RWANDA: Teaching Volunteer Project

Go Volunteer Africa’s teaching volunteer project in Rwanda focuses on English language classes, 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 in order to break the cycle of poverty affecting their lives and to help them become independent adults.

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.

IN BRIEF:

  • 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 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.

Go Volunteer Africa offers a wide variety of teaching and education projects across Rwanda. Go Volunteer Africa works with three schools in Rwanda. A volunteer in Rwanda can choose between teaching in elementary schools or in secondary school. The schools have very basic facilities and the main resources you will have in your classroom are a blackboard and a piece of chalk.

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.

We have other volunteer teaching assignments in Rwanda, were a volunteer can teach geography, mathematics, physical education and history 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.

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.

PROJECT HINTS:

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 Families or volunteer house
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
Support: Pre-departure guide, In-country staff available 24/7
Location: Musanze & Kigali
Language: English

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