Teaching English in Tanzania
Teaching English in Tanzania: Assistant Teacher at a School in Arusha
Come and work as an educational volunteer in Tanzania teaching in our educational project at a school in Arusha. This is a project that requires a lot of dedication and enthusiasm. You will have the opportunity of supporting a nursery/primary school (children aged 3-11) or a secondary school (teenagers aged 11-16). Both schools are located within at only five minutes walking distance from the hostel. As an educational volunteer in Tanzania, you will be dealing with 60 children between the ages 3 and 16 everyday, depending on the school you choose.
Children will be excited to have the opportunity learning from you!
They will be very excited for you to teach them several subjects, supporting the teacher or teaching by yourself. As an educational volunteer in Tanzania, you will see from the very beginning that they are passionate about learning. Moreover, both childrens and teachers, will be very grateful if you support them with extracurricular activities. You can make the children very happy, when you play games with them or exercise sports on a regular basis in the evenings.
Yair’s Teaching Experience at the School in Arusha
The Royal School is a primary school in Arusha, in a poor neighborhood.
I personaly taught English, Math, Music and dances, in several grades (2 to 7th)
I had a very good relations with all the school personel and the kids.
The satisfaction of helping the school is very good.
The children need a lot of love, help and support and give you their love back…
The school needs more volunteers and also financial support in order to improve its conditions. –
- Yair from Israel, Air Force Institute of Technology
Learn a few words of Swahili as an Educational Volunteer in Tanzania!
We would encourage you to learn a few words and phrases in Swahili, in order to make most out of your work as an educational volunteer in Tanzania! If you can talk a few words of Swahili with the children, they will greatly appreciate your effort! If you can bring some teaching aids such as flash cards, picture books, alphabet and number games or maps with you, everybody at school will be excited. We promise you will have a unique experience as an educational volunteer in Tanzani, that you will never forget!
* Schools in Tanzania are closed for 2 weeks in late April, during the month of August and December to January.
Start Dates & Duration
Projects in Tanzania start every Tuesday of the month. You should arrive on Mondays.
You can choose to volunteer from 1 to 12 weeks.
One day orientation with city tour takes place on Tuesday after the arrival date.
Location, Accommodation & Orientation
Our programs to volunteer in Tanzania are based in Arusha, which is known as the safari capital. It has population of around 420,000 inhabitants and is situated in north of the country, at the foot of the Mont Meru Mountain. It is 1,380 meters above sea level and even though it sits very near to the equator, it has an all year round pleasant climate.
The most attractive feature of the city is its location. It is the hub of Safari that runs through the north of Tanzania. Nearby, many National Parks are found: Serengeti, Manyara Lake, Tarangire, Arusha and Kilimanjaro, the conservation area of Ngorongoro, the Olduvai Gorge. Arusha is normally the main choice of visitors who come to Tanzania.
Fees & what is included with the educational program
- The program fee is paid directly to the host organization.
- All of the projects incur a registration fee of U$ 199.00 on top of the program fee.
What is included in the program fee?
- Airport Pickup
- 1 day orientation plus city tour
- Accommodation for all projects in a new hostel
- 2 meals per day (breakfast & dinner)
- Support from local staff & Program supervision
- In-country 24/7 support throughout your stay
- In-country administration costs
- Donation to support the local project
There are no hidden costs. Most of these projects are the most affordable to volunteer inTanzania
Iko Poran is an NGO based in a developing country. We are dedicated to helping you help others, at the lowest possible price. We are interested in making volunteering abroad more accessible so that more people can help do really important work.
Participants in our Tanzania programs normally find US$ 50 to be sufficient for weekly expenses in the country.
The program fee should be paid to the host country and it is due 30 days before the project start date.
Workshops is African dance, Tanzanian culinary, Masai crafts are offered at a special rate for volunteers. As well as Safaris, Kilimanjaro climbing, cultural tours and many other activities.
It is required to obtain a Volunteer Visa locally that costs US$ 250. Volunteers should state tourism on the arrival at the airport and the local team will take them to the immigration office on the next day to obtain their volunteer visas.
Accommodation & Meals
As an educational volunteer in Tanzania you will stay in a hostel situated in one of the best neighbourhoods in Arusha and only 15 minutes away from the city centre.
It is a fully-equipped new hostel where you will not only be able to get to know your fellow volunteers but also a local family who own the house and will be living next door to you. You will stay in rooms usually shared by up to four volunteers. The rooms have mosquito netting for all the beds, wardrobes and various shared bathrooms. For your conveniance as a volunteer in Tanzania, the hostel features lounge areas with TV, DVD, two dinning areas, music players and tranquil gardens with sitting areas and breath taking views. The staff at the hostel will serve full breakfast and dinner. Moreover, a private fridge is available exclusively for our volunteers.
The hostel is located in one of the best neighbourhoods of Arusha. The natural landscape that surrounds the volunteer’s house is stunning! If you are a nature-lover then you will be able to enjoy long walks with beautiful and scenic views like this:
The urban public transport communication is excellent. In order to arrive to the city centre you will be able to take the Dala Dala (city bus) from outside the volunteer’s house. The house is also surrounded by a variety of local restaurants where you will be able to try all types of traditional dishes: chips mayai, chargrilled chicken, ugali, rice etc. Local shops are close within reach for any emergency purchases.
Requirements to work as an educational volunteer in Tanzania
You must be at least 18 years old at the start of your placement as an educational volunteer in Tanzania. Exceptions can be made for under 18’s accompanied by a guardian or with a parental consent.
All volunteers must have adequate volunteer travel insurance and are required to provide a criminal background check to local staff on arrival in Tanzania or during orientation.
Knowledge of intermediate English is a pre-requisite. Although the official language of Tanzania is Swahili, English is widely spoken in Arusha because of the influx of tourists on safari groups and trekking. It is advisable that you learn some phrases in Swahili for your daily communication. To speed up your learning, we recommend that you take advantage of a very affordable 3 hours Swahili introduction course taught at your accommodation for only US$30.
It is required to obtain a Volunteer Visa locally that costs US$ 200. Volunteers should state tourism on the arrival at the airport and the local team will take them to the immigration office on the next day to obtain their volunteer visas.
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