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Dear interested volunteers, Thank you very much for your interest, please read our information about our school and if you would like to know more, please contact us. We will be happy to give you more information.

St. Catherina’s English Medium pre- and primary school.

We have around 348 girls in the age from 4-13 years old at our boarding school. The girls are coming from the whole of Tanzania, from Arusha, Dar-es-Salaam, Zanzibar etc. At our school all the lessons are in English, accept subject Swahili.

As a volunteer at our school there are 2 different possibility’s, you could volunteer at the primary school or at the pre-school:

At the primary school we prefer to have volunteers who are teachers or have experience with teaching.

If you choose to come we will have a look together what kind of subject you could and would like to teach our children. In our school we work with teachers who teach all a specific subject and they teach this in different classes.

If you don’t have a lot of teaching experience you could help us with giving sport lessons to our children. The children really love this and enjoy it very much, playing games and being active after a whole day at school.

At the primary school we prefer volunteers who come for at least a whole school year (starting in January), so the children have the same teacher for the whole year.
We allow only one volunteer at a time at the primary school.

At the pre-school we prefer volunteers who are interested in young children, in the age of 4-6 years. Here you could help the teacher in the class with teaching the children. With singing songs (in Swahili, English and they also would like to learn songs in your language), playing but also with learning the alphabet, to write and to read. We give them a good basic to go to (our) primary school.

At the pre-school we prefer volunteers who come at least for 5 months. However a shorter period will be considered depending on circumstances
We allow only one volunteer at a time at the pre-school.

About a Volunteer

We prefer that the volunteers who like to come have a preparation, so you know already a bit what you could expect here. We have good experience with an organisation in Switzerland, VoyagePartage (http://www.voyage-partage.ch/)

Our school/compound is run by the Usambara sisters. We expect you to have a respectful attitude to the christian religion.

We expect from our volunteers that they have a good English vocabulary, written and spoken.

Minimum age 21 years, some travel and different culture experience would be easy.

With coming to Tanzania, hopefully, come respect, curiosity and sensitivity to differences in customs, traditions and expectations.

We would like to give you the opportunity to experience our culture and we would like to learn from you.

We hope to hear from you,

St. Catherina’s English Medium pre- and primary school

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