EDUCATION

Twiga Foundation

A few information about

The Project

The Twiga Foundation was founded in 2013 by Daniphord Mwajah, a social worker with a big heart for people in need. The organization has been engaging in several programs including secondary school youth programs and business training for marginalized women as well as providing the women with small business loans. In 2017 Daniphord, along with other members of the Twiga Foundation, established a day care center called KHM. Since kindergarten and day care is not government funded, parents have to pay if they want their children to have some education before they start primary school. This leads to inequality since some children start school and know how to read, write and do simple mathematics while others don’t have that opportunity. This is where Daniphord wanted to step in and help children from less fortune families break through the cycle of poverty.

In the beginning the project started with only five children and has since grown to 150 children, divided into two classes in the school and three in the daycare with eight teachers in total. All the children are aged between two and six years. Furthermore, every child attending gets a daily meal at the project.

The kindergarten is located in the same area as our volunteer hostel and can be reached within 20 minutes of walking.

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

Learn more about

Your Work

The work at Twiga Foundation is diverse and will be organised with you when you arrive. Tasks include teaching different subjects in the classes, or one on one teaching with any children who may need additional support. You can also help teachers improve their English, create teaching aids, help with renovations, help with fundraising activities and support the office organisation. If that’s not enough, you can help in the kitchen to prepare and serve the daily lunch all while experiencing your first insight to Tanzanian cuisine, take care of the foundation’s social media or visit one (or more) of the secondary school youth program sessions.

The kindergarten is open Monday to Friday from 8am to 4:30pm, but some children leave at 2pm.  Your work with the Twiga Foundation is flexible and designed to work for you, so your days can be as long as you like.

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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