We are expecting to work with 50-100 Children from the community who are between 5-13 years old, mostly pre-school and primary school students. Volunteers’ task will include:-
Games: Indoor and outdoor games that will stimulate learning, team building and activeness. Local games will be introduced as well foreign ones from the volunteers. Please bring new games to share with Kids.
Physical activities: Action jumping, Olympic Games etc.
Gardening: Ornamental and vegetable planting, composting, garden tour etc.;
Nature activities: Bird watching, Plant a tree, Tree feeder, learning about various plants, birds, animals, worms, and insects available in the area
Academic development: Holidays’ home works, various competitions aiming to motivate children’s academic development and get ready for the new academic semester.
Meals: Three meals will be provide each day at the accommodation, host family or at the project. Vegetarian meals will be available. The team will include one kitchen supervisor to manage meals, however volunteers shall also be expected to help in meals preparation and dish washing.
Accommodation: Basic accommodation facility will be provided in the community. Volunteers should expect sharing accommodation with other volunteers from the same or other projects. Electricity and water will be available. However no washing machine.
This project will give you an opportunity to explore what the Nature in this part of the world offers to you. Some options are:-
Exploring Zanzibar historical, natural and cultural sites. These include museums, local markets, stone town etc. Enjoy wildlife and marine life. Jozani forest National Park, Blue safaris swimming, tour to small islands, variety of water sports, spice tour among many other options.
Near Dar es Salam possibilities are; wildlife safari trips (Selous game reserve/ Mikumi National Park, Marine excursions (Mingoyo Islands), Eco and cultural tourism activities, Bagamoyo or Kilwa, Dar es Salaam tour (Beach, Museums, and Markets).
Most Schools in Tanzania has long vacation in the month of June and December where students stays home. During this time, kids are expected to join family members for extracurricular activities, educational tours and other studies outside class rooms. However the experience has indicated that, most students does not have any structured activities that are fully involving them for personal and academic development.
As a result, bad influence in the society during holiday time has affected the kids significantly since they join different peer groups and with limited supervision of their parents or guardian. This project is therefore aiming to fill the gap through effective utilizing vocation time to allow student/kids to join structured activities that we will contribute to their growth as well allow parents to consternate in productive economic activities.
Qualities: Potential volunteer on this project shall interest to work with Children and teenagers, Outdoor, sports and nature activities, Open minded, open to learn and contribute and ability to work independently.
Motivation letter: ML should respond to the following questions; why would you like to participate in this project? (Your main motive), How do you plan to contribute to this project? What do you hope to learn and gain from this experience? How will you make advantage of this experience for the “next step” in your life?
Departure date: The official end of the project will be on the 28th June 2019, after farewell dinner. Official departure from the project accommodation facility is on the 29th June 2019, before 09:00am. If you wish to stay longer you are advised reserve another accommodation early in advance.
Visas: Most citizens of different countries requires visa to enter Tanzania. Based on the previous experience we would like to advise you to apply for business visas. It is volunteers’ responsibility to make sure having right visas and travel documents. Business visas can be obtained at the Airport or any boarder entry when arriving Tanzania.
Invitation letter: Once volunteer is accepted, he/she will be issued an official invitation letter (IL) to join the project. This is very important document to support your visas process.