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Community Teaching in Malawi
Community Teaching in Malawi

Community Teaching in Malawi

Meet a new generation of eager students and help to improve their English as a Malawian Community Teacher or Teacher’s Aide!
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    Overview

    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.

    Objectives

    • Assist in the education of Malawian children.
    • Give the village children more chances at conversing in English
    • Provide you with insight into a different education system
    • Provide you with teaching experience, an invaluable life skill!

    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

    Mangochi, Malawi
    Mangochi is coastal town sited between Lakes Malawi and Malombe. Previously called Fort Johnston during colonial times, it is known as a lake town with a lot of water and fishing activities. Although a small township with a population of 50,000, necessities are nearby to assist you during your stay. It is also full of culture and history and it’s always interesting to walk through the small town.
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    Itinerary

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      Saturday/Sunday - Arrival

      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.

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      Monday - Friday

      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...

      • Breakfast at the Center
      • Join a teachers meeting to plan for the day
      • Lead Teaching a class
      • Lunch with the children
      • Play sports and games with the children
      • Prepare lessons or activities for the following day
      • Back to the center for dinner to share your experiences with other participants from different programs
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      Saturday - Departure

      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)

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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
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    More Information

    Requirements

    • minimum age18
    • minimum english levelIntermediate
    • CRB RequiredOn signup
    • passport copy requiredNo
    • resume copy requiredNo
    Other Requirements
    • Modest clothing for the school - e.g. covering the knees and shoulders.

    Food

    Malawian food will served mainly, along with some European food. You can expect meat, vegetables, potatoes, eggs, bread, rice spaghetti and more.

    Accommodation

    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.

    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.

Malawi Community Teaching

CategoryTeaching
Stylebackpacker
AvailabilityOpen
Price per person$345/week
Minimum Duration1 week

Contact us for availability and further information.

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