Open all year, starting on Mondays, participation fee 175 € per week. All programmes of GREEN LION ZIMBABWE start with mandatory culture week (175 €).
- Code : G/ZIM/ET2017
- Dispo : 3M / 2F (Total Part 5)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
THE GREEN LION ZIMBABWE
Quick Overview : Meet a new generation of eager students and help improve their English as a community teacher in Zimbabwe! — Teaching in local schools in the Rusape township will not only help the students broaden their minds, it will also be a fulfilling experience for you! Friendly school teachers will provide guidance and lesson plans for you based on their curriculum, but you will also have the chance to take part in informal group activities involving games, colouring, books, toys etc, all with the goal of improving the local children’s English. — Program Description : If you love teaching and being with children, experiencing Zimbabwe as a community teacher is something you will really enjoy! English is a language used for communication worldwide, so by helping to teach these children you are giving them an invaluable skill that broadens their opportunities. You will be teaching in primary, secondary, or high schools in the Rusape area and will have plenty of guidance working together with local teachers while following their school curriculum. But it’s not always so formal, and in fact it’s the informal interactions with them that will have the most impact! Simply by having someone to practice with and prompt conversations in english, you’ll be able to help them work on their pronunciation and vocabulary. Exchanging your experiences and culture will be great way to open dialogue and broaden their worldviews…and yours too! — Aims &Objectives : Improve the English level of the youth of Zimbabwe and widen their cultural interactions, Provide you with teaching experience, an invaluable life skill! Assist the program staff with extra hands. — Schedule : You can expect to work for 4-5 hours a day. A typical day would look like: ***This program is replaced by special holiday classes during school holidays*** ***Schedule may be adjusted due to weather and/or local conditions**
Standard Accommodation : You will be staying in our program centre which accommodates around 20 people. 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. Food arrangements: Meals are basic and healthy, inspired by the local cuisine consists of staples such as rice, cornmeal for preparing ‘sadza’ or ‘bota’ (porridge), spinach, chomolia, spring greens, beans, chicken, goat, mutton, and beef. Facilities: Since our center is located just 30 minutes out of Rusape, there are many restaurants, ATMs, shopping malls and services that you can easily access at the main township in your free time. Activities &Events: No scheduled activities outside of the program schedule yet for this location. Sights &Surroundings : Some places you may want to visit in your spare time: Victoria Falls. Otherwise known as Uka uka ähläm “the Smoke that Thunders”, Victoria Falls is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. It is the largest waterfall in the world having a continuous sheet of falling water spanning 1,700 meters across and 108 meters down. The notorious Devil’s Pool is found here but please be warned that, whilst beautiful, this location can be dangerous if you are not careful, so visit at your own risk. National Parks. Zimbabwe is known for its numerous national parks scattered around the country, some of the more well known ones being Matobo, Mana Pool, and Hwange National Parks. These parks give you an opportunity to see native wildlife including giraffes and rhinos, visit sites of ancient paintings, and take in the beautiful natural landscape dotted with unique rock formations.
You will be staying on the outskirts of Rusape. Specifically, in Cheneke Village, Tandi located in the Manicaland province. Being only 30 minutes away from downtown Rusape, you will have access to local shops and other things that you may visit in your spare time. You may also take the opportunity to visit historic and natural sites such as Victoria Falls and surrounding reserves around the country.
Minimum English level: Intermediate. Additional equipment : Modest clothing – covering the knees and shoulder. You are more than welcome to bring teaching materials/resources for your class!. — Open all year, starting on Mondays, participation fee 175 € per week. All programmes of GREEN LION ZIMBABWE start with mandatory culture week (175 €). — School Holidays: Teaching programs are still available during the school holidays outlined below, but in the form of a holiday program outside the normal school system in the community/village. — Also please note that these dates may be not be exact due to local conditions : First term from beginning of April to beginning of May for 1 month, Second term from beginning of August to beginning of September for 1 month, Third term from beginning of December to mid January for around 1.5 months.