Volunteer in Tanzania: Children's Education Adventure

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Work side-by-side with local leaders fixing up schools and orphanages facilities. During the weekends, experience a real African wildlife safari and live among the Masai people and learn first-hand about their unique culture. Go beyond the movies and discover the real Africa.

Program Highlights
- Teach English in local classrooms and volunteer on projects at a village primary school
- See zebras, lions, rhinos and more on an incredible African safari
- Hike to a waterfall near Mount Kilimanjaro
- Spend a day among the Maasai nomadic warrior tribe

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Hi! This past summer the 14 day group stayed in Moshi and the 21 day group stayed in Arusha.

Reviews

99%
based on 35 reviews
  • Growth 9.7
  • Support 9.7
  • Fun 9
  • Housing 9.6
  • Safety 9.7
  • Program Selection 9.9
  • Pre-departure Help 10
  • In-program Support 10
  • Impact on Student 9.9
  • Value 10
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A.A
10/10

Amazing 3 weeks.

The GLA Tanzania trip was truly incredible. The staff were friendly and nice and the community service was very enjoyable and fulfilling.
An absolutely amazing trip.

Yes, I recommend this program
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KatherineHanson17
10/10

Find yourself in the heart and soul of Africa

I went to Tanzania to volunteer and make some small change in the world but Tanzania ended up making a big change in me. The phrase "life changing" could mean lots of things but Global Leadership Adventures changes lives by providing the experiences that help young adults grow as a person. Working at the school everyday teaching English and learning about their needs and problems, listening to guest speakers about problems facing the community and witnessing first hand the basic necessities many families were missing opened my eyes to the world. It has completely changed my life goals and now I am going to major in international relations and go into non-profit work in order to solve some of these problems.
As for the adventure and fun, this trip is full of it. The first weekend we went on a two day safari and saw the amazing wild life of Tanzania's national parks. Elephants, lions, giraffes, hippos, rhinos, you name it you will probably get the chance to see it!! The second weekend we spent the night with the Masai tribe and watched and learned about some of their traditions. Including their traditional dancing which we did by a campfire late into the night under an amazing sky full of stars (the most stars I have ever seen in my life!)

The volunteering part of the trip including teaching English everyday in a village school and repairing their classrooms. The staff is super flexible so when we requested to do extra community service they rearranged our schedule and we got to go to Faraja orphanage and we tilled a corn field so that they could make a vegetable garden.

Every part of this trip is so incredibly rewarding. It changes your outlook on life and how you want to live the rest of your life.

How can this program be improved?
The price of this trip does seem quite too high but looking back at all we did it makes sense and is actually a pretty good deal. To go on a safari, spend the weekend with a Masai tribe, go on day trips, pay for lodging, meals, guest speakers and lessons on local traditions all adds up. If you want to get the most for your money, this is the trip for you.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Blaine
10/10

Meaningful Service + Magical Adventures in Tanzania

I could talk forever about my three weeks in Tanzania, but in short, it was an incredible and deeply meaningful trip. The volunteer work I did in the Kilimanjaro region––teaching 4th grade Swahili-speaking students English and doing basic renovation/tree-planting projects around the primary school––was challenging and meaningful without being overly grueling, and I do feel that as a group we made a difference in the short time we spent with our students.

The "excursions" that GLA specializes in were truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. Not only did we get to go on a traditional safari in some of Africa's most famous and most wildlife-dense environments (the Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire National Park), we also spent a weekend living with a native Maasai tribe out in the savannah. I am SO grateful to have been able to experience the complex Maasai culture and way of life, as they have been living for centuries, so authentically; dancing around the campfire with the warriors, women, and children of this tribe into the late hours of the night remains one of my most treasured experiences EVER.

The inclusion in the local community, support from GLA staff, and total safety that I felt at all times during my trip made this experience not only deeply eye-opening, but also 100% enriching. I would recommend this trip to ALL teens interested in world travel and meaningful community service.

How can this program be improved?
More time there! But in all seriousness, if I could have changed ANYTHING about my experience (there were almost no negatives), it would probably have been the size of the group. Although I went into this with a "more is better" mindset in terms of number of tripmates, in hindsight, I think I personally would have done better in a slightly smaller group (my trip had about 25 teens, 4 mentors). But again, this is a personal preference––you might find that the size of the group, which is different for each trip, will be perfect for you!––AND it taught me a lot about what kinds of communities I do best in.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Tenzin
10/10

The experience

The time spent with teaching the students at the school and also the volunteer work we did around the school. The students there are so friendly and so fun to be around. In addition, the experience and the love you get form there is just amazing.

How can this program be improved?
There wasn't really a bad thing but if I had to change one thing is to make the program longer for the same price.
Yes, I recommend this program
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AndreaE
10/10

Life-changing experience with GLA-Tanzania

This program is more than just a trip to help those in need, its a program to help yourself. Going to Tanzania taught me so much about myself and about the world we live in...I wouldn't change it for the world. I definitely recommend this program, I swear you won't regret it! It's not only eye-opening, its also pretty fun and you get to make friends that'll probably last a life-time...I still keep in touch with my group and we're all pretty close. You will return home with a whole new perspective. :)

Yes, I recommend this program

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