Wat is inbegrepen?
During your time at this program, you will be working with small children (ages around 3 - 6 years old) at local kindergartens and primary schools spread around the Stone Town area.
Based on the local needs, you will be placed in either a kindergarten, childcare centre or primary school (first two grades). Classes and groups can differ in sizes of 10 - 30 kids. So the extra hands are certainly appreciated by the local staff.
You will collaborate with local staff and teachers and assist them while they manage their class. But you will also have the opportunity to lead groups and create your own activities such as drawing, coloring, games, etc. It's time to get creative!
Your main aim should be to practice English with the children through the use of creative expression; stories, poems, songs and games. Even though the English language is widely taught in Zanzibar, the chance to practice it may not happen often enough in some of the rural areas. The ability to master English can greatly improve the life prospects for many local children.
Please feel free to bring teaching materials such as games, coloured pencils, erasers, English language books, and even clothes and toys to donate. Those items would be welcomed! We recommend you also bring pictures or other small objects representing your country of origin, which you could also turn into an educational lesson that will really broaden the children’s world!