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Whether you are helping to build a foundation of English with Nursery students, teaching English and employability skills to local Maasai, or addressing important youth development needs, this volunteer placement will allow you to be part of a team working hard to make a difference in local schools and communities with real need.
Speaking English is crucial to getting a good job in business or the tourism industry. English is also the language of technology, commerce, and administration. In Tanzania primary school is taught in the local language of Swahili where secondary school is taught in English, creating a language barrier and significant obstacle to learning. Your volunteer experience will help us serve our 3 primary school partners and local Maasai Community Group reaching over 2000 children from disadvantaged communities, providing resources and assistance with improving the standard of English.
Tanzanian schools are strapped for resources. Schools have an abundance of students and shortage of teachers, desks, books, water, and currently the government run schools do not even offer school lunch. Teachers do not have the time or resources to address critical learning in areas such as health, wellness, personal development and sport. Our youth development programs help fill the gap and give disadvantage youth a venue to apply their energy in a positive way rather than getting involved in other unproductive and at-risk behaviors such as drugs, alcohol, and crime. Come make a sustainable difference in the lives of those less fortunate and will test your limits as an international volunteer!
Depart from the UK and arrive at Kilimanjaro airport (before midday) where you will be met by your in-country host and be transferred to Arusha. After a welcome meal and orientation at the volunteer house, you have a chance to relax and settle in and get used to the local surroundings.
During your time in Tanzania you will assist our in-country team on the vital community projects they are undertaking. They regularly assess schools in the area and decide where our volunteers are needed the most. You could be leading classing in arts, drama or any other subject you are interested in. The work you will be doing will be truly life changing for those you help and the children and adults in the community will appreciate and benefit from your work for years to come. You will form incredibly strong bonds with the children you teach in the schools and it will very hard to say goodbye on the last day! In your free time you can venture into your surroundings visiting Arusha and other areas.
Return to Kilimanjaro airport where you will catch your flight back to the UK or begin your extension trip exploring the culture and wildlife of Tanzania
*This itinerary is not fixed and some of the travel and challenge details may change. Confirmation of your specific challenge itinerary will be sent out nearer to your departure date.
You will be picked up from Arusha and driven to Tarangire National Park, most famous for its elephant migration. Often overshadowed by the other parks, Tarangire has a surprising concentration of animals and is a real treat for elephant lovers! There will be a picnic lunch, with dinner being held at your overnight campsite, Haven Nature.
Today you will descend the 600m high crater walls into the heart of the crater where you will be doing more game viewing. Renowned as one of the worlds most astonishing natural wonders, the crater is breathtakingly beautiful.
Your lunch will be enjoyed by the hippo pool at Ngoitoktok. After re-ascending the crater you will return back to Haven Nature Campsite for dinner and bed.
Your game drive today will be based in Lake Manyara National Park, a beautifully scenic park. After a picnic lunch, you will continue viewing the amazing wildlife as you make your way back to Arusha. You will be having dinner and staying overnight in the Volunteer House.
Today you will visit 3 wonderful centres. Firstly, the Cultural Centre where you can see and learn more about the culture and history of Tanzania; there are many artefacts and art galleries. Then you will move to the Heritage Centre which has a huge flea market, perfect for buying those last minute souvenirs! Thirdly, you will visit the Shanga Centre. Here you can observe the disabled community doing crafts from recycled materials whilst partaking in a guided tour. Another fantastic place if you are looking for a unique souvenir.
Today there will be a trip to Marangu village where you will experience an exciting mix of cultures. The friendly people and beautiful scenery cannot be rivalled and there are some excellent walking opportunities. After this, you will make a stop to explore the slopes of Kilimanjaro and the amazing waterfalls! Enjoy the natural beauty, music, and colours emanating from the falls. Finally, there will be a coffee tour. Taste the beautiful homemade coffee with the local people, walk through the Marangu coffee farms, and visit a local home to learn about the whole coffee preparation process from bean to cup.
After breakfast you will be driven to Kilimanjaro Airport in plenty of time to catch your flight.
– All Park Fees (entry fees, transit and crater fees)
– Three meals a day while on safaris
– Jeep with pop up roof for game viewing
– Mineral water on board safari vehicle
– Unlimited mileage in a 4×4 vehicle and driver safari guide
– Camping facilities
– Birds and animal field guide book
– A pair of binoculars
– Professional tour guide
What’s not included
– Personal expenses (snacks, soft drinks, souvenirs)
– Any meals not mentioned above
– Extra tours/alternate activities
*This extension trip is subject to receiving the minimum number of participants
|University Name||Departure/Arrival Date||Availability|
|Strathclyde Students||1st June – 22nd June 2019||Book Now|
Please note that dates are subject to minor changes and these will be broadcast well in advance to your departure.