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VOLUNTEER TEACHING ASSISTANT IN TANZANIA DAR ES SALAAM

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Introduction

 Dar es Salaam in Tanzania needs English teachers to impart their skills and talents to primary school students in Tanzania. The vision of the school is to develop an English language secondary school that serves disadvantaged children from low and middle class families. These schools rely on the resources of volunteers and non-governmental organizations to provide students with academic instruction and world-class teaching materials, as well as to develop teachers professionally. The school currently has 300 students from kindergarten to age 7, but the capacity is 540.

 

  • Having an unforgettable and rewarding volunteer experience and an unforgettable cultural experience in Tanzania.
  • Discover the difference that enthusiastic volunteers make in people’s lives.
  • Discover what this land of unforgettable and diverse cultural experiences has to offer while building understanding and friendship with the locals.
  • Dedicated to us, not for us. We are most impressed with your knowledge and, above all, your desire to help.
  • Visit the Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Kilimanjaro and more for an unforgettable wilderness experience.

 

 

 

KIVOLEX Teaching Dar Es Salaam Placement

 

Kilimanjaro Volunteers Exposure (which we shorten to KiVolEx), is a volunteering organisation based in Dar Es Salaam, in eastern Tanzania.
We are a non-profit organisation, aimed at improving the lives of all those in need in the local community. Specifically, we work with underprivileged groups such as women and children through providing the needed healthcare and services from our volunteers. Established to bring Western enthusiasm, expertise and passion to tackling some of the problems which affect the most needy in Tanzania. Our ethos is that you’ll be volunteering with us, not for us. We’re far more interested in your skills and desire to help than your money.

In Tanzania, KiVolEx is run by a group of experienced social workers and doctors who have seen the difference passionate volunteers can make to people’s lives. We have support in the UK in the form of previous volunteers, who handle the recruitment and support of new volunteers before they fly out to begin project work.

 

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Bethlehem Star Pre & Primary school is having challenges in English, ICT, Science and Mathematics Teachers. Volunteers with knowledge in English, ICT, Science ,Mathematics social Media, Website designing, physical education, Music, Psychology and physical disability are highly needed. Tanzania is a developing Country having a shortage of qualified teachers in above mentioned disciplines, Volunteers will use their talents and education to help our school children.

 

Volunteers can be placed in our school throughout the year except April, June, third week of august to the first week of September and second week of December to second week of January Volunteers in our School are generally expected to work at their placement five days a week. Weekday mornings will start with breakfast with Students and other volunteers at our School Dining hall, with school starting at around 8.00am. At around 13pm you’ll get a break for lunch, which you can take with other volunteers, Students and local staff. In the afternoons you’ll be taking additional classes or work but there is often time for games and sports and volunteers will help run these. You will generally finish your placement teaching in Dar Es Salaam at around 15pm, though you’ll find that the children will often want you stay around to play! After your placement you’ll get a chance to unwind with other volunteers, Boarding Students and local team members over dinner, and we often organize games and activities of our own in the evenings. Weekends are also your own but there are always plenty of extra Adventures to do in Tanzania!

VOLUNTEERING IN TANZANIA
 
Whether you have just graduated from the college, found yourself in search of a new job, or thinking about a vacation with a difference and really want to do something worthwhile, as a volunteer in Tanzania you will always be welcome. Volunteering abroad in Tanzania can be one of the most personally rewarding experiences you can have, and the most exciting part is, you are assisting to make the world a much better place. Volunteering abroad is an excellent way to acquire new skills, get better social skills, experience new cultures and also boost your Curriculum Vitae (CV). There are several ways by which you may help Tanzanians as a volunteer, and get as much from it as you give. You can help with teaching English and other core subjects, orphanage work, environment and nature volunteer work, teaching sports among others. Helping one another is a deep human intention, and you need not be famous or wealthy to change lives. By volunteering abroad in Tanzania, you will gain a sense of achievement, expand your horizons, learn of a great people and a great nation and also, raise your self-worth by fulfilling a basic calling among the human race. More importantly, you will realize the meaning of humility and the pride and value that Tanzanians have for their country. And reciprocally, they will respect and trust you. For businesses, volunteering abroad in Tanzania can help you create new contacts, receive referrals from various sources and also increase your customer base significantly. Is there a better way to boost one’s confidence than to take responsibility for a task, organize other volunteers and make something happen? You can also apply your success as a leader on a volunteer job on your resume, as well as in the future professional endeavors.
 
