The children arrive at 8am for a morning prayer before their first class at 8.30am, classes continue until 12pm. Lunch is not provided.
Daily activities include:
– supporting the teachers by helping teach subjects such as English, maths, science, sports, handwriting, and art
– singing songs
– playing with the children
– teaching the children how to play nicely together
– helping with cleaning after classes finish
– preparing lessons and teaching aides for the following day
– attending staff meetings
– serving the children their lunch
– helping decorate the classroom
The work at the Venance Care Foundation is flexible so that if you want you can work longer hours. Extra activities you may do include helping children who have difficulties with certain subjects and need extra guidance. Also the foundation often needs help with their Facebook page, and with fundraising.
Help with the new farming project
Last year the Venance Care Foundation started a farming project so the foundation can become more self-sufficient. Volunteers can help at all levels, from growing vegetables, to finding customers and project management.
No previous experience necessary
This project does not require any previous experience. Venance 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.
This project is located 7kms (4.3miles) from the hostel and can be reached by public transport