Teaching English - Refugee Kids

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Coordinator | Ivy
Giving a helping hand to the refugee kids to learn English in a fun and informal way through educational games and activities. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

Malaysia hosts one of the largest urban refugee populations in the world. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported the presence of 150,200 refugees and asylum seekers in the country, 90 percent of which hail from Myanmar. The majority of Myanmar refugees identify as Rohingya (53,900) or Chin (42,710).

Due to the lack of legal recognition means that refugees are unable to obtain residence or work permits; they are excluded from the formal economy and are denied driving or trading licences; they cannot open bank accounts; refugee children cannot attend government schools; and refugee access to healthcare services is limited and expensive. 

The core aims and objectives of this project are to help the the refugee children build their confidence and improve their level of English. Like most, the structure of the school day is informal and therefore many of the activities involve playing games and learning language through creative lessons. By having fun and connecting with the children in English, you’ll contribute to a fun and engaging learning environment where the children pick up the language in a natural way. While volunteering you may be involved in:

  • Creating lesson plans
  • Managing English conversation and grammar exercises
  • Teaching informal English classes
  • Playing games and singing songs with the children
  • Other childcare tasks as needed

Typical day

You will meet at the volunteer centre 8:30am. You can expect to spend about 6 hours teaching throughout the day from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Lunch break around mid day and you will leave each day at around 3:00 or 3:30pm.

Free-time activities

During the weekends, volunteers have free time to relax and explore the local area or other parts of Malaysia. There are plenty of things to do and see near Kuala Lumpur, including palaces and museums, trekking through national parks and caves, and relaxing in the city garden. For those volunteers interested in traveling further afield, there are many great destinations to choose from, including Penang, Melaka, Sabah and beach destinations, such as Pangkor Island or Langkawi Island.
Swimming
Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Museum/
Opera

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
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Motivation to work with children 
Positive and flexible attitude
Good level of English
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 15:00

What's Included

Services by INVOLVE Travel
Volunteer placement
Accommodation
Transportation
Lunch
Donation
Material

Airport Pickup at Sentral Railway Station

Pickup at Kuala Lumpur Sentral (Central) Station.

Arrival on the Sunday prior to your choice of start date.

9:00am-5:00pm

Accommodation
Volunteers will stay in shared rooms in a dorm style guesthouse in Kuala Lumpur downtown. The rooms accommodate 4-8 people, with a shared western-style toilet and hot water for showers. A supermarket is also located nearby if volunteers wish to purchase their own food items.
Dorm Room Youth Hostel
Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Sentral Railway Station (XKL) in Kuala Lumpur. We assist you to find cheap flights to Malaysia.
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 Malaysia provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Malaysia you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Malaysia.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

This project is available all year round with the start date on every Monday. Arrival on the Sunday prior to the start date.

Pick-up from Kuala Lumpur Central Train Station: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.
Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$ 1,400
5 weeks
$ 1,750
6 weeks
$ 2,100
7 weeks
$ 2,450
8 weeks
$ 2,800
9 weeks
$ 3,150
10 weeks
$ 3,500
11 weeks
$ 3,850
12 weeks (max. stay)
$ 4,200
Average fees
$ 350 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. INVOLVE Travel will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with INVOLVE Travel during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or cash at arrival at the project site.

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Teaching English - Refugee Kids

Giving a helping hand to the refugee kids to learn English in a fun and informal way through educational games and activities.

$350/week

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