The Learning Lab Project

WorldTeach volunteer Chelsea is getting creative while finding ways to engage her students.   I’m not going to lie, teaching with no resources is a challenge. I have to constantly be on my toes thinking of ways to make a class interesting and understandable with very...

Celebrations in Tanzania

This holiday season, WT volunteer Chelsea shares a story of a Tanzanian celebration.   Celebrations in Tanzania come in all shapes and sizes. Drumming coming from the village huts all night long, various high-pitched yell/screams, fake flower decorations, dancing, and...

Project: Dictionary

WorldTeach volunteer Abby Skelton needs your help to get dictionaries to her students in Tanzania.    In the English Syllabus prescribed by the Tanzanian Ministry of Education and Vocational Training, every form has a unit called “Using a Dictionary.” I happen to...

Being an Island of Excellence in a Sea of No Competition

Days in Tanzania are long; they’re hot and humid and they are busy and boring. They start at the break of dawn and continue long past the sun is set – which, might I add, happens at the same exact time every day, offering predictability but also monotony. The days...

‘Wanafunzi’ – Students

WorldTeach volunteer Emily Auer describes a typical school day in Tanzania. A school day starts with a call from my headmaster saying “Twende!” or “Let’s go!” between 7:10 and 7:30 am. We then drive the 15 minutes to school where he drops me in front of the...