EDUCATION

Hisia Nzuri Nursery School

A few information about

The Project (planned start of construction end of 2021)

This project is being implemented in cooperation with the German association ‘Kinder stark machen in Tansania e.V‘.

We are currently collecting donations for the implementation of the project and are planning to start construction at the end of 2021. If you have any questions for us, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Here you can financially support our construction project:  https://www.gofundme.com/f/building-a-preschool-for-maasai-children

The Hisia Nzuri Nursery School project is just about to begin. We have a vision, a piece of land in Siwandeti, a suburb of Arusha, and blueprints to build a preschool. Indigenous and marginalized Maasai families live in this area.

There are no state or free preschools in Tanzania that make it easier for children to start primary school. For us, the founders of Viva Tanzania, it is very important that the children from our community have access to good quality education, are given the freedom to develop their personality and social skills, and are given a chance for a better future. We want to enable all of this with our Hisia Nzuri Nursery School. The preschool should grow in cooperation with the community, our NGO and your help. We are convinced that our preschool will be particularly successful if we integrate the whole village, both in the construction phase and later in the daily routine. The aim is to found a preschool that works well because the parents recognize the value for their children and support the project with all their means and possibilities.

The Hisia Nzuri Nursery School will have three classrooms and can accommodate 50 to 60 children. There is also a plan for an office, a kitchen, a store and sanitary facilities as well as a playground and a vegetable garden.

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Hisia Nzuri Nursery School building
Viva Tansania volunteering in education

Learn more about

Your Work

To implement this project, we need volunteers with different skills and interests:

1. Active construction workers who support our specialists to build the preschool. The planned start of construction is July 2020.
2. Help with designing the concept: 
We have not yet decided which concept we will use. Here you can contribute your knowledge and ideas. It would be best if you have a lot of experience with different teaching concepts, study pedagogy or to have completed your studies.
3. Help with the acquisition of donations: 
As always, a project of this size requires financial resources, both for the construction as well as for the maintenance and continuation. Therefore we are looking for people who support us in fundraising, the search for new sponsors and keeping the current supporters up to date e.g. through newsletters.

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).

Accommodation

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.

Click the link below to support us!

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