All our programs in Tanzania include free weekend sightseeing. You can also join us in the other subsequent four to five (4-5) days sight seeing which include the safari.
STAESA's teaching program in Tanzania provides you a great opportunity to work very closely with primary schools, high schools and other children program in Arusha and Da Es Salaam. The program allows volunteers to get direct contact with the children between the ages of 6 and 23 years to share and impact their lives.
Often volunteers are provided with independence accommodation or placed with host families who live very close to the schools.
Volunteers are really needed in the schools. Get closer to children in Tanzania to have a great insight of Tanzanian culture. This is very interesting program with lots of fun working with children in Tanzania. It’s your dream to be in Africa one day to make a difference in someone’s live. Now the opportunity is here for you not only to make an impact in the lives of these children but also get yourself immersed in the culture of the people, learn their language, live with them and eat what they eat.
This is really life changing program. Project location very safe and the community is very welcoming. STAESA's Teach in Africa program runs in Dar Es Salaam, Arusha and its surrounding villages. Volunteers always work with mentors who check and make sure the volunteers are on track with the method of teaching.
Upon your arrival at the school and before you start teaching you will be taking through the teaching method as well as the school curriculum. The total population per class is 30 to 35 kids. The staff at the school are very friendly and the kids are so kind and lovely to work with. We need more volunteers to help in the schools in Arusha and its surrounding villages.
You don't want to miss these opportunity of working with these amazing children in Dar Es Salaam and Arusha. There are lot of benefits awaits you for joining us. Contact us for these benefits.
Other Information and locations!
As a volunteer we are happy you share in our vision and ready to join us and work full time on our children's program in Tanzania
You have really chosen the right place to go in Africa and the right program to work and touch lives. The children are really amazing and smart. There is really great need at the schools. With STAESA you are rest assured of meeting your expectation and making a great difference in the lives of the children.
The locations of our programs are well picked where you will be placed and work directly with children from the age of 6 to 23 years. The total population of the kids in a class is 35 and above.
The program provides an opportunity for you to immerse yourself in the amazing culture of Tanzania and have tangible experience of working directly with the children and the staff of the school. We've got everything well prepared for you. Your safety and security are out top priorities!
Arusha - Near volcanic Mt. Meru, safari destinations and to Africa's highest peak, 5,895m Mt. Kilimanjaro
Dar Es Salaam - Near Indian Ocean coast and the National Museum, which offers Tanzanian history exhibits, including the fossils of human ancestors found by anthropologist Louis Leakey.
Working hours and reponsibilities!
Generally volunteers work from 08:00.-12:00 a.m. and 13:00-16:00 p.m. However, your exact working hours are adjusted according to the activities at your work place. You´re permitted to take a day off once in a while. On week-ends are free time for all our volunteers. The orphanage is open during the weekends also. you can choose to go and help if you want.
Your schedules in the orphanage include the following below and many more that will be discussed with you upon arrival.
1 Teach Basic conversational English, Alphabets, Numbers, Face painting, Coloring, work on particular skills (e.g Personal hygiene, counting money, math and computer lessons) with student or small group of students, help in the teaching of subjects including life skills and science subjects
2 Tell or read stories related to lessons, help students who need remedial work, help students catch up on missed work, provide help with writing assignments, field trips, help in organizing presentations to class (e.g., safety lessons from police officer, dental care lessons from dentist)
3 Assist in planning other special classroom days.
Other activities: Construction of classrooms block, construction of toilet, construction library and renovation work on the existing classrooms block (fixing windows, fixing doors, floor concreting, painting, art works, electrical works and plumbing works)Helping in the kitchen to prepare breakfast and lunch, helping in the school farm, HIV/AIDS club program, Environmental club and fund raising activities( for school feeding activities, free school uniform and free school books)
Other Information and locations!
