Nuru Pre & Primary School

The Project

The Nuru Pre & Primary School is a private Tanzanian school for children aged three to fourteen years old. The kids under six are looked after in the preschool and are taught English, Mathematics, Reading and Writing. The preschool starts every new day with an educational game or song. The primary school is made up of about 70 students up to class 7. Here, the students learn all common subjects like Maths, Swahili, English, History, Science, Art, Sports, Geography, Biology, Chemistry, Life Skills and more. Both schools are located in the same compound so you will be able to choose one school to work in or you can be active in both projects. You can support and assist the teachers of Nuru School, and if you are interested, you can lead some lessons yourself. The teachers will always support you and welcome you to their school. Please keep in mind that schools in Tanzania are run differently than in your home country. Arrive with an open mind and remember that things like corporal punishment and poorly equipped classrooms are the norm.

Your Work

The school is only a 15 minute walk from the volunteer house, making it very convenient to walk there every morning. Since both the pre- and primary school are located on the same compound, you can pick and choose classes with the headmaster. You will support the teachers in their daily work routine, which involves teaching one or many different subjects and supporting wherever you are needed. In the afternoon and during breaks, you can play with the children. Your working hours are from 8am to 12pm (Preschool) or until 3pm (Primary School).

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