Kids Mid-Year Holiday Camp
Description: Most Schools in Tanzania has long vacation in the month of June and December where students stays home. During this time, kids are expected to join family members for extracurricular activities, educational tours and other studies outside class rooms. However, most students does not have any structured activities that are fully involving them for personal and academic development. As a result, bad influence in the society during holiday time has affected the kids significantly since they join different peer groups and with limited supervision of their parents or guardian. This project is therefore aiming to fill the gap through effective utilizing vocation time to allow student/kids to join structured activities that we will contribute to their growth.
Type of Work: We are expecting to work with 50-100 Children from the community who are between 5-13 years old, mostly pre-school and primary school students. Volunteers task will include:Games: Indoor and outdoor games that will stimulate learning, team building and activeness. Local games will be introduced as well foreign ones from the volunteers. Please bring new games to share with Kids. Physical activities: Action jumping, Olympic Games etc.Gardening: Ornamental and vegetable planting, composting, garden tour etc.;Nature activities: Bird watching, Plant a tree, Tree feeder, learning about various plants, birds, animals, worms, and insects available in the area. Academic development: Holiday's home works, various competitions aiming to motivate children's academic development .
Accommodation: Meals: Three meals will be provide each day at the accommodation, host family or at the project. Vegetarian meals will be available. The team will include one kitchen supervisor to manage meals, however volunteers shall also be expected to help in meals preparation and dish washing. Accommodation: Basic accommodation facility will be provided in the community. Volunteers should expect sharing accommodation with other volunteers from the same or other projects. Electricity and water will be available. However no washing machine.
Language: English, Kiswahili
Requirements: Qualities: Potential volunteer on this project shall interest to work with Children and teenagers, Outdoor, sports and nature activities, Open minded, open to learn and contribute and ability to work independently. Motivation letter should respond to the following questions; why would you like to participate in this project? How do you plan to contribute to this project?
Approximate Location: It is a small community in the outskirts of Dar es salaam located about 30km in the south. The community is accessible by private and local transport allowing most important facilities like health, telecom signals.The community is considered to be safe and local people are very friendly.
Notes: This project will give you an opportunity to explore what the Nature in this part of the world offers to you. Some options are: Exploring Zanzibar historical, natural and cultural sites. Near Dar es Salam possibilities are; wildlife safari trips and cultural tourism activities.
Volunteers shall be expect to work at least 4-5 hours in the morning and 2-3 hours in the afternoon