Grace Nursery and Primary School (TZA-1)


Type: Education: Primary school - Country: Tanzania

Brief description and main aims

Grace  Primary  School  is  a  private  facility  that  offers classes  for  grades  1  to  7.  The  school  has  a capacity  to accommodate 500 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, Mathematics, 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 from Nigeria.

Cultural Exposure

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 members.

Main Activities

The school's mission is to develop, nurture and train Tanzanian youths spiritually, socially and academically. Grace Nursery  & Primary  School  is  a  private  facility with  no  assistance from  the  government.  It  hosts  30 teachers  and  the fees that the students’ families pay, cover  their  salaries. Also,  the  school  offer  computer literacy course for the kids in particular standard 1 –7.

The school's mission is to develop, nurture and train Tanzanian youths spiritually, socially and academically. Grace Nursery  & Primary  School  is  a  private  facility with  no  assistance from  the  government.  It  hosts  30 teachers  and  the fees that the students’ families pay, cover  their  salaries. Also,  the  school  offer  computer literacy course for the kids in particular standard 1 –7.

 

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Volunteer tasks

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.

Volunteer requirements / Skills

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

  • Are at least 18years of age at the time of arrival
  • Have an advanced knowledge of spoken and written English 
Having previous teaching experience (ideally in Maths, Science, English or ICTs) is a requirement if volunteers want to teach classes independently.

Location

Sinza -Dar  Es  Salaam.  Sinzais  a  very  lively  area,  with plenty of bars and clubs. Young Tanzanians love to go out in this area during the weekend.

Duration

From 12 weeks to 1 year.

Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)

Volunteers will stay in a host family. The family will provide breakfast and dinner while volunteers can have lunch at the school. Depending on the location of the host family, volunteers will walk or take a daladala (minibus)to the project. They can also take the school bus.

More Information

ATMs are availablein the area. Dressing appropriately is a requirement for the school.

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