We assist rural schools that is in desperate need of extra help in their multi-grade classes. Volunteers needed to help with English, computer, maths, sports & arts.
About the school
The volunteer program is build around assisting small rural farm schools that need teacher assistance as each teacher need to teach 2-3 grades per classroom. The school is situated between wheat farms and fully enclosed and locked during school time for safety. You live walking distance from the school and you will be accompanied by students also walking home.
The volunteer will work directly with the principle, teachers and children. You will receive your instructions of what to teach from the principle with all the necessary study material. Your teaching material and what is expected of you will be communicated before hand and therefore you will have enough time to prepare.
Because the teacher has to focus on more than 1 grade children in their class there are often children that is deprived of extra care because of that. Like most of us these children also face difficulties every day, not just with their school work, but also at home when there are often no parents or illiterate grandparents that cannot help them with homework.
A typical day for a volunteer would start at their "home away from home" which is at the founding members residence and walking distance from the school where the volunteer program is executed.
The volunteer becomes part of the family and make use of the home facilities like it would be their own. Therefore they will make themselves breakfast which could be anything from porridge, cereal, yogurt, fruit or eggs and toast. They will pack their own lunch bag like a sandwich with fruit and juice or water.
We are situated in a rural community but you can have beautiful walks between the farms, play sports with the children during their break time or after school.
We have a swimming pool at the house, Wi-Fi and satelite TV.
The volunteer can take part in other activities like sky diving or horseback riding or mountain climbing with prior arrangement for transportation and for your own account.
We will pick you up at the airport on arrival and drop you off on departure.
The accommodation is a "home away from home" with the founding members of One Heart. It is a comfortable, modern home with a room and bathroom to share if there are other volunteers as well during your stay.
The house has Wi-Fi, satelite TV, aircon in room and a swimming pool.
We serve 3 balanced meals per day for your full duration. You form part of the family therefore you can help yourself to juice, water or coffee and tea as you wish. Fresh fruit are always available for snacking on between meals.
If you have a sweet tooth, we have a tuck shop on the premises that sell sweets, potato chips, sodas, airtime and toiletries.