Education projects / Tanzania / Nursery School

Kunduchi

Nursery school and community center in Kunduchi

We support a local nursery school and community center located in Kunduchi, a low-income fishing village north of Dar es Salaam. We are educating students, young and old, in order to improve the conditions and quality of life in this vibrant community.  

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The children’s classes are focused on English, reading and writing, and mathematics. While working in the class, the volunteers and the teacher, Dizenyeto, encourage the children to behave well, and teach them social skills like sharing equipment, saying please and thank you, staying seated during class and participating in activities appropriately. 

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We provide the children at the nursery school with a nutritious snack during break time. The volunteers also organize outdoor activities or arts and crafts for the children during break time. The school typically charges a monthly fee however, they accept many children from the village for free. The fees, for those able to pay, are put towards establishing a permanent salary for the teacher, purchasing materials, and towards preserving the infrastructure of the school.

English Corner 

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In the afternoons help2kids volunteers run a program called “English Corner,” where they teach English classes to local fishermen. The program serves the local community, helping adults get the education they missed when they were younger. Though most of the "English Corner" students work as fishermen, many strive to learn English in order to have better job opportunities in the future. 

 

The classes are a wonderful opportunity for the volunteers and the local community members to learn from each other. The cultural exchange helps the volunteers understand more about Tanzanian customs and develop an ear for local Swahili.