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16 week Community Volunteer Project in Malawi - working with children, drama, sports, music & more!

Pays d’action: Malawi, Afrique
Type d’activité: Missions humanitaires, en faveur d‘enfants et de jeunes, Enseignement
Travel as part of a group and volunteer in pairs in rural villages surrounding Dedza and Zomba. A wonderful opportunity to experience rural Malawian life whilst volunteering in the community helping to improve English and introduce sports, music, music & more; ideal for those ready for a challenge.

Description du projet et du rôle des volontaires

Set in rural villages around Dedza and Zomba you will have the opportunity to assist at a local school to help improve English (reading, writing and spoken). You could help with maths or science too, as well as introducing art, drama, music and sports. You can work with your volunteer partner, or on your own. If you choose to spend some time in the classroom, class sizes vary but can be over 100 students. Alternatively you may prefer to work with children in small groups or on a one-to-one basis, focusing on those who might need that bit of extra help. Outside of this you will spend time planning for lessons and may have homework to mark!

For those who would like to do sports you can run PE lessons and arrange sports clubs. PE lessons may involve big classes and little equipment; they are a good test of you initiative and resourcefulness. In addition to working in the classroom, or on the sports’ field, volunteers make a big impact by running school clubs – these include debating, reading, French, modern dance, art, music or drama; volunteers have run talent shows, produced school newsletters and magazines or started a choir. Many volunteers choose to brighten up classrooms by painting them or decorating the walls with educational murals from the alphabet and numbers to world maps and the solar system - let your imagination run wild and leave your mark!

Each day you can spend time socialising in the staff room, usually over a cup of chai (sweet tea) or lunch. This is a great chance to get to know you fellow teachers and learn more about them. They will be keen to talk about where you are from, your family and life at home whilst you can practice your Chichewa (the language spoken in Malawi)!

Spare time is spent preparing your lessons with your volunteer partner, marking books, or with the other volunteers and your new friends (neighbours and teachers). We encourage volunteers to get to know the locals – the teachers could even invite you to dinner.

The more you put into community life and getting to know the locals, the more you will understand about this amazing country. You will have the opportunity to build skills and in particular skills that can be transferred to the workplace, for example thinking on your feet, dealing with pressure, problem-solving, overcoming challenges, independence, responsibility and many more.

At the end of your 12 weeks in the community you will have 4 weeks to explore more of Malawi and head into East Africa.

L’organisation de volontariat se présente

We are a not-for-profit social enterprise. Based in the UK and established in 1993, we specialise in small, group-based gap year and summer volunteering projects in Africa & Asia for those aged 17 - 25 years old. You will live with the locals as they live: you will become part of the community! We have had nearly 6,000 people from 30+ countries come with us.
En savoir plus sur nos critères de sélection pour choisir nos organisations partenaires.

Fiche technique de la mission

Pays d’action :
Malawi, Afrique
Type d'activité :
Missions humanitaires,en faveur d‘enfants et de jeunes,Enseignement
Durée de la mission :
Minimum: 3 mois
Frais de participation à la mission :
(contacter l’organisation pour une liste de prix complète)
3 mois : 4000 €
Pourquoi payer pour faire du volontariat ?

* Toutes les indications de prix sont fournies par l’organisation de volontariat sans garantie. Si l’organisation ne facture pas en Euros, les prix réels peuvent varier en fonction du cours de change.
Disponibilité de la mission :
Set departure dates in January, but we can arrange bespoke projects for those who cannot make the group departure or stay for the full 16 weeks.
Age minimum :
17 ans
Age maximum :
pas d'âge maximum
Placement individuelle ou en groupe ?
Maîtrise de langues :
We require volunteers to speak English to a level where they can communicate effectively in a group and are happy to help others improve basic English.
Qualifications particulières :
Volunteers need to be ready for a challenge and looking for a cultural experience. No formal teaching experience required. This is not a tourist holiday it is about cultural immersion and adventure.
Hébergement & repas :
You will be accommodated in a basic staff house normally within the school grounds, with your volunteer partner or possibly in a 4. There is normally no running water or electricity, and toilets are typically a pit latrine (a hole in the ground). You will cook for yourselves and shop in the local market! Accommodation will vary so be prepared for anything!

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  • Recevez immédiatement un e-mail avec le site web et le n° de téléphone de l’organisation de volontariat
  • Recevez gratuitement notre guide avec une check-list à imprimer
  • Un guide de conversation en cadeau, si vous vous inscrivez plus tard
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