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Palawan Kindergarten

Come and make a valuable history to the lives of the children by taking care and teaching them at a local kindergarten and Children Development Centers while enjoying a slow pace, peaceful and white sand beaches of Tigman Village, Aborlan, Palawan.

You will get the chance to teach English to kids and care for them, but you will also enrich your own perspective by working alongside the Philippine people in one of the most beautiful islands in the world!

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Description

Program Description

Municipality of Aborlan is a first class municipality and situated on the central portion of the beautiful island of Palawan.The seat of the municipal government is located 70 km Southeast of Puerto Princesa City. Similarly, the municipality serves as the gateway to the southern municipalities. It is accessible from the major growth centers of the province through the Palawan South Road extending from Puerto Princesa City down to the municipality of Brooke’s Point and Bataraza via Aborlan.

Moreover, stretching to an area of 80, 733 hectares, the Municipality is divided into nine coastal Barangays and ten non-coastal Barangays. One of the nine coastal Barangay is called Tigman Village where the TGL center is situated. Similarly, most of the programs and placement are also located such as Elementary schools for Kindergarten Program. Other placements and programs also took place at nearby Barangays or areas.

On the other hand, one of the major focuses of the country’s government is to put emphasis on education as it is vital for inclusive growth and national development. Thus, teaching and educating the children at a young age serves as the foundational pursuit for knowledge. This knowledge starts at the Kindergartens.

Kindergarten is a preschool educational approach based on engaging in practical activities and social interaction as part of the transitions for the children from home to school and to slowly adjust to formal education. Children whose ages range from 3 – 6 years old are already attending pre – school and kindergarten so that they cannot miss crucial periods of development in the early years.You will also teach an average of 20 – 45 kids in a class.

Thus, this program lets you partake in the day-to-day operations of childcare facilities and child development centers. Not only will this give you an insight into authentic Filipino life, but you will also get engaged into the day-to-day operations of the kindergarten. The kindergarten is located in the Tigman Village or areas of Aborlan, Palawan and the children who attend are between the ages of 3 and 6 years old. You can also get to your placement via walking or riding a tricycle for nearby areas.

Moreover, your primary task will be to communicate with the children using English and teaching them the language in a fun way. Besides teaching, you will also support the local staff with the care taking of the children. This task can range in activities, from organizing classes, playing games and guiding activities to feeding, cutting nails, combing hair and so on.

Further, the children are always interested in learning more about foreign lands and you are encouraged to bring pictures from your country, friends, family, etc or objects that highlight your culture in order to promote intercultural exchange.

Finally, it is the desire of the programs that the children will learn from you, but you will also leave the project having learned from them!

Your Roles – Other Information

Don’t worry about not having special qualifications. The whole idea of this program is to provide any help possible, whether it is merely enabling children to hear English pronunciation by native English speakers or any additional help with other academic subjects. Please keep in mind that anything you can offer is very much appreciated and we are grateful for it. The main purpose is that aside from the additional learning and multi – cultural exchanges, you have touched the lives of the children that will surely leave a special space in their hearts.

On the other hand, the core focus of our Kindergarten program will depend upon the needs of the Child development Centers or schools at that particular point in time. Your main roles will be, but are not limited to:

  • Care Taking of Children such as preparing their food and feeding them.
  • Help in the children’s basic hygiene and sanitation routines such as cutting nails, combing hair, hand washing, teeth brushing and so on.
  • Teaching English alongside the local teachers.
  • Prepares and organizes lessons and meaningful learning activities.
  • Facilitates children songs, dances and storytelling activities.
  • Facilitate learning activities such as playing fun games, coloring and other related activities.
  • Join other activities conducted at the center or school.
  • Prepare assessment exercises.
  • Mark the monthly examinations or assessment.

Moreover, in order for you to prepare for the Kindergarten Program, the description and other information about the school that we work on are stated below.

Subjects: Numbers, Coloring, Sing and Dance, Alphabets, Shapes, Basic Writing are the main focus of the curriculum in the Kindergarten.Thus, you will only teach English and help the children improve their English Communication skills and other sets of skills.

        Other info: The school is very grateful to form a good working relationship with participants. They feel that participants are one of the best mediums to have a good foundation of English Communication skills as well as social interaction with foreigners. They are also grateful that the participants enjoy themselves and get to visit the Village and the community, the island’s attractions and historical places.

Please note that there are no classes during the school holidays and school breaks, however, the program still runs as we organized an English Summer Camp which takes place at the TGL center, Village Plaza, and at the Tribal Multi – Purpose Hall. The recipients are also children from the village ages ranging from 3 to 6 years old and are the Tagbanwa Tribe children located at nearby Barangay. This means that the Kindergarten program runs and is available all year round.

Add-on: +Learning

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

Aims & Objectives

Specifically, this program aims to:

  • Widen the Island children’s multi – cultural interactions.
  • Improve the children’s educational prospects particularly in improving English Communication skills;
  • Assist the local staff and teachers by providing an extra hand.
  • Reciprocal Learning Experiences.
  • Give you invaluable and practical experience in teaching.

Schedule

Monday

  • Breakfast

  • Introduction meeting, House rules, Setting Expectations, Health and Safety Advice, handling of documents & Signing up of relevant documents.
  • Filipino Do’s and Don’ts, Dress Codes,  Filipino Culture Lessons and Basic Filipino Language Lessons.
  • Tour Around Town’s center and Local Area, and arrange a sim-card if necessary.
  • Lunch
  • Project Meetings, Observation and Preparations with assigned Local Program Coordinators.
  • Welcome Dinner

Tuesday to Friday

  • Breakfast
  • Teaching Sessions and Activities.
  • Lunch
  • Teaching Sessions and Activities.
  • Preparations of Lessons/Topics/Activities for the next day.
  • Dinner

Note: Every Thursday, we have a Karaoke Night at the nearby Village Beach Bar starting from 7 o’clock until 10’ o’clock in the evening. This activity will give you and other participants a time for relaxation, socialization, a welcome party for new comers and at the same time a farewell party for the participants who will end their programs.

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Note: Program will have a minimum of four (4) hours a day.

***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:        No

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.
  • Have a genuine interest and passion in teaching children.
  • High level of efficiency, accuracy and responsibility and can work under pressure and is a team player.
  • Excellent time management and self – organizing and a strong desire to take on new challenges and learn as much as possible.
  • Required a COVID – 19 Vaccination. You are also advised to bring with you a  COVID – 19 antigen rapid test as you need to take one test per week.
  • You are advised to purchase travel, 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, worksheet, books/comics,cultural items and many more meaningful learning resources.

Dress Code:

  • The Philippines is a Conservative Country, please wear modest clothing covering knees and shoulders. Loose and long clothing is both respectful and tends to keep you cooler in hot climates. 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 as Malaria is at high risks.
  • 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.