This is the education centre found in Tandale ward; it was established several years ago by Mr. Salum Kapondafor with the purpose of helping children coming from low-income families to access education and extra curriculum. In 2021, FARAJA enrolled 55 kids who aged range from 2–5 years and hosted 5 staffs (4 teachers and a cook). The centre has experience in host long-term volunteers since 2016.
This is the education centre found in Tandale ward;it was established several years agoby Mr. Salum Kapondafor the purpose of helping children coming from low-income families to access educationand extra curriculum. In 2021, FARAJA enrolled 55 kids who aged range from 2–5 years and hosted 5 staffs (4 teachers and a cook). The centre has enough experience to host long-term volunteers back in 2016.
The centre’s mainly focuson ensuring that all children fromthe age of 2 –5 years regardless of income, background, circumstances or abilities could understand, embrace and enjoy the many components of written and spoken words. A part of teaching kids, FARAJA works to support primary and secondary students with additional skills after they class time.Also, the centre conducts sports and games every Friday.
Specifically, the volunteers can assist with:
Teaching children to learn and practice counting, singing, drawing and writing
Organizing sports & games
Supporting administration stuffs
Helping kids to cross the road to go back to home
Organizing charity events
Teaching youth & adults English language
Volunteer requirements / Skills
This project is suitable for volunteers who:
Are at least 18 years of age at the time of arrival
Have a good knowledge of spoken and written English
Are willing to work in an extremely poor environment
Are flexible in adapting to cultural differences
Are proactive in organizing their work
Having experience to work with children under 6 years.
The project is located in Tandale, Dar es Salaam. Tandaleis the biggest slum in Tanzania and, despite its improvements during the last few years, it is still considered as one of the most challenging areas in the city in terms of infrastructures.
12 weeks to 1 year
Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)
Volunteers will stay with host families. The host families provide 3 meals a day. Normally, volunteers take daladala (a local minibus) from/to the project.
ATMs are available in the area.If volunteers want, they can bring books on English grammar, toys etc.
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