FIJI KINDERGARTEN PROJECT 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/KP2017
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
Fiji is a country in much need of external help, especially with its younger 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. You will 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 class sizes are large at the kindergartens so it’s difficult for local staff to give each child as much attention as they need. Your work here is to provide a helping hand by looking after and caring for the children. It is also the perfect opportunity to put any skills and interests you have to use, whether you make arts and crafts, or teach games and songs to the children – your suggestions will be well received. By showing initiative and enthusiasm the options are endless. You can work on achieving the goals set out in the Kindergarten Plan, including running educational games and group activities, providing emotional support, and helping to improve the quality of life for those living in deprived communities. Due to the shortage of educational personnel, the main objective of this program is to assist teachers in class (4 to 7 year olds) with activities and share ideas about the lesson plan.
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.
Additional equipment: Hat. Small padlock to secure valuables. Sneakers. 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