Neema Nursery

Project Summary

Neema nursery school is located in Soweto. The school welcomes around 27 children aged 3 to 6 years old, and some of the children are orphans. There are two teachers working at the nursery, Mrs Neema Marko, the headmistress and Mary. The school has access to water and to electricity (subject to power cut). The teachers don’t use the stick in this school.

Activities

As a volunteer you will be expected to teach English, basic math, drawing and games. As we aim to make our projects sustainable within the local community, you can also be proactive in educating the teachers in interactive ways of teaching and means of discipline involving positive reinforcement as opposed to corporal punishment. As the school has very few resources, creativity as well as enthusiasm will be necessary to help the school and the children develop.

Schedule

The nursery school is a morning project. You will be expected to volunteer there from 8.00am to 12pm, Monday to Friday. There are additionally some tuition classes in the afternoons. The school is closed for Easter (2 weeks), and in June and December.

Getting There

Neema nursery school is located in Soweto. It takes about 15 minutes to walk there from the volunteer house.

Number of Volunteers

Typically 1-2 volunteers are placed at this school.

Resources & Additional Needs

Any materials and teaching resources that you can bring with you is greatly appreciated. Useful materials include books, pencils, balls.

Lutheran Church Centre Nursery

Project Summary

This nursery was founded in 2003, and is located next to the Lutheran church in town. The school has 40 children between the ages of 3 and 6. There are two teachers working there: Upendo and Mary. The school has access to water and to electricity. Teachers in this school don’t use the stick.

Activities

Only volunteer who are from the Lutheran religion are accepted at this project. As a volunteer you will be expected to mainly teach English. Since the school has quite a few resources (compared to other schools), and has electricity, you can bring your laptop and teach basic IT (drawings…) to the children or use it for teaching. As we aim to make our projects sustainable within the local community, you can also be proactive in educating the teachers in interactive ways of teaching and means of discipline involving positive reinforcement as opposed to corporal punishment. As the school has very few resources, creativity as well as enthusiasm will be necessary to help the school and the children develop.

Schedule

You will be expected to volunteer from Monday to Friday, either in the morning or in the afternoon, or for the whole day if you wish to. The school is closed for holidays in April, in June, in September and in November.

Getting There

The school is located in town. It takes about 30 minutes to walk there from the volunteer house.

Number of Volunteers

Typically 1-2 volunteers are placed at this school.

Resources & Additional Needs

Since this is a private school, and compared to other schools, Lutheran Church Nursery has few resources and materials. However, any materials that volunteers can bring would be greatly appreciated. Useful materials include posters, colored pencils, paper or paints.

Kilimani Nursery

Project Summary

Kilimani Nursery school hosts about 54 children aged 3 to 6 years old. There are two teachers are this school, among them is Leah a retired teacher who has years of teaching experience. At 10.30am the children have a break and are given porridge. The nursery has access to water and to electricity. Teachers don’t use the stick in this school.

Activities

As a volunteer you will be expected to teach English, basic math and games. As we aim to make our projects sustainable within the local community, you can also be proactive in educating the teachers in interactive ways of teaching and means of discipline involving positive reinforcement as opposed to corporal punishment. As the school has very few resources, creativity as well as enthusiasm will be necessary to help the school and the children develop.

Schedule

You will be expected to volunteer in the morning from 8am to 12pm, Monday to Friday. The school is closed in December (one month).

Getting There

This project is located about 50-60 minutes walk from the volunteer house.

Number of Volunteers

Typically 1-2 volunteers are placed at this project.

Resources & Additional Needs

Any materials that you can bring with you is greatly appreciated. Useful materials include books and exercice books. 

Kaloleni Nursery

Project Summary

Kaloleni Nursery School hosts about 160 children aged 4-7 years old. There are two teachers and two classrooms, and the children are divided in four groups (morning and afternoon). The children are extremely fond of Mzungu (white) teachers in this nursery school. The school has access to water and electricity. Teachers don’t use the stick in this school.

