TEACHER AIDE 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/TA2017
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
GREEN LION MALAWI
Love teaching and being with children? Then experiencing Malawi as a teacher aide is something you should really enjoy! We have strong relationships with various schools around the area in need of teaching support. These schools have an established curriculum and you will be asked to assist the teaching staff to convey the same curriculum to larger classes. You may find yourself working in either an orphanage, public, primary or secondary school around the Mangochi area depending on the local’s needs. You will be working together with teachers and assisting them while they manage either English, Mathematics or Science classes Thanks to a community holiday program we organize, this program can be booked during Malawi’s school holidays! Aims &Objectives: Assist in the education of Malawian children; Give the 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.