Volunteer as a teacher in a new school in Nkhata Bay

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  • Description

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    We are a family of 5, husband Gary, wife Kathryn, and our adopted children Lughano aged 6yrs, Martin aged 4yrs and Zoe 3yrs. We own and run a tourist lodge in Nkhata Bay Malawi that employs 40 people. We do our best to create a happy work environment and consider ourselves and all of the staff to be like one family.

    We have started a primary school for our children and 15 of the staff children of the same age. (5 yrs to 7 yrs). We have separate premises for the school, it is fully equipped and it opened in September 2013. Right now it is operating with three classes of six, reception, grade one and grade two and our aim is to continue for the whole of primary school for the same children, following a homeschooling curriculum.
    We are looking for a volunteer teacher for a minimum of one term at a time (3 months). Longer is even better. Preferably qualified and or with experience in primary education. The school is taught entirely in English and so fluency in English is essential. There is a permanent Malawian teacher at the school to provide continuity and support to the volunteer. We value the variety and cultural exchange that an international teacher can offer to the children and any additional skills such as drama, music, dance or sports will be an added bonus!
    Staying at the lodge and being a part of the Nkhata Bay Community is a wonderful experience for who ever has the time and inclination to join us.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Teaching

  • Help

    Help

    The teacher we are looking for should preferably be a qualified primary teacher and or have some experience with working with young children. We need a teacher to be able to commit to at least one whole term and preferable all terms. A few weeks is not an option. They will be working together with a Malawian teacher as most of the children are still learning English. We want to follow an international curriculum based in English but with a Southern African bias. School will be mornings only with the teachers free to plan their lessons etc in their own time. We will support you with all materials etc needed. The school is well equipped with all learning aids you may need.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Accommodation will be in the lodge, a private chalet with private bathroom, small sitting room, desk and basic equipment to self-catering if you wish. But we will give you free food from the lodge restaurant and bar. There is no restriction on what you can order from the restaurant. You will have access to all the facilities we offer at the lodge, internet, boats snorkeling, trips, all for free. Its a great place to meet people and socialize, as well as to befriend more permanent residents too.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Malawi is a wonderful, friendly, laid back country, one of the easiest to travel in Africa. There is plenty to do locally and you have a great base to explore neighboring countries in the school holidays. Our lodge has a great reputation and you can not help but love living there.
    The kids are gorgeous and well behaved.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Volunteering hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week.


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A selection of pictures of our family, the school and lodge, and the swimming right in front of the chalets!

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