Activities

As a volunteer you will be expected to teach English, basic math and sport. According to your interest and skills you can also teach other subjects. The teachers are willing to assist inexperienced volunteers to prepare lesson plans. As we aim to make our projects sustainable within the local community, you can also be proactive in educating the teachers in interactive ways of teaching and means of discipline involving positive reinforcement as opposed to corporal punishment. As the school has very few resources, creativity as well as enthusiasm will be necessary to help the school and the children develop.

Schedule

You will be expected to volunteer, ideally, the whole day from 8am to 3pm, Monday to Friday. The school is closed for holidays for Easter, in June and in December (one month).

Getting There

This project is located about 50-60 minutes walk from the volunteer house.

Number of Volunteers

Typically 1-3 volunteers are placed at this project.

Resources & Additional Needs

The school lacks resources such as books and pencils. Any materials that you can bring with you is greatly appreciated.

Tumaini Nursery

Project Summary

Tumaini Nursery School welcomes about 100 children aged 3-6 years old. There are only two teachers (Oliva and Bernadetta) and all children are taught in the same classroom. The school doesn’t have access to water or electricity, and doesn’t have private toilets. Teachers don’t use the stick in this nursery.

Activities

As a volunteer you will be expected to teach English and games. As we aim to make our projects sustainable within the local community, you can also be proactive in educating the teachers in interactive ways of teaching and means of discipline involving positive reinforcement as opposed to corporal punishment. As the school has very few resources, creativity as well as enthusiasm will be necessary to help the school and the children develop.

Schedule

You will be expected to volunteer in the morning from 8am to 11.30am, Monday to Friday. The school is closed for holidays for Easter, in June (two weeks) and in December (two weeks).

Getting There

This project is located about 50-60 minutes walk from the volunteer house.

Number of Volunteers

Typically 1 volunteer is placed at this project.

Resources & Additional Needs

Any materials that you can bring with you is greatly appreciated. Useful materials include books, pencils, chalk and posters.

Chapakazi Nursery

Project Summary

Chapakazi Nursery is a new project Art In Tanzania is working with. The nursery welcomes 37 children aged 3 to 6years old. Among these children 4 are orphans. There are two teachers in this nursery. Two sessions are organized for the children, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. The nursery doesn’t have access to electricity. Teachers sometimes use the stick.

Activities

As a volunteer you will be expected to teach English, basic math and hygiene. In the afternoon the teachers would appreciate if you could teach them English. As we aim to make our projects sustainable within the local community, you can also be proactive in educating the teachers in interactive ways of teaching and means of discipline involving positive reinforcement as opposed to corporal punishment. As the school has very few resources, creativity as well as enthusiasm will be necessary to help the school and the children develop.

Schedule

You will be expected to volunteer in the morning from 8am to 12pm and in the afternoon from 2pm to 4pm, Monday to Friday. The school is closed for holidays in June (one month) and in December (one month).

Getting There

This project is located about 45 minutes walk from the volunteer house.

Number of Volunteers

Typically 1-2 volunteers are placed at this project.

Resources & Additional Needs

Any materials that you can bring with you is greatly appreciated. Useful materials include teachers books, exercices books, posters, pencil, netballs and footballs.

Korogoni Primary School

Project Summary

Korogoni Primary school is a governmental school. It includes the primary school but also a nursery and a unit for children with learning disabilities. There are about 600 students, from grade 1 to grade 7. Each class has about 50 children. As this is a government school they learn by a set curriculum. The school has access to water and electricity. The school sometimes uses the stick.

Activities

As a volunteer you will be expected to teach English. You can also teach the students basic math and games. 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. As we aim to make our projects sustainable within the local community, you can also be proactive in educating the teachers in interactive ways of teaching and means of discipline involving positive reinforcement as opposed to corporal punishment. As the school has very few resources, creativity as well as enthusiasm will be necessary to help the school and the children develop.

Schedule

Korogoni Primary school is a morning project. You will be expected to volunteer there from around 8am to 12pm, Monday to Friday. The school closes one week in March and one week in September.

Getting There

The school is located about 20-25 minutes from the volunteer house.

Number of Volunteers

Typically 1-4 volunteers are placed at this school.

