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The program is now open to international volunteers! 

Get a glimpse of life on the beautiful island of Zanzibar and make a tangible difference in the community. You will help teach English and get creative with arts and fun activities for school children.

Program Highlights: 
  • Gain practical experience in teaching English.
  • Provide educational enrichment and reduce the chances of children dropping out of school. 
  • Make learning more fun by organizing educational games.
  • Immerse yourself in the myriad of cultures that make up Zanzibar. 
  • During the weekends' you can join a safari tour or enjoy amazing beaches nearby.

Your Schedule at a Glance (Minimum one-week commitment): 

Arrival Day, Sunday:
Arrive at Abeid Amani Karume Airport (ZNZ). You will be picked up at the airport and taken to your new home in Sone Town. Take the time to get settled and meet other volunteers. 

Day 1, Monday: You will join our orientation day to familiarize yourself with the surroundings and local culture.

Days 1-4, Tuesday-Friday: Begin your meaningful volunteer work on our teaching enrichment programs. 

Days 5-6, Saturday-Sunday: Your weekends are free to explore Zanzibar and Tanzania. 
 
Remaining Weeks:
The remaining weeks will follow a similar schedule of volunteering Monday-Friday and having Saturday-Sunday off. Departures are on a Saturday.
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Location of the Project:  Stone Town, Zanzibar
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Project length:  Min 1 weeks - Max 8 weeks
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Arrival Airport:  Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ)
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Volunteer Work:  Teaching
Age:  18-70
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Number of Volunteers:  Up to 20 international volunteers

What's Included

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Accommodations:  Shared accommodation at the project base
Food:  Three meals on weekdays and two on weekends
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Airport Transfers:  Included on arrival day
Orientation:  Orientation day is on Monday to familiarize yourself with the surroundings and local culture
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Support:  Comprehensive and professional pre-departure travel guidance, 24/7 GoEco emergency hotline, experienced local field team.

What's not Included

Flights, visas (approx. $50 USD), travel health insurance, personal expenses
Zanzibar is more than spices and beaches, it also amazingly combines different cultures and unique traditions. It is a semi-autonomous region within the United Republic of Tanzania. It comprises two main islands, Unguja and Pemba, and some populated islets. After the 1964 revolution, Zanzibar joined with the then Tanganyika to form the United Republic of Tanzania. Zanzibar maintains its own government and handles all non-union affairs, including health services.
 
Unguja Island covers an area of about 1,464 square kilometers, and Pemba Island covers an area of about 864 square kilometers. The local people are a mixture of ethnic backgrounds. Islam is the dominant religion and practiced by most of Zanzibaris. There are also followers of Christianity and other ethnic beliefs. Swahili is a local language that is widely spoken in Zanzibar. Many people also speak English.
 
Our volunteer program partners with various primary, secondary, and high schools in Zanzibar. These schools need teaching support in a variety of areas, including English, Math, and Science.
 
As a volunteer, you will assist local educators to teach basic English by exchanging songs and playing educational games. You will support children through activities like handicrafts, sports, drawing, coloring, and writing. Higher-level education programs in mathematics and science are available as well.
 
Our teaching program supports the education of children aged 5 to 14 years old (grade 1 - 7). The school operates between the hours of 8 AM until 3 PM in the afternoon. Volunteers will engage with students 4-5 hours per day between class sessions and after school.

Aims & Objectives
  • Improve the children’s English skills and widen their cultural interactions
  • Provide you with a teaching assistant experience, an invaluable life skill!
  • Assist the teaching staff with extra hands

Dailly Schedule from Monday to Friday: 
  • Breakfast
  • Assisting Teachers and Students at the school
  • Lunch break
  • Assist Teachers and Students at the school
  • Lesson Planning for next day
  • Dinner
Internet
Internet:  No Wi-Fi is available at the accommodation. You can purchase a local sim card nearby.
Laundry
Laundry:  Laundry facilities are located nearby for an extra fee
Accommodations
Accommodations:  You will stay in a traditional and comfortable guesthouse with multiple bedrooms, communal bathrooms, a kitchen and one sitting room — suitable for enjoying the company of your fellow participants. Please note that all rooms are of single gender with 4-8 people per room. You will easily find a few small local stores that sell snacks, drinks and any basic supplies you might need during your stay. Nearby, there are ATM's, banks, shops, a local pharmacy, etc.
Food:  The program includes 3 meals on weekdays and 2 on weekends. We will provide local meals that are typical of Zanzibari culture at the accommodation.
  • Minimum age of18
  • Police clearance form
  • Good English level (some previous teaching experience will be helpful, but is not essential)
  • Proof of a COVID-19 vaccination & a negative PCR test for COVID-19 Before arrival
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