WhereNext Experiences

logo
Kids in Madagascar school
Kids in Madagascar school

Teaching Project in Madagascar

Teach basic conversational English to children from different age groups
    Overview icon

    Overview

    Most people in Madagascar can’t afford to travel, and in villages like Tsararano Ambony, there is little chance of contact with the outside world. You, as a foreign teacher, enable the students to form a relationship with someone from a different background and culture. On the other hand, the local teachers can also learn new and up to date teaching methods and techniques from you. You will mainly assist the regular school teachers in the school and therefore even without a formal teaching background, you can participate in this project.

    You will teach children from different age groups with different learning capacities. You are free to use your own teaching materials and methods in teaching. You can use the coursebook as a reference or educate children through conversation with spoken English. During your time here you can teach them different subjects such as mathematics, history, science, geography, computer, technologies, music, arts and crafts, different educational games, personal development, environment awareness, general health and safety and so on. Higher education in Madagascar is given in French and Malagasy. It’s also vitally important that children learn English as well because Nosy Be is also one of the most famous tourist destinations in Madagascar.

    Objectives

    • To help the children grow in their confidence and learn better English which will help them in many ways in the future.

    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.

    One Tree Planted logo

    25 trees will be planted on your behalf for every experience purchased, via our partnership with One Tree Planted.

    See more at onetreeplanted.org

    1% for the planetlogo

    1% of gross sales will be donated to 1% for the Planet-approved charities via our partnership with 1% for the Planet.

    See more at onepercentfortheplanet.org

    Overview icon

    Location

    Nosy Be, Madagascar

    Nosy is an island off the northwest coast of Madagascar. Nosy Be is Madagascar's largest and busiest tourist destination. It has an area of 320.02 square kilometers and its population was estimated at 73,010. Nosy Be means "big island" in the Malagasy language. The island was called Assada during the early colonial era of the 17th century.

    Here you’ll find volcanic lakes, lemurs, rum distilleries, Ylang Ylang plantations and breathtaking coral reefs that are practically begging to be explored. In May, come to experience the four-day Donia Music Festival. Perfectly located on the Indian Ocean between Africa and Asia, Nosy-Be evokes feelings of discovery and adventure, the rich and endemic biodiversity will have begging for more. There are many spots that are perfect for ones who seek a golden opportunity to swim among turtles, stingrays or manta rays.

    map
    Overview icon

    Itinerary

      Overview icon
      Sunday - Arrival

      Arrive at Fascene Airport (NOS) in our pickup window on Sunday between 08:00 and 20:00

      Overview icon
      Monday - Friday

      Primarily teach English, but also teach drama, games, music, art and foreign languages.

      Encourage children in academic work and promote the all-round development of the child.

      Assist teachers and other staff. Create teaching plans.

      Overview icon
      Saturday - Departure

      Leave the accommodation on Saturday and take a taxi to go to the Nosy Be airport (NOS) taking 30mins

    Overview icon

    Inclusions

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

    Options

    • Extra night accomodation (before experience)$60
    • Extra night accomodation (after experience)$60
    Overview icon

    More Information

    Requirements

    • minimum age18
    • minimum english levelBasic
    • CRB RequiredOn signup
    • passport copy requiredOn signup
    • resume copy requiredNo
    Other Requirements
    • Yellow fever vaccination is mandatory for all participants arriving in Madagascar.
    • Participants below 18 should have parental consent and participants above 65 should have medical clearance to take part in this program.
    • 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.
    • 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

    Food

    The meals are a mix of Western and Malagasy food, consisting mainly of vegetarian dishes including rice and vegetables. You can expect to have a chicken dish about twice a week. You can also use the kitchen facilities to cook for yourself or eat out at any of the local restaurants at your own expense.

    Accommodation

    In our center, there is a dining room, a lounge area where you can hang out with fellow participants and a beautiful garden to relax. A balcony and large roof terrace is also available for you to spend some quality time.

    Furthermore, there is a refrigerator which you are welcome to use to store food and beverages.

    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.

Madagascar Teaching Project

CategoryTeaching
Stylebackpacker
AvailabilityOpen
Price per person$465/week
Minimum Duration1 week

Contact us for availability and further information.

Facebook share iconLinkedIn share iconTwitter share iconMail share icon
Join logo

Join our newsletter to stay up to date. No spam, ever!