Fronteering Travel

Rural English Teacher Assistant

Antananarivo, Madagascar show on map

Work along and share new skills with teachers at an underprivileged school and give them support where needed to help educate the children of Madagascar!

Experience the island life of beautiful Madagascar and immerse yourself in their colourful culture while educating the local children giving them a chance at a brighter future. Work along and share new skills with teachers at an underprivileged school and give them support where needed to help educate the children.

Grab this wonderful opportunity to make a difference in the lives of many children of Madagascar. Be part of a great cause and give the children a chance at being educated and give the support and provide new skills to the teachers at the school on a daily basis. Live within a local community and immerse yourself in its colourful culture and day to day activities. Most of the teachers do not have access to proper training so with your help and support you can contribute towards empowering the community by contributing towards education and ensuring that the children develop important skills. If you have space, pack some school supplies and see the joy on the faces of the children as they accept them. For a minimum of two weeks, you will be in Fort Dauphin and have the opportunity to live like the locals and experience a totally different way of life. Challenge yourself to live while having restricted access to amenities at certain times. Explore the beautiful beaches, canoe in a traditional dhow, visit the market and even go hiking on your days off! Also, visit a lemur reserve that is nearby!

This project is located in Fort Dauphin (also known as Tolagnaro, Taolagnaro or Tolanaro on some maps) in beautiful Madagascar. Madagascar is still in its developmental stage as such do not expect too much luxury. All amenities including limited internet access will be provided at a walking distance from your accommodation. Experience the island life and take in the magnificent beaches and coastline, tropical rain forests, abundant wildlife, amazing architecture and enjoy the simplicity of life.

You will be volunteering alongside local teachers who you will assist during your stay. A advanced level of English is required as well as being open minded, friendly, flexible and outgoing.

Typical day

The children of many schools in Madagascar do not have access to a high standard of education mainly because there are not sufficient means to properly train teachers in the schools. As a result, we hope that with your help you can contribute towards empowering and educating the local children. Volunteers for this project support the teachers in whatever way they can and provide them with new skills. You will also be involved in an after-school homework support where you can further help the local children. Some of your responsibilities will include:

  • Assist with after-school support.
  • Support the teachers in whatever way you can.
  • Provide new skills to the teachers.
  • Help to improve literacy and numeracy skills.
On a daily basis you will be assisting the teachers in every way possible and teaching the children a number of subjects in English. after school you will also help setting up events and other after school support programs. 

Details on Arrival

Year round however the project close in mid-December to mid-January. (Arrivals are every second Saturday)

Free-time activities

All volunteers work for half day on Fridays and enjoy a cultural activity in the afternoons. There's also opportunities to go swimming, hiking, on tours and so much more however that will be at an extra cost.

Swimming
Sightseeing
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 (fluently)
Health Declaration
required
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at High School level
Required Documents
CV, Resume, Letter of Motivation, Criminal Record check, Two pics and Signed Policies and Liability form
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 from 08:30 - 15:30

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

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Before your journey

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On-site services

Services by Fronteering Travel

The Fee includes:


  • Accommodation - Dorm style sleeping accommodation in a basic but clean and comfortable volunteer house.
  • Meals - Three meals a day will be provided.
  • Airport Pick + Drop off - You will fly to Antananarivo (Airport code TNR) and catch a connecting flight to Fort Dauphin. A member of the project will meet you at the airport. If u like, a 4x4 transportation can be arranged for you to travel from Antananarivo to Fort Dauphin. Upon completion of the project, you will be taken to the airport.
  • Ongoing service and 24/7 Emergency Contact

Airport Pickup at Antananarivo Airport

You will arrive in Antananarico where you will either catch a connecting flight to Fort Dauphin or take a 4x4 to the Fort Dauphin which allows you to have a better view of the area. Be sure that your international flight arrival gives you sufficient time to catch the connecting flight otherwise you will need to spend the night in Antananarivo. 

Accommodation

You will stay in a basic but clean volunteer house with a dorm style sleeping arrangement and in walking distance to all amenities. The house is not all luxurious but the project makes sure that volunteers are comfortable at all times. You will have access to a communal kitchen and lounge area, electricity and showers (not hot).

Guesthouse
Food & Beverages
Meals are provided for three times a day.
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.
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)
2 weeks (min. stay)
$1,695.00
4 weeks
$2,395.00
6 weeks (max. stay)
$3,195.00
Average fees
$690.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Antananarivo/Madagascar between 2 weeks and 6 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Fronteering Travel 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 must be made up to 30 days before to the volunteer program starts. This payment is also securely handled by PayPal or credit card.
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