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KIGAMBONI COMMUNITY CENTRE

Be fully involved in the local community centre by teaching sports, swimming, drawing, dancing, drama, singing, acrobatics or a foreign language.

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KIGAMBONI COMMUNITY CENTRE

Be fully involved in the local community centre by teaching sports, swimming, drawing, dancing, drama, singing, acrobatics or a foreign language.

  • Skilled & Unskilled
  • Community development · Education · Arts · Sports
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1. WHAT IS THE PROJECT ABOUT?

KCC is a Tanzanian non-governmental organisation established with the aim of providing education to the people of the Kigamboni community.

The centre is composed of five departments:

The academic department provides childcare at the nursery school, tuition for primary school children as well as ICTs and English classes for secondary school kids;
The activities department runs creative classes of all genres, such as modern dance, acrobatic dance, music, drama and clothes making;
The social department is a shelter for young street boys. It organises community awareness and rehabilitation programs funded by Unicef. Every Saturday it hosts a workshop to discuss about important issues affecting the community;
The business department comprises of an entertainment business and a shop. Young people in the centre can work for one of these structures. It also offers tours of the Kigamboni area;
The office and administration department ensures that the centre runs smoothly.

KCC was funded by a group of four friends who, after suffering from parental abuse, lack of education and homelessness, wanted to give something back to the community that helped them. It was registered as an NGO in 2009.

The motto of KCC is “Everyone's got a talent!” Their mission is to fight poverty by encouraging talent. The staff consists of 4 directors, 22 volunteers, and more than 250 members.

The government donated the building where the centre is located; some private donors and partners help with its expenses.

2. WHAT WILL YOUR ROLE AND TASKS BE?

Volunteers can assist in a number of areas:

Teaching sports such as swimming or football;
Teaching creative disciplines such as arts and crafts, drawing, dancing, drama, singing or acrobatics;
Teaching English or other languages;
Teaching ICTs;
Playing with the children;
Helping the kids with their homework.

Volunteers normally work Mondays to Fridays for no more than 7 hours a day.
Once they arrive, participants get a week of orientation so they can better decide what they would like to do at the project.

3. WHICH SKILLS ARE REQUIRED?

This project is suitable especially to unskilled volunteers who:

Are at least 18 years of age at the time of arrival;
Have a good knowledge of spoken and written English;
Enjoy spending time with children;
Are flexible, enthusiastic and creative.

4. WHY SHOULD YOU CHOOSE THIS PROJECT?

KCC hosts a great sense of community. International volunteers are able to work closely with local volunteers and to fully be part of the life at Kigamboni. Participants who have a special skill to share, will find KCC to be the perfect placement for them.

The main challenge to expect is the language, as most people don't speak English. KCC does offer paid Swahili classes.

By working here, volunteers can learn how to interact with a different culture, how to be flexible and adaptable and can express their creativity at the fullest.

1. WHAT IS THE PROJECT ABOUT?

KCC is a Tanzanian non-governmental organisation established with the aim of providing education to the people of the Kigamboni community.

The centre is composed of five departments:

The academic department provides childcare at the nursery school, tuition for primary school children as well as ICTs and English classes for secondary school kids;
The activities department runs creative classes of all genres, such as modern dance, acrobatic dance, music, drama and clothes making;
The social department is a shelter for young street boys. It organises community awareness and rehabilitation programs funded by Unicef. Every Saturday it hosts a workshop to discuss about important issues affecting the community;
The business department comprises of an entertainment business and a shop. Young people in the centre can work for one of these structures. It also offers tours of the Kigamboni area;
The office and administration department ensures that the centre runs smoothly.

KCC was funded by a group of four friends who, after suffering from parental abuse, lack of education and homelessness, wanted to give something back to the community that helped them. It was registered as an NGO in 2009.

The motto of KCC is “Everyone's got a talent!” Their mission is to fight poverty by encouraging talent. The staff consists of 4 directors, 22 volunteers, and more than 250 members.

The government donated the building where the centre is located; some private donors and partners help with its expenses.

2. WHAT WILL YOUR ROLE AND TASKS BE?

Volunteers can assist in a number of areas:

Teaching sports such as swimming or football;
Teaching creative disciplines such as arts and crafts, drawing, dancing, drama, singing or acrobatics;
Teaching English or other languages;
Teaching ICTs;
Playing with the children;
Helping the kids with their homework.

Volunteers normally work Mondays to Fridays for no more than 7 hours a day.
Once they arrive, participants get a week of orientation so they can better decide what they would like to do at the project.

3. WHICH SKILLS ARE REQUIRED?

This project is suitable especially to unskilled volunteers who:

Are at least 18 years of age at the time of arrival;
Have a good knowledge of spoken and written English;
Enjoy spending time with children;
Are flexible, enthusiastic and creative.

4. WHY SHOULD YOU CHOOSE THIS PROJECT?

KCC hosts a great sense of community. International volunteers are able to work closely with local volunteers and to fully be part of the life at Kigamboni. Participants who have a special skill to share, will find KCC to be the perfect placement for them.

The main challenge to expect is the language, as most people don't speak English. KCC does offer paid Swahili classes.

By working here, volunteers can learn how to interact with a different culture, how to be flexible and adaptable and can express their creativity at the fullest.

WHAT OUR VOLUNTEERS SAY ABOUT THIS PROJECT

“I learnt many lessons for life during the 4 months I spent in Tanzania, which changed my life back at home in a very positive way. I would recommend a volunteering experience to anyone who is interested in getting to know Tanzania from another perspective rather than the one of a tourist.”
Jacob

“My first impression of KCC was that I was surrounded by so many people, so much music, happiness and talent.”

Elina

“The best thing about KCC was that they are very flexible and you are free to share whatever skill or talent you have and to plan your week and your activities independently”

Fabian

“If I could give an advice to any new volunteers it would be this: be ready to get out of your comfort zone. It is ok to help others but while doing so, remember that it is impossible for you to help everyone. Be open-minded. Lastly, your time will go by so quickly and it will be over before you know it. So enjoy it while you can and try to make the most out of your experience”

Kloi

“I knew my experience was supposed to be an exchange, however I felt as I was receiving more than what I was giving”

Fabian

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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