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Teaching & Community Support in Zanzibar

Zanzibar, Tanzania

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Living in the tropical paradise that is the island of Zanzibar, make a huge difference in the lives of children and adults through education and community development. Through teaching young children in nurseries and pre-schools, to adult education sessions in the afternoon, volunteers empower countless individuals living in a remote fishing village on the coast and help brighten their future opportunities.

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Volunteers on this project will get to:

  • Support local under developed nursery schools with English and numeracy lessons, improving their readiness for primary school and giving them a positive head start in their schooling
  • Run rewarding free adult English classes which helps them to read and write and highly increases their employment prospects
  • Get involved in women’s and kid’s activity groups that promote empowerment, as well as working with local boys and girls sports training sessions
  • Stay in an island paradise, on the shores of the Indian Ocean and have endless opportunities to explore the white sandy beaches and crystal clear warm waters
  • Live in a traditional rural fishing village and get off the grid, while also making a huge impact on the local people
Quick Facts Quick Facts
Minimum Stay 2 Weeks
Impacts Teaching & Education
Priced From Priced From
£ 907 |

“I can feel our connection to the community and the mutual respect is invaluable. Working with kids, seeing them grow and get excited about what you’re teaching them is enough to make your day every day!”  Duncan Tossell, Zanzibar Programme Manager

 “Working on the education project in Zanzibar is far more than just teaching children, adults and women’s groups. It is about becoming part of such a welcoming community and feeling like you belong; it’s a home away from home and that is a special feeling.” Sarah Bolger, East Africa Development Manager

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Dates & rates

Priced From
£ 907 |

Detailed Project Pricing
2017 - 2 Weeks GBP 907
2017 - 3 Weeks GBP 1151
2017 - 4 Weeks GBP 1395
2017 - 5 Weeks GBP 1765
2017 - 6 Weeks GBP 1995
2017 - 7 Weeks GBP 2225
2017 - 8 Weeks GBP 2455
2018 - 2 Weeks GBP 939
2018 - 3 Weeks GBP 1192
2018 - 4 Weeks GBP 1445
2018 - 5 Weeks GBP 1828
2018 - 6 Weeks GBP 2066
2018 - 7 Weeks GBP 2305
2018 - 8 Weeks GBP 2543

Project Start Dates

2017 Start Dates:

11 & 25 September | 9 & 23 October | 6 & 20 November | 4th December

2018 Start Dates:

8, 15 & 29 January | 12 & 26 February | 12 & 26 March | 9 & 23 April | 7 & 21 May | 4 & 18 June | 2, 16 & 30 July | 13 & 27 August | 10 & 24 September | 8 & 22 October |  5 & 19 November | 3 December

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Work & Impacts

Teaching

Teaching

As the focus of the education project, teaching and educating both children and adults is a very large part of the volunteering project. During the morning you will be working at a variety of nursery schools to help the children with their basic level of English and maths by providing free, structured, interactive and creative classes. During your afternoons will help run adult English classes for the local people and community leaders which is incredibly rewarding as you will teach many different people not only how to speak English, but also to read and write. 

 
Women and kids

Women and Kids

As well as adult English lessons, you will also get involved in a number of initiatives which target the women and children in the village. Promoting gender empowerment, volunteers help run additional English classes which are specifically aimed at the older female generation who may not feel as comfortable attending the regular sessions. Further to this, you will also get very hands-on at an afternoon club for children which is a safe and fun environment for the village children to get involved in arts and crafts, reading, games and workshops!

 
Community development

Community Development and Conservation

Due to the nature of village life, there is plenty of other community development initiatives which run and depending on the needs of the community at the time, you can be involved in a variety of different areas; from clearing land for new structures and buildings (including our new education center!), removing alien vegetatation, clearing or building roads or even helping with refurbishment and building of new facilities – there is always lots to get stuck in with! As well as community work, you can also get involved in some on-going conservation activities, including beach and village clean ups and getting involved in planting trees and gardens

 
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Fun & Travel

Things to do in your spare time

Volunteer events

Evening Activities

As well as grabbing some food and having a drink around the firepit after a long day’s work, there are also a number of other events which run, including our quiz night which we hold every Tuesday, dessert night (we we hope speaks for itself!) and even the opportunity to go for dinner with a local family for a small fee. Traditional involves sitting on the floor and eating with your hands whilst you enjoy some traditional food and drink. Volunteers love this night out as it gives you a first-hand experience of the local cultures and traditions and provides some much-needed income and support to the host families.

