One of the United Nations Development Program’s (UNDP) eight Millennium Development Goals to be reached by this year is to achieve universal primary education, which means that all children, girls as boys, shall be able to finish primary school. This goal continues to be a challenge despite UNDP’s work in Tanzania (UNDP, 2012).
Pre-Primary School Project
This project is created to ensure children in need a chance to acquire the knowledge necessary to be able to move on to primary school. Most children at this project are orphans and live with grandparents or neighbors and some of the children have a single parent. The school constantly tries to find sponsors for the children so that they can move onto a private primary school after the completion of pre-primary. Private schools use the English language as compared to governmental schools that uses Kiswahili in classes. It is of great advantage to have studied at a private primary school since all secondary schools use English.
The school currently has around 60 children whom are divided into four classes; A baby class ,Class A (age four years old), Class B (age five years old) and Class C (age six years old)
Teach English, Mathematics, Arts, Science. Coordinate play and sports activities. Volunteers are welcome to teach other subjects if they have the skills and feel confident to do so. Help with cooking, feeding and cleaning.
Pre/Primary School Project
The Pre/Primary School project is a pre-primary school and a primary school for orphans and some children with single parents. The young children get a chance to acquire the knowledge needed to move up to primary school. At this project the teachers starts to use English early in classes and when they come up to primary school they fully study in English so that they are better suited for secondary school where English is the only language used. The school helps the students find sponsors to assure them a chance to go off to well-established secondary schools.
A baby class (age 3 years old), a middle class (age 4 years old) and a pre-unit class (age 5 years old)
Standard 1 (age 6-7 years old), Standard 2 (age 7-8 years old), Standard 3 (age 8-9 years old), Standard 4 (age 9-10 years old) and Standard 5 (age 10-11 years old)
Long-term volunteers are preferred at this project but short-term volunteers are accepted as well. No previous experience is needed and there are no age restrictions. If you want to volunteer at the pre/primary project you will sit down with the teachers and agree on a schedule that suits both parts. You work Monday to Friday and have the weekend free. This project closes the 4th of December 2015 and opens again the 4th of January 2016.
Teach English, Mathematics, Kiswahili, Science, Geography, History, Civics, Vocational skills (art/craft), French, Sports. Volunteers are welcome to teach other subject if they have the skills and feel confident to do so. There are also opportunities to teach the teachers of this school.
The National Strategy for Growth and Reduction of Poverty II (NSGRPII) mean to ensure creation and sustainance of productive and decent employment in Tanzania by making sure that Tanzanians, especially youth, women and disabled acquire employable skills (NSGRPII, 2010).
Vocational training centre project
The vocational training Centre is a youth development and education project. This project administer free holistic educational- and support programs specifically designed for disadvantaged youth who have fallen out of the formal education system.
Fundraising, teaching/teacher training, IT support, medical assistance/training, counselling and nursing, youth/social work, marketing, business/entrepreneurship, administration and accounting.
There are also opportunities to assist with tutoring students who are struggling and teaching spoken English.
The centre is open Monday – Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm
Contact us if you want to sponsor a student!