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With interaction within the participants and the community children, the goal is to prepare children for their future careers with an addition of English proficiency and a global perspective added by participants from all over the world. There are 30 children in kindergarten and 260 students in primary school, with 130 of them being young girls. There are only 5 people involved in addressing the needs of such a vast pool of children in Kindergarten and Primary School.
When considering the social background of this town, the mothers mostly have to raise their children alone and have to work hard. So there isn’t much caretaking and attention to the children’s education. The men are either abroad or work as fishermen or are living in other areas working as labourers. A lot of kids live with neighbours or their grandmothers. A household in Cape Verde has an average of 4 children; rich families have two and poorer families generally have more children. It is not unusual for children to change their place of residence within extended families.
Cape Verde has a history of economic issues, especially droughts that occur from time to time; on the other hand, and also shows a strong social structure in bonds between family members.
Volunteer experiences have a direct and positive impact on local communities by injecting money into the local economy through the purchase of food, transportation, and tourism activities. Volunteering is a great way to give back to the comunity and make a difference in the world. Depending on the type of volunteer experience you are interested in, your time can be spent improving educational resources and opportunities, providing medical services to underserved communities, or promoting environmental conservation and sustainable farming techniques.
Kindergarten and Primary School teaching, using English. Teaching through activities using board games, playdough and coloring pictures. Games and physical education for team building and health. Introducing children to colors, shapes and other cognitive exercises. A basic introduction to numbers and alphabets in English. Games in the playground that enhance exercises and translating the actions in English. Introduction to the natural and man-made environment in the naming of trees, water, leaves, grass, metal, water, taps, building etc. Short stories, poems and songs that are popular with a majority of the participants. Sharing geographical information on their countries that they come from and country locations on the globe. Lesson planning and research to plan for the next day’s teaching inputs for the children. Maintaining a file on each of the programs that have been covered by you to enable other participants in avoiding repetition and aid handover to new participants.
Leave your accommodation Saturday morning and take a taxi (1.5 hours) to the PRAIA International Airport.