Swahili Language Development Projects
AFFORD is excited to be collaborating with MSTCDC which was set up by the Danes in 1967, as a capacity building and training centre and is a unique centre for language learning which now offers enthusiastic development workers, missionaries, doctors, expatriates, researchers, tourists, students and anyone who requires to learn Swahili language at beginners’/ intermediate / advanced level, the opportunity to gain a short burst of language training alongwith on the ground voluntary experience in Arusha, Tanazania.
Ezra Mbogori, formerly of Akiba Uhaki, is now running the MS TCDC centre. Ezra is a Kenyan born and self-professed Pan-Africanist, he has always worked within the non-profit/NGO sector frequently within the development community and lived in Zimbabwe for 15 years. Ezra is committed to increasing African integration, and works to strengthen regional integration in Africa.
This key objective of this program is firstly at beginners level to introduce Swahili language and its culture to participants to equip them with necessary tools and skills to enable them to acquire survival language that will help students to function effectively in everyday life. At the next level for intermediate level learners the aim is to enhance participant’s converse to be executed with ease and to confidently exchange basic information in the community related to work, recreation, and social situations. Final level (advanced) objective is to enhance participants communicate with ease and confidence in a large number of situations informal and formal, on a variety of concrete topics relating to work and leisure activities, as well as to current public events.