Help the local children of Kalagala village to improve their English skills and experience a cultural exchange with the Children Daycare project. You will get to help out at local nurseries and kindergartens, where you’ll be taking care of the local children, arranging activities to engage and stimulate them, and teaching them basic English skills.
There are many nurseries and kindergartens local to Kalagala Village, where parents take their children (aged up to five years) while they go to work. You will be spending your time here taking care of the local children by feeding and bathing them as well as playing with them. There will be many opportunities for you to coordinate different activities for the children, such as informal classes, music lessons, sports games and practice and basic English lessons.
In addition to providing a much needed helping hand in the nurseries and kindergartens, working on this program also enriches the children’s lives through intercultural exchange. Most of these children never get the experience of meeting people from outside their country, and by doing so widens their perspectives and understanding of the world. In exchange, you will get a cultural experience of your own from spending time with them!
Weekday Schedule: Monday to Friday
Each morning after breakfast you will go to your placement nursery/kindergarten. Depending on your placement, you may be a 10-minute walk from the centre, or as far as one hour away by car. You can expect to be working 4 to 5 hours per day with a lunch break in the middle. You will get free time in the late afternoon before dinner as well as in the evenings to kick back and relax or explore the local area.