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Teaching English in South Africa
 

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Project Overview

GVS offers meaningful and exciting teaching opportunities for you to interact with poor children from various backgrounds (like orphans, street, and poor families) to share your experience and knowledge with them. By teaching English in Tanzania, you can help the primary and secondary schools with limited resources and limited education in the areas of Dar Es Salam, Arusha, Moshi and some other rural and urban parts of Tanzania. Tanzania is one of the poorest and latest developed countries where gross national income is $255.97 per person. Now due to the growth of tourism and commerce here, the demand of English is also increasing. So it is important for all young Tanzanians to learn English in order to secure seats in good universities as well as in getting high paying jobs later. But not all Tanzanians have the opportunity to learn good English education and fluency in English is a dream for many kids. They are the students that attend schools which have poor resources and are not equipped with well trained and experienced English teachers. There is shortage of funds which makes them unable to hire good English teachers. As a result of this, students studying here can never fluent in English and thus they can never have a successful career in future. These students desperately need help from international volunteers. You can teach English to the students between the ages of 5-16 years in both public and private schools (where English education system is poor).

Responsibilities and Role of a Volunteer:

The primary responsibilities of our volunteers include assisting the local staff either in private or public schools. You will be allocated with different responsibilities depending upon your skills and qualifications. Your major responsibilities include teaching English to the students and help to improve their pronunciation, listening, speaking and writing skills. You can also help the students in doing homework, making notes and exchanging cultural views. You are also encouraged to hold debates and discussions in order to make the students confident enough to speak. Besides teaching English, you can also teach them some other subject such as math, IT, health etc depending upon your skills and interest. You can also involve children in extracurricular activities such as playing games, performing dramas, painting, solving puzzles, singing and dancing etc. You are also welcome to share your knowledge to the local teachers there so that they can improve their teaching skills. You can also donate pen, pencils, colors, story books, and other teaching material to the schools and poor children. You are also expected to work in administrative section for fund raising or other activities. Thus as a volunteer, you will be doing a lot of things to make a positive impact on the lives of poor children. These children will always be thankful to you and their love and respect for you will also increase with time.

PLEASE NOTE: You don't need to worry about the job as the local teachers and principals will provide you with a flexible work schedule. You are required to work for 3 - 4 hours per day from Monday to Friday. If you want to do more work then you need to consult local staff. They will always in close contact with you to ensure you are safe and doing well. We also encourage you to work closely with them to adjust in the new environment easily. When you are free from work schedule, you are allowed to travel and to explore the beautiful Tanzania. In addition, you are also expected to make certain disruption in the work schedule due to traditional, cultural festivals, your exams and other similar situations. During these times you can go home for short holidays.

Project Skills and Education Requirements:

Volunteers do not need to be a qualified teacher to join this program. No specific qualification, education or skills are needed. Both experienced and inexperienced volunteers can join our program. You must not be a native English speaker. Our program is open to non-native speakers as well if they are fluent in English. They must be at least 18 years of age or above. They need be imaginative, hardworking, flexible and able to handle the children. They should have an open mind, compassion, love and eagerness to work with poor children. A lot of patience and enthusiasm is also required.

Project Factfile

The below given project fact file gives you a quick and general overview about the program. If you having any confusion or questions about the given program, then please feel free to write us: info@globalvolunteersolutions.org and let us know about your problem. We will solve your problem and our customer care centre will reply you in 1-2 days.

Country: Tanzania
Project Type: Teaching English in Buddhist Temple School Project
The Locations:  
The project starting dates: Our orphanage project begins on every 2nd and 4th Monday of each month. If you are not able to schedule your flight date in the above mentioned date, then please write us: info@globalvolunteersolutions.org for other alternative dates so that we could arrange alternative dates for our volunteers.
Who can apply – This project is open for all ages and nationalities. You should be at least 18 years old. How ever, if a volunteer is less then 18, then he/she has to take permission letter from their parents or from their guardians.
Requirements and other skills: this project does not need any specific qualification or special experience, all you need is lots of enthusiasm, flexibility, self-motivation, full confidence and open mind to learn from new cultures. A volunteer must have at least medium level of English communication skills for this project, as you will need English to exchange your views with others
Project Duration:

We have both short-term and long-term projects. How ever it will depend on the volunteer's demand and flexibility. Projects are available from 2 weeks up to 12 weeks.

Required Donation: You pay $ 220 for 2 weeks, US$75 for every week thereafter except registration and application processing fee.
Donation Contribution: almost 70%-80% weekly program fee directly goes to your food and accommodation plus project support. Remaining 20% -30% donations goes to field management, coordinators and other general expenses in the host county.
Arrival/Departure Point:  
Accommodation: you will get minimal types of accommodation. Volunteer should not expect any luxurious accommodation while stay and work in the project site. Our Accommodation depends on your project locations. You may stay with a host family or in a Guest House in single or shared room with a fan, with a shared bathroom with cold water and half board.
Food: Host family provide 2-3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch or dinner) or as per the itinerary. You will receive normal and same types of food that local family prepares for themselves. Volunteers do not expect special food from the host family. Some volunteers have lunch at the orphanage or as per the itinerary
Project Hours: Working Hours are flexible; 5-6 days a week, approximately 3-4 hours per day, all other time is free. The project coordinator or staff will provide you all the working hours and activities that you will need to prepare in the project.
Cost of getting to the project from host family: Depending on location; up to 1 hour bus ride or other types of transportation (Budget approximately US$10-15 per week). This is NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR WEEKLY FEE.
Support Group: GVS has an effective and sound support system which is always present to route and guide you whenever you need any kind of help. You can contact our local coordinator 24/7 for any help or assistance.
What you will gain: From GVS orphanage project, volunteers will learn a lot. Volunteers will have a breath taking experience in Sri Lanka, as you will be helping the disadvantaged and poor children's. Visits to different tourist sites and ancient temples and fords will unable volunteers to learn from Sri Lankan culture and their tradition. This project will also help to develop your socializing skills, confidence level. Besides learning, this project will add tangible things to your resume, which will help you in your professional career, and you can easily achieve your goals and brighten your future.

