ALTafawk center

Female Kindergarten teacher

Jenin, Palestine show on map

Agency | ALTafawk center

We're looking for someone who is a native speaker in English, or as good as, has some experience with working with infants. And is eager to learn about a new culture. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Singles
Couples
50+

In 2017 the center has opened a kindergarten. It's situated on the first floor of the center, with a small playground outside the center. We are building a bigger and safer playground on the roof of the center, which will be finished soon. The children are between 3 and 5 years young. This is an important age for their development. It's then that they need the right guidance and proper education to reach their full potential. At young age we want to teach them to believe in themselves, the difference between right and wrong and to respect one another, despite difference in gender, background and religion. Often the boys don't want to work together with the girls. We try to break this mindset by creating games where boys and girls need to work together. This is one of the social issues we face everyday in the camp. The girls feel that they are inferior to boys, and are more inclined to become nothing more than a housewife. Poverty is a big issue in the camp as well. We try to give the children an healthy meal a day and organise frequently a special event. For example, we go out for a picnic with the children or we organise an Iftar during the holy month of Ramadan. 

Typical day

The morning classes as we call them, will start at 8am and will be finished at 1pm. 

You will be responsible to teach the young ones English in a playful way, through games and songs. It's also important to create some activities, where boys and girls need to work together. These classes are best prepared the day before. After this you will have a brief meeting with the responsible of the center, to talk about your day. If necessary, you will help her with the older students afterwards with the English classes. Their age are between 6 and 16 years old. These lessons will be prepared in advance by the responsible. But she will be open to any suggestions to improve the classes. Around 6pm you will have dinner with the family of the responsible. In the evening you can prepare your lessons. Outside activities, like a picknick, can always be a possibility. You might be expected to join and to supervise on the children. You'll be free on Friday and Saturday. There are plenty of places to discover in Jenin and nearby. Please be aware that Friday is a weekend in Palestine. So every shop or restaurant will be closed. 

Details on Arrival

When arrived at the Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv, you will have two possibilities to get to the center. You can come by public transportation (Tel Aviv - Jerusalem (Damascus Gate) - Ramallah - Jenin). This is the cheapest way. Or we can arrange a private taxi to pick you up at the airport. This will cost 500nis (around 125eur). They will bring you all the way to the center.

Free-time activities

  • Experience the hospitality of the local people. Try the Palestinian kitchen. It's delicious!

  • Learn more about the Palestinian culture. Rich in history and creative in art.

  • Go on one of the many hiking trips that Palestine has to offer. Its nature is breathtaking.

  • Visit the nearby historical villages Aqaba and Burqin, and the city Nablus isn't far away either. They have a KFC!

Concert/Music
Sightseeing
Shopping/Souvenirs
Hiking

Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (fluently)
Criminal Background Check
required
Required Documents
Letter of motivation
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday from 08:00 - 13:00

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Before your journey

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On-site services

Airport Pickup at Ben Gurion International Airport

If necessary, we can arrange a private taxi to pick you up at the airport. It will cost you 500nis (around 125eur). The alternative is to come by public transportation. It's much cheaper. You'll take the bus at the airport to Jerusalem. You get off at Damascus Gate. There you'll take the bus to Ramallah. Near the busstop you'll find a taxi center. There you can take a taxibus to Jenin. You can always ask the local people to help you. Their hospitality is well known.

Accommodation

We give you the opportunity to choose. You can stay with the family of the owner. Or you can stay at the center. There's a room with two beds. A shower and a toilet are available at the center as well. Both are free of charges.

Guest Family Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages

The owner of the center will try to provide you with a traditional dish a day. Additional food or drink will be required to be paid by the volunteer herself. But it's very cheap in Palestine.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV) in Tel Aviv-Yafo. We assist you to find cheap flights to Palestine.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Palestine provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Palestine you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Palestine.
  Asia Western Asia Palestine  Jenin, Alawda street (refugee camp)
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