English Teaching Madagascar

Central-North Madagascar, Madagascar

$795.00

 

The Experience

Looking for a worthwhile experience? Then travel to the beautiful country of Madagascar where you have the chance of becoming a volunteer! If you are comfortable with children and would like to make an impact somehow then you can do this by teaching basic conversational English to children from different age groups from rural villages in Madagascar!

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 course book as reference or educate children through conversation with spoken English. During your time at the project, you can teach the kids 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 the area is also one of the most famous tourist destinations in Madagascar! The minimum duration offered is 1 week and the maximum duration is 4, however, we can extend your stay if you so desire. Come take this chance now to immerse yourself in a new culture and lifestyle and have an adventure of a lifetime!

 

This Is Why

  • Become a volunteer and assist with teaching English to children from different age groups from rural villages in Madagascar!
  • Expand and gain new skills!
  • Work alongside an amazing group of people!
  • Experience a new culture, tradition, unique cuisine and way of life!

 
 
Project Details
  • Key Start Dates
    Year round however, you should keep in mind that the project requires applicants to arrive on a Sunday between 06:00 - 23:00! If applicants arrive on any other day, they will have to arrange their own transfers.
  • Package Price

    01 Weeks: $795.00 US$
    02 Weeks: $1095.00 US$
    03 Weeks: $1395.00 US$
  • 04 Weeks: $1695.00 US$
  • Volunteer duration
    1 - 4 weeks (Other durations available upon request)
  • Average Work hours
    The work hours are usually 5-8 hours per day, 5 days a week. Do keep in mind that it varies depending on the work load.
  • Number of Volunteers
    4-6
  • Volunteer accommodation
    Available
  • Housing Type
    Dorm Style arrangement based in the project base, 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 are 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.
    Internet Access
  • No internet/wifi available.
  • Who Are They Looking For?
    Individuals who have a passion for environment and is interested in conservation. Being hardworking, motivated, mature and initiative are some qualities you must possess. You must have a good knowledge of English and good communicating skills, must also have a good attitude and outlook to learn and experience new and novel things. We will not tolerate smoking, alcohol or the use of drugs. Please remember that you are a guest, therefore, respecting the rules of the project is essential.

Fast Facts: Madagascar

Where? Madagascar, Africa

Country Size: 587, 040 km2 
226,657 sq mile

Population density? 40.5/km2
83/sq mile

Country Famous for? Wildlife watching, beaches, beautiful bays, interesting architecture, beautiful coast line, Andohahela National Park, friendly people

When to visit: All year round!

    • What's Included
      • Placement
        English Teaching Madagascar
      • Accommodation
        Dorm Style arrangement based in the project base, 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 are 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.
      • Meals
        Three meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the week and two meals (breakfast, dinner) during weekends. 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.
      • Airport Pick + Drop off

        You need to fly into Fascene Airport (NOS), Nosy Be. After passing through customs and outside, our representative will be waiting for you at the arrival gate. Our transfer coordinator meets you at the meeting point at the airport upon your arrival and arranges your transfer to our accommodation in Ambondrona, Nosy Be. Our representative will be standing in the arrivals area with the name of the project or your name on a board. Please note, as soon as your flights are booked you must notify us with your flight details, so we can arrange for you to be picked up (flight number and airline are very important in case your flight is delayed, our staff then knows what time you will be arriving). Please be aware that Saturday morning 11:00 is check out time. Due to the many different personal plans and return flight times people have, we have found it logistically simpler to send participants to the nearest bus station or hire a taxi at your own cost and allow you to make your way; whether it is to do more travelling, continue on to nearby places, or return to the airport.
      • Ongoing service

        If there are any problems with your volunteer project we are always there to help you and mediate between yourself and the organization.
      • Tours

        Through our organization you have the possibility to book tours in Madagascar after you have finished your volunteer project.
      • 24/7 Emergency contact
        If there are any problems during your stay in Madagascar you can reach us 24/7 to assist you.

      What's not included: International flights, Insurance and any other activities outside of the project

      Package Price: 
      01 Weeks: $795.00 US$
      02 Weeks: $1095.00 US$
      03 Weeks: $1395.00 US$ and 04 Weeks: $1695.00 US$

    • RESPONSIBILITIES

      Volunteers at the project are the core and backbone of the organization. With that said, you as the volunteer will have the privilege of assisting the project with helping the children grow in their confidence and learn better English which will help them in many ways in the future. As a volunteer, you will actively participate in the daily routine of the facility by participating in the following activities:

      • Primarily teach English, but also teach drama, games, music, art and foreign languages.
      • Encourage children in academic work and promote all round development of the child.
      • Assist teachers and other staff.
      • Create teaching plans.
  • Requirements, Guidelines & Policies
    • Required to commit to a minimum of 1 week.
    • Must have an interest in education and children.
    • Strong work ethics are required: reliable, responsible, honest, good sense of humor, mature, dependable, physically and mentally fit.
    • Must be motivated and be initiative.
    • Age: 17+ (Participants below 18 should have parental consent and participants above 65 should have medical clearance to take part in this program.)
    • Must have a good knowledge of English and confident in speaking it.
    • Good communication skills
    • RParticipant who take part in the program should provide their resumes and passport copies at least 4 weeks prior to arrival in order to get their placements accepted.
    • Must be able to work with other teachers.
    • Must read and agree to abide by guidelines and ethics of the project and the community.
    • Must be polite and courteous to the public at all times.
    • Although not required, speaking French would be an advantage.
  • Fast Facts
    • Project location
      Madagascar, Africa
    • Area Famous For
      Wildlife watching, beaches, beautiful bays, interesting architecture, beautiful coast line, Andohahela National Park, friendly people
    • When to visit
      All year round!
  • Itinerary & Details
    Day 1 - Arrive in Madagascar;
    You need to fly into Fascene Airport (NOS), Nosy Be. After passing through customs and outside, our representative will be waiting for you at the arrival gate. Our transfer coordinator meets you at the meeting point at the airport upon your arrival and arranges your transfer to our accommodation in Ambondrona, Nosy Be. Our representative will be standing in the arrivals area with the name of the project or your name on a board. 
    For 1 - 4 Weeks – Work as a volunteer at our English teaching project based in Madagascar.
    For a minimum of 1 week to a maximum stay of 4 weeks you will be volunteering in Madagascar by contributing to help the children grow in their confidence and learn better English which will help them in many ways in the future. 
    Your last day
    - You will be dropped off at a specific location where you can take a ride back to the airport to catch you plane back home or take the opportunity to travel through Madagascar. Our staff will gladly work with the project to help you book any tours to see more of this great country. 
  • Accommodation

    Dorm Style arrangement based in the project base, 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 are 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.

    Things to bring from home

    • Hiking Shoes
    • Rain gear
    • Anti Mosquito repellent + after bite
    • Sunglasses
    • Hat/cap to protect yourself from the sun
    • Suncream

    Meals

    Three meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the week and two meals (breakfast, dinner) during weekends. 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.

    Location

    This project is located in the rural areas of Madagascar. Wifi is unavailable for use so we recommend getting a SIM card for your mobile phone so that you have a way of making contacting with other volunteers, coordinators and your family. There are lots to do on days off such as hike, swimming, visiting the beaches and so much more!

Testimonials coming soon!

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