Education is an important tool for development. Teaching spoken English, basic Math, Health and Hygiene awareness, Environmental education and conducting co-curricular activities with local school children can be a rewarding experience.
You will be working in a Kannada Medium School, which lacks in resources and/or English teaching staff. One of the important aims of this project is to support the staff in the classroom and to bring an international dimension to learning. Your tasks will be to assist with English language learning using creative teaching methods to encourage and to develop learning level and cognitive skills in the students. You will also assist with extra-curricular activities, inspiring children to learn new languages and learn about new cultures.
You may have to assist in developing teaching and learning aids with low cost or no cost locally available materials, and facilitate simulations games for the children and the teaching faculties. Undertake capacity development of teaching faculty in classroom management, children’s learning needs assessment. You will assist in designing developmentally appropriate tools and criteria for assessment children’s learning levels and cognitive skills, Individual goal setting for children with learning disability, lesson planning etc. You will be developing teaching-learning methods and pass this information (through the Final Evaluation/Report) to future volunteers with a view to creating long-term improvements to the educational model.
The volunteers should bring in creative ideas to initiate new activities in the school, for example, environmental, organizational or computer education. You have to love children, as you will be surrounded by them everyday. If you have many ideas in teaching different kinds of activities such as games, songs, arts and crafts or sports and athletics to children then this type of project is for you! You will be teaching a variety of subjects depending on your personal interests and skills. Volunteers should have a good level of spoken English and some knowledge in teaching children will be useful.
Note: Please note that the project will not run between the Months of March until May. Three weeks in October are winter holidays and depending on the school there are also holidays in December. During these months, volunteers are encouraged to take part in a summer and/or a winter holiday camp.