 
Sporting activities

Getting Active

Zanzibar’s beautiful sunrises means that volunteers often like to wake up early and can’t resist heading to the beach, only steps away from your accommodation! Whether it’s a long walk along the shore or yoga on the soft sand, the beach has plenty of space for you to get active. If it’s the ocean you like, Zanzibar is perfect for those with an interest in water sports; whether that’s sailing, kite surfing, snorkelling, scuba diving or swimming with some of the beautiful marine life, Zanzibar really has it all. 

 
Water sports

Explore the Island

Despite living in a small fishing village, that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty to explore and Zanzibar really does have something for everyone – whether it’s culture, art, adrenaline or food you’re passionate about, the island is known for being a colorful and diverse place. The best way to start is by taking a village tour, which will introduce you to the local ways of life and also help you meet some of the villagers. If you want to venture a bit further afield, why not take one of the day trips to a nearby sandbank – when you picture deserted islands and piercing blue waters, this is it! You will be able to snorkel, swim and then share a fresh seafood barbeque prepared by the team – it’s definitely a volunteer favorite and a once in a lifetime experience.

Should you have some time before or after your volunteering experience, there is also plenty to see on Tanzania’s mainland, including safari’s in some of the most famous reserves in the world, including the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater and should you be feeling very active, you could always climb Mount Kilimanjaro!

 
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About Zanzibar

About zanzibar

About the Destination

Home to endless white sandy beaches, crystal clear warm waters and friendly and colourful locals, Zanzibar is a small island just off the coast of Tanzania that is famous for its marine life and culture. Due to this, it’s not surprising that Zanzibar is a tourist-favourite, with many coming to soak up the sunshine in this tropical paradise while seeing all that the area has to offer.

The buzzing city of Stone Town will be your first stop upon landing in Zanzibar and as a World Heritage Site, you won’t be short of things to do if you wanted to come back and visit during your free time! A hub of activity, traders sell spices, fruits and fish caught fresh that day on every street corner and there are plenty of markets where you can find exotic souvenirs to bring home!

Just one hour away – and an exciting drive through Zanzibar’s jungle-like back roads with our experienced staff members - volunteers will soon reach the villages of Jambiani and Kizimkazi where our volunteering project is based. These traditional fishing villages run along on the Southern Coast of the island and are remote, beautiful and home to endless palm tree-lined beaches and lovely local people who rely daily on the ocean for their income and food, but also struggle with the impacts of tourism and human interaction on their ecosystem. . Life is much quieter here than in Stone Town and as fishing villages, many of the local villagers have little to no formal education, as well as limited opportunities for their children to access the English language and create brighter futures for themselves.

You will be living in snug beach-houses only steps away from the white sandy coast in an area that is famous for its snorkelling, scuba-diving and marine life, so when you’re not working hard during the day there is plenty to do with the rest of your time. Whether it’s getting out onto (or under!) the water to spot dolphins, sharks, rays or other marine life or just spending the day under the shade of a coconut tree on the beach, Zanzibar is a perfect location to relax while also making a huge impact on the local people.

 
 
 
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Feedback from our volunteers

Vaitiare Maramba, New Zealand

AMAZING. Lifetime experience. Shows what it is like to be happy with so little. and how lucky we are and not to take things for granted.

 

Nora Daoudi, Belgium

My experience here in Zanzibar has been hard work on the land, ecobricking and a lot of teaching and prepping, but I can honestly say I enjoyed every minute of it. You go through everything here with other volunteers, which allows to make friends from all over the world. But the best part of this, are the local people you meet. Everybody is extremely welcoming, you can't go around the village without being greeted and welcomed. The people here are so nice, you feel right at home!

