Take the opportunity to work in local kindergartens around the Rusape township and teach children English in a personal way!
With many schools in the area, you have a chance to help young children to learn and grow creatively. This is a great way to learn more about Zimbabwean culture while giving back to the community at the same time. You will work together with the local staff to take care of the children, teach English and organize fun activities with them!
You will be staying on the outskirts of Rusape. Specifically, in Cheneke Village, Tandi located in the Manicaland province. Being only 30 minutes away from downtown Rusape, you will have access to local shops and local attractions that you may visit in your spare time. You may also take the opportunity to visit historic and natural sites such as Victoria Falls and surrounding reserves around the country.
As a volunteer on this project you could teach a range of subjects, including English, Maths, Science and PE. If you have other interested or specialties then you can also arrange extra-curricular activities. Drama, Art and Music, for example, are very popular with the local children.
Volunteer teachers on this project usually start their time by working alongside the local staff; this helps them to get introduced to the children and culture, whilst also helping you to understand the best ways to communicate with staff and the children you will work with. By assisting in lessons and running fun and interactive tasks – like games and music tasks – you will be able to develop both your confidence and the confidence of the students you will be teaching. In the same way that you will be interested in the local culture, the children will also be keen to learn about you and your life – get ready to ask and answer a lot of questions!
This project is as diverse as it is rewarding. Not only will you gain incredible teaching experience in a beautiful country, but you will have the chance to learn from the other volunteers you work with, and from the local teaching staff too. You will also experience Zimbabwe life, learn some new language, and get the chance to make a big difference in these children’s lives.
Whatever it is that you decide to teach, you can be certain that the impact you have will make a difference to these children for a lifetime.
***Schedule may be adjusted due to weather and/or local conditions***