Tanzania Care and Community
- Who?Groups of at least 5
- When?Projects have flexible dates and run all year round
- Where?Arusha, Tanzania
Tanzania is a diverse country full of colour and vibrancy with expansive wilderness and miles of beaches. It has Africa’s largest lake and highest mountain and also the world-renowned Serengeti National Park. Volunteering as part of a group trip in care and community in this beautiful country is one of the most worthwhile experiences you will have.
While Tanzania is rich in beauty and culture, it is one of the World’s poorest countries. Based in Arusha, your group will spend time in schools or day care centres helping vulnerable and poor children.
Your time will be split between improving the environment for the children and spending quality time with them. Your mornings are spent working on the structure of the premises, either renovating the building, or decorating. You may get involved in gardening as well. The idea is to improve the surroundings for the children and provide them a more pleasant environment to live and learn.
In the afternoons your time is spent working with the children on different activities. You may do cooking, art, dancing, or help in the classroom with their lessons. Working in small groups or one-to-one really inspires the children and gives then the attention they may not otherwise get.
You will live in an apartment or hostel while you are in Arusha, and have plenty of time to get involved with the local community. There are a number of cultural workshops for you get involved with including Swahili lessons and Maasai culture. Projects Aboard will also organize trips for you and these can include a safari, trip to a local Maasai village and guided hikes in a national park. You return home having seen the positive impact of your volunteering, and with a wealth of stories to tell your friends and family!
This placement is fully researched, safety audited and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure Travel Sector.
First week (Click for details)
DAY TIME ACTIVITY Sunday Airport pick ups Monday 9:00am- 10:30am Placement Induction 11:00am-13:00pm CTA/Office Induction 13:00am-16:00pm Money Exchange/Lunch 16:00pm-17:00pm Drop off, Dinner Tuesday 9:00am-12:30pm Naserian School renovation and gardening 12.30pm-14.00pm Lunch 14:00pm-17:00pm Swahili/Cultural workshop 17:00pm Drop off, Dinner Wednesday 9:00am-12:30pm Naserian School renovation and gardening 12:30am-14.00pm Lunch 14.00pm-16:30pm Games / activities 17:00pm – 18:00pm Traditional drumming / dancing 18:00pm-20:00pm Dinner at restaurant 20:00pm Drop off Thursday 9:00am- 12.30pm Naserian School renovation and gardening 12:30pm-14:00pm Lunch 14:30pm-18:00pm Cooking Class 18:30pm Drop off, Dinner Friday 9:00am-12.00pm Naserian School renovation and gardening 12:30pm-15:00pm Lunch +cultural heritage centre visit 15:00pm-17:00pm Shopping for safari/internet 17:00pm Drop off Dinner Saturday Time to be arranged – early! Weekend safari trip at the Tarangire National Park Packed lunch
Second week (Click for details)
DAY TIME ACTIVITY Sunday Guided hike at Mt Meru waterfalls Pack lunch 17:00pm Drop off, Dinner Monday 9:00am-12:30pm Naserian School renovation and gardening 12:30pm-14:00pm Lunch 14:00pm-17:00pm Games / activities 17.00pm Drop off, Dinner Tuesday 9:00am-12:30pm Maasai culture workshop 12:30pm-14:00pm Lunch 14:00pm-17:00pm Naserian School renovation and gardening 17.00pm Drop off, Dinner Wednesday 9:00am-17.00pm Maasai cultural day (Visit maasai village) Visit the maasaibomas Lunch (Packed from host family) Donation, local dancing + singing 18:00pm Drop off, Dinner Thursday 9:00am-12.30pm Naserian School renovation and gardening 12.30pm-14.00pm Lunch with the children 14.00pm-17:00pm Donations and Games / activities with children 17:30pm-20.00pm Dinner at restaurant 20.00pm Drop off Friday 9:00am-12:00pm Visiting Maasai school 12:00pm-13:30pm Lunch 13:30pm- 16:00pm Shopping at the Maasai caft market 16:00pm Drop off/packing, Dinner Saturday Airport drop off