Zanzibar Construction and Renovation

Participate in the renovation of local village schools to provide better learning environments for students.

This project helps schools in and around Stone Town, Zanzibar, by restoring and renovating their infrastructure to provide better learning environments for students. We also assist schools by providing learning facilities as needed.


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Program Description

By taking part in this social project, you will help the students at these schools and make a difference in your community.

Your work may include tasks that will allow you to contribute to the creation of a positive learning environment in the school. As you will be laying bricks, doing carpentry, painting, laying tiles, and landscaping/gardening, the project will require a lot of physical and manual labor. We will also be involved in building renovations, such as painting, repairing furniture, and repairing equipment.

The other side of this project involves a more artistic and laid-back atmosphere. You may also be able to use your creative ideas to improve the school’s surroundings. You will be guided by a local coordinator and a foreman. This activity is enjoyable because it encourages initiative and creativity throughout the process.

Add-on: +Learning

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

Aims & Objectives

  • Improve standards of local schools through various construction and renovation activities


Monday to Friday

You will be assisting at the program placement for 4-5 hours each day with a break in between. The day could look like this:

  • Breakfast at the accommodation
  • Construction and renovation activities
  • Morning break at the program
  • Construction and renovation activities
  • Lunch at the accommodation
  • Construction and renovation activities
  • Return to the accommodation
  • Free time
  • Dinner at the accommodations

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

  • Have completed the following vaccines: typhoid, tetanus, Rabies, Malaria, Hepatitis A, and Diphtheria.
  • Tanzania,is a country of mixed beliefs, including Christianity and Islam, as well as a number of other conservative traditions and faiths. Therefore, modesty is the ideal, thus, wearing clothes that cover the knee and shoulders for women while shorts, trousers, and t-shirts for men  is highly advised
  • There are also a lot of physical activities, so bring comfortable working clothes and shoes so you can move comfortably and easily.
  • Older participants are required to have a medical clearance, while participants under 18 might need signed parental consent.

Additional Equipment

No specific equipment is required for this program, but you are highly advised to bring sturdy shoes, comfortable working clothes, and re – hydration or bottled water at all times.