The project works with a number of different institutions where you will be volunteering on a combination of different activities. Work with pre-schools, primary and secondary schools supporting local teachers in educating and playing with children as there are often too many children to accommodate at one time, and shortages of staff and facilities.
You can also get involved with teaching not only English, but also computer and life skills to adults at the local tourism training institute, helping them get work. You may also have the chance to get involved with the local beach and marine conservation program. The focus of your project will depend on the time of year you visit and the school holidays, but there is plenty of work all year round. Despite being one of the Indian Ocean's most renowned tropical paradises, Zanzibar's local communities are severely affected by unemployment and lack of education and training.
There are many possibilities to impact the lives of those affected by these problems, by getting involved in the local nursery, primary and secondary schools, tourism training schools and local environmental programmes to aid community development. You will find that most of the facilities have meagre and ill-equipped facilities, but a wealth of children with a desire to learn. As a volunteer, you will assist teachers and contribute to our effort of providing children and adults with a better education, especially by aiding them in the English language.
What to Expect?
As a volunteer you will assist teachers in providing a better education to children, especially in improving their English language. You will teach English, singing and dancing, develop creative skills such as painting and drawing, and get involved with after-school sports. There will be some special refurbishment days scheduled at the schools too, as they are quite run down.
For adults, training in all areas of language, computing, administration and hospitality skills helps locals to get work within the growing tourism industry. Any specific skills brought by volunteers are valuable. You will also be involved in a community marine project in the town. This entails keeping the beach clean and planting local trees.
- Program ID: # 2003
- duration: 2 Weeks to 1 Month1 to 3 Months
- location: ZanzibarTanzania6° 10' 4.3032" S, 39° 13' 55.8408" ETZ
- Fitness level: Light Impact
- Closest Airport: Zanzibar (ZNZ)
- Costs From: $1500 to $3000Over $3000
- Program Type: Teach Overseas
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