Early Childhood Education Volunteer in Tanzania

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Daycare Outings
Daycare Outings
Happy Family
Happy Family
Vicky and Frankie
Vicky and Frankie
Daycare Kids Swinging
Daycare Kids Swinging
Prisca Elnathan
Prisca Elnathan
Child and Volunteer Smiling
Child and Volunteer Smiling
Daycare Uniforms
Daycare Uniforms

About

In order to provide chance, not charity, for the children and families that reside in the Meru District, we invite interested volunteers from all over the world to join our cause. TST works with the local community to create high impact and ethically responsible volunteer opportunities for those interested in affecting sustainable and long-lasting change. We are a completely humanitarian, non-denominational, registered nonprofit with one simple motive—to provide opportunity to the vulnerable children and families of Nkoaranga. Volunteering with TST will mean that you are part of a dedicated global network of people who truly want to make a difference! Childcare volunteers now have a minimum stay of four weeks, as it is too tough for the kids if there are many people in and out, building intense relations with them. Volunteers play an important role in education, playtime, and other caregiving situations with kids 3-6.

Highlights
  • Developing engaging activities/creative programs for the children including art, music, yoga, science experiments, day-trips, etc.
  • Unique opportunity to volunteer ethically and make a real impact with a small, grassroots organization that is jointly Tanzanian and American run, focused on family preservation and community development!
  • Highly affordable accommodation fees at only $300 per month and small, flexible fundraising goals with 100% guarantee that all money raised goes directly to our programs and kids, not salaries and administrative costs.
  • Full time staff support, cultural activities, Swahili lessons, and the opportunity to experience Tanzanian culture in a respectful and engaging manner.
  • Build relationships with amazing children and contribute to community development in a rural Tanzanian community.

Impact

The daycare center is a preschool for the children of families in need, allowing parents to start and maintain businesses to get their families on a more stable financial footing without sacrificing their children's care. This high quality preschool will also give many of these children a head start in their education that they otherwise could never have received. The daycare helps to maintain and care for children's mental, emotional, and physical health as well.

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Reviews

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  • Impact 9.4
  • Support 9.4
  • Fun 9.4
  • Value 7.9
  • Safety 9.2
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Romany
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

The great thing is...

The great thing about volunteering with The Small Things at Nkoaranga Orphanage is you know you are definitely helping and work there goes far beyond spending hours sat with a baby on your lap. You often start the day as the sun rises, walking through the orphanage gate to hear the first murmurs of the babies and from there it is: nappy changing, drying children from their bath, finding clothes, finding shoes, feeding uji, cleaning, putting out laundry, potty training… and then repeat. The Mamas who work there have a lot to do and there is always a way to help them and make their job easier, even just by entertaining the children. If you are interested in volunteering and helping a worthwhile cause, I couldn't recommend working with The Small Things it more. Also, they are flexible and encouraging of you to really experience Tanzania during your stay, so your visit could include climbing Mount Kilimanjaro or going on safari (like mine!) as well as getting to volunteer with the beautiful children.