Minimum 3 week commitment, ideally longer.
Our expectations of you
Classes are held at various times throughout the day and each volunteer will be required to teach a minimum of two classes per day.
The home-based school has seven levels for young students, and conversation and grammar classes for adults.
For our other classes away from our base, there are bicycles for the volunteers to use. All volunteers must be able to ride a bicycle, and fit enough to ride on dirt roads.
Teaching experience is greatly appreciated but if you are new to teaching, don't worry, a good standard of English and enthusiasm and a commitment to help the kids are all that we require. Lessons can include role-playing, singing songs, conversation and any other ideas you have. There is a curriculum for each level (we teach Levels 1-7), and a monthly lesson plan for volunteers to follow. We ask each teacher to keep a record of what they've taught, and how the lesson was received by the students, every day in the appropriate level's log book so that we can monitor each student's progress
If you have good basic computer and typing skills, our students would love to learn
Most poor children at the school don't have access to a computer, and as we know in this day and age, IT skills are essential both in and outside the workplace.
Teaching the kids basic typing skills, how to research on the internet, and how to use Facebook, etc, will go a long way to help their prospects in the future.