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School Mwanza, Tanzania

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Changing kids lives through photography, video making and social media promotion

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Expand your environmental consciousness
A traveler felt they returned from this experience with a greater environmental consciousness
Expand your social consciousness
A traveler felt they expanded their social consciousness working with this host
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Video Making
Create, edit and publish digital videos.
Take, edit and provide amazing photos.
Social Media
Maintain and update social media channels.
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Discounts on Accommodation
Get discounts for your stay in other hostels.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Language lessons
Take free language classes at our place.
Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

Sawil Pax Upendo Academy Children's Centre serves less fortunate rural children in Tanzania, East Africa. We need volunteers to promote our activities while they are at the centre to let people see what is happening really and influence them to get involved. We don't know much about visual communication and marketing. The power of media is great, the skills of the volunteer in this matter will create a lasting impact to the kids and us.

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  • Beginner English
  • Between 18 and 80 years old
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
12 weeks

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18 Reviews


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How this experience will transform you

1 Developing social awareness

1 Developing environmental awareness

1 Meeting international travelers

1 Meeting locals

1 Creating true social impact

1 Practicing English



This experience changed my life. Meeting William and the kids in the project was a giant call from society to me on how to life a better life and how to be more grateful for everything. The hours at school are longer, but William is super flexible on adjusting it into you. He was like a big brother to me, constantly making sure I was ok. He is super polite! I am so glad my first experience with the Worldpackers was there, because it was amazing!




I would recommend this experience to anyone who wishes to see more of the world. William will give you a feeling that you are home. I was only here for the minimum period of 2 weeks, but still had a rich experience. I met lots of people in Williams circle and went around the city with locals. Definitely a nice break from everyday life, and a worthwhile cultural experience. If you are unsure about teaching, you can help around the school in other ways too, such as writing homework or playing with the children


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William treated me like a brother while I was here. He is very passionate about helping the kids. If you have an idea for the school he is always open to suggestions. And if there is something you want to do on the weekends he'll help you find a way to make it happen.




My experience in Sawil Pax was memorable and incredible. I helped in the school teaching to kids from 3 to 6 years, they are loving and always with a smile. The country is beatiful with incredible people, and I always felt very safe, comfortable and welcome during my stay in Mwanza. Williams is an great man and host, he always helppened with anything I needed and the family made me fell like at home. We also had free time to enjoy and do some tourism. I recommend this project to everyone who wishes to live, help and learn in a different and excellent way. Please feel free to contact me.




They do a great job! William is really dedicated to his projects (the school and an women equality's). The school stuff are friendly. Some times the communication was not absolutely clear (Kiswahili mainly speaking). But it was always with a smile and laugh that we communicated.
I can say the children’s have the best conditions that these people can give to them!
My participation was left free. I choose to see all the 3 levels for the matter of English and numbers. I hope I helped more than bothering :D
At William’s home I felt at home! Confortable and happy :) family live.


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