Computer Teaching Volunteer in Tanzania!
Are you looking to make a difference in the lives of poor and underprivileged children? Do you want to discover the beautiful country of Tanzania while providing kids with a better chance at a happy future by teaching them extremely valuable computer skills? This affordable and safe program allows you to do just that.
Tanzania is a country filled with natural beauty. From lions lazing in the sun, to giant wildebeest migrations and mighty Mount Kilimanjaro, jaw dropping splendor awaits around every corner.
Sadly, the country also struggles with poverty, and many struggle to make ends meet in terms of basic needs such as food and clothing, let alone giving their children a quality education. Thus, the problems with poverty are only exacerbated as poor families are unable to provide competitive educations to their children, continuing the cycle of poverty into the next generations.
While public schools are working hard to alleviate the problem, there is only so much they can do due to a severe lack of resources and manpower, especially in poor or rural areas.
By becoming a computer teaching volunteer in Tanzania you can help solve this lack of manpower and help teach computer skills that will be hugely beneficial for the children in the future, allowing them to lift themselves out of poverty and provide a better education for the next generation.
Reach out to IFRE today to learn more about this exciting opportunity to explore and work as a teaching volunteer in Tanzania.
Skills and Qualifications:
There are no specific qualifications required to be a computer teacher volunteer in Tanzania,but you need to be a passionate and loving person, with a strong belief that disadvantaged children have a right to an education and knowledge. You should enjoy interacting and working with children and have at least basic English language skills to more easily communicate with your students.
Volunteer Responsibilities & Impact
When volunteering in Tanzania, you will beteaching computer skills to students aged 5-12, in groups matched by age and ability. You will work closely with the local teachers, and impart basic computer skills, proficiency in Word, Excel and other common and useful software, and assist with administrative tasks when necessary. Those with more advanced computer skills may also be asked to help develop and maintain databases and records to further improve the teaching efforts of the school.
By providing these valuable skills and lessons, the kids you teach will be much better prepared for adult life and finding profitable and fulfilling careers. This will in turn help alleviate the poverty problems the country is stricken with, by ensuring that these children in turn have the resources to provide a better education for future generations.
- First Day: On the first day of your project, your in country coordinator will bring you to your placement and introduce you to the staff. The day will be spent getting to know them and the students and learning the facilities and your duties.
- Weekdays:You start teaching computer skills on the second day of the project, and while each day will be a different and provide a fresh experience, a standard day looks like this:
- 7.00 to 7.30 AM: Your host family serves you a delicious home cooked breakfast to start the day on a full stomach.
- 7.45 AM: You set out for a great and rewarding day of teaching vital computer skills to children. The exact hours will vary but you will spend the day at your placement teaching or aiding with other tasks.
- 12.00 PM: Break for lunch which is a great opportunity to get to know your colleagues and students on a deeper level.
- 3.00 PM: The teaching work generally ends around this time, and you are free to spend the rest of the day as you wish.
Computer Teaching Volunteer in Tanzania: Dates and Fees
IFRE programs begin every Monday year-round. If you have travel constraints, you can still start your chosen program on any day of the year.
Computer Teaching Volunteer in Tanzania is not available from 18th December to 5th January.
Since 2006, IFRE has been the most trusted and respected volunteer abroad organization in the world, and also the most affordable. We’re dedicated to providing the highest quality volunteer programs at the lowest fees, which make it possible for everyone, especially students, to volunteer internationally and make a positive impact in the lives of others.
We believe in 100% transparency.
Rest assured; we never use middlemen. Your one-time registration fee of $299 covers our administrative costs. The low weekly fee is paid in the host country directly to your host family and project (via country coordinator), and includes housing, food, and minor expenses. IFRE is a non-profit organization, so your program fees are tax deductible.
Volunteer Program Fee (US$)
Please apply for volunteers visa since volunteers are not allowed to use tourist visa to work as a volunteer,
Program Fees Cover:
- Accommodation (host family)
- Food (only breakfast and dinnery)
- Program Orientation
- In-country support
- Personalized project
- Pre-departure information
- Certificate of completion
- Fundraising ideas and letters
- Discount for returning volunteers
Program Fees Exclude:
- Volunteers visa fee $250. Please see volunteers visa requirement in Tanzania
- Personal expenses on soft drinks and foods
- Daily transportation
- Airport return transfer
Accommodation and Meal
During your volunteering project in Tanzania, you will stay with one of our wonderful local host families. They are selected based on their respectability in the community and ability to provide a safe, secure and comfortable place for you to live.
