Global Nomadic

English Literacy Teaching

Nosy Be, Madagascar show on map

Agency | Global Nomadic

Teach young Malagasies alongside local teachers in a rural village. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

The project

This project aims to meet the increasing local demand for English literacy as English is not usually taught and the academic programs are limited only to Malagasy and French. You will have the opportunity to prepare and to teach a variety of English-based subjects to children at a local school which will allow you to experience the local lifestyle and academic system. You have the freedom to use your creativity in devising new teaching methods or be inspired by the educational system of your home country. You will have a general syllabus to follow and examples of what previous participants have used and you can enrich them with games, songs, art, sports and music.

Bring English as a global mode of communication to the children in the beautiful island of Nosy Be!

The location

Madagascar is a rich and colourful country which was separated from Africa by a cataclysmic earthquake. As a result, it was one of the last major landmasses on Earth to be colonized by humans and it has undergone different evolutionary processes allowing many life forms to change little if at all over the course of millions of years. When the first settlers arrived on the island they found plenty of food, barely any predators and a rich wildlife. The dense rainforests are still home to over 100 exotic species of animals found nowhere else on Earth including lemurs, dwarf hippos, giant tortoises, ten-feet tall elephant birds and many more. Settlers from Indonesia, Arab and Persian traders and migrants from Africa arrived at different times and avoided segregation, although they lived in tribes. Their coexistence and fusion have resulted in a beautiful and remarkably uniform society, a unique synthesis of race, language, religion, and traditions.

Typical day

Depending on the school’s schedule, you will leave the centre between 8am and 9 am. You will be teaching for 3-6 hours with lunch served at the centre. You will leave the school around 3 pm or 4 pm.

Details on Arrival

Project is on-going, and you can join at any time, depending upon availability. Placements start each Monday. Placement starts with a compulsory Introduction Week.

Free-time activities

The Nosy Be Archipelago is located off the north-west coast of Madagascar. It is a magnificent location with many islands and unique beaches offering stunning snorkelling and diving opportunities. Nosy Be is not overly touristic and rather relaxed with its sugar cane and vanilla plantations, rum distilleries, ylang ylang bushes and lounging lemurs. You can visit the colourful markets, take a boat journey to the islands, go for a hike in the tropical forests and explore the Malagasy culture. Many restaurants offer a variety of cuisines and are awaiting you for an exotic gastronomic experience. Nosy Be is a charming location worth discovering!
Water Sports
Swimming
Diving/Snorkling
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 (intermediate level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at High School level
Required Documents
Necessary vaccinations and flight & visas. Full travel & medical insurance.
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
You should be an active person with creative skills.
Have a good command of the English language (you do not need to be a native speaker).
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Included Services

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Before your journey

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On-site services

Services by Global Nomadic
  • food
  • accommodation
  • airport pickup (from Nosy Be)
  • orientation
  • in-country support
  • project activities.
Airport Pickup at Antananarivo Airport

We will pick you up from Nosy Be airport, which you can get to from Antananarivo International Airport.

Accommodation

The shared rooms where you will be staying are single-gender and accommodate 4-6 people. You will have a private bathroom and hot showers. Bed linens are provided however, you need to bring your own towels. The rooms are lockable and there are safety boxes available for any valuables you would like to keep stored.

In the centre you can use the mini library, the dining room and lounge area as well as the beautiful garden to relax and interact with the other participants. There is WiFi available throughout the centre though it may be slow at times.
A refrigerator is available for you to store food and beverages if you wish.

Private rooms are available for an additional £100(please ask for $ equivalent) per week.

Many ATMs are available in and around Hell-Ville. There are hospitals and pharmacies nearby.

Dorm Room
Food & Beverages
Three meals a day on the weekdays and two meals on the weekends are provided. The food is a mix of Western and Malagasy dishes which consist predominantly of vegetarian dishes such as rice and vegetables. About twice a week there will be chicken served. There are local restaurants which you can explore or you can use the kitchen facilities to prepare food by yourself. Supermarkets are located around the project centre and are easily accessible.
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 Antananarivo Airport (TNR) in Antananarivo. 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.
Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$ 1,600
5 weeks
$ 2,000
6 weeks
$ 2,400
7 weeks
$ 2,800
9 weeks
$ 3,600
11 weeks
$ 4,400
24 weeks (max. stay)
$ 9,600
Average fees
$ 400 /week

You can volunteer at the project site in Nosy Be/Madagascar between 4 weeks and 24 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Global Nomadic will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Madagascar.
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 Global Nomadic during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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