If you love being with children, then experiencing Tanzania as a gap year community teacher is something we’re sure you will adore doing.
We have strong relationships with various primary, secondary, and high schools around the Monduli district who are in need of teaching support. This is combined with community leaders who would like us to organize English learning programmes in the local village hall. As well as English, you will have the opportunity to teach mathematics and science for higher level students.
Your role as a gap year volunteer in Tanzania will be to assist local teachers to teach basic English via song exchanges and partaking in educational games. You may also lead the children through various activities such as handicrafts, sports, drawing and writing. Many of the children are quite young and require attention as well as activities to remain stimulated.
Feel free to bring teaching materials such as games, colour pencils, erasers, English language books, and even clothes or toys to donate. We recommend you also bring pictures or other small objects representing your country of origin, which you could also turn into an educational lesson.
Most of your day will be spent at the school with the children either directly teaching or playing games and engaging in learning activities. The day always begins with breakfast. Lunch is mid-day then its back in the classroom (or playground) with the children, until dinner. After dinner your time is your own to go exploring, socialise or simply relax.