In Tanzania, schools face huge overcrowding issues, with the average primary school classroom holding 66 students. On top of this drop out rates are extremely high, with 57% of secondary school age children not enrolled at school.
You'll be volunteering in one of our partner schools to help inspire children and create change through education. You'll be designing and delivering a number of workshops on some of the following topics:
You might also work on a renovation project to help improve school facilities.
When you arrive in Tanzania you’ll be met by our team at the airport. Over the next few days you’ll have a thorough induction and orientation where you’ll learn about local customs and culture, get your bearings around town, meet community partners and gain a better understanding of the context of the projects you’re working on.
Over two weeks, you’ll work in the community Monday - Friday with your weekend free to travel and explore. Your day will usually be structured with a morning session (approx. 3 hours) after breakfast and then a session of the same length after lunch. Your afternoons and evenings will be free for you to relax or do any required planning for the next day.
On the last day, you’ll either be transported back to the airport or you can join our extension trip safari!
After your Challenge you can join our optional extension trip and explore the wonders of the Serengeti. You'll visit both the Tarangire and Manyara national parks where you'll be able to see over 100 species of birdlife, tigers, cheetahs, elephants, zebras, giraffes and more! In the Ngorongoro Crater you'll get to go on a guided tour and be a bystander to the 30,000 animals of the Ngorongo Conservation Area. At the end of the trip you'll have time to explore the beautiful Arusha National Park while taking in the awesome views of Mt Kilimanjaro.
Whilst challenging, this experience was absolutely life changing and definitely an adventure of a lifetime. It was an honour to work with the children and school community in Tanzania. Leading a fantastic team who were passionate about making a change and evolving as Global Citizens was truly rewarding. The trek of Kilimanjaro was incredible, and it was awesome to summit as a team. Our guides and porters were outstanding, encouraging and super accommodating. I think everyone should give this trek a go! It's spectacular! This experience would not have been possible without Challenges Abroad and their awesome team. Their dedication is unmatched. Thank you, CAA!Samantha Madsen - University of Queensland
A once in a lifetime experience engaging with the people of Tanzania. Lovely country and lovely people. Thank you to my amazing team!Gregory Salmon - University of Southern Queensland
Great in-country experience! Will never forget it.Samantha McLay - University of Queensland
Loved it! A very memorable trip!Jakhon Madaminov - University of Queensland
*Note: if you have other dates in mind or would like to travel as an individual, email us at [email protected] and we’ll be more than happy to help!