Get on board this life changing program and help to improve the English language skills of the Mozambique youth. This is the perfect program if you love teaching and being around children, all the while exploring the sights and culture of a fascinating African nation like Mozambique.
You will be working with local teachers and community leaders in the district of Xai Xai to provide English learning programs in the local village hall. An exciting program for many children who often don’t get the chance to practice English anywhere else. You will help to educate the children through handicrafts, colouring, drawing, sports, writing, games and many other fun activities! Many of the children are quite young, and so enjoy extra attention and stimulating activities to help with their own learning and growth.
This once-in-a-lifetime experience will provide you with insight into both the local cultures as well as a different education system, and also provide you with the invaluable life skill of teaching experience.
The schedule for this program is largely decided through meetings with the local teachers, daily lesson planning and the changing needs of the children and area. You can expect to work for 4-5 hours a day on this program, teaching, leading groups, creating lesson plans and content for the classes.
A typical weekday (Monday to Friday) will usually fit within the following structure:
Teaching at the school
Teaching a non-formal English class in the community or at the school
Preparing activities for next day
Feel free to bring along your own teaching materials. The children love to experience new things, and items such as games, colour pencils, erasers, English language books will be very much loved and appreciated! We recommend you also bring pictures or other small objects representing your country of origin, these items help to teach the curious children about your own country and culture, and can even be turned into an educational lesson.