 
 
 

Hannah Cheater, UK

I have just got back from the best month of my life, and that is not an exaggeration! At first I was thinking of only spending 2 weeks in Jambiani, but I am SO glad I booked 4 weeks instead. 2 weeks would not have been enough and everyone who was there for that long wished they had longer. Jambiani is absolutely beautiful and everyone is SO friendly and SO genuine.

After a month of life literally ON the beach, you really get to know the people, (both the adults and the children) and the village as though it is home. It is so strange returning to the western world, I don't know what to do with myself. Not once did I feel unsafe, unhappy or bored, it was paradise and the trip of a lifetime.

I have had the time of my life and I cannot wait to go back! Thank you so much!

 
 
 

Andrea Valdivieso, Chile

I can't describe what it meant for me to volunteer for the project in Zanzibar. Volunteering in such a beautiful place also makes you want to stay or come back. I made friends, met wonderful people and the best of all, I was so immersed in what I did, I felt I was a part of the Jambiani Village Community, I felt like a local. WONDERFUL PROJECT, WONDERFUL PEOPLE!

 
 
 

Jonathon Tunney, UK

Having already volunteered here i knew what i was getting in terms of the location, culture and generally the people. I feel that just working with the people of both Jambiani and Kizamkazi gave me a fresh outlook on life specifically about how we approach live. I went away last time with this and i hoped to see it again and i have!

 

Pippa Mistry-Norman, UK

I volunteered on this project for 2 weeks and have just got back. The work teaching adults and nursery school children is so rewarding. The island is beautiful and gives a really nice working environment. You won't meet more friendly people anywhere else, so I would really recommend anyone who is thinking of volunteering in Zanzibar to do it - but for 3 weeks at least, because a fortnight is just too short!!! Thank you!

 
 
 
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Teaching & Community Support in Zanzibar

Zanzibar, Tanzania

how would you like us to contact you?
via phone
Full Name*
Email*
Phone Number
*Required

Living in the tropical paradise that is the island of Zanzibar, make a huge difference in the lives of children and adults through education and community development. Through teaching young children in nurseries and pre-schools, to adult education sessions in the afternoon, volunteers empower countless individuals living in a remote fishing village on the coast and help brighten their future opportunities.

Dscn1917

Volunteers on this project will get to:

  • Support local under developed nursery schools with English and numeracy lessons, improving their readiness for primary school and giving them a positive head start in their schooling
  • Run rewarding free adult English classes which helps them to read and write and highly increases their employment prospects
  • Get involved in women’s and kid’s activity groups that promote empowerment, as well as working with local boys and girls sports training sessions
  • Stay in an island paradise, on the shores of the Indian Ocean and have endless opportunities to explore the white sandy beaches and crystal clear warm waters
  • Live in a traditional rural fishing village and get off the grid, while also making a huge impact on the local people
Quick Facts Quick Facts
Minimum Stay 2 Weeks
Impacts Teaching & Education
Priced From Priced From
£ 907 |

“I can feel our connection to the community and the mutual respect is invaluable. Working with kids, seeing them grow and get excited about what you’re teaching them is enough to make your day every day!”  Duncan Tossell, Zanzibar Programme Manager

 “Working on the education project in Zanzibar is far more than just teaching children, adults and women’s groups. It is about becoming part of such a welcoming community and feeling like you belong; it’s a home away from home and that is a special feeling.” Sarah Bolger, East Africa Development Manager

Back to Top

Dates & rates

Priced From
£ 907 |

Detailed Project Pricing
2017 - 2 Weeks GBP 907
2017 - 3 Weeks GBP 1151
2017 - 4 Weeks GBP 1395
2017 - 5 Weeks GBP 1765
2017 - 6 Weeks GBP 1995
2017 - 7 Weeks GBP 2225
2017 - 8 Weeks GBP 2455
2018 - 2 Weeks GBP 939
2018 - 3 Weeks GBP 1192
2018 - 4 Weeks GBP 1445
2018 - 5 Weeks GBP 1828
2018 - 6 Weeks GBP 2066
2018 - 7 Weeks GBP 2305
2018 - 8 Weeks GBP 2543

