School kids in Zanzibar
Teaching Assistant in Zanzibar
Broaden the perspectives of the students

Broaden the perspectives of the students

Kids in a classroom in Zanzibar
Happy Kids
Be a part of the fun in the classroom

Be a part of the fun in the classroom

Teacher and students in Zanzibar
Help Educate
Help local teachers educate and provide a better future for girls in Zanzibar

Help local teachers educate and provide a better future for girls in Zanzibar

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Enjoy an opportunity to assist local teachers and students in one of the most incredible places in the world! Zanzibar is more than just spices and beaches. It is an amazing combination of cultures and traditions that have come together and the young people of this archipelago have a lot to learn from you as well as a lot to offer!

We have strong relationships with various primary, and secondary schools throughout Zanzibar, most are outside of the city areas. These schools are in need of teaching support in a variety of areas including English, Math and Science.

You will be assisting local teachers through the use of songs and playing educational games. You may also lead the children through activities like arts and crafts, sports, drawing, coloring, writing and more!

Our teaching assistant program is generally meant to support the learning of children of ages between 5 to 14 years (grades K - 7). The school operates between the hours of 0800 in the morning up until 1500 in the afternoon. This program is designed for participants to engage with students 4 or more hours per day with breaks in between class sessions and sometimes there may be after school activities available as well. Lesson planning for the next day should also be done.

Please feel free to bring teaching materials such as games, coloured pencils, erasers, English language books, and even clothes and toys to donate. Those items would be welcomed! We recommend you also bring pictures or other small objects representing your country of origin, which you could also turn into an educational lesson that will really broaden the children’s world!


  • Improve the village children’s educational foundation and widen their cultural interactions
  • Provide you with a teaching assistant experience, an invaluable life skill!
  • Assist the teaching staff with extra hands and efforts


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Zanzibar (Stone Town), Tanzania

Zanzibar is an amazing enigma that tempts you to explore it from end to end. It is a semi-autonomous region within the United Republic of Tanzania and it is comprised of two main islands, Unguja and Pemba, and a number of sparsely populated islets. After the 1964 revolution, Zanzibar joined with the then Tanganyika to form the United Republic of Tanzania. Zanzibar maintains its own government and is directly responsible for all non-union affairs, including health services.

Unguja Island covers an area of about 1,464 square kilometers and Pemba Island covers an area of about 864 square kilometers. The local people are a mixture of ethnic backgrounds. Islam is the dominant religion and practiced by most of Zanzibaris, although there are also followers of Christianity and other ethnic beliefs. Swahili is a local language used by people and is spoken extensively in Zanzibar. English is also spoken by many people.

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Sunday - Arrival
  • Arrival to Zanzibar and transfer to accommodation site for your full orientation program
  • Explanation of your local surroundings such as ATM, convenience stores as well as the overview of your program and rules to be followed.
  • Visit the historical old part of Zanzibar, Stone Town.
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Monday - Friday
  • Breakfast
  • Assisting Teachers and Students at the school
  • Lunch break
  • Assist Teachers and Students at the school
  • Lesson Planning for next day
  • Dinner
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Saturday - Departure
Transfer to ZNZ airport
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  • Shared Accomodation
  • All meals included
  • Arrival Transfer (included with 2 wk+ trips)
  • Free beverages
  • Wifi in public areas
  • Departure Transfer
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  • Extra night accomodation (before experience)$60
  • Extra night accomodation (after experience)$60
  • Pick-ups outside of the regular pickup window$60
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More Information


  • minimum english levelBasic
  • CRB RequiredOn signup
  • passport copy requiredNo
  • resume copy requiredNo

Other Requirements

  • There are no further requirements for this program.


Local meals that are typical of Zanzibari culture will be provided at this accommodation.


You will be staying in a traditional and comfortable guesthouse with multiple bedrooms, communal bathrooms, a kitchen and one sitting room -- suitable for enjoying the company of your fellow participants. Please note that all rooms are single gender. All meals will be provided at this accommodation.

Cancellation Policy

Bookings can be amended and cancelled 30 days before the program start date without any costs. Bookings that are cancelled less than 30 days before the program start date will be charged the first week of the booking.

Teaching Experience in Zanzibar, Tanzania

Price per person$495/week
Minimum Duration1 week