Tanzania Teaching Project

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Tanzania Teaching Project

‘7-4-2-3’ is the Tanzanian education system where children spend seven years in primary school, four years in secondary school, two years of high school and three years in university. 

Primary schools are taught in Swahili except for one English subject a day. When the children get to secondary school, there is a transition where all subjects are taught in English and only one subject in Swahili a day. This is a tough transition for most children. It is because of these reasons that specific community nursery schools were started to give the children a background in English before they start primary school. A student has to pass in each level to enable them to go to the next, due to this reason, most kids drop out just after primary school, and that marks the end of their education. One of the projects has started a school where these kids get a second chance to education by recruiting them in a one-year programme. They then have the opportunity to redo their exams or join private secondary schools. 

Details about the project

What's included

On arrival at Kilimanjaro international airport, transportation will be arranged for you. You will meet our driver and be transferred by road to the volunteer Hostel at a fee of USD$40.


24 hour support and supervision 


Room share with other volunteers

Food & Beverages

Two meals a day, coffee & tea included

Details about the project

Teaching Project Details

  • Arrival Day – Any day 
  • Time – Any time
  • Airport – Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • Departure Day – Any Day 
  • Departure time – Any Time
  • Min Duration – 4 Weeks
  • Max Duration – No Maximum


As a volunteer on the Teaching project, you will support the teachers by assisting them in one of the local nursery schools. On occasion, volunteers with teaching experience can be placed in one of the community Primary schools.

Volunteers contribute massively to improving children’s education. You may also have the opportunity to teach at a centre for older kids who are to redo their exams. Here you can also teach IT skills and help teachers develop and improve their skills as well. In this case, volunteers are expected to take full control over the classes.

Tanzanian schools are very vibrant places with most people willing to learn. Volunteers can assist in classes during class time which runs from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. Volunteers can help struggling kids do better by allocating one-on-one time with them.

Volunteers can also be involved in extra-curriculum activities like sports, games, music and art lessons. The volunteers themselves can run and supervise these lessons. Volunteers, with the help of teachers, can prepare learning materials like posters and flashcards, which will make learning for the kids more fun.

  • Fully completed application Form, Medical History Form & Motivation Form, with acceptance from the project
  • Police Clearance / Background check
  • TEFL course certificate or relevant experience to suffice
  • Police Clearance / Background check
  • Basic level of competency in English
  • Copy of return flight itinerary
  • Medium level of fitness
  • Ordinary visa

Volunteers will stay in a mixture of traditional rooms and permanent luxury safari tents. There are a few double & twin rooms as well as three, four or six bed dorms. All bedding is provided.



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