Project Start Dates

2017 Start Dates:

11 & 25 September | 9 & 23 October | 6 & 20 November | 4th December

2018 Start Dates:

8, 15 & 29 January | 12 & 26 February | 12 & 26 March | 9 & 23 April | 7 & 21 May | 4 & 18 June | 2, 16 & 30 July | 13 & 27 August | 10 & 24 September | 8 & 22 October |  5 & 19 November | 3 December

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Work & Impacts

Teaching

Teaching

As the focus of the education project, teaching and educating both children and adults is a very large part of the volunteering project. During the morning you will be working at a variety of nursery schools to help the children with their basic level of English and maths by providing free, structured, interactive and creative classes. During your afternoons will help run adult English classes for the local people and community leaders which is incredibly rewarding as you will teach many different people not only how to speak English, but also to read and write. 

 
Women and kids

Women and Kids

As well as adult English lessons, you will also get involved in a number of initiatives which target the women and children in the village. Promoting gender empowerment, volunteers help run additional English classes which are specifically aimed at the older female generation who may not feel as comfortable attending the regular sessions. Further to this, you will also get very hands-on at an afternoon club for children which is a safe and fun environment for the village children to get involved in arts and crafts, reading, games and workshops!

 
Community development

Community Development and Conservation

Due to the nature of village life, there is plenty of other community development initiatives which run and depending on the needs of the community at the time, you can be involved in a variety of different areas; from clearing land for new structures and buildings (including our new education center!), removing alien vegetatation, clearing or building roads or even helping with refurbishment and building of new facilities – there is always lots to get stuck in with! As well as community work, you can also get involved in some on-going conservation activities, including beach and village clean ups and getting involved in planting trees and gardens

 
Back to Top

Fun & Travel

Things to do in your spare time

Volunteer events

Evening Activities

As well as grabbing some food and having a drink around the firepit after a long day’s work, there are also a number of other events which run, including our quiz night which we hold every Tuesday, dessert night (we we hope speaks for itself!) and even the opportunity to go for dinner with a local family for a small fee. Traditional involves sitting on the floor and eating with your hands whilst you enjoy some traditional food and drink. Volunteers love this night out as it gives you a first-hand experience of the local cultures and traditions and provides some much-needed income and support to the host families.

 
Sporting activities

Getting Active

Zanzibar’s beautiful sunrises means that volunteers often like to wake up early and can’t resist heading to the beach, only steps away from your accommodation! Whether it’s a long walk along the shore or yoga on the soft sand, the beach has plenty of space for you to get active. If it’s the ocean you like, Zanzibar is perfect for those with an interest in water sports; whether that’s sailing, kite surfing, snorkelling, scuba diving or swimming with some of the beautiful marine life, Zanzibar really has it all. 

 
Water sports

Explore the Island

Despite living in a small fishing village, that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty to explore and Zanzibar really does have something for everyone – whether it’s culture, art, adrenaline or food you’re passionate about, the island is known for being a colorful and diverse place. The best way to start is by taking a village tour, which will introduce you to the local ways of life and also help you meet some of the villagers. If you want to venture a bit further afield, why not take one of the day trips to a nearby sandbank – when you picture deserted islands and piercing blue waters, this is it! You will be able to snorkel, swim and then share a fresh seafood barbeque prepared by the team – it’s definitely a volunteer favorite and a once in a lifetime experience.

Should you have some time before or after your volunteering experience, there is also plenty to see on Tanzania’s mainland, including safari’s in some of the most famous reserves in the world, including the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater and should you be feeling very active, you could always climb Mount Kilimanjaro!

