We base our placements on sustainable growth for the school and local community hence the desired length of placement is at least a term (mid-January to May, or mid-July to November). Staying for the whole academic year is the ideal solution but we can arrange bespoke opportunities to suit all needs. Most volunteers live and work at the school, eating meals with the staff.
Want to discover indigenous Africa and make a lasting difference to the lives of young people? We currently have an urgent need for volunteers to fill the following skills gaps:
- Teacher training in Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics (up to GCSE level)
- Creative arts projects (e.g. drama, music, film, theatre, visual arts, design & technology), to complement traditional classroom-based teaching on national curriculum topics in English Language, English Literature, Geography and History
- Applying science to real life, e.g. making natural herbal soaps and creams
- Helping to launch small businesses producing CDs, jewellery and books of local stories
- Training students to carry out research into indigenous knowledge and values
- Training students and staff in ICT (typing skills, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, e-mail)
Volunteers get involved in the day-to-day work of the school –English conversation, plastering, painting, digging wells, gardening, etc.
The school’s Cultural Tourism Programme is recommended to get a deeper understanding of the local lifestyle and culture.
We select our volunteers carefully and normally like to schedule a pre-departure interview to ensure people are adequately prepared for living and working in Africa. Why not contact our volunteer Co-ordinator Charley Nussey for a chat around how we could work together?
If you’d like to get involved, please contact Charley.