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Whether you are helping to build a foundation of English with Nursery students, teaching English and employability skills to local Maasai, or addressing important youth development needs, this volunteer placement will allow you to be part of a team working hard to make a difference in local schools and communities with real need.
Speaking English is crucial to getting a good job in business or the tourism industry. English is also the language of technology, commerce, and administration. In Tanzania primary school is taught in the local language of Swahili where secondary school is taught in English, creating a language barrier and significant obstacle to learning. Your volunteer experience will help us serve our 3 primary school partners and local Maasai Community Group reaching over 2000 children from disadvantaged communities, providing resources and assistance with improving the standard of English.
Tanzanian schools are strapped for resources. Schools have an abundance of students and shortage of teachers, desks, books, water, and currently the government run schools do not even offer school lunch. Teachers do not have the time or resources to address critical learning in areas such as health, wellness, personal development and sport. Our youth development programs help fill the gap and give disadvantage youth a venue to apply their energy in a positive way rather than getting involved in other unproductive and at-risk behaviors such as drugs, alcohol, and crime. Come make a sustainable difference in the lives of those less fortunate and will test your limits as an international volunteer!
From arriving at the airport you will be transferred to your accommodation in our Arusha base. You’ll be met by one of our in-country team for an exciting welcome meal and induction.
The volunteer project gives you an amazing opportunity to work in local schools or other community projects, redecorating and refurbishing, or helping with art, drama and sports classes. The type of work really depends on you and what your skills are. When the ﬁnal day comes it will be hard to leave the children and new friends you have made! Remember to keep the address.
This is your chance to volunteer abroad and make a real difference to the lives of those less fortunate. Volunteers support the work of the FutureSense Foundation around the world. The foundation was established with the aim of making a real and sustainable difference to underprivileged communities.
On the 14th day you have the option to catch the transfer back to the airport or continue your journey on our optional safari (Highly Recommended!)
Extend your trip and take part in a 5 day safari for just $995. Check out the ‘Extension Itinerary’ tab for more details!
Tanzania offers some of Africa’s finest game viewing. This safari visits one of the major National Parks for an exciting combination of wildlife experiences. The vast open plains of Serengeti are home to the big cats – cheetah, leopard, lion; plus vast herds of wildebeest, zebra and other small plains game. Ngorongoro crater is an expansive natural wonder, watch out for the rare black rhino and see the hippos splashing playfully in pools. Lake Manyara affords much chance to see large tusked elephant and maybe even a tree climbing lion. Camping gives you an added feeling of being close to nature – closer sometimes than you might expect!
Extend your trip and take part in a 5 day safari for just $995.
Today gives you the opportunity to explore a little further afield from Arusha. Visiting Lake Doluti gives the opportunity for both a walking trip and canoeing on the lake itself. This is an extraordinary way to get up close to the wildlife and also witness the dramatic setting of the lake within a volcanic crater.
Today you’ll set out for Tarangire National Park at 9am. Packed lunch in hand, you’ll be witness to an area of natural beauty which houses one of the largest concentrations of wildlife in the world. Be sure to take your camera today as Tarangire National Park plays host to a smorgasbord of migratory predators, zebra, eland and elephants as well as the spectacularly vivacious yellow-collared lovebirds who are amongst the countless animals that call Tarangire home.
Praised by Ernest Hemingway as ‘the loveliest in Africa’, Lake Manyara is the heart of Manyara National Park. Beginning the day with a game drive you’ll enjoy a picnic lunch followed by the contrast of Manyara’s lush jungle-like ground-water forests and the alkaline lake. It’s thought that even an untrained eye should expect to see 100 species of birdlife here and these stalks and pink-hued flamingos are certainly not your standard blue tit or pigeon! Late afternoon you’ll head back to the campsite to rest up before tomorrow.
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
You’ll have an early start today before you descend in to the Ngorongoro Crater. Here, in the remnants of what could have once been a soaring volcanic mountain as high as Kilimanjaro, you’ll follow a guided tour and be bystander to the 30,000 animals of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the world’s last remaining Black Rhinos before returning to Arusha in the late afternoon.
You’ll have the opportunity to visit Arusha National Park just a short trip from Arusha town. This gives a fantastic opportunity to go on a walking safari at the foot of Mt Meru, while taking in the awesome views of Mt Kilimanjaro.
Today you have one a last chance to grab some souvenirs before transferring to Kilimanjaro airport for your flight home.
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