SIKKIM TEACHING PROJECT 2018
Open all year, starting on Mondays, every week, participation fee 175€ per week
- Code : G/IND/STP2018
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 98
The Green Lion
Making children able to deal with daily activities through education is what we do. Giving knowledge that is applicable practically in life defines ETC. Providing awareness to children about the surroundings, environment, health and safety are the focus of our teaching. Educate Basic/Conversation English and other subjects of your choice to children from different age groups (5 yrs to 16 yrs.) with different capabilities. During the project, you will gain valuable experience and learn by observing the procedures of the in-house teachers. The project can take place in either government, private or community schools. Participating teachers enable students to form relationships with someone from another background and culture, and the teachers can learn different teaching methods and techniques. You will be taking different classes of about four to five classes a day. The schools usually have a very dull curriculum, so out-of the box activities and creative experiences such as sports or games are more than welcome and really appreciated by the children. You will mainly assist the regular school teacher and so do not need to have any teaching background. You will teach and educate the children from different age groups and with different learning capacities. You are free to use different methods to teach but you can use the course book as reference or educate children through conversational and spoken English. During your time there you can teach them different subjects such as mathematics, history, science, geography, computer, technologies, music and other subjects, arts and crafts, different educational games, spoken and conversational English, personal development, environmental awareness, general health and safety and so on. All higher education in India is in English, so it is vitally important that children must learn English to continue further higher education. Child development activities could include quiz contest, sports, awareness campaigns etc. Classes- from Nursery to Grade 10, its categories into four different level as: Pre-primary (kindergarten), Primary (1-5), Lower secondary (6-8) and Secondary (9 to 10). Average numbers in a class is about 25 students.
About the Accommodation : In our center, there is a mini library, a dining room, a lounge area where you can hang out with fellow participants and a beautiful garden to relax. Furthermore, there is a refrigerator which you are welcome to use to store food and beverages. Food Arrangements : The meals are a mix of Western and Indian food, consisting mainly of vegetarian dishes including rice and vegetables. You can expect to have a chicken dish about twice per week. You can also use the kitchen facilities to cook for yourself or eat out at any of the local restaurants.
An area of unspoilt natural beauty, framed by snowcapped Himalayan peaks. The capital of Sikkim, Gangtok, reflects this tiny state’s extraordinary ethnic diversity. In the crowded city which spills precariously down a ridge, Lepchas (the region’s original inhabitants) live alongside Tibetans, Bhutias, Nepalis and Indians from the plains. Though now full of modern structures, Gangtok’s “Shangrila” aspects can still be experienced in pockets of the city and in its alpine environs. Until 1975, Sikkim was a kingdom with the status of an Indian Protectorate. It was ruled by the Chogyals Buddhists of Tibetan origin, whose dynasty began in the 17th century. However, the British Raj’s policies of importing cheap labour from neighbouring Nepal for Sikkim’s rice, cardamom and tea plantations drastically changed Sikkim’s demography, soon Nepali Hindus constituted 75 per cent of the state’s population. In 1975, the population of Sikkim voted overwhelmingly to join the Indian Republic, ending the rule of Palden Thondup, the last Chogyal.
Participants above the age of 65 should have medical clearance. Additional Equipment : It?s a good idea to bring posters, pictures, music CDs, story books, flash cards and so on to brighten up lessons.