English teachers are needed in Arusha and Dar Es Slaam Tanzania to volunteer their skills and talent for the benefit of primary school children in Tanzania.
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Teaching English Associate Program Tanzania
- Get to volunteer on the roof of Africa (The Kilimanjaro), and enjoy the feeling.
- Enjoy spectacular sceneries of Tanzania and Magnificent cultures that Africa has to offer.
- Get exposed to Tanzania and Africa’s way of working, living and socializing.
- Tanzania is Africa’s work and tourism hotspot, get to experience this feeling.
- Magical in every sense, that’s the meaning of Tanzania.
ENGLISH TEACHING SITUATION IN TANZANIAIn Tanzania English language is learnt as a foreign language. English enjoys the status of a foreign language as most of the Tanzanians use their Ethnic Community Languages (ECLs) as the first language and Kiswahili being the second language (L2). If that being the case, then English is learnt as a third language which is vividly a foreign language (FL) As it can be seen in Zanzibar that the learning of English has being blooming since the government introduced the reform policy in 1986, the same can be observed in Tanzania whereby the learning of English has been enforced by the government decision in education policy that English language should be used as a medium of instruction in secondary schools as well as in higher learning institutions. Again, it is obvious that this decision is influenced by the presence of globalization, thus it is obvious that globalization has made English more valuable to many Tanzanians. The learning of English in Tanzania, the same as in Zanzibar, varied according to education level as English language is taught just as a single subject in primary schools, but in secondary schools, apart from Kiswahili which is taught as a single subject, all other subjects are taught in English language. Also, the learning of English language at tertiary level in Tanzania as in Zanzibar has become saturated as learning English at Universities now is more like learning a means to serve other purposes. Teaching and learning English in Tanzania is surrounded with code-switching and code-mixing something which has virtual been referred by as bad habits as it is the case in Zanzibar. For instance, a physics teacher teaching Physics in one of the classes in Tanzania “Ukiwa na mwali mtuo unatoka kwenye chanzo chake ukigonga kitu chochote utaakisiwa. (Kiswahili. In other words, an incident ray from its source when strikes any object will be reflected. (English). Ukistrike tu unakuwa reflected” (Kiswahili + English = Kiswanglish)
Accommodation Volunteer House The Volunteer House is a western-style house with 6 bedrooms (all shared accommodations with bunk beds). It has 2 bathrooms with western-style toilets and occasional hot water for showers. The house also includes one double bedroom, and this room is generally reserved for married couples. The house is safe and secure, with a security guard and a large gate. In the volunteer house, there is a cook who cooks the meals for the volunteers. (Please note that spaces in the volunteer house are very limited and can only accommodate 18 to 24 people.
We will provide you with reliable Taxi drivers phone number,which you could use in case you want to move around. However you could also use Daladala these are buses, public transport that most people use to travel locally on daily basis. There is also an option of using bodaboda these are motorcycles that are used as taxis. Other volunteers choose to walk whoever if you also choose to do so like any other new environment we encourage you to be very careful with thieves and pick pocketing
Visa and Permit
A volunteer is required by the government to pay for a Visa and a permit to be allowed to volunteer in Tanzania. Kindly contact us for more information regarding this.
In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills You need to speak English (basic level)
Education Requirements Health or social care related disciplines at High school/University level
Required Documents CV, copies of certificates and related documents
Nationality Restrictions No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 – 15:00.
- Volunteer placement facilitation-full program scheduling and supervision
- Pre-arrival support & preparation of your project/work placement
- Airport pick up
- Orientation (usually begins on a Monday
- Accommodation Room & Board (Breakfast & Dinner)
- Daily in-person availability of a local coordinator
- $150 USD contribution to placement facility
- Airport transport on departure (can be arranged)
- VISA and PERMIT fees
Dates & Fees
Details on arrival
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Past Volunteer Reviews
Martin C, United Kingdom. Volunteered in 2020 To sum it all up, it was a memorable and valuable experience, the rotation of work at the hospital was very nice; examination, scaling, fillings and extraction were among the activities we did. It was so nice to learn of the Tanzania dental clinic setup. Accommodation was very fine bedroom, food and bathrooms were all in good condition. Innocent our local coordinator is a very friendly and nice person. He helped us with almost everything and made our stay in Tanzania very comfortable. We also had a wonderful experience going for Safari and learning of the local culture.
Katie A, Australia. Volunteered in 2021
Loved my experience with KIVOLEX. I got to help out in the emergency department, pediatric/male/female wards and the maternity department of the hospital. I witnessed/assisted with natural births, as well as witnessed c-sections in theatre. The people at the hospital were fabulous, as was Innocent and Angel (at the volunteer house). The food was excellent, as was the accommodation. Lots of activities to do in spare time, I went up to Arusha to do safaris, and Kilimanjaro, and spent a lot of time with coworkers at the hospital. The only thing I didn’t enjoy was getting the bus to and from work – if you can organise a driver then I would recommend doing that. I would do this experience again, without a shadow of a doubt, and highly recommend it!
Heidi L, Denmark. Volunteered in 2021
The people at KOVOLEX are kind and helpful. My friends and I had a good time as K volunteers with KIVOLEX. It was my very first trip to Africa, and I would definitely want to go back. It was my dream to one day work in Africa and in exact environment KIVOLEX took me. As a nurse student I had not only a learning experience but also a working one, although supervised but at times they would let me practice as a nurse and get that feeling of being registered and licensed nurse. The hospital is a very good place to learn and grow as a junior nurse from abroad. If you are looking to learning and get experience in a different environment outside your comfort zone, then Tanzania is a place to be. Cardinal Lugambwa Hospital introduced to almost everything I wished to experience.
Sarah W, USA. Volunteered in 2021
This trip is a life changing and it actually made me believe there is a whole other world outside the United States. Life is completing different in Dar Es Salaam, everything about it. The food, the people, traditions and overall dynamics are different from the USA. At the clinic the kinds were wonderful; they changed me in several aspects. Kids with their parents visited the clinic for treatment but to see them having fun with a big smile on their faces was just wonderful. I integrated with these kids and created a very strong bond and I am so grateful for that. Recording their vital sign like heart beat, temperature and taking their weight was just amazing. I strongly recommend this trip to anyone who likes to deal with kids in a child and maternal health department of a hospital.