Trip Details

Having a positive impact on children’s education is the best way to affect the future. If you’re looking for voluntary experience during your gap year, while visiting a beautiful location, read on! Participating on this project, you will work alongside the local people on the island of Palawan to improve the English skills of the children at the Kindergarten. As English is an essential skill for improved future prospects, the children benefit greatly from the input of native English speakers. Your work will focus on engaging with the children through the English language in a fun and memorable way. Through your interactions, you can inspire them and start them off on pathways to successful futures. By working closely with the local staff, you will gain invaluable knowledge and understanding of the Filipino culture, as well as having opportunities to create bonds and friendships. Children who attend the Kindergarten, which is in the Tigman area of Palawan, are between the ages of 3 and 5. While your main responsibilities will lie with facilitating excellent learning opportunities for the children, you will also learn about the day-to-day running of the centre, and assist with the general care-taking of the children. As a result, the activities you carry out during your working day will be varied and active, ranging from cutting nails, to organising classes and delivering lessons through games and activities. Intercultural exchanges are also very important for the children to gain a wider perspective of the world, and they make a very receptive audience. Participants are encouraged to bring photographs, artistic representations or relevant objects from home that would make it easier to share highlights about your culture.

 

***Before booking this program, please kindly check the school holiday calendar. During the long holiday period (summer vacations), you will have the opportunity to arrange special classes in the community instead.***

Please Note: Projects start on a Monday, however you should arrive over the weekend on either Saturday or Sunday.

Trip Itinerary

Monday to Friday

Your day will begin with breakfast followed by a short journey to the Kindergarten. Activities at the Kindergarten will be varied and responsive to the needs of the children. During the morning session, you will deliver experiential learning activities which will encourage the children’s development of English language skills. How you deliver the lessons is up to you, but you will be encouraged to use games, songs, role play and other interactive methods. After lunch you will have time to prepare for the next day’s activities before enjoying a relaxing dinner and evening at the accommodation centre.

** Please note: This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances. **

Trip Accommodation

Trip Country Info

Philippines

Capital: Manila
Language: Filipino
Currency: Peso (PHP)
Time zone: PST (UTC +8)

The Philippines is made up of a total of 7,107 islands, only 2000 of which are inhabited. The islands are broadly categorized under 3 main geographical divisions: Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. It is the 7th most populated country in Asia and the 12th most in the world.

As a newly industrialized country, the Philippine economy which was once founded upon its agriculture is now moving towards an economy based on services and manufacturing.

It is unsurprising that the Philippines attracts tourists due to its incredibly rich biodiversity found across its islands. The mountains, rainforests and diving spots as well as its impressive cultural heritage all add to the reasons why the Philippines is such an incredible place to experience.

Contact us to find out more about the wonderful travel and volunteer experiences in Palawan, Philippines.

 

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

Additional Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

What's included

  • 24/7 support in case of emergencies
  • Accommodation
  • Airport Pick up
  • English speaking coordinator
  • Meals
  • Orientation

What's not included

  • Airport drop off
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Vaccination
  • Visa