The Mwangaza seminars are made possible each year thanks to secondary teachers from the United States who are willing to volunteer their time and expertise to the mission. Since 1996, teachers from the United States and
Tanzania have come together to explore research-based teaching strategies and develop lesson planning techniques to easily adopt those strategies into their everyday curriculum.
Volunteers work alongside seminar attendees to teach and guide as partners in an educational journey. The focus of a seminar frequently shifts when new needs arise, so volunteers must be flexible to meet the ever-changing needs of Tanzanian teachers.
Currently, we require that all teacher volunteers meet the following criteria:
1. Trained, or willing to be trained, in Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP)
2. Able to designate one long weekend to face-to-face or online SIOP review
3. Owns or can purchase Making Content Comprehensible for Secondary English Learners: The SIOP Model with the CD-ROM
4. Able to fund a 2-week trip to Tanzania during the summer. The trip typically costs around $3,000. Volunteers can stay on-site at the Mwangaza Hostel and Guesthouse.
At this time, all volunteer positions are filled. However, we invite you to complete the questionnaire below to be considered for future openings.