Program Details

Volunteers on the teaching project work in government schools or orphanage schools, English-medium schools, where the presence of volunteers is beneficial in opening the minds and broadening the horizons of the students, along with exposing them to native
Location:
Arusha, Tanzania, United Republic of
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Gap Year
Term:
Year Round

Program Overview

Program Description:
Focus in Africa organizes a wide range of voluntary work programs, internship projects, and safari adventures in Tanzania. The following are brief introduction to the type of volunteer programs we offer. We will provide detailed information about each of these projects upon inquiry.

Volunteers on the teaching project work in government schools or orphanage schools, English-medium schools, where the presence of volunteers is beneficial in opening the minds and broadening the horizons of the students, along with exposing them to native spoken English. Children in Tanzania love to attend school, often starting as young as 3 years old, and wherever possible, children hope to stay in school until at least 14 years old, as education is highly valued in Tanzanian society. Teaching volunteers work by themselves or alongside local teachers and other volunteers, teaching subjects such as, English, Math, Science, Social Studies (Geography and History), Art and Physical Education. Volunteers assist the local teachers with daily lessons, providing one-on-one attention to the students.

Volunteers on the teaching project work in government schools or orphanage schools, English-medium schools, where the presence of volunteers is beneficial in opening the minds and broadening the horizons of the students, along with exposing them to native spoken English. Children in Tanzania love to attend school, often starting as young as 3 years old, and wherever possible, children hope to stay in school until at least 14 years old, as education is highly valued in Tanzanian society. Teaching volunteers work by themselves or alongside local teachers and other volunteers, teaching subjects such as, English, Math, Science, Social Studies (Geography and History), Art and Physical Education. Volunteers assist the local teachers with daily lessons, providing one-on-one attention to the students.
Setting Description:
Focus in Africa is a locally, family owned non-profit organization which works at the grassroots level to enable volunteers to positively impact our communities. Founder, Nelson Mbise studied to become a tour guide at Mt. Meru University here in Arusha, Tanzania. He envisioned using his education to make a deep impact in local communities. He originally developed Focus in Africa to establish volunteer placements for people from all over the world. Over the past 10 years, Nelson’s business has expanded to become a leading safari tour company that helps fund and develop community development projects all over Tanzania
Cost:
$200 US per person per week. Cost includes room and board (breakfast and dinner), and cost of placement to support the school education.

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