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MWANDILIWA

Support the orphanage by playing games with the kids, teaching in the nursery and pre-school, preparing meals and helping children with their homework.

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MWANDILIWA

Support the orphanage by playing games with the kids, teaching in the nursery and pre-school, preparing meals and helping children with their homework.

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

Mwandiliwa is an orphanage that hosts children who lost their parents or were abandoned in the street. The centre provides them with shelter, clothes, health and education at government schools.

The orphanage is home to 81 children from the age of 0 to 18; most of them are brought in by the Social Department of the Government.
The orphanage currently runs a nursery and pre-school, but the founders are planning to build a primary and secondary schools as they recognize the importance of investing in education.

The project started in 2002 and hosted only 3 children, but it has continued to grow over the years. It was registered as an NGO in 2006.
Mwandiliwa's mission is to make sure disadvantaged children can live a better life and can receive the necessary education. Its objective is to continue to expand and to build a primary and secondary schools.

The staff comprises of 11 people who receive an allowance.

Mwandiliwa doesn’t have specific sources of funding, although some occasional private donors have financed the project (for example a private donor sponsored the construction of the kitchen).

2. WHAT WILL YOUR ROLE AND TASKS BE?

Volunteers are welcome to support the orphanage in all areas, depending on their interests and skills, including:

Childcare;
Teaching at the nursery and pre-school;
Helping with the preparation of the meals;
Playing sports and organising games with the kids;
Supporting the management with accounts and project development.

Daily tasks are flexible. A typical day at Mwandiliwa starts in the morning, when volunteers and staff can teach at the nursery. In the afternoon, volunteers can either play with the orphans or help them with their homework.

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.

4. WHY SHOULD YOU CHOOSE THIS PROJECT?

Volunteers feel to be part of a family at Mwandaliwa and can make a difference in the children's lives by helping them to get a better education.

The main challenge to expect is accepting the hard life that the children at the orphanage have to go through every day; most volunteers get very close to the kids and find it difficult to leave.

By working at the orphanage, volunteers will learn not to take life for granted and to be grateful about what they have.

1. WHAT IS THE PROJECT ABOUT?

Mwandiliwa is an orphanage that hosts children who lost their parents or were abandoned in the street. The centre provides them with shelter, clothes, health and education at government schools.

The orphanage is home to 81 children from the age of 0 to 18; most of them are brought in by the Social Department of the Government.
The orphanage currently runs a nursery and pre-school, but the founders are planning to build a primary and secondary schools as they recognize the importance of investing in education.

The project started in 2002 and hosted only 3 children, but it has continued to grow over the years. It was registered as an NGO in 2006.
Mwandiliwa's mission is to make sure disadvantaged children can live a better life and can receive the necessary education. Its objective is to continue to expand and to build a primary and secondary schools.

The staff comprises of 11 people who receive an allowance.

Mwandiliwa doesn’t have specific sources of funding, although some occasional private donors have financed the project (for example a private donor sponsored the construction of the kitchen).

2. WHAT WILL YOUR ROLE AND TASKS BE?

Volunteers are welcome to support the orphanage in all areas, depending on their interests and skills, including:

Childcare;
Teaching at the nursery and pre-school;
Helping with the preparation of the meals;
Playing sports and organising games with the kids;
Supporting the management with accounts and project development.

Daily tasks are flexible. A typical day at Mwandiliwa starts in the morning, when volunteers and staff can teach at the nursery. In the afternoon, volunteers can either play with the orphans or help them with their homework.

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.

4. WHY SHOULD YOU CHOOSE THIS PROJECT?

Volunteers feel to be part of a family at Mwandaliwa and can make a difference in the children's lives by helping them to get a better education.

The main challenge to expect is accepting the hard life that the children at the orphanage have to go through every day; most volunteers get very close to the kids and find it difficult to leave.

By working at the orphanage, volunteers will learn not to take life for granted and to be grateful about what they have.

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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