Teaching and Tutoring in Public Schools

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Coordinator | Evelin
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Learning of values such as solidarity, through spaces for participation
Contributes to the sense of personal fulfilment and social responsibility of the people we live with.
Providing a positive impact on the community and population
You gain experience, improve your CV and strengthen your skills.
You live with people from different cultures and traditions.
The school teaching and reinforcement program seeks to demonstrate for a better education, promoting participation through spaces for effective participation. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+

The teaching and school reinforcement program seeks to demonstrate a better education, promoting participation and the learning of values such as solidarity, through spaces of effective participation in the community, contributing to the feeling of personal fulfilment and social responsibility of the people with whom we live.

By teaching and reviewing in SCHOOLS AND HOUSES the volunteer will be able to accompany and transmit their knowledge to children of different academic levels to reinforce and improve their school performance, in addition to guiding them in the study process where most children have difficulties in general knowledge of subjects such as mathematics, Spanish, English, among others, accompanied by the economies at home that do not allow them to have access to adequate education.

Through spaces for effective participation in the community, contributing to the feeling of personal fulfilment and social responsibility of the people we live with.
  • School support
  • Develop your workshop proposal for the school
  • Participate in La Escuelita's workshops and activities.
Iniciativa LIBRE is a space where volunteers can carry out workshops and activities that they are good at sharing with the children.

The sustainability of the project depends on the participation of volunteers, which is why we have been creating learning spaces in the village of Chame and the schools, as well as going to the homes of the children we have on the list (in need of support). These spaces are available for people who have the desire and enthusiasm to accompany us in this experience from 2 weeks.
The contributions received are destined to the care and development of the projects, donations of food or clothes, school materials, support in transporting students, supplies for the houses, accommodation, meals for the volunteers and the constant creation of new projects that benefit the development of the beneficiary villages.

Typical day

7:00 to 12:00 noon: This is the time when the volunteer is in a public school in the community. Some are assigned to classrooms and others to the special reinforcement classroom.

2:00 to 3:30 in the afternoon: This is a space where the volunteer attends to groups of children in their own homes. It is a space where you can do things that you are good at apart from helping the children in educational matters.

3:00 to 5:30 in the afternoon: During these hours you can also do film days, reading and writing workshops and didactic activities.

These times are defined according to the days of the week.

Free-time activities

San Blas Islands
Considered the most beautiful islands in all of Latin America.  Visitors choose them for their crystal clear waters and white sand.  These islands are 3 hours from Panama City.  

Bocas del Toro
It is very close to the Costa Rican border. On its beaches you can regularly go surfing, snorkelling, scuba diving, enjoy the sun and the nightlife among many other activities.  

Santa Catalina-Santiago Beach
It is a small coastal town, during the day you can go to the beach and go surfing.  You can also book an excursion to Coiba Island. 

Portobello and Mamey Island-Colón
This beautiful and historic place located in the Caribbean area can be visited in a weekend.   


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 Spanish (intermediate level)
Criminal Background Check
Education Requirements
Dynamic, with games, sharing, reading at High school level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Available for other activities
Observation skills
Intermediate level of Spanish
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 07:00 - 12:30

What's Included

Services by La Escuelita
Volunteers are provided with the following:
  • Accommodation in a volunteer house with other volunteers
  • 3 meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) from Monday to Thursday. On weekends, Thursdays and Fridays you can use the kitchen.
  • Orientation day in the village to adapt to the area (Mondays). 
  • Support from the team from Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 16:00 in the afternoon.
  • Weekly follow-up and evaluation meeting.
  • Certificate of participation at the request of the volunteer.

The house where we live is simple, in the centre of the village, humble but with everything necessary and comfortable. There is a good coexistence with the people of the village and respect for the culture and customs of the country.

Distribution of the house:

We have 3 rooms with fans:

  1. Room with 6 beds (bunk beds)
  2. 5-bed room (bunk beds and single)
  3. 4-bed room (bunk beds)
  • We have two bathing areas: No hot water.
  • Kitchen for communal use
  • Drinking water on tap
  • Lounge (rest area)
  • Garden and Yoga and relaxation area (summer 2023)
  • Laundry area: volunteers must bring their own washing soap.
As there are usually several people in the house and to make living together more harmonious and orderly, we do several daily tasks in which the volunteers support us. This organisational plan is usually posted on the general information board on a weekly basis. In this way, we take care of the space, respect the coexistence and create a moment to share and get to know each other better. Please find attached a link to the house rules.
Dorm Room
Food & Beverages
  • All 3 meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are provided from Monday to Thursday. 
  • On weekends, Thursdays and Fridays you can use the kitchen.
  • Breakfast is self-service and is usually available: Bread, crackers, jams, butter, cereals, pancake toppings, eggs and fruit twice a week
  • Lunch and dinner are provided only at the volunteer's home
  • It is not possible to order take-away.
  • Drinks are not included (water, sodas, others). 
  • The water in Panama is drinkable so for the moment you can drink tap water. If a volunteer wishes to buy bottled water, he/she can do so. 
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.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Tocumen International Airport (PTY) in Panama City. We assist you to find cheap flights to Panama.
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 Panama provides security and is a plus to have.
If you are intending to volunteer in Panama you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Panama.

Dates & Fees


Details on arrival

Joining the project and arrival in the country
  • The project starts on Mondays and volunteers are expected to arrive in the country on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • The induction and tour of the village only takes place on Mondays.
  • Volunteers come to the project on their own, we only orientate them and help them to get to the project.
  • We provide information about the country and transport so that the volunteer can find their way to the project on arrival.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
4 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
5 weeks
6 weeks
7 weeks
8 weeks
9 weeks
12 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees
$188 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. La Escuelita 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 La Escuelita during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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