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If you love teaching and being with children, experiencing Malawi as a Community Teacher or Teacher’s Aide is something you will really enjoy!
We have good relationships with the rural village leaders who would like us to organize community programs in the local village hall. In this setting you will be helping children who may not be able to attend school for various reasons such as distance, time or family responsibilities.
Some of the other teaching options are available in traditional classroom settings where you can assist the staff with the lessons outlined, as well as incorporating some of your own learning exercises on the topics.
You will be helping to teach basic English, exchange songs, take part in singing, and playing educational games. You may also lead the children through activities like handicrafts, sports, drawing, coloring, writing and more!
Be prepared to work for 4-5 hours a day on this program, teaching, leading groups, creating lesson plans and content for the classes. A lot of the children here are quite young and require attention and activities to keep them stimulated and assist their growth.
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.
Arrive at Lilongwe International Airport (LLW) on Saturday or Sunday well before a meeting point time.
Option A - Saturday: 10:00 Option B - Saturday: 14:00 Option A - Sunday: 10:00 Option B - Sunday: 14:00
Saturday arrivals need to book one extra night at our accommodation.
You will be teaching for roughly five hours with a lunch break in between. After your teaching shift, you will have time to prepare the lesson for the next day. A typical day could look like...
Leave the accommodation Saturday morning. Minivans to Lilongwe depart close by every 1-2 hours. Take a taxi from bus station to the Airport (6 hours travel time)
Malawian food will served mainly, along with some European food. You can expect meat, vegetables, potatoes, eggs, bread, rice spaghetti and more.
You will be accommodated in our center. It is quite basic and you will share your room with other participants. There are shared western style, 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.