Volunteering sometime is a hard, rewarding physical work that’ll leave you with a tan and a toned physique. From teaching in schools to treating the sick in the hospitals, the skills aren’t hard to pick up if you don’t know how already, and you’ll be rubbing shoulders with members of the local community, making friends and improving the surroundings. You’ll learn new skills, and contribute to the development of village pharmacies, hospitals, orphanages and schools that may well stand for generations. Often people wonder if volunteers are taking away jobs from local workers when they come to volunteer on development projects. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Without you, these projects just wouldn’t happen. Schools would be left without qualified English teachers; Hospitals and pharmacies would be left with few staff, community projects would be left without proper management. Your volunteer fee pays for development of some of these projects, and for the most part, much of the local labor is voluntary as well, pitching in with their spare time to improve their own children’s schools. Without you, the project could not happen There are lots of reasons to become a volunteer abroad in Tanzania. Decide now to do some good to people and yourself.
 
 

 

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What is expected from Volunteer Teaching Associate

ENGLISH TEACHING SITUATION IN TANZANIA

In Tanzania English language is learnt as a foreign language. English enjoys the status of a  foreign language  as  most of  the  Tanzanians  use  their  Ethnic  Community  Languages  (ECLs)  as the first language and  Kiswahili  being the  second  language (L2).  If  that  being the case,  then  English is learnt  as  a third language which is vividly a foreign language (FL) As it  can  be seen  in Zanzibar  that  the  learning  of  English  has  being  blooming  since  the  government introduced the reform policy in 1986, the same can be observed in Tanzania whereby the learning of English has been enforced by the government decision in education policy that English language should be used as a medium of  instruction  in  secondary  schools  as  well  as  in  higher  learning  institutions.  Again,  it  is  obvious  that  this decision  is  influenced  by the  presence  of  globalization,  thus  it  is  obvious  that  globalization  has  made  English more valuable to many Tanzanians. The learning  of  English in  Tanzania,  the same  as  in Zanzibar,  varied  according  to  education level  as English  language is  taught  just  as  a single  subject  in  primary  schools,  but  in  secondary  schools,  apart  from Kiswahili which is taught as a single subject, all other subjects are taught in English language. Also, the learning of  English  language  at tertiary  level in  Tanzania  as  in Zanzibar  has become  saturated  as  learning  English  at Universities now is more like learning a means to serve other purposes. Teaching  and  learning  English  in  Tanzania  is  surrounded  with  code-switching  and  code-mixing something  which  has virtual  been  referred  by  as bad  habits as  it is  the  case  in Zanzibar.  For  instance,  a physics  teacher  teaching  Physics  in  one  of  the classes  in  Tanzania  “Ukiwa  na  mwali  mtuo  unatoka  kwenye chanzo  chake  ukigonga  kitu  chochote  utaakisiwa.  (Kiswahili.  In other  words,  an  incident ray  from its  source when  strikes  any  object will  be  reflected.  (English). Ukistrike  tu unakuwa  reflected”  (Kiswahili  +  English  = Kiswanglish)

About Tanzania

With such a perfect location, perched on the edge of the African continent, and facing the Indian Ocean, Tanzania’s weather and climate leaves nothing to be desired. Warm and sunny days are followed by cool and balmy nights, and whether you’re on safari on the Serengeti plains or enjoying the tropical beaches of Zanzibar, the temperatures are always welcoming and gentle.

