During your CCS Gap Year in Tanzania in the fishing village of Bagamoyo, you'll work in a landscape full of waterfalls, coffee plantations, and banana fields. On the shores of the Indian Ocean, you will truly be immersed in a unique community eager for your support to improve education and healthcare resources. Become a part of a Tanzanian village during your Africa Gap Year.
Among the most prevalent issues that local people in Bagamoyo deal with are those presented by the lack of resources, residual effects of a colonial past, and the impact of HIV/AIDS. Over your Gap Year Tanzania volunteer program, you'll have a chance to work side by side with local communities as they work to address these social issues and work toward a more economically independent and sustainable future.
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Once enrolled, you will have the chance to select the volunteer opportunity that's most interesting to you. Volunteers will always receive their first preference. The only exception to this will be when there are national or school holidays, or there are exceptional circumstances.
CCS volunteers in Tanzania greatly contribute to improving the quality of education that every child deserves. Primary schools and organizations that support vulnerable children are under resourced and understaffed. CCS volunteers assist teachers, conduct educational and recreational programming, teach English language skills, and provide children with much needed one-on-one attention.
Tanzania faces high infant and maternal mortality rates, as well as malnutrition and high rates of adolescent pregnancies. Through outreach, education, and care, you will provide much-needed support to vulnerable children and adults in low-income communities. In addition CCS is spearheading multiple public health projects in Tanzania including vision screening for children, oral health campaigns, and the promotion of hygiene in schools.