Nuru Pre & Primary School

The Project

The Nuru Pre & Primary School is a private Tanzanian school for children aged 3 to 14 years. The preschool has 50 students and the primary school has over 100 students. The preschool and primary school are in the same compound so you have the flexibility to choose one project or switch between the two.

Nuru Pre & Primary School Volunteering Tansania students

Your Work

The volunteer hours begin at 8am. The preschool finishes at 12pm and the primary school at 3.30pm. Lunch is provided.

Daily activities include:
– supporting the teachers at the preschool by helping teach subjects such as English, maths, reading and writing
– helping with educational games and songs at the preschool
– playing with the children in the afternoon and during breaks
– supporting the teachers at the primary school by helping teach subjects such as English, maths, history, geography, art, sports, chemistry,  biology and Swahili
– helping the children with their homework
– helping children who have difficulties with certain subjects and need extra guidance
– preparing the children’s lunch
– taking care of small maintenance issues around the school
– teaching the children how to play nicely together
– preparing lessons and teaching aides for the following day
– attending staff meetings

If you wish you can teach some lessons yourself, the teachers will guide and support you to do this.

No previous experience necessary
This project does not require any previous experience. Nuru welcomes all volunteers and appreciates their ideas and support. Please keep an open mind and remember that schools in Tanzania are run differently than in your home country. For example, corporal punishment is sometimes used and the classrooms are often poorly equipped.

This project is located 5kms (3.1miles) from the hostel and can be reached by public transport.

“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

2 weeks: 500€
3 weeks: 650€
4 weeks: 800€
Every additional week: 150€


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

Let your adventure to start

Book your place now

Are you interested in the project? Fill out the registration form and we will start planning your stay.
Start your volunteering experience in Tanzania and get the lifetime experience!