Location: Situated in East Africa just south of the equator, mainland Tanzania lies between the area of the great lakes—Victoria, Tanganyika, and Malawi (Nyasa)—and the Indian Ocean. It contains a total area of 945,087 sq km (364,900 sq mi), including 59,050 sq km (22,799 sq mi) of inland water. Comparatively, the area occupied by Tanzania is slightly larger than twice the size of the state of California. It is bounded on the North by Uganda and Kenya, on the East by the Indian Ocean, on the South by Mozambique and Malawi, on the South West by Zambia, and on the West by Zaire, Burundi, and Rwanda, with a total boundary length of 4,826 km (2,999 mi), of which 1,424 km (885 mi) is coastline. Tanzania claims part of Lake Malawi, although its internationally recognized boundary is the eastern shore.

Population: 50,483,923 inhabitants

Capital city: Located in the heartland of Tanzania, Dodoma is the nation’s new official political capital and the seat of government in the country. Today Dar es Salaam remains the principal commercial city of Tanzania and the de-facto seat of most government institutions. It is the major seaport for the country and its landlocked neighbors.

Ethnic Groups

Ethnic Groups: Mainland-native Africans constitute 99% of the total population. About 120 peoples have been categorized into 5 ethnic groups distinguishable by their physical characteristics and languages. Approximately 95% of Tanzanians may be roughly classified as Bantu, a comparatively recent blend mainly of Hamitic and Negroid stocks. Tribes range in membership from only a few thousand to the Sukuma tribe, which numbers more than 2 million. Other major tribes include the Nyamwezi, Makonde, Haya, and Chagga. The Luo, east of Lake Victoria, are the only people of Nilotic origin; the Masai of the northern highlands are Nilo-Hamites. A very small number of Bushmen-like people are scattered throughout northern Tanzania, where small tribes of Cushitic origin also live. The inhabitants of Zanzibar and Pemba are chiefly descendants of mainland Africans or are of mixed African and Arab extraction. The remaining 1% of the populace is made up of non-Africans, including Arabs, Asians, and Europeans.

Language

Languages: The official languages of Tanzania are English and Kiswahili. However, some 120 languages are spoken within the borders of Tanzania. The large majority of these (ca. 100) are Bantu languages. The others belong to the language families Afro-Asiatic, Nilo-Saharan and (controversially) also Khoesan. A small number are unclassified. Immigrant languages from Europe and Asia can also be found.

Religion

 Religion: Christianity and Islam are the predominant religions of Tanzania. About 40-45% of the population practice Christianity, about 35-40% practice Islam. The rest of the population adheres to traditional beliefs, most of which centre around ancestor worship and nature-based animism. Most Christians live on the mainland, where missionary stations and schools reach deep into the continent. Islam is the major religion of the coastal areas but is also practiced further inland along the old caravan routes.

 

Requirements to Volunteer
To participate in the program, you must be at least 18 years old on the day the program begins. You can be forgiven if you have permission from your legal guardian or if you are accompanied by a parent.

Language skills: Speak English (beginner Level)

Educational Requirements Secondary school education in any field

Required documents Resume, copies of certificates and related documents

There are no citizenship restrictions. We welcome support from all over the world.

Promise Time We need your help Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:00 am to 3:00 am.

Prices for a volunteer program include:

Facilitation of volunteer placement – planning and monitoring of graduate programs
Pre-arrival support and project / training preparation
Airport transportation
Orientation (usually starting Monday)
Accommodation (Breakfast and Dinner)
Housekeeping
Daily face-to-face communication with internal coordinators

Exclude the following

Donate $ 150 for Project donation
Airport transfer at departure (on request)
VISA Standards and PERMITS

We are very Flexible, Volunteers can arrive at any date


WEEKS

PROGRAM FEE

EQUIVALENT PER DAY

1 week

$270

 Equivalent to $39/day

2 weeks

$590

 Equivalent to $28/day

3 weeks

$565

Equivalent to $27/day

4 weeks

$705

Equivalent to $26/day

5 weeks

$885

Equivalent to $25/day

6 weeks

$1005

Equivalent to $24/day

8 weeks

$1,320

Equivalent to $24/day

10 weeks

$1,650

Equivalent to $24/day

12 weeks

$1,980

Equivalent to $24/day

16 weeks

$2,640

Equivalent to $22/day

20 weeks

$3,040

Equivalent to $22/day

24 weeks

$3,660

Equivalent to $22/day



What's Included

  • Accommodation

  • Meals

  • 24/7 in-country support

  • Pre-departure support from your Program Manager

  • Airport pick-up

  • Personalized preparation tools, guides and check lists

  • Access to KIVOLEX preferred insurance and flights partners

  • Certificate of International Volunteering



Important things to note

  • All programs attract a Registration Fee of $299 in addition to the Program Fee. This covers all pre-departure support services

