Oportunidad de voluntariado
Oportunidad de voluntariado publicado por: Social Development & Voluntary Service Nepal (SDVS Nepal)
Publicado el: 26/12/2012
If you would like to teach in a private school then your placement will be in rural or urban area. But please note that in rural area there is no proper communication facilities say e-net, ISD, phone calls, fax etc. Hence we would like to suggest you to choose country side area. You will get all the facilities. Before you begin teaching, you will be introduced to Nepalese teaching system.
The system of teaching is different in Nepal, so volunteers will be taught their teaching methodology. You have to teach our children games activities, language, school books, songs etc. Schools in Nepal often lack appropriate funding and resources to adequately teach children. English is an international language and widely acceptable all over the world. Most of the schools employ teachers who have studied in English medium schools. Our target is to provide good native English teachers so that the students may get the opportunity to learn English from a native speaker. In this program we mobilize volunteer teachers to conduct conversational English and reading classes to Nepali children. To teach English at a Nepali private school volunteers need not have formal teaching qualification.
You will need a good command of written and spoken English, plenty of enthusiasm and a lot of patience. For volunteer teachers who do not have previous teaching experience, SDVS provides intensive teacher training in the school before you start your job. After the training, the first few days of volunteering are spent observing the teachers or other foreign volunteer teachers' classes. Volunteers will start supporting the local teachers and take part in some classes. When the volunteers feel comfortable, they can start teaching on their own. Volunteers who possess certificate or have previous teaching experience and TEFL certification, may train the local teachers by developing their skills to motivate the student.
School children are between five and sixteen years of age and volunteers will teach three to four hours per day. Schools are open six days a week. Saturdays are off. Class sizes range from ten to fifty students. Besides formal teaching, volunteers can get involved in organizing activities which may encourage the personal development of the students, using their initiative to learn life skills. Volunteer teachers may form student groups, which allow further educational experiences for the children, with a particular focus on capacity-building. These groups are also useful for disseminating information on children's rights, sanitation and hygiene, and adolescent health issues through various informal activities such as debates, quiz contests, art competitions, folk song competitions, street dramas, etc. Volunteers will focus a great deal of their time teaching groups before and after school. SDVS Nepal can also provide opportunities for interested volunteers to teach subjects such as mathematics, environmental science, pure science, international history, computer science, art, music, sports, P.E. and other vocational subjects. Your placement will be in one of the private schools in Nepal, either in rural or urban area, the choice is yours. In the field of teaching, we prefer long term volunteers. If you wish to do long term work then you will be asked to teach your particular subject i.e., English for one full academic session. You can also teach the students your special mother language. Different options will be given. You just need to choose the most compatible option.
Please log on to www.sdvsnepal.org for more information or send us the application we will get back to you with more details about the program as soon as possible.