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Like everything in Tanzania, the level of education someone can achieve usually depends on their parents’ income. Schools in Tanzania can’t be compared to schools in Europe or North America. Pre- and primary schools work differently than schools in your home county, with frontal teaching and monotonous copying from the blackboard being the norm. However, after class there is always time to play with the children and do some recreational work. The preschool and the primary school are in the same compound so that you have the flexibility to choose one project or switch between them both. In the preschool, 56 children are being taught by five teachers with the classes being divided into a baby class, a middle class, and a preparatory class. In the primary school, more than 60 pupils are taught by ten teachers. With the children divided into six classes, there is a good ratio of teachers to students. As a volunteer, you can step in whenever your help is needed and wherever you feel comfortable supporting the teacher’s daily routine. Please keep an open mind and remember that schools in Tanzania are run differently than in your home country. Things like corporal punishment and poorly equipped classrooms are normal. The language spoken in both schools is English, which all of the teachers speak fluently.