Volunteers may also work at a special needs placement in Arusha. Disabilities include autism, Downs’s syndrome, deaf or blind children, and other varied physical and mental disabilities. Volunteers play a key role when it comes to improving the quality of life for these children and young adults.
Volunteering at a Care Placement in Tanzania with Mbassa Adventures
Whichever volunteer Care project you join in Tanzania, the children will keep you busy and demand your full attention. Some placements are more challenging than others. There may sometimes be children in your care who have health problems or who need special attention due to disabilities.
In many of the and care centers they have limited toys for the children and so the local staff carry out basic lessons with children as young as three in order to keep them occupied and stimulated. Education is very important for the younger generation in Tanzania, so it is vital that volunteers work alongside local teachers to develop resources and classroom activities to make lessons more interesting. These lessons help improve the children’s level of English as well as basic numeracy. We encourage volunteers to get involved with these lessons and carry out basic educational activities with the children, including arts and crafts, coloring, and simple math games.
DID YOU KNOW?
Tanzania has one of the highest birth rates in the world at 4.8 children per woman. Daycare plays a vital role in ensuring both parents can continue to work and provide an income for their family.