The Massai Teaching Experience (M.A.T.E)
The Ultimate Teaching experience!

M.A.T.E Teaching Project, is intended to help the Masai people without losing their land and cultural heritage. Through education, the Masai will be able to do business, take up agriculture and survive independently. Volunteers will teach students aged 6 to 17. There are many subjects you can choose to teach from and you’ll find the students extremely eager and mostly well behaved.

Education is free for all Tanzanians. Yet not all of them are educated. There is lack of schools, and even worse, a shortage of trained teachers. In our Massai village set out of the Mt. Kilimanjaro, the school desperately needs volunteer teachers. The Masai for long have suffered due to illiteracy, poverty and lack of skills. They live a nomadic life, attending their cattle but due to failure of rain and many other calamities, they’re suffering from starvation and risk losing many of their people due to migration to urban areas for work.

Our volunteers help the Maasai communities become more aware of social, economic, and political issues affecting their well-being. Helping the massai to assimilate in to their current world while still continuing the traditions.

Always stressing the importance of education, our volunteers teach english at the local school to both children and adults, enabling a massai member to finding work and provide for their family.

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Placement Highlights

16yrs+ on arrival
Volunteer options
Playwork,outdoor games, care work, teaching, general site maintenance.
Pre-departure, helpdesk, in-country coordinating team and 24hr emergency support
Project location
Massai community situated in the areas approaching the beautiful Mt. Kilimanjaro
Volunteer dorm rooms, communal area, basic showers, composite toilet.
Working hours
Variable Mon to Fri depending on your daily activities.
English understood by the kids and everyone.
Getting to project
You will be picked up by an Ethical member of staff from the Nearest Airport who will take you to the project site.
Minimum stay
1 week
Volunteers usually stay
2-6 weeks, longer stays possible
Project operates
There are 2 start dates per month with us.
Arrange flight to arrive on 1stth or 15th of each month. Check our calender.
 Limited spaces apply early.
From EUR 150 per week.

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