Care Centres Volunteers – Arusha Tanzania
There are many daycare centers in Arusha to which we attach our volunteers to help children’s development through teaching and tendering. Some children come from single-parent families, some are total orphans and others are born of street beggars. Volunteers are expected to spend time with the children playing games, giving them the needed attention, creating friendship, love and emotional support which they miss. Besides teaching, there are other activities such as arts & crafts and sports.
Kindergarten Volunteers – Arusha Tanzania
Volunteers support the local staff at kindergarten schools to organize creative fun and educational activities, helping out with day-to-day tasks. The commonly used language in Tanzanian Early Years Schools is Kiswahili. Volunteers, therefore, do make a significant impact by teaching English and helping children develop their conversational skills at their Care placement.
Special Needs Centres Volunteers
Special needs centers take care of children with disabilities like blindness, autism, downs’ syndrome, deafness, mental disabilities, etc. Volunteers help to improve the quality of life for these children.
Volunteering at a Care Placements in Tanzania with Mbassa Adventures
We are sure to keep you busy and engaged regardless of the volunteer Care project you choose to join with Mbassa Adventures. It is important to note that some placements are more challenging than others. For example, if you have children under your care who need special attention due to disabilities.
Also please note that availability of toys is limited in many of the care centers. That necessitates full commitment and attention to the young children in order to keep them occupied and stimulated.
The average birth rate in Tanzania is high and Arusha is not an exemption with as many as 4 children or more per woman. Most of these women seek paid wage or self-employment trade to supplement their husbands’ earnings. Day care centers therefore play an important role to ensure both parents can continue to work and provide for their families.
That education is important to the younger generation in Tanzania is also unquestionable. We therefore encourage our volunteers to work alongside local teachers to develop resources and classroom activities to make lessons more interesting including arts and crafts, coloring, and simple math games.
The Mbassa Adventures team is very committed to creating a good working atmosphere to our volunteers.