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Care & Community in Tanzania for Teens

Overview
Project Info
Summer
2 weeks
  • Sunday June 18th 2017 - Saturday July 1st 2017
  • Sunday July 9th 2017 - Saturday July 22nd 2017
  • Sunday July 23rd 2017 - Saturday August 5th 2017
  • Sunday August 13th 2017 - Saturday August 26th 2017
Summer
4 weeks
  • Sunday July 9th 2017 - Saturday August 5th 2017

  • Placement location: Arusha
  • Types of placements: Orphanage or Care Center
  • Accommodation: Host Families
  • Age Requirements: 16-19 years old
  • Arrival Airport: Kilimanjaro (JRO)
  • Local Languages: English & Swahili

Based in the town of Arusha in northern Tanzania, this placement offers the chance to immerse yourself in local culture, living with a host family and working with young children.

Volunteer holds children in a care center on the Care & Community volunteer project in Tanzania

During your time volunteering in Tanzania you will work in an orphanage or care center. Your time will be split between practical activities like building, renovating, painting, and decorating, and more care-based activities, including looking after and playing with the children.

English is becoming vital in the Tanzanian economy and the orphanages want the children to start learning English as soon possible. During your placement you and your fellow volunteers will be able to plan fun and interactive educational activities to do with the children to help and encourage them to learn English. You will live with other volunteers at a local host family during your stay.

During the weekend you will have the opportunity to experience the breathtaking scenery in one of Tanzania's national parks.

You can read more detailed information about the aims of the project in our Tanzania Care Management Plan.

Volunteer Profile Former volunteer Emma Perry shares her Care & Community volunteer experience in Tanzania
Emma Perry
It soon became clear to us just how little these children had and it was an amazing experience to witness their utter joy at having us there. Despite not speaking any Swahili which was bound to be a challenge, the school aimed to teach the children basic English. Therefore, we were also able to teach the children a range of songs and nursery rhymes including ‘head, shoulders, knees and toes’ and ‘hakuna matata’. Read more...

For those who want to do a longer stay, this project is available as a 4-week program on select dates. Those joining us on the 4-week program will get extra visits and activities arranged during the other weekends.

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