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Goa Kindergarten and Teaching

Embark on a journey into Goa to assist in teaching to the migratory slum children who attend our school in the remote villages of Goa.

The school teaches various educational subjects to migrant slum children from underprivileged backgrounds. In this program, you will have the opportunity to teach the children, teach hygiene and sanitation knowledge and help in organizing educational workshops on various need-based aspects such as sports, arts, health awareness, environment, etc.

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Description

Program Description

When you select the teaching program in Goa, you can either select a teaching program at the Boys Shelter (the whole day) or Slum Outreach (evening project for two hours).

1. Teaching at Boys’ Shelter

The boys’ shelter accommodates from the age of 5 to 20 years and you are required to help them with English, and get them involved in activities such as sports, drawing, dancing, singing, etc. You also can help the caretakers of the shelter with cleaning and keeping the shelter tidy and neat. You will be teaching at the shelter for 5 and a half hours and you can take a 30 minute lunch break.

You can teach a variety of subjects to the kids including English, Music, arts and crafts, sports, math.

2. Slum Outreach

This project is mainly conducted for children in the age group of 3-16 years belonging to migrant families living in slums located on the periphery of the city. You will prepare the lessons in the morning for about 2 hours.

The Slum Outreach program takes place in the evening with a duration of 2 hours where the participants interact with the children using games and activities to teach them and help them understand the importance of education and developing skills other than teaching them English. You may join another program in the morning if you wish to, as we require you to take part in a program for at least 5 hours a day.

In addition, during the teaching activities, always be on time and be mindful of class schedules and come to school prepared, be creative in preparing lessons in fun and engaging ways, smile and have lots of patience as you are working with children with various personalities and wear a dress that covers your shoulders and knees, and basically the more that is covered the better. Men must wear trousers, T-shirts and shoes and strictly follow the dress code policy. You are also expected to actively join other activities and of course to enjoy and make the most of your stay and make memorable learning experiences.

So, grab this opportunity to be part of the learning journey of these amazing children and young adults of Goa and help them build a brighter future. Besides that, you may also have the best time throughout your stay as you will engage in fun, relaxing and recreational activities held after a long day of your program alongside other participants.

Finally, you can not miss every single weekend experiencing nearby scenic views and historic places. Thus, we will make sure to assist you in organizing your weekend getaways and enjoy every bit of your time.

Add-on: +Learning

There is no +Learning add-on available for this program.

Aims & Objectives

To provide access to quality coaching, education and literature for the community at large. We also aim to continue to improve the children’s prospects by teaching them English. On the other hand, you will also gain teaching experience, an invaluable life skill!

Schedule

Monday

  • Welcome, introduction to India, House rules, Code of Conduct and handling of documents
  • Visit a spice plantation, visit the local market, and a few supermarkets located close to our center. You can also utilize this time of the day to exchange your currency or purchase any of the essential items you might need during your stay.
  • Lunch
  • Visit Slum Outreach School & join the education program for migrant slum children of all ages (This activity is optional).
  • Dinner

Tuesday to Friday

  • Breakfast at the centre
  • Teaching at the shelter
  • Lunch at the accommodation
  • Teaching at the slum outreach
  • Return to the accommodation
  • Prepare lessons for the next day along with your partners
  • Dinner at the centre

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

Starting Dates

During 2023

This program starts every week.

During 2024

This program starts every week.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

Minimum age:                18

Maximum age:                –

Minimum English level:        Basic

CRB required:                On Signup

Passport copy required:        On Signup

Resume copy required:        No

Required qualification:        None

Additional Requirements

The following are further necessary in order for both the participants, local staff and everyones involved to have a meaningful, enjoyable and safe community program.

  • Older participants or over 65 years are required to have a medical clearance as proof of their physical fitness as they may perform various activities.
  • Participants below 18 years old need a signed parental consent as proof of involvement of their children for the program. If possible, accompaniment by an adult is highly advised.
  • Genuine interests and passion with teaching children/students.

  • Excellent time management and self – organizing and strong desire to take on new challenges and learn as much as possible.
  • Recommended a COVID – 19 Vaccination, purchase travel insurance, medical and Covid – 19  insurance prior to your arrival.
  • Have completed or recommended the following vaccines: Polio, Hepatitis A, Diphtheria/Tetanus, Typhoid, Malaria, Hepatitis B, Tuberculosis.

Additional Equipment

Teaching Materials:

  • No specific equipment required for this project. However, you are more welcome to bring with you some educational materials to be used for learning activities such as games cards, coloring books, pencils, ball, musical instruments, work sheet, books/comics,cultural items. It is also a good idea to bring posters, pictures, music CDs, storybooks, flashcards and so on to brighten up lessons.

Dress Code:

  • Cover up as much as possible in the spirit of the local culture to avoid embarrassment.
  • Your clothes must not be too short, too tight, or too revealing. Kindly make sure your shoulders and legs are covered.
  • Dress professionally since you will be working in a professional environment while teaching the children.
  • It is completely fine to wear western clothes as long as they fit the local standards.
  • Be thoughtful of the graphics, symbols or text printed on your clothing and avoid wearing clothing styles that might be inappropriate particularly inside the school premises.

Others:

  • An environmentally friendly sunscreen or lotion is also advised to protect you from the heat of the sun and please carry with you preventive agents during outdoor activities, such as mosquito repellents for insect bites.
  • Moreover, bring Medicines with you especially if you have to take specific medicines on a regular basis as well as other medicines for headaches and stomach aches.
  • Refillable water bottles and hydration packs to stay hydrated throughout the day particularly during class.