Trip Details

Volunteering with children with learning disabilities offers you the opportunity to work at the biggest kindergarten in the Maldives. Even though this kindergarten is operated by a private organisation under the permission of the government, it provides free education for some underprivileged students, including children with special needs in mainstream education.

In the kindergarten, you will find hyperactive students as well as children with autism. Since inclusive education is relatively a new concept, few teachers are trained in special education. Your task is to help provide better educational opportunities for children with special needs.

Friday is an official holiday for Maldivians so you will be working at the beach by actively taking part in the beach cleaning process.

Aims & Objectives
To provide better opportunities for children with special needs to obtain education and to engage them in activities through which they can improve.

Trip Itinerary

Your typical tasks during the week would include preparing lesson plans based on a special educational curriculum, using various activities to train children with special needs, helping out teachers and advising parents on how to help improve the children’s education. 

A typical schedule may look like this:

Monday

  • Breakfast
  • Volunteer on the project  2-3 hours
  • Lunch
  • Volunteer on the project 2 hours
  • Dinner
  • Free Time

Tuesday

  • Breakfast
  • Volunteer on the project  2-3 hours
  • Lunch
  • Volunteer on the project 2 hours
  • Dinner
  • Free Time

Wednesday 

  • Breakfast
  • Volunteer on the project  2-3 hours
  • Lunch
  • Volunteer on the project 2 hours
  • Dinner
  • Free Time

Thursday

  • Breakfast
  • Volunteer on the project  2-3 hours
  • Lunch
  • Volunteer on the project 2 hours
  • Dinner
  • Free Time

Friday
Friday is an official holiday in Maldives. Therefore, today you will be working at the beach actively taking part in the beach cleaning.

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

Trip Accommodation

This little artificial island located in the Kaafu Atoll in Maldives was created with the vision of transforming it to an urban city which would be a haven for the increasing population of the country. At present, it is one of the best locations of the country providing higher standards of living to its residents. Another reason for the popularity of this island is due to its close proximity to the capital of Maldives, Male. Hence, you will be able to buy most of the things that are required for you to have a great time during your stay in Maldives.

Accommodation & Food

You will be accommodated in our centre which is few meters away from the ocean.  Your room will be shared with 3-6 other participants on a single gender basis. Private rooms are also available subject to availability.

Food Arrangements
The meals would mainly include typical Maldivian food, consisting of Rice, Vegetables full of beautiful flavours. Fruits and purified water will also be available throughout your stay. A refrigerator will also be there to place extra food/ beverages that you want to store.

Facilities
Hulhumale city has super markets where you will be able to buy most of the things you may require. In addition, ATMs are also available for you to withdraw money.

Sights & Surroundings
In Hulhumale, some of the famous sights visited by the tourists are the newly reclaimed area and the heritage island where you can visit the Central park and the BBQ area.

In Male city, you can visit the Rasfannu beach, the fish market, the local market Sultan Park and the Museum and the Islamic Centre.

Trip Country Info

Maldives

Population: approx. 373 362
Capital: Malé
Language: Dhivehi
Currency: Maldivian Rufiyaa (MVR)
Time zone: UTC +5

The Republic of Maldives is a chain of islands located in the Indian Ocean. Compared to other South Asian countries, Maldives is the smallest, and spans around ninety thousand square kilometers. It also bears the smallest population among the Asian countries. Maldivians mainly practice Islam. Even the legal system of the country is shaped by their practice of Islam.

Due to the stretch of atolls, Maldives is also considered as one of the most dispersed countries in the world. It has a total of 26 atolls. Your visit to this country will be a memorable experience as you will be lucky to enjoy in the golden beaches and crystal waters, travel from island to island and experience the unique lifestyle of the Maldivians.

Maldives has a tropical monsoon climate, and it is also popular for its rich variety of coral reefs and diverse range of fish, whales, dolphins and other forms of sea life. Due to these reasons, Maldives has become one of the top attractions among travellers worldwide.

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