Assist Teaching at Pre & Primary School, Tanzania

Company : Jamso Trainee GmbH
Location : Arusha
Duration: 2 weeks to 1 year
Approx Costs: 100 to 3000+ $ Dollars (US)

  • Learn everything about the school system in Tanzania and experience the everyday life of a school.
  • Set yourself apart with yourself and grow out of yourself.
  • Have a great time with the students and teachers at this school and become part of the team.
  • Immerse yourself in African culture by getting in touch with lots of locals.
  • Make new experiences and enjoy your African dream.

The Pre & Primary School is an English-language private school affiliated boarding school, where children from pre-school (3 years) to 7th grade (about 14 years) are taught. Most of the students come from farming families and the Tanzanian middle class, 54 of the currently 165 children at the Ikirwa School come from very needy families and are supported by international school sponsors.


Typical day

Your day starts at the hostel around 7 am. The School is located in  Arusha, which is located directly on the slopes of Mt. Meru. From the main road it is 8km on gravel roads, until you reach the picturesque school grounds. Fortunately, a school bus drives right along the main road near our volunteer house, which volunteers are allowed to use. The school calculates about 45,000 Tanzanian shillings per person per month.

Regular class time is 8:00 to 15:45 from Monday to Friday. Lunch can be taken by volunteers for a meal with the students in the school (approximately 3,500 Tanzanian shillings per person per day, which is approximately € 1.30). This includes a cup of porridge in the morning and a typical African lunch.

After a familiarization period, volunteers may also organize their own lessons, in consultation with the class teachers. Special help is needed in the various pre school classes, since only one teacher is responsible for each class. Here, the need for individual tutoring and support for the younger students is therefore particularly high.

Please note: The School is closed for school holidays for most of the months of April, August and December. Volunteers who are in Arusha for an extended period of time can use this time to travel / relax or, if they are interested, engage in alternative projects. Otherwise, volunteers may also become involved in the school during this time by teaching or preparing special projects, e.g. presentations, posters or Power Point presentation. These can then be used after the holidays by volunteers or teachers in the classroom. There is always something to do at School!


At volunteer house/hostel, included 2 melas from Monday till Friday. At your accommodation you have WIFI.

Start Dates

Every Monday or upon request

Costs / Benefits

- airport pick up
- 12/7 suppport
- 2 meals a day from Monday till Friday
- accommodation at the volunteer house

Booking / Enquiry

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