Changing impoverished kids lives through photography, video making and social media promotion

"$" 30

NGO Mwanza, Tanzania
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What you offer

Hours per week

Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.

Video Making

Create digital videos.


Take great photos.

Social Media

Help to build and maintain social media channels engaging online users.

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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.

Shared Dorm

Be ready to meet people while staying in a shared dorm.


Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.


Free lunch is served y'all, get yours!


Have your free dinner before going to bed.

Discounts on Accommodation

Feel free to explore! Get discounts on partner locations.

Free Laundry

There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.

Free Tours

Don’t miss a thing! Get free tours and explore.

Language lessons

Learn or improve your language skills.


Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.


Worldpackers team will guide and advise you before, during and after your trip.

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The experience

Sawil Pax Upendo Academy Children's Centre serves less fortunate rural children in Tanzania, East Africa. We need volunteers to promote our activities while they are at the centre to let people see what is happening really and influence them to get involved. We don't know much about visual communication and marketing. The power of media is great, the skills of the volunteer in this matter will create a lasting impact to the kids and us.

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The experience

  • Beginner English

  • Between 18 and 80 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
1 week
Stay up to
50 weeks

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4 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun


This has been one of the best experiences of my life. Will is an amazing host and since day 1 has become a friend for me. Everyone in the village is so friendly and welcoming and it´s a very safe place to be (hear it from a woman traveling solo).
The experience itself is so rewarding. The kids are lovely and eager to learn and to relate with someone who gives them love.
The Academy is in ways of development and the staff is full of motivation, so if you want to bring your ideas and propose ways to help, it will all be very helpful. They want help and want to learn!
Message me for details!

3 months ago


I absolutely loved this life changing experience. My hosts were very friendly, receptive, and welcoming. They made me I feel at home. The children at the center are so cute, kind, caring, and loving. I miss them so much! The staff was always friendly and willing to learn. I had alotof fun and I learned so much with all of them. We learned a lot about each other's culture and customs. I felt in love with the project & I decided to continue working with them from Brazil. The NGO is very committed, reliable, & responsible. Later,I traveled around this magnificent country. I always felt safe.

4 months ago


What can i say about one of the best trips of my life? After it i can say i have a second family now! My tanzanian family!
First , i want to talk about William, our host. What a man! In any aspect he is a great man with a big and kind heart!He does everything for those kids of Sawil Pax and he will also do everything to ensure that you feel like home! He is very gentle, funny and im pround to call him "my brother from another mother"
unfortunately i only have 500 character to write here. Its not enough. So feel free to contact me on my whatsapp +5511967630909. About the trip, JUST DO IT!

4 months ago


It's a great experience, the kids of the school are so lovely and all the people received me very warmly.
William and all the staff were always aware of any thing I could need.
The village is full of nice people and it's very safe, I use to go running or for a walk alone without any problem.
Going back home was the main problem because I feel that I left a family there!

Thank you Worldpacker and thank you so much William for receiving and let me live the experience of being part of your community.

5 months ago

About Sawil Pax Upendo Academy Children's Centre

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About the host

We live in a quiet village which is near Mwanza city, the second largest and fast growing city of our country, Tanzania. The area is home of the Sukuma Tribe which is the largest tribe in our country. Volunteering at our project gives our volunteers opportunity to visit this place as much as they can during their free time. Also the volunteer can get a chance to visit Saanane Island, the marvelous Island found in city area. We care for less...

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