Education projects / Tanzania / Nursery School

Kunduchi

Nursery school and community center in Kunduchi

We support two local Nursery Schools and a Community Centre 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.

Kunduchi Day Care Centre is in the heart of the fishing community at Kunduchi Pwani and has been managed by help2kids since 2012. Campus Day Care Centre is situated at our Children’s Home Campus in Kunduchi, Kilongowima and was opened in January 2020.

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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 local teacher 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. 

We provide the children at the Nursery School with a nutritious meal during break time. The volunteers also organise outdoor activities or arts and crafts for the children during break time. The school charges a small contribution fee but the majority of the costs including teaching materials, daily meals and paying teacher’s salaries are covered by help2kids.

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 to improve their English skills. 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.