Superlearner Peru Project

Mission of: English teacher

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Non-profit
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founded in 2015
Superlearner Peru Project
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Coordinator | Jorge
Coordinator | Jorge
Assistance with language teaching (English) This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
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Superlearner is an organzation that works in the very poor district of Pamplona Alta in Lima, providing formal and non-formal education for the children in two communities. Many of the children there feel that they can‘t rise above their circumstances and that they feel unworthy.  By working with them we empower the children so that they can achieve their dreams one day. As we are a very young and small organization, we still need to extend our operation range to reach more people.

The mission: the volunteer has to develop educative activities in English with the goal of stimulating the skill of expressing themselves in this language for the children or their families. 


Unfortunately, we can‘t provide accommodation for volunteers at the moment, but we can help to find a good place in a safe neighborhood in Lima. 

The volunteer will be working with Jorge, the founder of the project, and other volunteers. 

The volunteers are expected to adapt to a different cultural background, be able to work in a team and be puntual for meetings. It is essential to bring a personal device like a laptop or tablet.

General tasks: 
  • Organization and development of educational activities for children or their families
  • Preparation of educational material
  • Participation in the meetings to coordinate the teamwork
  • Social media management to sensitize the people about the topics of intervention of the organization and for fundraising
There are special conditions for this program: all material which is produced during the volunteer time belongs to the NGO and must not be personally used for the volunteer.

The volunteer works five days a week, two of them are field work and three days work in the office and organization of the activities. Field work days are on Fridays and Sundays. We work in two different different districts of Lima, on Fridays in Pachacamac and on Sundays in Pamplona Alta. In each of the locations there is a morning and an afternoon class.

Typical day

On the days of field work the volunteers go by bus to a meeting point. In Pachacamac, the morning class starts at 10:30am and ends at 12am. Lunch is provided there. The afternoon class is from 2pm until 3.30pm. After the classes the volunteers return by bus. 

In Pamplona Alta the morning class is in the local of Vista Alegre from 10:30am until 12am. The Superlearner team normally eats lunch together and then goes to Villa San Juan, a different community. There the afternoon class is from 2pm until 4pm. 
On office days, the volunteer usually works 5 hours per day. The schedule can be flexible if the volunteer needs it or can work independently, but we encourage the team to meet between 8am and 1pm.

Details on Arrival

There is no specific arrival date. Volunteers can join the program throughout the whole year.

Free-time activities

In Lima there are plenty of free time activities to do. As the city is on the Pacific coast, you can go swimming, surfing or do other water sports. In this huge city there are always a lot of possibilities to go out at night, go to concerts, go shopping or sightseeing, visit museums or go hiking in the surrounding mountains.
Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Diving/
Snorkling
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Museum/
Opera
Sports
Yoga/
Meditation

Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 22 years old on the program start date.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (fluently) and Spanish (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at University level
Required Documents
CV
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
The English teacher must be a native speaker or an experienced teacher. Spanish skills are not required, but a basic level of Spanish is preferred. Also:
- be able to know and adapt to a cultural context and different lifestyle (e.g. nutrition), be independent in the daily life
- be able to work in a team
- constructive behaviour, organization, punctuality
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

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Before your journey

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On-site services

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. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either. Please arrange your own accommodation. Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Jorge Chavez International Airport (LIM) in Lima. We assist you to find cheap flights to Peru.
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 Peru provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Peru you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Peru.
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