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Silverleaf Academy is revolutionizing education in Tanzania. We are positioning to become a leading education enterprise of pre-primary and primary schools in Tanzania, educating children aged 3-14. We aim to provide the highest quality of education at the most affordable price point, in pursuit of becoming the chosen education provider by most families in our target areas. 

Our unique pedagogy utilizes student-centered learning techniques that harness children’s innate creativity and curiosity, we deploy an inclusive tech-supported curriculum inside every classroom, and adopt an innovative team teaching and in-service training approach. We currently have two campuses in Usa River and Zanzibar. 



Silverleaf Academy is inviting you to apply and see the impact first-hand while volunteering alongside our teaching staff and leadership team. 


Academic level team leaders will supervise your internship/progress along the way. In addition we will provide you with a weekly plan and report system to ensure you are proceeding along the correct path to meet your goals. The International Professional Program has multi-professional aspects, so we tailor the specific assignment and role according to the candidates skill level. Research-oriented approaches are also welcome to develop the school’s growth. 


The program is ongoing, so we can adjust your start dates if necessary. 

Your placement will be tailored to your background, experience and interests to empower our daily work/operations. Your program length will be 3 months. Work hours are 8.30 - 17.00 Monday through to Friday. 


Start and end dates are flexible and can accommodate other travel arrangements in Tanzania. You can enjoy all Tanzania has to offer alongside this opportunity. 


Areas of the program:

  • Assisting in the school’s daily operations, programs and events. Designing your own (extracurricular) event. 

  • Supervising children, assisting in classroom/library activities 

  • Language (mentoring English)

  • Market Research, 

  • Education Support

  • Web-design

  • Technical support

  • Professional Development

  • Finance 

  • Program Assistant (Franchise)



If you have an area of expertise or interest that isn’t listed, please get in touch as we are able to customize a volunteer role to suit you. Additionally we are always looking for new ideas, if you want to create your own project get in touch!



What we bring to the table

  • A chance to make a real difference and gain experience in a developing country

  • Pre-departure support, airport pick-up and drop-off. 

  • An opportunity to develop both personally & professionally

  • Excellent references

  • Meals & Accommodation (if needed)


You’ll fit into our culture if you:

  • You show a deep commitment to Silverleaf’s mission, vision, and culture

  • You are constantly seeking new opportunities to add value to your work

  • You value high standards of professionalism and rigor

  • You value transparency as key to building collaborative teams

  • You have an entrepreneurial approach to addressing social and economic challenges


Would you like to apply? 

Please apply for this position by:

1. Sending your CV and cover letter to with the subject line  ‘International Professionals Program’ clearly stated. (All applications should be in English).

2. Application should also include a link to a video of maximum 2 minutes (120 seconds) with a short personal introduction and explanation of your interest in the role and joining the team.

3. Wait and We will get back to you within 3 business days. 


Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.


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