Language and cultural exchange with children and students in rural area in Osh, Kyrgyzstan

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Kyrgyzstan

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello,

    We are a youth club located in Borbash, a village in a valley surrounded by beautiful mountains in the south-west of Kyrgyzstan.

    In the beginning of 2019 we opened a youth center for the children and students of our village. Here we offer English, German and Turkish courses, which take place three times a week, as well as other activities organised by the teachers and children. In the past few months we have done a lot of projects such as picking herbs in the mountains, helping elderly people with their daily life, supporting disabled children and the students even opened their own library! But we do also love to just go hiking, do a fireplace, sit around it, eat our traditional food and sing.

    Many people from this area migrate to different countries, we would like to give the young generation perspectives to make a good living in Kyrgyzstan. Please do not hesitate to message us if you should have any questions, we are always happy to help you and give you further information!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Elderly Companion
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Animal care
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The people in the village and especially the kids are eager to meet people from abroad, hear about different cultures and share their own. While in Borbash you will be emersed in rural kyrgyz life, eat local cuisine, take part in local festivities.

    We can teach you Kyrgyz language and you could learn Russian, as most people here speak Russian as their second language. But not only is it about the language, Borbash has beautiful landscapes too. It is the perfect place to go hiking and camping. The students are always happy to take you up the mountains and show you parts only locals know about. As most of the families have huge gardens, you will be swimming in delicious fresh fruits and vegetables.

  • Help

    Help

    We would like volunteers to help with language lessons, mainly English, German and Turkish, but there is also interest in other languages. As this is an out of school activity, it is not so much about strict grammar teaching, but rather about talking with the children, sharing about your culture, playing language games, doing activities, excursion together.
    Experience in teaching is welcome, but not required. We encourage you to bring your own ideas! If you want you can do your own lessons, come up with activities.
    While the language courses with children is a main focus, you could also do/ start other projects, e.g. work with parents, farming projects, work with children with disabilities...

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Kyrgyz, Russian, English, Turkish, German

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    There are three different options for accommodation. You can either stay with a student, with a child's family or with an English teacher's family. But if you prefer to have your own space, we can surely organize an appartement for you.

    Food will be provided, you will eat with the family you are staying with.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You will have enough free time to explore the area, such as the beautiful mountains or Abshir Ata waterfall. Nookat city is about 20 min and Osh 1h away.

    If you want to stay longer, we can help you prolong your visa for half a year/ year.

  • 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?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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