On this project, you’ll get the unique opportunity to meet the local Malawian children as a community teacher in rural Malawi. Through informal lessons, dance, song and play, you will help children who are not able to attend school, expand their minds and learn about other languages and culture.
The rural village leaders here would like to have community programs in the local village hall, to provide education for those who cannot attend school for reasons like time, distance or family commitments. Many of these children are quite young, requiring activities and attention that will keep them stimulated. It is through these activities that you will help to give these children language skills that will significantly help them in later life.
The children here are so eager to engage and meet new people, and you’ll get to help expand their English first-hand through games, group activities and conversations. Some of the activities you will be involved in will include basic English lessons, songs, and singing, and playing fun and educational games. You may also lead the children in activities like handicrafts, sports, writing, drawing, and colouring. This opportunity is perfect if you love teaching and being with children, you’ll get the opportunity to really integrate with the children as well as the local community, and know you are really making a difference.
For this program, your includes teaching, leading groups, creating lesson plans and organising content for the classes. Your teaching duties will operate Monday through to Friday, where you will spend roughly five hours teaching, 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 on this community teaching program might be: