Local Kindergarten Support and Teaching

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founded in 1989
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High­lights

Help staff at various kindergartens on the stunning island of Nosy Be
Bring your energy, enthusiasm and creativity!​
Inspire the kids to learn English and practice speaking
Stay on a unique island like no other!
Meet fellow volunteers from around the world
You'll be embraced by the local community and as you spend time with the children, you can help improve their life skills, get them to think creatively and teach English. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
50+
You will teach young kindergarten children through games, singing, dancing, art and anything else you can think of! Being taught English at a young age will be invaluable for them later on in life, so you can play an important role in giving them a head start.

As the children are still young, the teaching is informal and they will want to play with you more than be ‘taught’. However, by getting them excited to come to school and learn, you can install healthy and lifelong learning habits, that will be vital to them in later years.

You can teach the children some very basic English phrases such as simple greetings, colours, animals, foods, etc and incorporate games and picture cards to make the lessons fun. The children are very excitable and will welcome you exceptionally, partly due to the nature and friendliness of the local people but also as you might be the first foreigner they have spoken to!

Location
Nosy Be (meaning ‘big island’) is an absolutely stunning island off the north-west coast and is Madagascar’s largest and busiest tourist destination. The population is estimated around 73,010 and the island has an area space of 320.02 square kilometres.

On Nosy Be island you will find volcanic lakes, lemurs, rum distilleries, Ylang Ylang plantations and beautiful coral reefs. There is just so much to explore on this amazing island! In May, you can experience the 4 day Donia Music Festival. Situated on the Indian Ocean, on Nosy-Be island you can relax on the best white sand beaches, take a boat trip through the jungle, go trekking to see lemurs or snorkel alongside turtles and manta rays in the clear waters.

Project Tasks
Assist local teachers to teach English to kindergarten children
Create lesson plans for fun and educational classes, play and activites
Interact with the local teachers, sharing ideas

Typical day

Monday to Friday

After breakfast you will volunteer for 3 hours at the kindergarten, teaching children aged 2 -4 years. Then, you will come back to the volunteer house for a delicious lunch.

After lunch, you will head to NAZAREANA School at 14:33. Here you will teach children aged 4-7 years old, for 2 hours. On Wednesday you will also engage with the teachers for about an hour.

Free-time activities

The sun shines year-round here, with Nosy Be being a beach and sea lovers paradise, hosting incredible snorkelling and diving. Nosy Be is packed with activities to get up to during your free, the most popular is checking out the paradise beaches. Here are just a few of the stunning beaches you can visit:

Palm Beach
Andilana Beach
Ambatoloaka Beach
Andilana Beach
Wildlife lovers and adventure enthusiasts will certainly be at home in Nosy Be too. See if you can spot the diurnal and nocturnal native lemur species, count the unique bird species, see reptiles or indigenous plants, whilst trekking through the lush jungle. There are also scuba diving & snorkelling tours and inland boat trips.
Climbing
Diving/
Snorkling
Hiking
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Sightseeing
Sports
Swimming
Water Sports
Yoga/
Meditation

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 (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at High School level
Required Documents
Police check or working with children check
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 Friday

What's Included

Services by Involvement Volunteers IVI
Accommodation
3 meals p/day weekdays / 2 meals p/day weekends
Arrival airport transfer (Sat/Sun arrivals)
Filtered drinking water, coffee & tea
1 day orientation
Daily transportation to project
In country 24/7 support & emergency assistance
Fundraising support
University course credits (where applicable)
Certificate of Completion
Airport Pickup at Fascene Airport

Airport 
Fascene Airport (NOS)

Arrival Time(s)
Sunday 08:00 to 20:00
Accommodation
You will stay at our volunteer house, where there is a dining room and lounge area to socialise with fellow volunteers. There is also a beautiful garden to relax in during time off. A balcony and large roof terrace are also available for you to chill out in. Rooms are shared between 4-6 people, there are fans, bed linen, lockable rooms, water, and laundry facilities for an extra cost.

There is a kitchen and refrigerator which you are welcome to use to store any food and drinks you require. An ATM and a supermarket around 15-20 minutes away by bus or Tuk-Tuk, from the volunteer house.


Dorm Room
Food & Beverages

We provide three meals per day during weekdays and two per day on weekends. Your meals will be a mix of Western and Malagasy food, usually consisting of vegetarian dishes including rice and vegetables. You can expect to have a chicken dish around twice a week. There are kitchen facilities for you to cook your own meals or you can eat out at any of the local restaurants nearby.

Internet Access
Sorry, no 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 Fascene Airport (NOS) in Nossi-be. We assist you to find cheap flights to Madagascar.
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 Madagascar provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Madagascar you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Madagascar.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

Program starts every Monday. Arrivals on Sat/ Sun. If arriving on Sat, an extra night is charged.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 20 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$1,550
8 weeks
$2,770
12 weeks
$3,950
20 weeks (max. stay)
$6,390
Average fees
$354 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Involvement Volunteers IVI will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
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Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Involvement Volunteers IVI during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Local Kindergarten Support and Teaching

You'll be embraced by the local community and as you spend time with the children, you can help improve their life skills, get them to think creatively and teach English.

$354/week

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