Teaching English - Bright English Medium School

My name is Baraka and together with my wife Juliana and great colleagues/volunteers we are working very hard with most vulnerable children by running the project, an orphanage and school in the Sakala village, close to Loliondo, Tanzania.

Loliondo is located on the heart of a Maasai community land bordering the world famous Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Conservation Park (both considered a world biological reserve for the wildlife it contains). It is a very safe place!

The project was founded in 2003 to provide great education to students and living conditions to orphans from our community who live in poverty. The purpose of our project is to bring relief to the people by fighting against ignorance, poverty and diseases - the biggest enemies of Tanzania. The vision of the school is that through education, students and families will be inspired to attain their full potential and reach social and economic independence.

Today we 8 classrooms built onto purchased land, But 2 of them are currently being used as temporary dormitories. . The project has now 18 teachers and 9 support staff. Last year we had 300 kids studying with us and more 200 kids living with us, hence the need for more sleeping space as our school populous grows.

Currently we are very focused on improving conditions of the project, with many plans for the future. As we have recently begun construction of our new dormitory that will house 100 children.

Among other future projects we want to: (A) Build dormitories as well as a proper nursery place for orphaned students and (B) build a volunteer house on the school property so that we do not have to live on rented land. We also are joining efforts to plant trees and improve the current buildings at the school (such as toilets and staff room).

We also run a health program that is dedicated to tackling health issues that most affect our members such as HIV/AIDS and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

So I hope you feel curious and interested in joining us at the Project. If you need more information than what is provided here, we are happy to answer all your questions and provide the best advice on general issues such health, culture, weather, excursions, travel, visas, safety and special events. Also, please be sure to find us on social networks! There are some good materials.

Travelling by yourself is not a problem. We will guide you all the way to us, we can even make sure someone assists you. Please feel free to contact us.


We hope to hear from you soon!

Our staff has 29 people from our community among teachers, aunties, cooks, driver for the school bus, security and cleaning. They are all committed to the kids education and well being and willing to work hard in order to give them an opportunity to escape poverty and have a better future. Volunteers are most welcomed here and we will do our very best to make you feel at home. By the symbolic amount of USD 5/day, we provide accommodation and tasty food. Accommodation: Volunteers are welcomed to stay at our premises, in one of our project's accommodations. We offer simple but clean, comfortable living spaces. You will either stay in a single or shared (same gender) room, depending on the host situation and peak versus off-peak seasons. The bathroom is shared with other people in the accommodation. We provide volunteers with towels, bed linens and blankets laundries. We also have plenty space around if you want to bring your own sleeping bags, camping tents, etc. Single travelers are welcome and it is a safe place. We make sure to assist you in any way. Food: Volunteers are offered three meals a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner) and vegetarian meals are also available. We offer locally available, fresh and nutritious food in meals held together with other volunteers and people working at the project as well. Please let us know in advance if you have any special restriction so we can adjust it for you! I hope you feel curious and interested in joining us at the Project. If you need more information than what is provided here, we are happy to answer all your questions and provide the best advice on general issues such health, culture, weather, excursions, travel, visas, safety and special events. Also, please be sure to find us on social networks! There are some good materials. Travelling by yourself is not a problem. We will guide you all the way to us, we can even make sure someone assists you. Please feel free to contact us. We hope to hear from you soon!

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Reseñas

5.0
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Anfitrión y equipo

5.0

Horas y tareas

5.0

Hostal

5.0

Aprendizaje y diversión

5.0

Italia

5

Geeatful

hace 1 mes

España

5

Awesome experience, the organization is simple, the local events are really interesting, the help you contribute with is useful and appreciated. I totally recommend it!!!

hace 3 meses

Canadá

5

This experience has genuinely changed my life and is one of the best. I would recommend to anyone. It truly feels like family here and you are welcome the second you arrive. The kids are amazing and show you so much love. The teachers are really easy to work and collaborate with! Whatever skills you are best at you can share with others! There is also opportunity to do safaris and other trips such as hikes. The food is also amazing which is an added bonus and is suitable for all dietary requirements. Lydia, the volunteer coordinator is especially amazing. I am so grateful! I will be back!

hace 6 meses

España

5

In BEMS you feel very welcome since the very first day. It's definitely an opportunity to know firsthand the Tanzanian culture, including Maasai traditions, and their way of living. There's always work to do and both teachers and children appreciate every little action you make. Moreover, they help you to go on safari, hiking in a volcano, visiting the Maasai market and some villages, collaborating in workshops... Very complete! I hope you enjoy your time there🤗✨

hace 6 meses

Portugal

5

For me theres not enough words to describe Bright.
The kids will steal your heart the second you step foot in the school and when you leave you will spend your time counting the days until you come back!Im so grateful to be a part of BEMS!
I can't thank Mama Bright and Mr. Baraka enough for their incredible work. Their dedication to this project is evident in every aspect. They have created a safe, loving and nurturing environment, protecting children and giving them all the tools to grow and thrive. I wholeheartedly recommend everyone to come! Nakupenda sana sana! I miss you all so so much!

hace 8 meses


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