  • A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment.

  • The Medical project has an additional surcharge of US$50 per week for additional supervision, materials, and logistics involved. The Animal Welfare project has a one-off surcharge of US$80 which covers costs involved in supervision and transport, and goes directly to the veterinarian volunteers are working with. The Sustainable Agriculture project has a one-off surcharge of US$80 and the Construction and Renovation project has an additional surcharge of US$49 per week which covers supervision, materials and logistics involved with these projects.

  • Independent volunteers under the age of 18 will have an additional cost of US$80 per week added to their program fee to cover extra logistical support provided by the local team.

  • Additional things to budget for include: Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check and return to the airport when your program finishes.

  • Recommended spending money: Volunteers in Tanzania generally find US$50-75 per week to be sufficient for expenses.

Stay home

Life is simple, but all the homes have electricity and running water so volunteers can stay in a safe and secure home (some lodges may be without electricity or water during a drought). All homes are carefully inspected by local staff and safety inspections are performed on them. Many of the volunteers enjoyed the welcoming family and felt that their stay gave them a real Tanzanian experience.


Dedicated house

Volunteer House is a western bungalow with 6 rooms (all with bunk beds). There are two bathrooms with western toilets and sometimes a fireplace. The house has a double bedroom, which is usually reserved for couples. The house is safe with guards and doors. Chefs work in a volunteer house and prepare food for volunteers.
(Note that the Volunteer House has very limited space and can accommodate only 18-24 people).

food and beverages
food:


Provides two meals a day. Breakfast usually includes tea (tea), toast, cereals, fruit and mandazzi (fried flour). At dinner, meat and vegetables are often combined with traditional dishes such as Ugari, Chapatti, Boga and Irio.

Internet
You have to pay for internet access.

volunteer in Tanzania accommodation

KIVOLEX looks forward to and encourages your desire for travel and adventure. Time away from voluntary work is up to you to decide on your own activities. You can also enjoy the local culture and spend time in the community on weekends. Alternatively, there are plenty of opportunities to explore Tanzania and all it has to offer. Long weekends can be game drives or trips to Zanzibar, Da Es Salaam, Kenya and Uganda. If volunteers want to volunteer on weekends, they can join a local team, visit other children’s organizations, and play and play with children.

Tanzania is a big country full of exciting adventures. If you wish to stay in the country after your volunteering, we can help you organize excursions and activities. You can go on safari anywhere on the planet through the Serengeti or Ngorogoro which has the most safari animals. Relax on the Spice Island of Zanzibar and enjoy the uninterrupted sunshine, white sandy beaches and crystal clear blue water. Swim with dolphins, PADI dive routes, spearfishing and sleep in a hammock among palm trees on the sand. We love Zanzibar! For more physical adventure, Kilimanjaro, the tallest freestanding mountain in the world, is just around the corner. After five days of climbing, about 4 miles high, the temperature at the top dropped to -25. Not for the faint of heart, but it is possible.

More Info

Travel insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to prepare for it. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft – travel insurance in Tanzania provides and is a supplement.

Vaccination
If you are considering volunteering in Tanzania, you should consult your doctor before embarking on a social journey. Check out mandatory vaccinations in Tanzania.


Arrival notice

Our program runs throughout the year, but volunteers usually arrive every Friday and the program begins every Monday. except for special programs. The arrival airport are the Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar Es salaam, Kilimanjaro International Airport in Moshi and Abeid Karume International airport in Zanzibar.

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