Help local Kenyan students to broaden their horizons through practicing English in this immersive teaching program designed to promote a cultural exchange between foreigners and the local children.
Spend time with 6-18-year-old students who, up until this project began, had never had to chance to interact with foreigners. On this program the students get a rare chance to meet and interact with people from around the world, helping them not only to practice English but to open their eyes to many different worlds and cultures. Through this program, we aim to teach English in an informal and conversational setting, as well as promoting a valuable cultural exchange between people.
Despite English being one of Kenya’s official languages, the students in the Gatange area rarely get a chance to practice the language with native speakers. By being able to learn and practice the English language, the students will have many more opportunities in life that will benefit their futures. Depending on the needs at the time, you will be placed in a primary, secondary or high school in the Gatanga area. The students you work with will range from 6 to 18 years old.
Although you will take responsibility for the running of your own class, the aim is to teach informally so you are encouraged to get creative! The children love a wide range of activities, like gardening, playing games and music.
Working Monday through Friday, weekends are yours to explore! You are responsible for planning your own classes, so no two days will be alike. However, you will always spend two hours teaching in the morning, and two hours in the afternoon. You will have afternoons free to prepare your lessons before dinner time.
An example day of this program might look like: