Childcare Placement Tanzania

Share basic concepts at a kindergarten in rural Tanzania! Help out the local teachers by taking care of the kids, arranging activities, and more!

In this program, you will assist teachers in Tanzanian primary schools and kindergartens with children aged 3-6. Aside from sharing your knowledge of basic English, numbers, colors, and so on, you will also assist with classroom care and the creation of educational activities for the children such as drawing, singing, and so on.


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Program Description

Throughout your participation in this program, you will have the valuable opportunity to work closely with young children, ranging from 3 to 6 years old, at various kindergartens and primary schools situated in the Monduli region. As per the local requirements, your placement will be decided amongst a kindergarten, child care center, or primary school, specifically within the first two grades. Class and group sizes may vary between 10 and 30 children, making your additional support incredibly valuable to the local staff.

In your role, you will join forces with local staff members and educators as you assist them in effectively managing their classes. Furthermore, you will be granted the chance to take on leadership roles within groups and design your own engaging activities for the children—think along the lines of drawing, coloring, and playing games. Let your creativity shine!

Ultimately, your main objective is to help these children enhance their English language skills through artistic expression and interactive activities. Encourage them to participate in storytelling sessions, recite poems, sing songs, and engage in fun-filled games that foster language development.

Although English is a prevalent subject taught in Tanzanian schools, the scope for practicing it can be rather scarce in certain rural regions. Gaining proficiency in the English language can significantly enhance the future prospects and living standards of numerous local children, equipping them with better opportunities and chances for success. As a result, it is imperative that these young learners receive ample resources and chances to hone their skills in English to help them thrive academically and professionally.

Add-on: +Learning

There is no +Learning add-on available for this program.

Aims & Objectives

  • Improve the English skills of the local children
  • Provide extra hands to assist the kindergarten and primary school’s staff.
  • Give you an invaluable experience in Tanzanian childcare


Monday to Friday

You will be assisting at the program placement for 4-5 hours each day, with a break in between. In the afternoon, you will have time to prepare for the next day’s activities and lessons before dinner time. The day could look like this:

  • Breakfast at the accommodation
  • Engage children in creative learning activities and assist local teaching staff
  • Morning break at the program
  • Engage children in creative learning activities and assist local teaching staff
  • Help local staff serve lunch to the children
  • Lunch at the accommodation
  • Prepare lesson plan for the next day
  • Free time
  • Dinner at the accommodation

This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions, and unforeseen circumstances.

Starting Dates

During 2023

This program starts every week.

During 2024

This program starts every week.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

Minimum age:                18

Maximum age:                65

Minimum English level:        Basic

CRB required:                On Signup

Passport copy required:        No

Resume copy required:        No

Required qualification:        None

Additional Requirements

  • Medical clearance required for older participants to ensure physical ability for strenuous activities.
  • Participants under 18 must provide a signed parental consent form.
  • Adequate fitness level necessary due to the active nature of the program.
  • Program organizers prioritize safety and well-being of all participants.

Additional Equipment

  • Teaching materials such as:
  • Games, books, colored pencils, etc
  • Pictures from your country, family and friends
  • Small cultural objects from your country of origin
  • Modest or business casual attire – fully covering the knees and shoulders is required while on the project site and while interacting within the community. No sheer (see-through), low cut or midriff revealing tops, mini skirts, or offensive/questionable writing on garments are allowed.