Resources & Additional Needs

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. Any materials and teaching resources that you can bring with you is greatly appreciated. Useful materials include books and pencils. The teachers’ room needs to be finished and the school doesn’t have any fence. Any financial help would be very much appreciated.

Mawenzi Primary School

Project Summary

Mawenzi Primary School is a government school and therefore follows a structure of learning standards. The school was founded in 1945, and hosts today about 840 children. Each classroom has about 60 children. The school has access to water and electricity.

Activities

As a volunteer you will be expected to teach English. Volunteers will have to be motivated to plan and create their own lessons plan as the school has few basic resources and teaching aids. As we aim to make our projects sustainable within the local community, you can also be proactive in educating the teachers in interactive ways of teaching and means of discipline involving positive reinforcement as opposed to corporal punishment. As the school has very few resources, creativity as well as enthusiasm will be necessary to help the school and the children develop.

Schedule

You will be expected to teach from 8am to 12pm, Monday to Friday. Any extra time that you are willing to give will be greatly appreciated by Mawenzi Primary School staff. The school is closed for holidays for Christmas and for Easter.

Getting There

The school is located in town, on Double Road. It takes about 30 minutes to walk there from the volunteer house.

Number of Volunteers

Typically 1-2 volunteers are placed at this school.

Resources & Additional Needs

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. Mawenzi Primary School is situated in the same compound as Uhuru Primary school so volunteers will be able to share ideas and resources with any volunteers working at this school.

60 minutes walk from the volunteer house.

Uhuru Primary School

Project Summary

Uhuru Primary School is a government school, which is attended by about 600 children. Each class has about 45-50 children. 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 some of the students are orphans. The school has access to water and to electricity (subject to power cut). Teachers in this school sometimes use the stick.

Activities

As a volunteer you will be expected to teach English, basic math and drawing. As we aim to make our projects sustainable within the local community, you can also be proactive in educating the teachers in interactive ways of teaching and means of discipline involving positive reinforcement as opposed to corporal punishment. As the school has very few resources, creativity as well as enthusiasm will be necessary to help the school and the children develop.

Schedule

You will be expected to volunteer Monday to Friday from 8am to 12pm. The school is closed for holidays for Easter and for Christmas.

Getting There

Uhuru Primary School is located in town, on Double Road. It takes about 30 minutes to walk from the volunteer house.

Number of Volunteers

Typically 1-3 volunteers are placed at this school.

Resources & Additional Needs

Uhuru Primary School is situated in the same compound as Mawenzi Primary school so volunteers will be able to share ideas and resources with any volunteers working at this school. Any materials and teaching resources that you can bring with you is greatly appreciated. Useful materials include books, pencils and balls.

Iliboru Training Centre

Project Summary

Iliboru training centre welcomes students aged 12-21 years old (secondary school level). The centre has about 60-70 students separated into two groups: primary level and secondary level. The centre has access to water and electricity. Teachers don’t use the stick.

Activities

As a volunteer you will be expected to teach English or any other subject according to your skills. As we aim to make our projects sustainable within the local community, you can also be proactive in educating the teachers in interactive ways of teaching and means of discipline involving positive reinforcement as opposed to corporal punishment. As the school has very few resources, creativity as well as enthusiasm will be necessary to help the school and the children develop.

Schedule You will be expected to volunteer mainly in the morning for the class, Monday to Friday. Volunteers are welcomed to assist giving tuitions to students in the afternoon. Iliboru Training Centre is closed for holidays for Easter, Christmas and for the New Year.

Getting There

Iloboru Training centre is located about 40-45 minutes walk from the volunteer house.

Number of Volunteers

Typically 1-2 volunteers are placed at this project.

Resources & Additional Needs

Any materials and teaching resources that you can bring with you is greatly appreciated, especially if you are teaching a subject other than English. This is a typical program we try to collect second hand lap tops to be able to teach IT use. Useful materials include books, pencils and balls.

Mjimpya Secondary School

Project Summary

Mjimpya Secondary School hosts about 900 children divided into 15 classes. The students are aged 15-20 years old. The school has access to electricity. Teachers sometimes use the stick.

