EDUCATION

Twiga Vision Tanzania

The Project

Twiga Vision Tanzania was founded in 2013 by social worker Daniphord Mwajah. The organization has multiple programs including programs for schools and for disadvantaged women. In 2017 the foundation established a preschool called KHM for children from 4 to 6 years. And in 2019 a daycare centre named Unique Daycare was established for children 2 to 3 years old. As there are no state preschools in Tanzania, parents have to pay for these services. This leads to inequality as some children start primary school knowing how to read, write and do simple mathematics while others don’t have these skills.

The school started with only 5 children and has since grown to over 150 children. There are two classes in the preschool, and three classes in the daycare, with eight teachers in total. Twiga Vision Tanzania also provides all students with a daily meal to ensure they receive the nutrition they need.

Twiga Foundation volunteering with children
Viva Tansania volunteering in education
Twiga Foundation teaching children

Your Work

Schedule

The preschool is open from 8am to 4:30pm, but some children leave at 2pm. The range of activities at this project is diverse and flexible, volunteers do not need to participate in all activities and can choose the ones that interest them most. And volunteers can also choose to work longer hours if they prefer. Lunch is provided for volunteers.

Daily activities include:
– teaching classes
– one on one teaching with children who need additional support
– helping teachers improve their English
– creating teaching aids
– helping with fundraising
– helping out in the office, especially with the sponsorship program which finds sponsors to fund disadvantaged children at the preschool
– preparing and serving the daily meal
– visiting one of the secondary school youth programs
– helping with the foundation’s social media pages
– home visits with children who qualify for the sponsorship program

No previous experience necessary

This project does not require any previous experience. Twiga Vision Tanzania welcomes all volunteers and appreciates their ideas and support. There are many ways you can help at the foundation, and have an impact on the lives of disadvantaged children. 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.

Location

This project is located 3kms (1.9miles) from the hostel and can be reached by public transport.

The volunteer programme was a highlight of our trip. We spent five days working in a small school for 3-5 year old children called Venance Care Foundation. It was set up by a man called Venance who was also very passionate about enhancing the lives of these children and encouraging them to work hard in life. Despite it only being a small set up, Venance and the teacher did a brilliant job at teaching the children on a daily basis with minimal teaching facilities. As volunteers, we were given the opportunity to teach the children and play with the children each day. It was absolutely brilliant listening to the children sing and dance during break time and also teaching them nursery rhymes and songs from our own country. I would really recommend taking a box of pencils, pens, paper, colour books, chalks, craft materials etc if you were planning on volunteering at somewhere like this, as they seemed to need all the help them could get with teaching facilities.

Elena, 18, Germany

Project price

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

Accommodation

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.

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