RWANDA: Teaching Volunteer Project

Rwanda Teaching Volunteer Project
Rwanda Teaching Volunteer Project

Go Volunteer Africa’s teaching volunteer project in Rwanda focuses on English language classes, ICT, international cultural exchanges and educational murals.  These initiatives are aimed at a wide range of audiences, from school children to local villagers. Education is one of the most important tools Go Volunteer Africa can give the children and locals in order to break the cycle of poverty affecting their lives and to help them become independent citizens.

The teaching volunteer project in Rwanda increases education standards in the school we support and teach life skills that will help and empower children to make sustainable improvements within their local communities. Participating in our teaching volunteer project in Rwanda will offer you the opportunity in helping others and making the world a better place to live. It will also make your CV shine as well as offering you the opportunity in acquiring a valuable work experience in an African country and putting into use your creative skills.

Participate in our teaching volunteer project in Rwanda and gain practical experience while you help students. Volunteer teachers in Rwanda work in local community schools and help teach English, Maths and more. Volunteer teaching in Rwanda is perhaps the most popular and varied of all volunteer projects in Rwanda.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Teach English, Math and other subjects, organize games and arts
  • Share your love and care with children
  • Share your culture and empower children
  • Paint educative murals
  • Provide support for extracurricular activities

Teaching volunteers will work alongside local teachers helping kids become better English speakers. Our education development program also gives teaching professionals the opportunity to help local teachers develop their teaching skills.

PROJECT LOCATION:

Ruhengeri: (or Musanze) is a city in northwest Rwanda. It’s the gateway to Volcanoes National Park, home to mountain gorillas and golden monkeys. The park encompasses the soaring Mount Karisimbi and 4 other forested volcanoes. On the town’s outskirts, dense greenery surrounds the bat-filled Musanze Caves. To the east, Lake Burera and Lake Ruhondo are set against a backdrop of verdant hills.

ARRIVAL & AIRPORT PICKUP:

After you have booked and confirmed your placement, please book your flights to arrive at Kigali International Airport in Kigali City. A member of staff from our local partner organization from Musanze will meet you on arrival at Airport. This airport services numerous international carriers. Rwanda has good connections to destinations throughout Europe, the Asia- Pacific region, USA and Africa.

ORIENTATION:

Orientation and Placement will be done the next day. Generally, your volunteer orientation is an overview of the project’s mission, expectations and introduction to the local community and project site. Following your arrival in Rwanda you will be given a presentation by the co-coordinating project team to prepare you for the work you will be doing.

PROJECT DETAILS:

The murals we paint are directed towards local schools to help raise awareness on key issues such as personal hygiene, recycling and environmental preservation with Greener tips.   Improved knowledge of English provides locals with a crucial skill in seeking further education and can unlock new job opportunities.

We have other volunteer teaching assignments in Rwanda, were a volunteer can teach geography, mathematics, physical education and computer lessons at community schools in Rwanda as a volunteer. Your daily activities will include but not limited to assisting local English teachers with the curriculum, one to one teaching with students, providing support for extracurricular activities, and playing sports with the children in a local school.

Despite this, the enthusiasm of the children and the appreciation of your colleagues are sure to make volunteer teaching in Rwanda a highly rewarding experience! Local teachers are often very capable at providing their students with a good structural knowledge of English, including grammar and vocabulary, but having had little conversational English practice themselves, they often lack the confidence to get the children speaking English.

Teaching Volunteer Work Rwanda
Teaching Volunteer Work Rwanda

English Classes: The communities have shown great interest in learning English from our international volunteers, most of whom speak English as a first or second language. Rwanda transformed from French to English. We teach English to a wide variety of ages, ability levels, and professional orientations.  Yet one of the most unique aspects of our Saturday/Weekly Evening classes is the incorporation of a cultural exchange element, which allows locals to learn about the diverse cultural backgrounds and customs of our volunteers while enriching volunteers’ own understanding of the local culture.

School Murals: We are helping to make schools brighter, more interesting and more colorful places for kids to study by painting murals that engage students in important themes concerning general youth development and healthy lifestyles.  Depending on the needs and desires of the schools, themes range from recycling and proper hand-washing techniques to promoting school spirit.  These projects are a fun way for volunteers to engage the community and leave behind an image that has a lasting impact.

