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Workcamp helping children building their future

COMMUNITY BASED EDUCATION

Project description

A large amount of a child’s time is spent sitting in a School environment. For instance in this particular project Children arrives at the on 07:30am and depart around 4:00pm. This place is where they will learn the various skills deemed necessary and proper for them to achieve success in the global society. The school environment is where they will gain an understanding of their place in the world and the gifts that they have to offer it. It is where the student develops what they want their future to look like, as well as knowledge of the skills needed to reach that goal. With the school environment such an important place in the growth of a child; Marera School will host this project  with the aim of improving the school environment to provide decent learning environment for the children.

Project Activities

Volunteers are expected to participate in the following activities: renovation work- fixing the broken walls and floor and painting; fixing broken desks; making mural and other teaching aid like maps, posters draw symbols etc. in the classroom to stimulate learning atmosphere; provision of garbage collection bins and compositing sites in the school.

Study part

Volunteers will participate in a number of workshops, discussions, educational tours and social events aiming to provide an opportunity to explore, understand, challenge and take possible actions in addressing challenges affecting Children in school environment. You are encouraged to research from your home country-community and bring information for sharing.

Accommodation and meals

Volunteers will share simple rooms at the communal house in the community. There are running  water and electricity. The facility in located in a very strategic point to view highest Mountain in  Africa- Kilimanjaro. Meals are mostly organic both vegetarian and non-vegetarian.

Dates of the project

from 13.03.2017  to 29.03.2017

from 12.06.2017 to 28.06.2017

from 11.09.2017 to 27.09.2017

from 13.11.2017 to 28.11.2017

Location of the Project

Marera is one of the communities located along the sloops of Mt. Kilimanjaro in the Northern  Tanzania. It is high density community; people are mostly engaged in coffee and Banana farming,  dairy farming and business. The community is located about 45km from the town center (Moshi) and accessible by private and public transport. Having sharing boarder with Kilimanjaro National Park, the landscape is ever green throughout the year.

Free time activities

Possibilities are hiking to Kilimanjaro gate, eco and cultural tourism in Chagga and Masai community, Swimming & Relaxing at Lake Chala and Wildlife safari. (Ngorongoro Creator, Lake Manyara and Tarangire National parks). More details can be provided on request.

Special Requirements

Volunteers should be comfortable working outdoors and getting messy, willing to share leadership  roles, and having a sense of adventure. Volunteers are expected as well to be open minded, flexible and working under minimum supervision.

Language

The official languages of the project are English and Kiswahili. You do not have to be fluently.

Terminal

Volunteers will be picked up at Kilimanjaro International Airport or Bus station within Moshi town.

Extra Fee

[Non-refundable €270; or equivalent Tanzania shillings to be paid on arrival] This fee cover the cost  of prior communication, pick-up from arrival destination, accommodation during the project, 3 meals a  day during the camp, in-country management, administration costs and partly project materials when needed. The fee does not cover any kind of insurance, visas & permits, vaccinations, pocket money, drop off on departure day, incidentals etc. We are non-profit organization without external funding.   Most of the costs of the projects are sustained through participation fee from the volunteers and participants of our programs.

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