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GRACE PRIMARY SCHOOL

Assist the local teachers with one or more subjects such as English, Math, Science and ICTs in a private primary school in the centre of Dar Es Salaam.

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GRACE PRIMARY SCHOOL

Assist the local teachers with one or more subjects such as English, Math, Science and ICTs in a private primary school in the centre of Dar Es Salaam.

  • Skilled & Unskilled
  • Children · Education
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1. WHAT IS THE PROJECT ABOUT?

Grace Primary School is a private facility that offers classes for grades 1 to 7. The school has a population of 465 kids who come from families in the surrounding neighbourhoods and beyond.
Students from age 3 to 12 study a variety of subjects, including Swahili, English, Math, Science, History, Geography, Ethics, Vocational Skills, Sports and ICTs. All classes are taught in English.

The school was founded in 2002 as part of a church project through the Deeper Life Ministries (Nigeria).
The school's mission is to develop, nurture and train Tanzanian youths spiritually, socially and academically.

Grace Primary School is a private facility with no assistance from the government. It hosts 20 teachers and the fees that the students’ families pay, cover their salaries. The school now has 25 computers who were donated by one of their first volunteers.

2. WHAT WILL YOUR ROLE AND TASKS BE?

Volunteers can assist in several areas:

Supporting the local teachers with English and other subjects such as Math, Science and ICTs;
Working in the nursery to look after the younger kids.

Volunteers can also stay after school hours to assist the students who are struggling the most with English and other subjects.

Professional teachers can provide further support by training the teaching staff.

Lessons run from 7:50 a.m to 2:30 p.m with half an hour lunch break at 12:00 p.m.

3. WHICH SKILLS ARE REQUIRED?

This project is suitable to both skilled and unskilled volunteers who:

Are at least 18 years of age at the time of arrival;
Have an advanced knowledge of spoken and written English.

Having previous teaching experience (ideally in Math, Science, English or ICTs) is a requirement if volunteers want to teach classes independently.

4. WHY SHOULD YOU CHOOSE THIS PROJECT?

Grace Primary School is a peaceful and cooperative environment, where it is easy to create friendships with local people.

Daily tasks change constantly and you will always be busy with different projects.

The main challenge you can expect to face is the African education system, which you will have to adapt to; in addition to this, it is possible that you may encounter difficulties in handling a class by yourself.

In the project, you will be able to learn to teach and to deal with a different school system and with the different personalities of the alumni. You will also experience a proper cultural exchange through the friendships created with the students and the staff.

1. WHAT IS THE PROJECT ABOUT?

Grace Primary School is a private facility that offers classes for grades 1 to 7. The school has a population of 465 kids who come from families in the surrounding neighbourhoods and beyond.
Students from age 3 to 12 study a variety of subjects, including Swahili, English, Math, Science, History, Geography, Ethics, Vocational Skills, Sports and ICTs. All classes are taught in English.

The school was founded in 2002 as part of a church project through the Deeper Life Ministries (Nigeria).
The school's mission is to develop, nurture and train Tanzanian youths spiritually, socially and academically.

Grace Primary School is a private facility with no assistance from the government. It hosts 20 teachers and the fees that the students’ families pay, cover their salaries. The school now has 25 computers who were donated by one of their first volunteers.

2. WHAT WILL YOUR ROLE AND TASKS BE?

Volunteers can assist in several areas:

Supporting the local teachers with English and other subjects such as Math, Science and ICTs;
Working in the nursery to look after the younger kids.

Volunteers can also stay after school hours to assist the students who are struggling the most with English and other subjects.

Professional teachers can provide further support by training the teaching staff.

Lessons run from 7:50 a.m to 2:30 p.m with half an hour lunch break at 12:00 p.m.

3. WHICH SKILLS ARE REQUIRED?

This project is suitable to both skilled and unskilled volunteers who:

Are at least 18 years of age at the time of arrival;
Have an advanced knowledge of spoken and written English.

Having previous teaching experience (ideally in Math, Science, English or ICTs) is a requirement if volunteers want to teach classes independently.

4. WHY SHOULD YOU CHOOSE THIS PROJECT?

Grace Primary School is a peaceful and cooperative environment, where it is easy to create friendships with local people.

Daily tasks change constantly and you will always be busy with different projects.

The main challenge you can expect to face is the African education system, which you will have to adapt to; in addition to this, it is possible that you may encounter difficulties in handling a class by yourself.

In the project, you will be able to learn to teach and to deal with a different school system and with the different personalities of the alumni. You will also experience a proper cultural exchange through the friendships created with the students and the staff.

WHAT OUR VOLUNTEERS SAY ABOUT THIS PROJECT

“When I arrived at the project, I was overwhelmed with the sheer energy of the school and the kids. From the first day, I loved working with the kids who were so willing to learn and who represent the future of our world.”
Sarah
“What I learned in Tanzania is that we do not need much to be happy. One day I saw at least 40 children playing with one football ball in a big football pitch. Everyone had so much fun, even though most of the kids did not even touch the ball.”
David

“I loved that I got to experience how a different culture works and how other people live their lives”

Anglia
“The most difficult thing was applying a certain type of western teaching method to a foreign audience. Keeping in mind that it is not always the best way to approach a classroom is surely an essential lesson for the volunteer.”
Sarah

“Through my project, I have learnt how to cope with small children but more than everything I have learnt to be more relaxed and adaptable”

Charlotte

“The best things about my experience were all the new friends we made, our host family, the kids at school, the beaches, the clubs, the project. I can’t just say one thing, there were too many”

Klara

WHAT IS OUR FEE?

Select the number of weeks for your program…

Volunteer or internship program Volunteer & travel program
  • ALL PROGRAMS include airport pick up and drop off, two nights in a hotel in Dar Es Salaam on arrival, two days orientation, Swahili language class, placement in a host family (including three meals a day), in-country transport, UPTZ support before and during your stay and a project contribution.
  • The VOLUNTEER & TRAVEL PROGRAM additionally includes a unique and personalised travel experience suited to your budget, organised by us.
    You can decide to combine multiple itineraries and the price will depend on the type of accommodation chosen - budget, mid-range or luxury - and the number of people travelling.
  • Volunteers are responsible for covering the payment of their flight, travel insurance and visa.
  • We also organize a number of EXTRA ACTIVITIES such as cooking class, tour of Dar Es Salaam, a day in Mikadi Beach and a weekend in Morogoro, Bagamoyo or Dar Es Salaam. For an additional fee, one or more of these can be added on top of your selected program.
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