There are many ways to get involved in our work: make a financial or material donation, serve on the TAAS Board, work a casino, attend a fundraising event, travel to Africa as a mentor teacher: the choice is up to you.

 HOW TO GET INVOLVED

The needs are immense, and every bit of effort and every small dime will make a big difference. You will be helping the people of Tanzania and Burundi escape poverty by improving the quality of their education, thereby bettering the lives of all Tanzanians and Burundians.

FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITIES

Sister Annata Brockman School Principal proudly announces that the Family Dance and Silent Auction raised $17 115.99 to build a classroom for BES.

TAAS is always looking at ways to increase both awareness and support. Fundraising is a great way to do this. Whether you’re a school or part of a youth or community group, becoming involved in social awareness projects particularly in a third world country is a positive experience in helping those so much less fortunate than ourselves.

We invite and encourage groups to create their own fundraising ideas; however we would be happy to assist in planning or in providing promotional materials such as photos and information on projects currently being funded.

If you are part of a group or an individual and you would like to become involved in a fundraising project for TAAS, please contact us.

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The Grade 3 students were happy with their new backpacks from Canada

VOLUNTEER TO WORK IN AFRICA

Do you wish to share your expertise and love of learning with teachers and other professionals in Tanzania and Burundi? Time commitment is flexible and can range from a few weeks to a few months. Specific local requirements will vary slightly from one year to the next, but, typically, there is need for:

  • Teachers to work one-on-one with elementary school teachers at the Burundi English School and help them with basic teaching skills as well as English language skills
  • Teachers to give workshops to local primary level teachers in ESL methodology and English language and grammar, in both countries
  • ESL instructors to teach basic English to adults, including coaching adults to prepare for the TOFL exams
  • Educational administrators to help with the organization of schools and school systems.
  • Teachers to teach English Summer School for 5 to 12 year-olds for 5 weeks in July and August.
  • Volunteers to set up the English Library in Bujumbura and train a local to run it. We have a collection of 10,000 English books in it.
Volunteer in the library
There is always lots of work to be done in the BES library

If you still require further information, please check out the following Blogs created by TAAS volunteers:

http://deustace.blogspot.ca/

http://lessmeisterburunditrip.blogspot.ca/2012_08_01_archive.html

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