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This is an alternative educational space for ages 5-12 that promotes experiential education, self-directed learning, global citizenship and travel to put its learners on the path to become the proactive and innovative change makers of tomorrow.
Types of help and learning opportunitiesArt ProjectsLanguage practiceTeachingGardeningBabysitting and creative playHelp around the houseGeneral MaintenanceHelp with Computers/ Internet
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
Our volunteers will have the opportunity to experience alternative education first hand. They will have the chance to meet a group of amazing educators and children, who are greatly enriched by the various cultures and personalities of our volunteers. In regards to learning about Bulgarian culture, we provide a home base and recommendations for "after hours" exploration of the Sofia and the freedom on weekends to explore the rest of Bulgaria. Our volunteers should realize that as a school it is up to our volunteers to make their own program for evenings and weekends. We have teachers on staff who welcome the chance to have "after hours" cultural exchange, but those relationships must be formed between the volunteers and the teachers.
Projects involving children
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Our volunteers will be required to spend 3-5 hours per day working with our students. Volunteers will be asked to help keep watch or play with the children during the school's free time. Volunteers can help tend to the school's garden or cook with the children in the kitchen. Volunteers can help give the children the extra personal attention they need to reach academic and personal success. Ultimately we hope that our volunteers will share their personal expertise and experiences as a means of enriching our young learners' worlds. We welcome and encourage our volunteers to propose small group activities with the children, but as a learning center that gives learners the right to choose their activities, we can not make promises as to whether volunteers will lead their own activities or support the general learning environment by being a very needed set of watchful eyes.
Our school is located in a beautiful 4 story house in the center of Sofia. Our volunteers will sleep in a private room on the second floor with an attached bathroom. Please note that the shower does not drain very well.
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
How many Workawayers can stay?
Minimum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week to include food stipend (minimum 3 hours per day, 5 days per week without a food stipend)
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Everybody was very welcoming, and the school is in a nice area where you can easily go around Sofia.
I would recommend this workaway experience and Sofia is a beautiful
She able to adjust very quickly to what was necessary and to perform
Andres is smart and lovely person, very social and open. He is very helpful in any ways possible not only about the concrete job requirements.
What shines bright about him is his proactivity and also his natural talant to
The school offers all the facilities you might need for a longer or shorter stay, and it's located in the very centre of the city. The staff will make you feel like at home, helping you with
She was also really easy to communicate with and immediately become part of the team.
As a person she is very sweet, quiet and nice. Irina left the place were she was
During the 3 weeks that I was there, the volunteers spent most of the time with the kids in the nearby park each
Tks Galia, Raquel and all the stuff
Ps:asterisk_symbol: Tks again Raquel to help me to find another host in Bulgaria.
Since the beginning the communication with Rachel and Galia was perfect, they explained from; how to arrive since how works the school.
The house is very good, and i had a very good room
I'm very glad a school like Pateki exists
Firts of all, we had had 2 weeks in August - the Summer Acamp; after the vacation we come back in September for the new school year.
They left a brand in our hearts and I think we have done our better helping them...it was a real exchange of experiences, culture and
She was also a very nice and clean guest. If you have the chance to have her as a volunteer consider yourself lucky.