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    Focus in Africa: Care Orphanages in Tanzania

    Focus in Africa: Care Orphanages in Tanzania


    • Listing Type: Gap Year Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destinations: Tanzania
    • Program Length: One Week, Two Weeks, Six Weeks, Four Weeks, Two Months, Other, Three Weeks, Five Weeks
    • Start Month: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
    • Category: Community Service
    • Selective: No
    • Gender: Coed
    • Ages: 16, 17, 18, 19+, 19
    • Housing: Homestay, Other
    • Minimum Cost: < $1,000
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    At Care Orphanages and in cooperation with various local organizations, volunteers help local children by offering much-needed education as well as skill-development training.

    Most orphanages in Tanzania lack resources and are under-staffed. Volunteer are needed for positions in Orphanages in Tanzania. Volunteer work will focus primarily on offering formal and informal schooling and a safe place to live and study.

    Volunteers generally work with the following activities:

    • In the morning help with breakfast and prepare the children for school. Volunteers accompany the children to and from school.
    • Teach English 3-4 hours a day in the local school.
    • Small children (ages 2-6 years) remain in their orphanages where volunteers who choose not to teach in schools play with the children: sports, art, games, picture books, music. All sorts of fun activities are welcome.
    • Also organize activities when the children return from school, both free time fun and help with homework.
    • Skill-training and free time activities for the children who are too old to go to school.
    • After dinner help the children wash, brush teeth and take care of themselves.

    *This is just a general picture of the daily life of volunteers. Each orphanage has its own routine. Some orphanages are located in rural areas.

    Work ranges from 20-30 hours per week. Volunteers are accommodated in a separate room at the orphanage or with host families, with local food three times a day. You may have to share room with another volunteer.

    Fees for room and board are included in our given fees.

    Not included in the Fee: personal expenses, soft drinks, bottled water, entrance fee during sightseeing and traveling, Airfare/flight ticket, Visa and registration fee, Insurance, Tourist visa fee and C-Permit fee ( this should cost 250 USD.) , Telephone, Immunizations.