COMMUNITY BASED EDUCATION
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.
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.
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.
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.
The official languages of the project are English and Kiswahili. You do not have to be fluently.
Volunteers will be picked up at Kilimanjaro International Airport or Bus station within Moshi town.