Volunteering Sudan! Go Volunteer Africa, the leading and largest volunteer travel organization welcomes you to Sudan. The volunteer work in Sudan is mainly teaching English but we do offer other development work opportunities across Khartoum related to sustainable education development.
Volunteer Teaching English in Sudan to children and youth from disadvantaged families while immersing in Sudanese culture and widening your perspective on the world. As a volunteer in Sudan, you will teach conversational English in a school or college in Khartoum.
Give your time and skills to schools for deprived and street children by participate in Sudan English Teaching volunteer project. English Teaching volunteer project in Sudan is a challenging but rewarding volunteer program. You will also find the students extremely eager to learn from an international volunteer.
The volunteers in Sudan will teach English subject to class of 5 to 25 and organize various enjoyable and creative activities. English Teaching Volunteering in Sudan will provide invaluable work experience of volunteering in a school placement; without any prior teaching experience or TEFL qualification.
- Teach English, and other subjects or organize games and arts
- Share your love and care with children & youth
- Share your culture and empower students
- Paint educative murals
- Provide support for extracurricular activities
Volunteers will teach for approximately 3-5 hours per day, five days a week. In this Sudan volunteer program, volunteers can work by themselves or alongside other teachers and volunteers. Volunteers are encouraged to use new and innovative teaching methods and teach in a play way method which would make the subject more interesting for the students.
SUDAN FAST FACTS
Sudan, officially the Republic of the Sudan, is a country in Northeast Africa. It shares borders with the Central African Republic to the southwest, Chad to the west, Egypt to the north, Eritrea to the northeast, Ethiopia to the southeast, Libya to the northwest, South Sudan to the south and the Red Sea.
It has a population of 45.70 million people as of 2022 and occupies 1,886,068 square kilometers (728,215 square miles), making it Africa’s third-largest country by area, and the third-largest by area in the Arab League. It was the largest country by area in Africa and the Arab League until the secession of South Sudan in 2011, since which both titles have been held by Algeria. Its capital is Khartoum and its most populated city is Omdurman (part of the metropolitan area of Khartoum).
After Sudan became independent, the Jaafar Nimeiry regime began Islamist rule. This exacerbated the rift between the Islamic North, the seat of the government, and the Animists and Christians in the South. Differences in language, religion, and political power erupted in a civil war between government forces, influenced by the National Islamic Front (NIF), and the southern rebels, whose most influential faction was the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA), which eventually led to the independence of South Sudan in 2011.
Between 1989 and 2019, Sudan experienced a 30-year-long military dictatorship led by Omar al-Bashir, who was accused of human rights abuses, including torture, persecution of minorities, allegations of sponsoring global terrorism, and ethnic genocide due to its actions in the War in the Darfur region that broke out in 2003. Overall, the regime’s actions killed an estimated 300,000 to 400,000 people. Protests erupted in 2018, demanding Bashir’s resignation, which resulted in a coup d’état on 11 April 2019 and Bashir’s imprisonment.
Islam was Sudan’s state religion and Islamic laws were applied from 1983 until 2020 when the country became a secular state. The economy has been described as lower-middle income and largely relies on agriculture and despite long-term international sanctions and isolation, to some extent on oil production in the oil fields of South Sudan, Sudan is a member of the United Nations, the Arab League, African Union, COMESA, Non-Aligned Movement and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.
Our English teaching program in Sudan is based in the capital Khartoum. Khartoum is the capital of Sudan. With a population of 5,274,321, its metropolitan area is the largest in Sudan, the sixth-largest in Africa, the second-largest in North Africa, and the fourth-largest in the Arab world.
Khartoum is located at the confluence of the White Nile, flowing north from Lake Victoria, and the Blue Nile, flowing west from Lake Tana in Ethiopia. The location where the two Niles meet is known as al-Mogran or al-Muqran. From there, the Nile continues to flow north towards Egypt and the Mediterranean Sea. Divided by these two parts of the Nile, Khartoum is a tripartite metropolis consisting of Khartoum proper, and linked by bridges to Khartoum North and Omdurman to the west.
ARRIVAL & AIRPORT PICKUP
After you have booked and confirmed your placement, please book your flights to arrive at Khartoum International Airport in Khartoum city. A member of staff from our local partner organization in Sudan will meet you on arrival at the airport and take you to the volunteer guest house which will be your base for volunteering. These airport services numerous international carriers. Sudan has good connections to destinations throughout Europe, the Asia- Pacific region, USA and Africa.
Orientation and Placement will be done the next day. The volunteer guest house will be your base for volunteering while living in Sudan. Generally, your volunteer orientation is an overview of the project’s mission, expectations and introduction to the local community and project site.
English is one of two national languages in Sudan but many Sudanese learn English only in school. This situation puts children from deprived families at a disadvantage because the schools they attend are mostly resource poor and the teachers are not well trained or experienced.
Go Volunteer Africa’s English Teaching Volunteer Program in Sudan, offers you an opportunity to volunteer in local schools and colleges in Sudan. Volunteers mainly teach children aged between 10- 17years. Typical subjects taught include English (Conversational and Written) and General Knowledge.
Our English teaching program in Sudan achieves the dual goal of aiding local schools in Khartoum, that have poor infrastructure and resources, and to help underprivileged children to get support with their education. The Sudan English teaching volunteer project builds up children’s understanding of English by alternative teaching techniques, giving them resources and support and thus developing confidence and making them enjoy education rather than fearing it.
As a volunteer in English teaching project, you will work in deprived children community schools consisting both boys and girls. Along with English lessons, you may teach other skills like computers and arts. We hope that with the skills and motivation volunteers give them, students pursue higher education and get well paid jobs that often require English language skills.
Prior experience in teaching English is desired but not required. You’ll need to have sound communication skills in English. Volunteers should also be flexible, self-motivated and have a strong willingness to learn and take new initiatives.
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 Sudan volunteering program.
LONGTERM VOLUNTEER WORK
Please contact us for more information about our long-term volunteering opportunities in Sudan. 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.
For volunteers working with our volunteering Sudan program, accommodation will be provided in volunteer house which is basic but comfortable. Accommodation can also be organized with a host family for deeper culture immersion experience. 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.
Our program is for anyone eighteen years and above who loves children, teaching 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!
Visitors to Sudan must obtain a visa from one of the Sudanese diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries. All visitors must hold passports valid for a minimum of 6 months from the arrival date. Citizens of the following countries can obtain a visa for Sudan on arrival: Malaysia (valid for 30 days) and Turkey (valid for 1 month and must arrive directly from Turkey)
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
Weekends are free for the volunteer to enjoy their time in Sudan. In your free time you will have ample opportunity to relax, go for treks and road trips, read or sit around socializing with the others and reflecting on the day’s activities.
PROJECT QUICK FACTS
|Availability:||All year round|
|Duration:||Minimum 2 weeks commitment|
|Age Limits:||Minimum 18yrs or older for solo travelers.|
|Dates:||Flexible start 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, 3-5 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|
PROGRAM FEE: (USD$)
Program Fee Excludes:
- Personal Expenses
- Airport Drop off (Can be arranged upon request)
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.
HOW TO APPLY
If you are planning to start the program in less than 3 months from now (start within 12 weeks from date of application), Fill Volunteer application form. If you are planning to start program more than 3 months from now (start within 13 weeks and above – up to 24 months) or if you are not very certain of the exact start dates- just reserve your placement by filling volunteer reservation form. or Simply Make an inquiry here