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Teaching Kids in Fiji
Teaching Kids in Fiji

Kindergarten Program in Fiji

Teach basic English alphabets, numbers, rhymes including arts and crafts to toddlers
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    Overview

    Fiji is a country in much need of external help, especially with its younger population. You will experience life in both rural and urban areas, which is quite different from the average journey followed by a tourist. Most locals in Fiji can’t afford to travel and in the villages there is little chance of contact with the outside world. You will enable students to form relationships with someone from another culture and the teachers can learn different teaching methods and techniques. You will mainly assist the regular school teacher, so you do not need to have any teaching background.

    The class sizes are large at the kindergartens so it’s difficult for the local staff to give each child as much attention as they need. Your work here is to provide a helping hand by looking after and caring for the children. It is also the perfect opportunity to put any skills and interests you have to use, whether you make arts and crafts, or teach games and songs to the children - your suggestions will be well received. By showing initiative and enthusiasm the options are endless.

    You can work on achieving the goals set out in the Kindergarten Plan, including running educational games and group activities, providing emotional support and helping to improve the quality of life for those living in deprived communities. Some of the activities during the program could be teach basic English, plan activities for the understanding of English, playing games with the children, organize dynamic age appropriate activities, develop students conversation skills or help children relate to the English language, etc.

    Objectives

    • Due to the shortage of educational personnel, the main objective of this program is to assist teachers in class (for 4 to 6 year olds) with activities and share ideas about the lesson plan

    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

    Coral Coast, Fiji

    Coral Coast is the coastline connecting Suva and Sigatoka stretching over a large area along the Southeast coast of Fiji. The location is perfect, sitting along a beautiful stretch of coastline, and has the best beaches on the island with a chilled out atmosphere.

    The area lives up to its reputation as a spot for adrenaline junkies, offering a wide variety of activities to get your heart racing, from surfing and shark feeding to four-wheel-drive tours. For a more laid-back experience try a round of golf on the championship course, or enjoy a spot of fishing. Offering lush rainforests, rivers and waterfalls at your back door and a beach looking across to Beqa Island which is world-famous for fire walking.

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    Itinerary

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      Saturday/Sunday - Arrival

      Meet at Nausori International Airport (SUV) or Nadi International Airport (NAN) on Saturday 06:00 to 18:00 or Sunday 06:00 to 18:00. Note book an extra night accomodation if arriving on Saturday.

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      Monday - Friday
      Begin your day’s scheduled work at the local kindergarten at 9 in the morning. Your session along with the kids will go on until 11 am. During these hours, you can bring along with you various educational materials which you have prepared along with the other participants the previous day. The educational materials or educational concept games can be taught to the children and they would love to learn new things everyday. Almost every day, at about 12 noon, depart for lunch which will be served at our center. During later half of the day, you can prepare lesson plans for the children for the following day.
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      Saturday - Departure
      Leave the accommodation Saturday morning. Take a bus or taxi from Sigatoka to Nadi airport.
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    Inclusions

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

    • Extra night accomodation (before experience)$60
    • Extra night accomodation (after experience)$60
    • Pick-ups outside of the regular pickup window$60
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    More Information

    Requirements

    • minimum age18
    • minimum english levelBasic
    • CRB RequiredOn signup
    • passport copy requiredOn signup
    • resume copy requiredNo
    Other Requirements
    • Participants above 16 and below 18 are required to present a parental consent letter and participants below 16 are required to be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

    Food

    We serve breakfast and dinner at a normal time during the weekend. Breakfast is western style and lunch and dinner are typical Fijian style.

    Accommodation

    Participants will stay at our beachfront centre which is located in the Sigatoka area, yet it can vary depending on the project you are enrolled with. The accommodation is dorm style with a private bathroom. There are refrigerators at the accommodation for the participant’s convenience. The house has a garden as well as a volleyball court.

    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.

Coral Coast Kindergarten Program

CategoryTeaching
Stylebackpacker
AvailabilityOpenOpen from September 2022 onwards.
Price per person$470/week
Minimum Duration1 week

Contact us for availability and further information.

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