Turnbull Tech Training College
My College offers core courses here to people with no disabilities as well as courses to disabled people. When registering, all students get a chance of learning the courses they prefer depending on her/his choices and skills.
There is a challenge for deaf students during class hours, but the teachers have improved their participation by having a Translator who is always helping our special students understanding the classes through Sign language translation; therefore I'm sure you will have a great time sharing ideas with disabled people through their studies in class.
We offer three kinds of courses: computer applications, full secretarial training (I, II, III) and hotel management. And we also give students the chance to study foreign languages, so that they can improve their English and learn other important languages such as Spanish, French, Chinese, Italian, German, too.
Most students' age ranges from 17 to 25 years old. They cooperate very well in class with each other. They are hard working and respectful, and attend classes following a daily schedule from Monday to Friday. However, they may go to school for self-study on Saturday.
Volunteering at my place will give volunteers the great opportunity, when classes are over, to see wild animals, Historical sites, Museums and Landscapes which surround us. All of these are found in our Iringa region, few kilometers from town. But also he/she will be interested in our local culture (for example, the Hehe tribe culture) and in a beautiful city, enjoying pleasant weather conditions and exuberant African plants, trees, flowers. In addition, volunteers will be interested in Water falls found at Udzungwa National Parks where Red colobus monkeys species may be seen, as well as spot the tallest trees in the World.
Furthermore Iringa is within Southern highland zone in Tanzania and the government has appointed Iringa as the centre of Tourism in Southern highland zone. When you come here, you will hear people saying "Welcome to Iringa, a world-class tourism site" because of the attractions we have here.
Our region is a very, very beautiful place for people to live and engage in a variety of activities such as innovation social projects and humanitarian help projects. People in Iringa are very kind and humble to others especially all guests in and out of the nation. Visitors who come to Iringa are always impressed by the generosity and kindness of our local people.
I would like volunteers to know that they will enjoy meeting our people in Iringa and our tourist resorts, including the biggest National Park in East Africa, Ruaha National Park, and other National Parks such as Kitulo Flowers Park and Udzungwa National Park without forgetting Mtera Dam, where electricity is generated.
If you would like to go out of Iringa to visit other attractions, you have the option of choosing from several options: Gombe National Park, Mahale National Park, Serengeti National Park, Tarangire National Park, Mikumi National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park (Kilimanjaro is the largest mountain in Africa), Manyara National Park, etc. But also Kidatu Dam in Morogoro, Nyumba ya Mungu Dam, Amboni Carves found in Tanga and beaches like Coco beach in Dar Es Salaam, our biggest city.
I warmly welcome volunteers to my College. We will share a lot of experiences in our courses and also you will discover many things about beautiful Tanzania and its friendly people.
I'm very very humble because I'm a real Christian under the Anglican Church so I promise I will do my best to help you enjoy your experience once you arrive here. I value everyone in my life so I treat them with respect and consideration. My staff is also warmhearted and are eager to welcome international volunteers to our training centre.
Our volunteers will get big cooperation from my staff every day they need anything. Feel free to let us know if you have questions or suggestions and all of us will try our best to help you.
Thank you! We look forward to meeting you here in Iringa, Tanzania, Africa.