Work With Children at PDS’ School

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PDS organization builds and manages PDS Charity School. It is a Nursery School (kindergarten) located in Kibele Village (Unguja Island), welcoming orphans and vulnerable children from 2 to 6 years old. Without PDS Charity School, which covers all the
costs of their education through a sponsorship system, these children couldn’t afford to go to school.
The objective is to continue the construction of the school by building a Primary and Secondary School and later on a Center for Skills Development and Jobs Creation, where PDS would offer free education for children and entrepreneurship trainings for the youth.




Teaching: Assist local teachers in delivering some subjects like numeric (numbers), science, languages (English and Arabic), creative activities and sports.
School Program Improvement: Help the school staff in improving the curriculum, the teaching methods, the educational activities to meet the students’ developmental goals.
Indoor and outdoor activities: Participate in the organization of games, events such as “PDS Got Talent”, workshops (gardening, nutrition, environment…).
Taking care of the children: Assist the local teachers to prepare the meals, to supervize the children during the break and the class…
Building the school: Help with the construction of the school. You can also plan with the PDS Team about establishing Primary and Secondary Schools.
Help other schools: PDS partners with other schools (Primary School in Stonetown, Kibele School, Primary School in Mahonda…). The volunteers can assist the teachers in these different partner schools.

Advantages Of Volunteering


Village Tour: Discover the community life and meet with the locals.
Zanzibar Food Tasting: Taste the real local Zanzibar food!
Visits: Discover the historical places of Zanzibar.
Swahili lessons: Learn Swahili language.
Visits of the local markets: Discover the life of the local markets by day and by night!
Cooking Lessons: Learn how to cook Zanzibar food.

PDS’ Recommendations

Volunteers are encouraged to bring new games to share with kids.

Flexibility is required for extra activities related to the theme.

Volunteers are encouraged to bring school supplies such as pens, books, pencils, laptops… etc

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Language Requirements

Official languages of the program are English and Swahili. You do not need to be fluent.

English : intermediate
Swahili : intermediate

Who can participate?

People from 18 years old to 70 years old. 

Note: Younger Participants can be accepted if they are accompanied by their parents or an authorized guardian(s).

Families, groups, seniors, couples and participants with disabilities are encouraged to join the program. 
However, they should contact us in advance in order to prepare an appropriate environment that fit their special needs.

Working Hours

Monday-Friday | 5 hours/day.

The program is organized in a way that provides an opportunity for participants to use their free time by enjoying what the region offers in terms of cultural and natural attractions. Participants will have the opportunity to explore Zanzibar historical, natural and cultural sites. It includes museums, local markets, beaches, forests and so on… PDS team provides different tours for the volunteers in collaboration with its partner Zanzibar Eco-Friendly Tours. 30% of the benefits supports PDS projects.


1 week minimum and 1 year maximum. 
Participants are expected to arrive on time and stay up to the end of their volunteering mission.


Jendele, Unguja Island, Zanzibar (Tanzania)
  • 30-45 minutes from Stonetown.
  • 5 minutes from the beach.
  • Closest Airport: Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ), Stonetown, Zanzibar


US$ 11/day

The volunteers are required to contribute for their stay by paying participation fees of US$ 11/day.
The fees include:

  • Airport/seaport pickup and drop-off
  • Food (3 meals per day)
  • Accommodation during the mission (with water and electricity)

Notes: The fees are non-refundable. The totality has to be paid before the arrival of the volunteers in Zanzibar by bank transfer or at their arrival.

 Included Services

PDS is a charitable organization which empowers local people living in the rural areas of Zanzibar by providing skills and additional education.