Teach In Tanzania
Organized by: Karie Orendorff
EVENT DATE Mar 20, 2015
Would you like to help students in two countries at once?
Help students from the University of Rhode Island teach at the Maasai Joy Children’s Centre in Arsusha, Tanzania. We “take over” the school. The curriculum we teach is health, reading, math, art and physical education. In Tanzania the teaching style is “write it in the board, memorize it”. We teach it American style, very interactive and hands on with lots of manipulatives to help the students learn, remember and retain what we have taught them. We always do an art project or two that relates to the curriculum we teach. We bring all the resources and supplies with us. The past 2 years we have taken a total of twenty 50 pound bags of school supplies and t-shirts to the school.
This year we are going from, July 4th to July 14th but I am asking for funds to be donated by March. The URI students will still be providing and implementing lessons for Health, Art, Reading, Math and Physical Education as well as providing professional development for the teachers at the school on the latest educational techniques and strategies currently used in the U.S. We will also provide maintenance work at the school. In the past years we built shelves to organize their supply closet, helped with building a kitchen as well as started digging a second well for the school. This year I believe we will be tasked with starting to establish a library for the school.
Funds raised will help the students of URI get to Africa! The service trip costs $4800. This includes airfare, room and board and a 2 day safari. Funds will also be used to purchase school shirts for the students and staff at the Maasai Joy Children’s Centre, as well as, back packs, school supplies and athletic equipment. Funds also help get the supplies to Africa. I am working hard to have the students of the University of Rhode Island become global citizens of the world; I am also trying to have them become global ambassadors as well. The MJCC’s motto is “Eradicating poverty through education”, I want to show them that the students of URI believe and embrace their motto! The students and teachers of the MJCC have learned a lot from our trip to their school but I think my students learned more!