Hisia Nzuri Nursery School

The Project

Construction to begin late 2021.

Viva Tanzania recognises the importance of high quality early childhood education and care services for children. As there are no state preschools in Tanzania, we decided to help our local community by building this school. We chose Siwandeti, a suburb of Arusha in which many indigenous and marginalized Maasai families live, as our location. And we chose to name the school ‘Hisia Nzuri’ which in Swahili means feeling good. Other local schools use corporal punishment, but we want to create a school with a positive environment where children learn without fear. The school will have three classrooms with space for 50 to 60 children. There will also be an office, a kitchen, a store, toilets, a playground and a vegetable garden.

We are building and developing this preschool hand-in-hand with the local community to ensure active participation and a successful outcome.

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Implemented in cooperation with the German association Kinder stark machen in Tansania e.V.

Hisia Nzuri Nursery School building
Viva Tansania volunteering in education

Your Work

We need volunteers with the following skills:

We need construction workers to help build the preschool. The planned start date is end 2021.

Curriculum development.
We welcome volunteers with knowledge of curriculum design to help us deliver a high quality educational program.

Marketing and fundraising.
Help us create successful campaigns to generate the financial resources required to build and maintain this school.

No previous experience necessary

This project does not require any previous experience.

I spent two months in Tanzania working as teacher in a primary school. It has been a fantastic experience, and I’m grateful to Viva Tanzania to have made this possible. I chose this project because I wanted to try a teaching experience and also because I was very attracted by the environment in the north of Tanzania, and I have to say that all my expectations have been totally fulfilled. Tizia has made the preparation of my trip simpler by giving me many useful tips, and the same applies for the duration of my stay. The impact with Tanzania was great, and I have to thank Tini too who came twice to pick me up at the airport (due to the huge delay of my flight). Food was also good, especially because we could try different local dishes. The school is in a really nice context, and all the staff has been extremely friendly and helpful with me. At the moment I arrived, one of the teacher had just moved to an other school, therefore I had the feeling that my help was especially important in that period, and this also gave the interesting opportunity to do all the lessons on my own. I was mainly teaching English, mathematics and French. Although it was my first experience in teaching to children, I got used quite quickly. The pupils were really nice, although very agitated and excited (as most of the kids are!), and I will remember their enthusiasm when I said that I wanted them to teach me some Swahili. All in all, it has been a very rich and exciting experience that I would redo again and again if the opportunity comes.

Jule, 23, Germany

Project price

Registration fee is 200 €. Programme fee is 110 € per week (hostel or host family) or 160€ per week (single room).


You can choose between a single room or four-bed room in the hostel and our host family.

Project length

The minimum stay is two weeks. Due to visa regulations you can spend a maximum of two years as a volunteer in Tanzania.

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Currently we are collecting donations
to start building the pre-school