COMMUNITY TEACHING 2017
Open all year, starting on Mondays, participation fee 175€ per week. Culture week 210€ per week, mandatory to start the programme.
- Code : G/MW/CT2017
- Dispo : 4M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
GREEN LION MALAWI
If you love teaching and being with children, experiencing Malawi as a community teacher is something you will really enjoy! We have good relationships with the rural village leaders who would like us to organize community programs in the local village hall. You will be helping children who are not able to attend school for reasons such as distance, time or family responsibilities. A lot of the children here are quite young and require attention and activities to keep them stimulated and assist their growth. You will be helping to teach basic English, exchange songs, take part in singing, and playing educational games. You may also lead the children through activities like handicrafts, sports, drawing, coloring, writing and more! Be prepared to work for 4-5 hours a day on this program, teaching, leading groups, creating lesson plans and content for the classes. Aims &Objectives Assist in the education of Malawian children. Give the village children more chances at conversing in English Provide you with insight into a different education system Provide you with teaching experience, an invaluable life skill!
You will be accommodated in a center. It is quite basic, shared accommodation you should expect 4-8 people with shared flushable toilets. There are limited laundry facilities so expect to wash your clothes by hand. All participants are expected to be environmentally aware and to use all resources with restraint, especially water, paper and electricity. You will be expected to clean up yourself, and to play your part to keep the accommodation neat and organized. Malawian food will served mainly, along with some European food. You can expect meat, vegetables, potatoes, eggs, bread, rice spaghetti and more.
Mangochi is coastal town sited between Lakes Malawi and Malombe. Previously called Fort Johnston during colonial times, it is known as a lake town with a lot of water and fishing activities. Although a small township with a population of 50,000, necessities are nearby to assist you during your stay. It is also full of culture and history and it’s always interesting to walk through the small town. There are many modes of local transport such as taxis, vans, buses which depart every 30 minutes to downtown Mangochi. There are ATM’s &Western Union transfer facilities in Mangochi downtown which is about 20-30 minutes by driving from the center. Next to our center there are many local shops nearby which only take about a 5-10 minute walk. There are many nice places to visit, but we recommend lake Malawi which is close by and where there are many nice beaches with beautiful hotels. Also there are various water sport activities such as snorkeling, boat trips etc available. You may like to visit the famous Malawi Mountains for trekking and hiking! Speak to your coordinator to arrange these.
Additional equipment: Modest clothing for the school – e.g. covering the knees and shoulders.Open all year, starting on Mondays, arrival on Sundays and departure on Saturday morning, participation fee 175€ per week. Culture week mandatory to start the project. Program runs Mon-Fri, (free weekends). Reception at Airport Lilongwe International Airport (LLW) on Sundays between 07:00 and 13:00.