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Community Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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Get Involved with Youth and Volunteer in Humanitarian Activities

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This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with the locals
13 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Immerse yourself in the local culture
11 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Child Care
Help look after, educate and instruct children.
Teaching Sports
Teach or help guests or local communities practice a new sport.
Teaching Languages
Teach a language to guests or local communities.
Additional Fee
This host charges a fee in addition to the cost of the Worldpackers annual plan.
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Discounts on Accommodation
Get discounts for your stay in other hostels.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
Language lessons
Take free language classes at our place.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

Sustainable World Initiatives (S. W. I) is a youth Organization which deals with different humanitarian activities which aim to help the community They engaged in Life Skill Education to children, Charity projects with disabilities, Orphans, Elders and Women as well as Environmental Conservation Welcome to Join this Organisation for a great experience which you will forever remind it.

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Additional Fee Required

The Samaritan Education Center is a free public school where opens doors for any children. In our team, 2 teachers and 3 helpers who work full time and they receive salaries monthly. Most of the income that the project is getting from volunteers contribution which is ($10 per day) we split for their accommodation/food, salaries for the team and for school materials.


  • Fluent English or Fluent Swahili
  • Under 55 years old
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

Whats Not Included

Topics Not Included

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Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
12 weeks

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21 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

13 Meeting locals

11 Immersing in the local culture

11 Creating true social impact

8 Developing social awareness

8 Practicing English

8 Meeting international travelers



The entire profile of the organization was based on lies. For starters Emmanuel (not sure if that is his real name any more) powded the profile of the volunteer experience offering tons of perks to the volunteers, such as surf lessons, yoga classes, free hikes, free tours, free drinks, and basically every option he had on the world packers platform. This was not true, he gave us none of this things. We found out that the kids had to pay for the "free education", that the teachers were not payed, that the kids got no education on multiple subjects and that he uses the volunteer money for him.

10 months ago

Emmanuel replied

Well... Thank you my friend for your feedback and i appreciate your point of view.

First you didn't ask any information from the office regarding the issues your talking about. I think was the best to ask the information from the office instead of getting information from someone else who is not involving in the project.. Am sure 100% all the information you have are wrong and i could provide you with correct information if you could ask me

United States


Had an amazing time here! The house and living space is very nice, clean and comfortable. The school is amazing! The kids are super excited to learn! The whole thing was a really unique and impactful experience.

about 1 year ago



This is a family. You will enter a real deep cultural profound experience. Will interact with locals and teach others, providing useful knowledges for them to grow and create a bigger impact in society. They really do need your help. If you arrive with motivation to make the difference, you will have plenty of activities to do. Emmanuel is a unique and kind host, get ready to arrive home.

Check my Instagram to see: indisciplinada_mente

about 1 year ago



It was great. Best aspects were clarly Emma's flexibility, his immense effort to help us in everything we need and his open posture to accept ideas for the school. OTOH some aspects can be improved to get the most of volunteers´presence there. Also during our stay, there was a very negative situation in which I hope Emma will try to prevent it from happening again. To sum up, I´m very happy with the experience since it made me feel part of Emma´s family and Chamazi, among the 8 volunteers we made a great group and if you go with own initiative you can do lot of good.
Open to any doubt :)

about 1 year ago

Emmanuel replied

Thank you Mr Carlos for your feedback and I appreciate your point of views. Because I had a big group of volunteers ( 8Volunteers) was difficult to manage all by my self, I trusted friends and gave them opportunity to youth to get involved with our volunteers and teach our culture, traditional and showing around in the city, and getting our volunteer s immersed in our culture.
Unfortunately they were not good friends they just pretended they were good but they caused problems to our volunteers at the end. I will take your advice very positively and situation like this will not happen again. Now everything is going well and I manage the school, accommodation and trusted people around our project.

Thank you



I had a great time at samaritans, I think it’s a very good project for the kids in the community and Emma and his family are good hearted people, they made me feel at home.
I liked Emma's way of relating to the children a lot, he’s very patient and you can tell that he enjoys what he does, also mama Britty’s food is delicious.
I definitely recommend this experience.

over 1 year ago

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