They will provide you with three delicious home cooked meals a day and provide plenty of chances for you to get to know them and their culture better. Additionally, they all have extensive experience hosting volunteers, and know exactly how to welcome you and make you feel like part of the family.
Free Time and Weekend Exploration
If you’re concerned that your time volunteering in Tanzania will be all work and no play, then you don’t need to worry. You will have free time every day to explore the local area and surroundings, and your weekends will be completely free to explore the wider area of Northeastern Tanzania, famed as one of the greatest “safari tracks” in the world.
Safety and in Country Support
Your safety is our most important responsibility, and we take significant steps to make sure you always feel safe, comfortable and taken care of. We support you with any necessary aid before you leave, and your in-country coordinator will be on-call 24/7 for the duration of your project should you require immediate assistance or advice with anything.
Computer Teaching Volunteer in Tanzania: FAQs
Arrival and Departure
Kilimanjaro International Airport is the designated airport for the arrival of our volunteers for the Teach Computer Skills volunteer program in Tanzania. Make sure to provide our country coordinator with the correct flight details before your departure to Tanzania.
Our local representative will be there to pick you up after your arrival in the Kilimanjaro International Airport, however, airport drop-off at the conclusion of your project is not included in the price, and needs to be arranged once you are in the country. .
Airport Pick-up and Drop-Off
Flight pickup arrangements for our volunteers will be made prior to the start of their volunteer trip in Tanzania. Volunteers will be greeted by our local representative at the airport and then transferred to their respective accommodations shortly thereafter.
However,if our volunteers miss their flight or experience delays then it is very important to inform our office staffs or the local country coordinator as soon as possible so that a new pickup time can be scheduled.
Without a tourist visa, our volunteers won’t be allowed to take part in our Tanzania volunteering programs. You can obtain a tourist visa by visiting the local Embassy of Tanzania in your home country. Be sure to take your passport and a few photos with you for that.
Volunteers can also opt for a visa on arrival at the Kilimanjaro International Airport if they don’t have time to apply for a visa in their home country. On-arrival-tourist visas are available to citizens of countries such as the USA, UK, Canada, and most European countries.
Tourist visas can even be extended if our volunteers choose to stay longer and continue working on our volunteer projects in Tanzania. An extension of additional 90 days can be added in your tourist visa with a visit to the Immigration Department in Dar es Salaam.
Based on doctor’s recommendations, you need to get proper vaccinations for diseases such asmeasles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B, malaria, hepatitis A, cholera, diphtheria, rabies, tetanus, typhoid, yellow fever, polio before your volunteer trip to Tanzania.
Check out this link for detail information regarding these vaccinations for Tanzania, and consult with your medical doctor before taking any vaccinations.
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Why volunteer in Tanzania teaching computer project?
Develop a love for Computers in underprivileged children
Our Volunteering in Tanzania projectteaching computer skills allows you to actively teach in community run schools. You will be sharing ideas, create an interactive environment of learning whilst spreading the love of computers amongst underprivileged children.
Gain real world experience of a computer classroom
Taking part in in this program you will get a chance `to teach computer skills to underprivileged kids and acquire real world experience. You get an opportunity to encounter a different classroom environment with local computer curriculums and syllabus.
Get acquainted with international computer teaching methods
Teaching volunteering in Tanzania benefits not only the children but the volunteers as well. It helps you to gain valuable work experience of teaching computer skills in a foreign country. Thishands-on practical experience will have a positive impact in shaping both the children’s and your own future career prospects.
Making computer education accessible to children of Tanzania
The majority of people in Tanzania struggle to learn computers due to poverty, as it’s either too expensive or out of their reach. So, by volunteering teaching computer skills in Tanzania you’ll be making computer learning easily accessible to underprivileged kids.
Understand the Computer Education System of Tanzania
Participating in our Teaching in Tanzania volunteer program gives the volunteers a chance to learnabout a new and different computer education system which is an enriching and distinct experience.
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