Activities

As a volunteer you will be expected to teach English and maths. As we aim to make our projects sustainable within the local community, you can also be proactive in educating the teachers in interactive ways of teaching and means of discipline involving positive reinforcement as opposed to corporal punishment. As the school has very few resources, creativity as well as enthusiasm will be necessary to help the school and the children develop.

Schedule

You will be expected to volunteer the whole day from 8am to 2pm, Monday to Friday. The school is closed for Easter and for Christmas.

Getting There

This project is located about 50-60 minutes walk from the volunteer house.

Number of Volunteers

Typically 1-3 volunteers are placed at this project.

Resources & Additional Needs

Any materials that you can bring with you is greatly appreciated. Useful materials include books.

Mnini Secondary School

Project Summary

Mnini Secondary School hosts about 530 students. 130 students attend form I, 117 attend form II, 144 attend form III and 136 attend form IV. Mnini Secondary School has access to water in the morning and to electricity.

Activities

As a volunteer you will be expected to teach English. According to your interest and skills you can also teach other subjects such as history and geography, chemistry and IT. As we aim to make our projects sustainable within the local community, you can also be proactive in educating the teachers in interactive ways of teaching and means of discipline involving positive reinforcement as opposed to corporal punishment. As the school has very few resources, creativity as well as enthusiasm will be necessary to help the school and the children develop.

Schedule

You will be expected to volunteer from 8am to 3.20pm, Monday to Friday. The school is closed for holidays in June and in December for one month.

Getting There

This project is located in a beautiful forest/bush area. You will need to take a dala-dala from town (cost: 1400 tsh return). The dala-dala ride takes approximately 45 minutes.

Number of Volunteers

Typically 1-3 volunteers are placed at this project.

Resources & Additional Needs

The school has some teaching materials such as books and computers. However, any materials that you can bring with you is greatly appreciated. Useful materials include books and materials to teach IT.

Korogoni Secondary School

Project Summary

Korongoni Secondary School is a government school that was founded in 2007. There are currently 830 students attending the school. The students are between the ages of 13 to 16 years. The school has access to water and is planning to have electricity soon. The teachers sometimes use the stick in this school.

Activities

As a volunteer you will be expected to teach English or any other subject according to your skills. The school lacks materials and resources and thus it would be useful if you can bring books, posters (etc). 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. As we aim to make our projects sustainable within the local community, you can also be proactive in educating the teachers in interactive ways of teaching and means of discipline involving positive reinforcement as opposed to corporal punishment. As the school has very few resources, creativity as well as enthusiasm will be necessary to help the school and the children develop.

Schedule

The school is open Monday to Friday from 8am to 4:30pm. Ideally, you will be required to stay from morning to afternoon, according to your timetable. The school is closed for holidays in March (2 weeks), in May (one month), in September (2 weeks) and at the end of November (one month).

Getting There

The school is located 5 minutes walk from the volunteer house.

Number of Volunteers

Typically 1-2 volunteers are placed at this school. Volunteers who can stay for at least a month will be placed in priority.

Resources & Additional Needs

Any materials and teaching resources that you can bring with you is greatly appreciated. Useful materials include books, pencils and notebooks.

Rau Secondary School

Project Summary

Rau Secondary School hosts about 892 students aged 12-20 years old. Each classroom has about 45-65 students. The school has sometimes access to water and electricity.

Activities

As a volunteer you will be expected to teach English and IT. As we aim to make our projects sustainable within the local community, you can also be proactive in educating the teachers in interactive ways of teaching and means of discipline involving positive reinforcement as opposed to corporal punishment. As the school has very few resources, creativity as well as enthusiasm will be necessary to help the school and the children develop.

Schedule

You will be expected to volunteer from 7.30am to 3pm, Monday to Friday. The school is closed for holidays in April/March, in June and in December.

Getting There

The school is located about 45 minutes dala-dala ride from town (cost: 1400 tsh return).

Number of Volunteers

Typically 1-2 volunteers are placed at this project.

Resources & Additional Needs

The school has some resources such as English books and computers. However, any materials that you can bring with you is greatly appreciated. 

 

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