When does the project run? All year round
How long are the placements? 2wks min-1y max
Any requirements? No experience
Working hours? Mon-Fri 8am-4pm
Name of the airport? Kilimanjaro International Airport and Julius Nyerere International Airport.
Types of accommodations? Host family, Independent, on site
Accommodation Location? Very close to the projects
Accommodation facilities? water/light/bed/toilet/bathroom, kitchen,
How to get to Work By public transport
Cost of transportation(return) Less than one dollar
Laundry? Self laundry by hands
Is Food provided? Yes! food is provided
How many meals per day? Three meals (Lunch mostly at work)
Visa required? Yes! Visa is required
Cost of visa? Volunteers can call the embassy
Types of visa? Tourist visa (Multiple visa)
Local sim card? Local sim card is provided
Internet: Internet modem provided and return after the program.
Vaccinations or medications? Yellow Fever (Compulsory) Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Diphtheria are not necessary though. We recommend that you contact a travel clinic near you at least 3 months before you plan to travel.
Safety in Tanzania
No worries!! Tanzania in our opinion is safe. Our program locations in Tanzania are well picked to make sure our volunteers are safe from the first day of your arrival till your last when you get into your flight back home. We are 24/7 with you. You are really in a good hands and you are perfectly safe to travel alone or in a group with us. As in anyplace, petty crime such as pick pockets could be a problem for you if you do not remain aware of your surroundings.
But to be honest, the most annoying issue will be all the unwanted attention that you will receive as a single young, white female or male traveler. A lot of this attention will be preferential, with people being extra kind or extra helpful. But you will also receive countless marriage proposals daily. Never be rude and just accept it as the playful offer that it is intended to be. If you are not married, you can avoid a lot of this by telling unwanted suitors about your " husband" and the "three children" you have with him.
Working hours and reponsibilities!
Tanzania is full of welcoming and friendly locals, so it's best to return the favour hence we will help you to brush up on Tanzanian culture and traditions before you go. Not only will you show respect to the locals, but you'll get a much more authentic insight into the culture of this wonderful country. Greeting one person and ignoring the rest is considered impolite. In some more isolated tribes, greeting an older person is often followed by a bow; however, most volunteers that head to these tribes are well filled in first on local customs. There is real poverty in Tanzania and you will soon realize that you are far richer and more fortunate than most local people you meet. You will probably attract your fair share of souvenir hawkers and beggars, but try and take the time to meet ordinary people going about their day to day business too. The experience will be worth it. Don't be afraid to step out of your house, just take some precautions.
Weather in Tanzania
The climate is tropical and coastal areas are hot and humid, while the northwestern highlands are cool and temperate. There are two rainy seasons; the short rains are generally from October to December, while the long rains last from March to June. The central plateau tends to be dry and arid throughout the year
When to go
You can join us anytime in the year! Anytime in the month! Anytime in the week
Kind of clothes you should pack for your trip to Tanzania
Jeans and Trousers: blue jeans, cotton trousers, khaki trousers, Light Shirts and Blouses: T-Shirts, short sleeve shirts and long sleeved shirts to protect you from insects and even sunburn. Shorts also for your free days. Socks and underwear: Once again it is best that they are made from natural fabrics since again it is the heat and this way you have less of a chance for heat rash. Shoes: Good leather shoes, sandals, and a lightweight pair of Hiking boots if you will doing some hiking.
Kind of luggage you should take
It all begins with the right suitcases or suitcase. It also depends where you coming from. If you are coming from North America you get to bring 2 suitcases and 50 pounds each, from Europe it is almost half that. It means one has to be practical and take in mind what your plans are once you arrive in Africa, where you will be going and what you will be doing while here.
Keep all essentials like the pill, malaria pills, essential medicine, debit and credit cards, camera and your toothbrush in your hand luggage. Also put one set of clothing if the unthinkable happens that your luggage is temporarily lost. Money Belt: One that will allow you to carry your passport also. Do not wear your money on the outside of your clothing.
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