YAAPHA is a non-profit organization located on the mainland of Tanzania. Established in 2010, YAAPHA operates in the Kilimanjaro, Tabora, and Kigoma Regions.
YAAPHA's mission is committed to reducing illiteracy and poverty by addressing the needs of children and youth, providing primary education, life skills and entrepreneurship empowerment in Tanzania.
*YAAPHA is this month's Featured Organization, check out GivingWay's blog post: https://www.givingway.com/blog/featured-organization-yaapha-tanzania
All volunteers will stay in a volunteer house. Volunteers can expect to share a room with 1 to 4 other volunteers of the same gender. The volunteer house can accommodate up to 45 volunteers at one time.
Rooms have a lot of space and are of high quality. We have hot showers and permanent water supply, electricity and security 24/7. Wi-Fi and Satellite TV are available.
Bedding and towels will be provided. Housekeeping and laundry are offered 3 times a week.
We provide 3 meals per day: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Breakfast usually consists of toast, eggs, noodles, tea, or coffee. Lunch includes local or western foods and dinner often includes chicken curry, pasta, noodles etc. We provide bottled drinking water for the whole duration of the trip (3 liters per day/per person).
If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know so we can make arrangements for you. We will do our best to see that you are well taken care of, but as a volunteer, there is a need to be flexible.
These are the main volunteering activities:
- Teaching single mothers and women how to read, write and speak English
- Teaching English at the Pasua and Jamuhuri Primary Schools
- Helping with math and science courses, volunteer teaching is far broader than just teaching English
- Most of the English teaching at this placement will be informal, however, structured English lessons during the day would be appreciated
- English will be practiced during games or other after-school activities that you will develop
- These games may involve singing or dancing activities and should encourage the children to interact with each other
- Engage in skills and social development activities
- The goal is to create a warm and happy learning environment
- Help with preparations for any other projects of the organization/schools
Here's how your typical day would look:
7 am to 7:30 am: Breakfast
7:30 am: Organized Transport to your placement
8 am to 12 pm: Volunteer Work at schools
12 pm to 1 pm: Lunch at Volunteer house
1 pm to 2 pm: Break
2 pm to 4 pm: Volunteer Work, preparation for lessons
4 pm to 5 pm: Break
5 pm to 6 pm: Swahili Class to for all of our volunteers
6 pm to 7 pm: Break
7 pm: Dinner
*Volunteers have the weekends off
Local Excursions and Sightseeing
We provide a free excursion to the local waterfalls.
Volunteers will get a free local SIM card so they can keep in touch with us and their family.
We provide support and assistance to our volunteers 24/7 while they are here.
The hospital is 15 minutes away from the volunteer house, and 25 minutes away from the placement.
We have our own vehicle and will provide service to the hospital if needed.
What's included in the fee?
What's not included in the fee?
The following is not included in the fee:
- Insurance: participants are encouraged to consult a travel clinic and/or their personal physician to discuss recommended immunizations for Tanzania
- Visa, if needed
After you have registered for the program, please book your flights to arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO).
The program orientation begins on July 1st, 2018 and volunteers need to arrive in Moshi Town on the day before orientation.
When you arrive, you will be greeted at the airport by a member of the local team and transported to the volunteer accommodation in Moshi Town. Your accommodation is covered and includes the night before your program orientation.
Orientation is hosted by our local team at the volunteer house in Moshi. Orientation begins on the morning of July 1st. Orientation covers everything you need to know such as:
- An introduction to Tanzania
- Tanzanian customs, rules, and expectations
- Language lessons (Kiswahili)
- Travel opportunities in Tanzania
- Introduction to your project and placement
The orientation will also give you a chance to meet other volunteers and swap contact details for weekend travel and socializing.