About the local hosting organizationWe have experienced in our own life but it also a fact that; a large amount of a child's time is spent sitting in a School environment. For instance in this particular School project; Children arrives at 07:30am and depart around 4:00pm. This place is where they learn various skills deemed necessary and proper for them to achieve success in the global society. The school environment is where Children gain an understanding of their place in the world and the gifts that they have to offer it. It is where the student develops what they want their future to look like, as well as knowledge of the skills needed to reach that goal. With the school environment such an important place in the growth of a child; Marera School will host this project with the aim of improving the school environment to provide more friendly and decent learning environment for the children.
About the volunteer workRenovation work- fixing broken walls, floor and painting; fixing broken desks; Making/ painting mural and other teaching aid like maps, posters, drawing symbols etc. in the classroom to stimulate learning atmosphere; provision of garbage collection bins and compositing sites in the school. Hygiene education will be attached to the student's activities. Volunteers will participate in a number of workshops, discussions, educational tours and social events aiming to provide an opportunity to explore, understand, challenge and take possible actions in addressing challenges affecting Children in school environment. You are encouraged to research from your home Country- community and bring information for sharing.
Local accommodationVolunteers will share simple rooms at the communal house in the community. Running water and electricity will be available. The accommodation facility is located in a very strategic point where you can view the highest Mountain in Africa Mt.Kilimanjaro. AI kitchen volunteer will be available to provide help and manage the kitchen. Meals are mostly organic both vegetarian and non-vegetarian.
About the project locationMarera is one of the communities located along the sloops of Mt. Kilimanjaro in the Northern Tanzania. It is high density community; people are mostly engaged in coffee and Banana farming, dairy farming and business. The community is located about 45km from the town center (Moshi) and accessible by private and public transport. Having sharing boarder with Kilimanjaro National Park, the landscape is ever green throughout the year. Free time activities Possibilities are hiking to Kilimanjaro gate, eco and cultural tourism in Chagga and Masai community, Swimming & Relaxing at Lake Chala and Wildlife safari. (Ngorongoro crater, Lake Manyara and Tarangire National parks). More details can be provided on request.
Extra info about the projectWe are non-profit organization with no funding from either International voluntary Projects, The State or from the local authorities. In this regard volunteers are requested to contribute a participat