TEACHING PROJECT

TEACHING PROJECT

Volunteers on the Teaching project in Tanzania work in Orphanages schools, English-medium schools or government schools, where the presence of volunteers is beneficial in opening the minds and broadening the horizons of the students, along with exposing them to native spoken English. Children in Tanzania love to attend school, often starting as young as 3 years old, and wherever possible, children hope to stay in school until at least 14 years old, as education is highly valued in Tanzanian society. Teaching volunteers work by themselves or alongside local teachers and other volunteers, teaching subjects such as, English, Math, Science, Social Studies (Geography and History), Art ,Physical Education and games and sports. There can be between 30 and 80 children in each class and volunteers are required to assist the local teachers with daily lessons, providing one-on-one attention to the students and sometimes relieving the teacher of a class or two per day. English-medium schools run throughout the year and have holidays for the entire months of April, August and December. Government schools have holidays for the entire months of June and December. These schools also take week-long holidays during Easter and September. Orphanage schools do not have set holiday schedules, but take shorter breaks of 1 to 2 weeks at different times of the year. During school holidays, volunteers can take a break, travel, engage in tourist activities such as safari, take tutorials for senior students, or volunteer at another placement. As each school-type has holidays at different times, there is Teaching work available for volunteers throughout the year.