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Kids in Cape Verde
Kids in Cape Verde

Education Project in Cape Verde

Join the education project and enlighten the lives of kids by helping to bring out the best in them!
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    Overview

    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.

    Objectives

    • Volunteers will get a unique opportunity to interact with the children in building a global community in the future generations of the stakeholders in addressing various challenges that are global in nature

    Impact

    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.

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    Location

    Tarrafal, Cabo Verde
    The city is named after the indigenous plant Tarrafe, (Tamarix senegalensis). Also called Mangui or Mangue, it is situated on the northern part of the island of Santiago. A fishing port situated on the northwestern coast and also is a municipality.
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    Itinerary

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      Sunday - Arrival
      Arrive at Praia International Airport (RAI) on Sunday, our pickup window is 06:00 to 20:00
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      Monday - Friday

      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.

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      Saturday - Departure

      Leave your accommodation Saturday morning and take a taxi (1.5 hours) to the PRAIA International Airport.

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    Inclusions

    • Shared Accomodation
    • Arrival Transfer
    • All meals included
    • Free beverages
    • Wifi in public areas
    • Departure Transfer
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    Options

    • Airport Drop Off (Cape Verde)$180
    • Upgrade to Private Room for 1 week (Cape Verde)$235
    • Pick-ups outside of the regular pickup window (Cape Verde)$180
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    More Information

    Requirements

    • minimum age18
    • minimum english levelIntermediate
    • CRB RequiredOn signup
    • passport copy requiredOn signup
    • resume copy requiredNo
    Other Requirements
    • Cover up as much as possible in the spirit of the local culture to avoid embarrassment.
    • Your clothes must not be too short, too tight or too revealing. Kindly make sure your shoulders and legs are covered.
    • Dress professionally since you will be working in a professional environment while teaching the children.
    • It is completely fine to wear western clothes as long as they fit the local standards
    • Be thoughtful of the graphics, symbols or text printed on your clothing and avoid wearing clothing styles that might be inappropriate
    • Be thoughtful to poor communities by not displaying expensive items and clothes
    • Wearing local clothes could help you build a good working relationship with the community
    • Yellow fever vaccination is a mandatory requirement for all participants arriving in Cape Verde
    • For participants below 18, parental consent is required and for participants above 65, medical clearance is required

    Food

    The meals will contain a mix of local and various types of Western food.

    Accommodation

    You can expect to share a room on single gender basis. The bathroom is shared and western toilets are available.

    Cancellation Policy

    Bookings can be amended and cancelled 30 days before the program start date without any costs. Bookings that are cancelled less than 30 days before the program start date will be charged the first week of the booking.

Education Project

CategoryLearning
Stylebackpacker
AvailabilityOpen
Price per person$530/week
Minimum Duration1 week

Contact us for availability and further information.

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