In the village schools of "The Reynosa" and "The Horcon" in Túcume, you can teach children aged 7 to 14 years.
In the village school of ‘Las Reynosa’ in Túcume, children between the ages of 7 and 14 are taught in two classes. Our second village school ‘El Horcón’ and the kindergarten of the same name take care of and teach children up to the age of 15. You have the possibility of joining both of these institutes. You have the opportunity to design the teaching structure in a way that best plays to your strengths and ideas about teaching. Language lessons, drawing or singing – there are many options. Throughout the program, you will always work closely with the teaching staff.
A placement at one of our schools is possible from March to December. January and February are holidays in Peru and a placement during these months may be possible, but only after prior consultation. Special qualifications are not necessary, though Spanish language abilities are however important for communication. We will be happy to arrange a language course for you.
Our local supervisor Oscar will be there to assist you. He will pick you up from the airport or bus terminal in Chiclayo and accompany you to your host family and school. Oscar will be your constant point of contact and will help ease your integration into Peruvian life. He will be there to answer all the questions you may have about your stay and the local situation.
First of all, it should be said that "the" typical day does not exist. Because, unlike Europe, much happens spontaneously in this school and it always runs differently than planned.
But to put it roughly:
At about 07.30 clock you meet at the Plaza de Armas with the teacher Carmen and the Mototaxista. Together we will go to Puente el Pavo. This is a pick-up point for coaches, buses and mototaxis. Here one collects the other Profesora and goes to the school. The journey takes about 25 minutes.
As soon as you arrive you are greeted by the children. The children sweep the school every day before the beginning of the school and "prepare" for the lessons. They put the water out, arrange the tables, empty the trash cans, and so on. Most of the time the children eat something and then it can start at 08.30 clock!
Normally the volunteer teaches English. But that does not have to be everything. For example, you can also teach German, dance, sports, or art. Feel free to choose your subjects! However, the children need English lessons. The local teachers are really grateful for any help. You must be aware that both teachers do not speak English and that you are on your own with the preparation of the lesson and the mediation! From time to time it can be that one is left alone for several hours. That means it is always good and definitely an advantage if you are spontaneous, independent and creative! After the English lessons the teacher continues to teach. But for the volunteer (s) there are plenty of other things to do . Usually the children have a half-hour break at 11.00 am and at 1 pm it goes home. From time to time, we keep teachers a bit longer, for example, for meetings with their parents.
There are two aulas. In the first hall are the grades 1 to 3 and in the second hall the grades 4 to 6. It is very spontaneous when one makes English and how often one comes in the week.
A volunteers day:
We can pick you up at the airport in Chiclayo and also in Lima.
We offer you accommodation in a local guest family. You have your own room. Three meals per day (breakfast, lunch, dinner) are included.
Three meals per day (breakfast, lunch, dinner) are included. We take into account dietary needs, for example for vegetarians.