KINDERGARTEN TEACHING 2017
Open all year, starting on Mondays, participation fee 175€ per week.
- Code : G/MOZ/KT2017
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / POR
- Age : 18 - 99
The children that come to these kindergartens are 3-6 years of age and there are approximately 20 children per class. During your time here, you will primarily teach english, mathematics, and life skills whether it be through songs, games, colouring and drawing exercises as well as giving them an opportunity to learn about other cultures. You will also be assisting local teachers in tasks and activities which are a part of the school schedule. By giving local children an opportunity to be with you, they can practice their english vocabulary and pronunciation developing their confidence and speaking skills. These skills will prepare them for primary school and their future. You will also have the chance to arrange activities for kids that do not have the opportunity to go to kindergarten, which can be held in community centers. A truly unforgettable and life-changing experience will be gained through an authentic taste of Mozambican culture from daily interaction with locals and children at the kindergarten. Objectives: – Give the children more chances at conversing in English – Learn about the local culture of Mozambique – Provide you with insight into a different education system – Provide you with teaching experience, an invaluable life skill!
You will either be staying in our program center. The accommodation is shared between 12 people with 4-8 people per room and shared bathrooms. All participants are expected to be environmentally aware and to use all resources with restraint, especially water, paper and electricity. Your rooms will be cleaned daily by staff but please try to clean up after yourself, and help play your part to keep the accommodation neat and organized. Meals are inspired by the local cuisine which is rich in fish, cassava, nuts, paozinho, spices, seasoning, maize, millet, potatoes, rice, sorghum, fruits, and sugarcane. We provide 3 meals during weekdays (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and 2 meals (breakfast and dinner) in the weekend at the program center.
You will be staying in Fidel Castro Village located just outside Xai Xai, the capital of the Gaza Province. Being only 30 minutes away from downtown Xai Xai, you’ll have access to many local shops, banks, grocery stores, cafes as well as surrounding beaches and towns including Maputo, the capital city of Mozambique. Local transport modes include buses, minibuses and taxis which can take you to around the local area and out to surrounding towns. Banks and ATMs with VISA and MasterCard are available. Our center has access to nearby ATMs, restaurants and local shops which are within walking distance. Some places to visit nearby are: Xai Xai Beach 30 minutes away from our center. Many water sport activities are available in Xai Xai and surrounding beaches, these beaches are also a great place to relax. Wenela Tidal Pool 2 kilometres south of Xai Xai which has a natural tunnel and blow hole linking the pool to the Indian Ocean, or maybe you may go snorkelling along the coral reef which runs parallel to the Praia Do Xai-Xai beach.
Additional equipment: Modest clothing for the school – i.e. covering the knees and shoulders. Open all year, starting on Mondays, arrival on Sundays and departure on Saturday morning, participation fee 175€ per week. Program runs Mon-Fri, (free weekends). Participation to the culture week is mandatory (175€). Reception at Maputo International Airport (MPM) on Sundays between 07:00 and 13:00.