- At dawn, the rising sun floods Tanzania’s cool grasslands with gold, school children walk along the roadsides and vendors set out their wares. Nature surrounds Tanzania, where the largest of animals mingle with the most minute, and landscapes are colorful and diverse.
- However, its the Tanzanian people who will make your visit memorable. Whether you’re teaching a class full of laughing, energetic children, embarking on a wild safari guided by locals or chatting with community members, you’ll constantly be greeted with the characteristic warmth and dignity and the raw beauty of Tanzanians.
- Address the widespread challenges which continue to bar many Tanzanian children from receiving quality education and staying in school.
- Teach English in local classrooms, help refurbish school facilities and volunteer on projects at the village primary school. Your impactful work will be rewarded by the bright, smiling faces of the local children who rush to say hello each day and are eager for your inspiration.
- Experience one of the world’s most spectacular safaris: Drive through Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire National Park, which naturalists the world over consistently call “the greatest wildlife show on Earth.” Look for zebras, lions, leopards, elephants, wildebeest, rhinos and other wildlife in their natural habitat.
- Hike to two stunning waterfalls at the base of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the tallest peak in Africa and one of the world’s great mountaineering objectives.
- Hear from guest speakers about Tanzania’s history and recent progress, as well as heavy social issues that linger in spite of the country’s rapid growth. Communities continue to address challenges in the form of health issues, gender inequality, limited education opportunities and more.
- Participate in a batik dyeing workshop, market visits and traditional music and dance classes.
- Contribute 30 hours of community service.
- Student/Staff Ratio: 6 to 1.
A typical Children’s Education Adventure Experience:
- We will be staying in two Home Bases, both of which are located an hour from the Kilimanjaro airport in small villages.
- Accommodations are basic, but clean and safe.
- All students sleep in gender-segregated rooms with roommates, and have access to shared bathrooms with cold-water showers.