FIJI TEACHING PROGRAM 2017
Open all year, starting on Mondays, see starting dates in the description, participation fee 210€ per week, culture week mandatory to start the programme: 210€
- Code : G/FJI/FTP2017
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
Fiji has over 700 primary schools and 150 secondary schools spread across both the public and private sectors. Most expats send their children to a private schools, with the majority selecting the international schools located in either Suva or Nadi. Public schools in Fiji are open to expat enrolment, but are rarely used due to somewhat erratic educational standards. Furthermore, parents are often reluctant to send students to these schools as they find the curriculum one-sided, and children who regularly move in and out of school systems may find the experience limited. While public schools are theoretically mixed-race, socio-economic issues and the geographic distribution of ethnic groups mean that, in practice, the schools often comprise a single race. In many villages, there will be a small school with teachers doing their best to serve the students spread across a variety of educational levels. Fiji is a country in much need of external help, especially with its Young population. You will experience life in both rural and urban areas, which is quite different from the average journey followed by a tourist. Most locals on Fiji can’t afford to travel, and in the villages there is little chance of contact with the outside world. Your teaching enable students to form relationships with someone from another culture, and the teachers can learn different teaching methods and techniques. Mainly, you will assist the regular school teacher, so you do not need to have any teaching background. The children in Fiji are in desperate need of two types of teachers, those with experience and those without, we have found both can make a very significant and worthwhile contributions. The experienced teacher will find the freedom to be creative and design their own lesson plans, a refreshing change for some of our more mature participants, who tell us it takes them back to the “good old days.” Those with less or no experience will have whatever support and guidance is needed from our Teaching Centre, a relaxed environment matching the Fijian way of doing things, but with up to date teaching methods from experienced teachers. You have to love children and understand their behavior, as you will be surrounded with loads of them every day and their friendliness can sometimes become over exuberant, but they are children after all. The objective is to teach and educate the different age group of children in different levels. The participants educate the children in different ways, as they want.
Participants will stay at our centre on Suva, yet can vary depending on the project, but will be in shared bedrooms at our house Centre. – All participants are expected to be environmentally responsible and to use all resources with restraint, especially water, paper and electricity. You will be expected to clean up after yourself, and to play your part to keep the accommodation neat and tidy. Participants stay at our centre which is dorm style, with rooms shared by 4-6 persons with an own bathroom. There are refrigerators at the accommodation for participant’s convenience. Bathrooms have hot water facilities and all rooms have wall-fans to cool off. We have Wi-Fi at the centre. Unfortunately the quality of internet is not as we are accustom to in most western countries and might be slower and irregular occasionally. Three meals, per day are served for the duration of your trip on Monday to Friday two meals per day on the weekends for the duration of your trip (We serve breakfast and dinner at the normal time during the weekend. Breakfast is western style and lunch and dinner are typical Fijian style.
Suva is located on the southeast coast of the island Vitti Levu. It is the capital of the country and the largest most cosmopolitan city of Fiji. Suva has an approximate amount of 86,000 inhabitants and works as a harbour city built on the peninsula. The city has a warm rainy tropical weather throughout the year, which keeps the flora fresh, and the temperature in beach-perfect scenery. This town represents the meaning of a multicultural country. It has so many combinations between European, Indian, Asian and Fijian that every single person seems as interesting as the next one. Make sure not to miss the Fiji Museum to learn more about how the beautiful Fiji came to be. The best part of this multicultural aspect is that you can find all Chinese, Indian and Italian cuisines in one place! ATM’s: There are many ATM’s near the Suva House centre which is about a 5 to 10 minutes from the house. Local supermarket is a 5 minute walk from the centre. Personal SIM card for your mobile: You can buy at the local shop. The closest city is Suva about a 20 minute ride by car/bus from our Centre. Fiji Museum: This museum offers a great journey into Fiji’s historical and cultural evolution. Suva Municipal Market. Oceana Center for Arts and Culture:Arts center at the University of the South Pacific which hosts regular live music, dance and theater, art shows and other cultural events.
Program participant criteria: An interest in teaching is necessary. Additional equipment: . Hat. Small padlock to secure valuables. Tidy clean clothes. Umbrella/raincoat Open all year, starting on Mondays, arrival on Sundays and departure on Saturday morning, participation fee 210€ per week. Program runs Mon-Fri, (free weekends), culture week mandatory to start the programme: 210€. Programme starts every Monday all year long. – Reception at Nadi International Airport or Nausori International Airport on Sundays 06.00am – 06.00pm