 
Back to Top

About Zanzibar

About zanzibar

About the Destination

Home to endless white sandy beaches, crystal clear warm waters and friendly and colourful locals, Zanzibar is a small island just off the coast of Tanzania that is famous for its marine life and culture. Due to this, it’s not surprising that Zanzibar is a tourist-favourite, with many coming to soak up the sunshine in this tropical paradise while seeing all that the area has to offer.

The buzzing city of Stone Town will be your first stop upon landing in Zanzibar and as a World Heritage Site, you won’t be short of things to do if you wanted to come back and visit during your free time! A hub of activity, traders sell spices, fruits and fish caught fresh that day on every street corner and there are plenty of markets where you can find exotic souvenirs to bring home!

Just one hour away – and an exciting drive through Zanzibar’s jungle-like back roads with our experienced staff members - volunteers will soon reach the villages of Jambiani and Kizimkazi where our volunteering project is based. These traditional fishing villages run along on the Southern Coast of the island and are remote, beautiful and home to endless palm tree-lined beaches and lovely local people who rely daily on the ocean for their income and food, but also struggle with the impacts of tourism and human interaction on their ecosystem. . Life is much quieter here than in Stone Town and as fishing villages, many of the local villagers have little to no formal education, as well as limited opportunities for their children to access the English language and create brighter futures for themselves.

You will be living in snug beach-houses only steps away from the white sandy coast in an area that is famous for its snorkelling, scuba-diving and marine life, so when you’re not working hard during the day there is plenty to do with the rest of your time. Whether it’s getting out onto (or under!) the water to spot dolphins, sharks, rays or other marine life or just spending the day under the shade of a coconut tree on the beach, Zanzibar is a perfect location to relax while also making a huge impact on the local people.

 
 
 
Back to Top

Feedback from our volunteers

Vaitiare Maramba, New Zealand

AMAZING. Lifetime experience. Shows what it is like to be happy with so little. and how lucky we are and not to take things for granted.

 

Nora Daoudi, Belgium

My experience here in Zanzibar has been hard work on the land, ecobricking and a lot of teaching and prepping, but I can honestly say I enjoyed every minute of it. You go through everything here with other volunteers, which allows to make friends from all over the world. But the best part of this, are the local people you meet. Everybody is extremely welcoming, you can't go around the village without being greeted and welcomed. The people here are so nice, you feel right at home!

 
 
 

Hannah Cheater, UK

I have just got back from the best month of my life, and that is not an exaggeration! At first I was thinking of only spending 2 weeks in Jambiani, but I am SO glad I booked 4 weeks instead. 2 weeks would not have been enough and everyone who was there for that long wished they had longer. Jambiani is absolutely beautiful and everyone is SO friendly and SO genuine.

After a month of life literally ON the beach, you really get to know the people, (both the adults and the children) and the village as though it is home. It is so strange returning to the western world, I don't know what to do with myself. Not once did I feel unsafe, unhappy or bored, it was paradise and the trip of a lifetime.

I have had the time of my life and I cannot wait to go back! Thank you so much!

 
 
 

Andrea Valdivieso, Chile

I can't describe what it meant for me to volunteer for the project in Zanzibar. Volunteering in such a beautiful place also makes you want to stay or come back. I made friends, met wonderful people and the best of all, I was so immersed in what I did, I felt I was a part of the Jambiani Village Community, I felt like a local. WONDERFUL PROJECT, WONDERFUL PEOPLE!

 
 
 

Jonathon Tunney, UK

Having already volunteered here i knew what i was getting in terms of the location, culture and generally the people. I feel that just working with the people of both Jambiani and Kizamkazi gave me a fresh outlook on life specifically about how we approach live. I went away last time with this and i hoped to see it again and i have!

 

Pippa Mistry-Norman, UK

I volunteered on this project for 2 weeks and have just got back. The work teaching adults and nursery school children is so rewarding. The island is beautiful and gives a really nice working environment. You won't meet more friendly people anywhere else, so I would really recommend anyone who is thinking of volunteering in Zanzibar to do it - but for 3 weeks at least, because a fortnight is just too short!!! Thank you!

 
 
 
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