Program Dates & Costs

In order to adjust the flight schedule of the volunteer and to make our schedule more flexible, All Global Volunteer Solutions programs start on every 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month Volunteers are advised to adjust their flight schedule and other important works according to language program schedules (not available in Cambodia). It is very unlikely to make extra arrangements for the missed classes. Internees and volunteers can stay and wait at the hotel on their own expense to start the program from the beginning.

Note: if a volunteer could not schedule or arrange their flight date in the above mentioned dates, then please write us for other alternative dates

You Pay 275 for 2 weeks, US $75 for every week thereafter 
Fee For Volunteer Programs
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Fee For Volunteer Internship
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$250 $350 $450 $550 $650 $750 $850 $950 $1,050 $1,150 $1,250
 
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  • Volunteers joining Medical program are required to pay additional $50 for registration fee to district medical office, ¬†and $200 for a flat enrollment fee.
  • Please apply for business visa since volunteers are not allowed to use tourist visa to work as a volunteer,
  • Airport pick up/ drop off (45 miles) $75

  • Allocation of Global Volunteer Solution Fees:

    If you are wondering where your volunteer's fees are going, then you should know that all of Global Volunteer Solution's programs solely rely on participant program fees. With the fees volunteers pay to enroll in the program, Global Volunteer Solution is able to attain its goals, thus raising the bar for hygiene, education and social status of local communities and bridging the gap between the Western and Eastern cultures. Ultimately, Global Volunteer Solution, its diligent volunteers, and its hopeful grassroots organizations are able to work towards a deeper cultural understanding, global unity and goodwill.


    There are four categories to the Global Volunteer Solution program fees allocation

    Application processing Fee
    IQ. Most volunteers ask why there is a prerequisite application-processing fee to join the Global Volunteer program.
       
    Registration Fee
    Q. Another common question from volunteers: Why is there a prerequisite registration fee? How does GVS use my
       
       
    Weekly Project Fees
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    Language & Cultural Orientation

    Lesson Plan: Language & cultural courses Orientation :
    One week language and cultural Training

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ) FOR TANZANIA
     
    BEFORE YOU TRAVEL GENERAL QUESTIONS
    General Questions, Before you Travel

    01. What's the best time to apply for a Tanzania volunteer program?
    02. How long will it take for GVS to process my application?
    03. What are the documents required from me during the application period?
    04. Are there necessary qualifications for volunteers in the Tanzania program?

    Passport and Visa Information
    Visa requirements
    Program Informations

    01. What in-country support do I have when in Tanzania?
    02. Can I get a daily schedule of programs in Tanzania?
    03. Where is the Tanzania programs situated?
    04. What is the official language of Tanzania?
    05. How long does the Tanzania volunteer program last?
    06. Will GVS arrange my flight to Tanzania?
    07. Is there a particular airport that I must contact and book my flight with?
    08. When should I arrive in Tanzania?
    09. How will I recognize the GVS country coordinator?
    10. What should I do if my flight to Tanzania is delayed?
    11. What happens if my in-country contact fails to show up?
    12. Is there anything I need to prepare before leaving for Tanzania?
    13. How do I travel back to the airport after my volunteer program?

    Food and Lodging

    01. Where, how and with Whom Will I be staying with in Tanzania?
    02. What room will I be staying in?
    03. Can I stay with my girlfriend/boyfriend or female/male friend at the same room?
    04. Can I bring my local villager friend in my room?
    05. Can I bring electrical appliances?
    06. What about my meals?
    07. What are the dos and don'ts during the project duration and the stay with the host family?
    08. What happens if I am unhappy with my project or hosting facilities?
    09. May I decide how long I want to stay once I get there?
    10. What do I do in my free time when I am not working in the project?
    11. What about drinking water?

    Health and Safety Queries

    01. Is it safe in Tanzania?
    02. What are the principle healths risks in Tanzania?
    03. Do I need to get health insurance?
    04. Who do I contact in case of a health-related emergency?
    05. What are the sanitary conditions in Tanzania?

    Money Information

    01. Is it safe to carry cash with me?
    02. How much money should I bring with me?
    03. What is the local currency and how do I know the exchange rate?
    04. Are ATMs easily available? If yes, which debit and credit cards are accepted?
    05. How do I make contact with the GVS in-country coordinator?
    06. How can my family members contact me?

    Local Culture Information

    01. Is there a special dress code that I should follow while staying in Tanzania?
    02. What should I know about Tanzania's religious conduct?
    03. How do I respect the Tanzania's people?

    Materials to Bring

    There are different materials that you can bring with yourself

    Free Time

    01. Enjoying free Time in Tanzania

     

    GLOBAL VOLUNTEER SOLUTIONS (GVS) FAQ FOR TANZANIA Weekly

     

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) is derived from generic information about the country, and should not be used as a definitive travel guide. Travel information and situations abroad change constantly, and the information contained here may not be up to date. Participants should consult Global Volunteer Solutions staff or travel advisors to verify this information.