GROUP VOLUNTEER TRIPS:

Get some friends together or organize a group from your school and embark on this incredible adventure! Discounts are offered on any group of 5+ participants on Rwanda volunteering program.

LONGTERM VOLUNTEER WORK:

Please contact us for more information about our long-term volunteer work in Rwanda. We will guide you on the best times of the year, what to pack, and what extra health precautions to keep in mind and all logistics.

VOLUNTEER ACCOMMODATION:

Volunteers are provided accommodation in a volunteer house or in a homestay accommodation managed by the local coordinating team. Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) are provided to the participants from Monday – Sunday. The accommodations are neat and clean. Accommodation is shared amongst volunteers on the ‘same gender sharing’ basis rooms. Wifi internet, warm water is not guaranteed.

The homes are close to useful amenities like banks, ATM’s, currency exchanges, restaurants, cafes and shopping places. All placements are around 10 – 30 minutes from the accommodation. At some point volunteers might be on the move and hence we suggest also bringing a sleeping mat and sleeping bag/pillow for travel and weekends away on adventures. Bathrooms are usually shared. There is a lounge area for relaxing, reading, or watching movies.

AGE REQUIREMENT:

Our program is for anyone eighteen years and above who loves service above self and social experiences with people from all over the world. We also accepts volunteers of 16+ years of age if they are in a group with a guardian or supervisor above 25years. Volunteers under 16 years old are only considered when accompanied by a parent/guardian. There isn’t a maximum age limit, though a reasonable fitness level is necessary. Families are encouraged to apply and are welcome!

VISAS:

The Republic of Rwanda, a member of the East African Community, allows citizens of all countries that are not visa exempt to obtain a visa on arrival. In addition, they may also obtain an e-Visa online before departure. All visitors must hold a passport valid for at least six months with at least one empty page.

From February 2014 Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda began issuing an East African Tourist Visa. The visa costs 100 USD and has no restrictions on citizens of any country. The visa is a non-extendable multiple-entry 90-day visa that has to be first used to enter the country that issued the visa.

INSURANCE:

You’ll need to buy appropriate travel insurance covering your participation on the program. You won’t be able to go without the right travel insurance so double check to avoid disappointment. Please make sure that you’re covered for the whole duration of your trip – from the day you leave your home to the day you return.

WEEKENDS AND FREE-TIME:

Over the weekends or evenings, participants are free to eat out and explore the different delights that Rwanda has to offer. We arrange city day tours and long-weekend safaris. No matter what your interests, there is always something for everyone to enjoy!

RWANDA TEACHING VOLUNTEER PROJECT FACTS:

Availability: School Term Period
Duration: Minimum 4 weeks commitment
Age Limits: Minimum 18yrs or older for solo travelers.
Minimum Age: ———
Dates: Flexible start and end dates
Arrival dates: One day before the start date
Airport Arrival: Airport pickup, meet and greet by GVA partner representative
Working Days: Monday – Friday – 5 days a week, 3-7 hours in a day
Weekends: Travel / Sightseeing NOT included in program cost
Accommodation: Host Family or volunteer house
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
Support: Pre-departure guide, In-country staff available 24/7
Location: Musanze
Language: English & French

PROGRAM FEE: (USD$)

4 Weeks
$560
Inclusions & Exclusions
Project orientation
Accommodation
3 meals a day
Airport pickup
In-country support
Flights
Visas
Insurance
Personal Expenses
Airport Drop off (Can be arranged upon request)
Apply Now
Any Extra Week
$100
Inclusions & Exclusions
Project Orientation
Accommodation
3 meals a day
Airport pickup
In-country support
Flights
Visas
Insurance
Personal Expenses
Airport Drop off (Can be arranged upon request)
Apply Now

APPLICATION & PLACEMENT BOOKING FEE:

Please Note: An application and placement booking fee of $180 is charged over and above the program fee as an application payment to secure your placement. 

The fee covers: Administration Costs, Placement Booking & Confirmation, Pre-departure support & documentation, 24-hour international HQ back-up. Have an inquiry? Contact Us