 1 desktop computers and no laptops. Art in Tanzania is actively looking for second-hand laptops and desktops to implement this programme properly.

Schedule

Classes are taught throughout the year, with only short breaks for Christmas and Easter. They run between 2 and 4 p.m.

Resources

There are currently computers available for lessons, equipped with Microsoft Office. There is also a whiteboard available and a couple of students also bring their own textbooks. There is a curriculum, however, there is always the possibility to adjust depending on the skills of the volunteer and the students.

Teaching

The class is attended by young adults and therefore no discipline is really required. However, you may wish to remove internet wires from the computers during lessons as students often will stop studying to check their Facebook!

Special Notes

The class is entirely dependant on volunteers as there is no teacher employed. You will teach this alone, but team leaders can support you if you have any problems. Due to power cuts the schedule might be subject to change. This programme can only be offered if there are enough computers available.

Additional Needs

The program is highly in need of additional computers. Volunteers are most welcome to donate second-hand laptops to improve the programme.

Dorcus Christian Ministries Unshakable Orphanage Centre

Project Summary

Dorcus Unshakable Orphanage Centre is located in Kunduchi, around 3 kilometers from the hotel. It was established by Bishop Jane Muhegi. There are currently about 40 children between the ages of 4 and 16 living at the center. The children come from various kinds of backgrounds. Some of them have been abandoned by their families; some ran away from home because of sexual/drug abuse; others are the result of family breakdowns, or have no parents or family that can support them.

Activities

Volunteers can run English courses, games and music programs, sports classes, construction projects or come up with other initiatives. As there is no fixed program volunteers have to be prepared to organize something themselves. There are many resources available at the Volunteer House which can help in planning lessons, games or other activities, and the team leaders can always assist you.

Schedule

Volunteers are welcome Monday to Friday between 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Getting There

You will have to take the daladala from Bahari beach. This daladala will drive right by the orphanage and takes about 10 minutes from the hotel. You have to let the driver know that you want to get off at Kunduchi Corner.

Number of Volunteers

Typically 1 to 4 volunteers are placed at the center.

Resources & Additional Needs

At the moment there are five bedrooms separated for boys and girls. Because of a lack of funds the rooms are in bad condition and a number of children have to sleep on the ground. There are problems with funding to cover school fees, clothing, food and medical care, so you could look at setting up a link with a charity to support them. There are also no real teaching resources available. However, you can use some of the basic resources such as sports equipment or stationary that Art in Tanzania sometimes can provide. Books and resources to teach English as a foreign language, as well as other teaching materials would be welcome.

Special Note

Dorcus is a Christian orphanage. They ask you to respect their values and dress appropriately. Shoulders and knees should be covered.

Wazo Mobilise Connection

Project Summary

Wazo Mobilise Connection is an NGO by some local Tanzanians to support disadvantaged children and youth. The NGO was founded in the beginning of 2012 and is looking for ways to improve their facilities and activities. At the moment they offer a place for nursery children to spend the afternoon, as well as activities for local youth to connect with each other and develop their skills.

Activities

There are many possible activities depending on the interest of the volunteers and attending children. Volunteers can for example spend time with the younger children; teach them Basic English, games, arts or sports. It is also possible to engage in activities for the older children. They are very interested to learn about arts, drama, music, HIV/Aids, drugs prevention.

Schedule

This program runs from Monday to Friday from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm.

Getting There

The centre is about 5km from the volunteer house. The best way to get there is to take a tuk-tuk which should cost around 5000TSH round trip.

Number of Volunteers

Typically 1 to 4 volunteers are placed at this location.

Resources & Additional Needs

The organization is in its early childhood and does not have much resources. Art in Tanzania can to a limited extend provide (teaching) materials. Volunteers are most welcome to donate any materials or resources and are welcome to use those left by previous volunteers. Most important though is to bring your commitment and dedication.

Special Note

The people at Wazo Mobilise Connection ask you to respect their values and dress appropriately. Shoulders and knees should be covered.

Disabled Children Class

Project Summary

Art in Tanzania is assisting in the disabled children school classroom activities. More than 10% of the Tanzanian people live with some type of disability. Less than 3% of then can reach the basic education.

Activities

You assist in the classrooms, special add on study subjects, develop sport activities and similar for the students.

Schedule This is an on-going program and you can participate at any time. It is also a program you can have as add on task along education and other placements.

Getting There

Program takes place around Moshi Municipality. Walking distance or local bus.

Number of Volunteers

No limitation.

Resources & Additional Needs

No special requirements.

Kondo Sports Coaching

Project Summary

The sports coaching takes place in Kondo village. The sessions are coached by volunteers only. The number of children participating in the program is between 10 and 20 in the age of 10 to 15 years old.

beach football 4Activities

The program involves organizing and teaching drills, organizing games and matches and encouraging teamwork and discipline. The children are enthusiastic to participate in any activity. Creativity is an advantage to keep them entertained and engaged. You will need to be energetic and also be patient and command enough control to deal with the large group of children. Depending on interest of the children and the volunteer, matches against other local schools and teams could be arranged.

Schedule

The program takes place from Monday to Friday from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Getting There

Kondo is located about a 10-minute walk from the Volunteer House.

Number of Volunteers

Typically 1 to 4 volunteers are placed to coach.

Resources & Additional Needs 

The project already has 4 footballs and some basic kit, but any additional materials are welcomed.

Special Note

During the short rain season (November to December) and long rain season (March to May) the schedule depends on the daily weather conditions.

Kunduchi Football Coaching

Project Summary

beach football 2The football coaching takes place after school hours on a school pitch. The program involves organizing and teaching drills and matches and encouraging teamwork and discipline. You will need to be energetic and also be patient and commanding enough to control large groups of children. You could also arrange matches against other local schools and teams.

Activities

There are around 30 children between the ages of 5 to 16. Depending on the number of volunteers available, the children can be split up into different groups. All of them are very interested in football, but most of them lack basic skills. Volunteers can improve their skills and confidence by organizing basic exercises. The sessions are coached by volunteers with assistance from the sports teacher.

Schedule

This program runs from Monday to Friday from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm.

Getting There

You will have to take the daladala from Bahari Beach towards Mwenge for approximately 10 minutes and get off at Kunduchi Corner. From there it is a 5-minute walk to the pitch.

Number of Volunteers

Typically 1 to 4 volunteers are placed to teach.

Resources & Additional Needs

There are number of footballs, shirts and other basic equipment available at the project. However, they can always use an extra football or other sports equipment.

Special Note

During the short rain season (November to December) and long rain season (March to May) the schedule depends on the daily weather conditions.

 

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