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Teaching in Madagascar

Teaching in Madagascar

Teaching in Madagascar

Trip Details:

Operator:   Frontier
Price From: 345 CAD
Ideal Age Range:  19 to 30, 31 to 50, Over 51
Fitness Needs:  Light Impact
Program duration: 1 hour

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About this program

Travel to one of the most stunning destinations on earth and volunteer with a teaching program. Through the course of your program, you will have the opportunity to work with the local community and provide education to children and adults in Madagascar. 

Schools in Madagascar are basic and in need of teachers. As a volunteer in this program, you’ll teach beginners and conversational English to impoverished kids, as well as assist with environmental education. 

The ideal volunteer for this program is flexible, confident, and patient. You should be able to use your imagination and take initiative. Lessons should be interactive and fun to help build on the conversational skills of the kids. 

Class sizes on this program are large at an average 70 children, however, some opportunities for one-on-one work may arise. 

Some of the duties you’ll have on this program are:

  • Teach English
  • Marking School Work
  • Preparing Homework
  • Extracurricular Activities
  • Creating Lesson Plans

There’s no doubt that this program will captivate you as much as you captivate the children. Get ready for a life-changing experience in making a difference for kids in Madagascar!

Itinerary

What to Expect:

After arriving on a Monday, you'll be welcomed by Frontier staff at the airport. You'll be transferred to the volunteer accommodation. 

You'll be provided with 3 simple, nutritious meals per day, which is primarily locally sourced fruits, vegetables, beans, noodles, and rice. Part of your role at the volunteer house will be to help with cooking. 

While on the project you'll work with children of varying ages in large classrooms. Class sizes average 70 students, so you will need to possess a strong work ethic, organization, and patience. The lessons will range from formal lessons to one-on-one lessons to help individual students. 

You may also assist with adult education classes at the local community centre. which focus primarily in spoken English rather than worksheets. 

Occasionally, you may be requested to teach at the local village school near the base of the marine & forest programs. This experience would be perfect for someone who is looking to work with students that have limited resources. 

Country Fast Facts

Madagascar

Flag  Flag_of_Madagascar.svg
Continent: Africa
Official Language(s) Malagasy, French
Capital: Antananarivo
Population 22, 434,363 (2014 estimate)
Climate(s) Equatorial, Monsoon, Tropical, Desert, Semi-Arid, Subtropical Humid, Oceanic (Temperate/Warm)
Major Airport(s): Ivato International Airport (TNR)
Economic Driver(s): Agriculture, Tourism, Textile, Mining

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