Our school is a private school (kindergarten & elementary school) located in Mao, in the northern part of the Dominican Republic. We offer high-quality education to children from ages 1 until 8.
We are new school in town with an intensive English program focused on developing the young minds of today for the future of tomorrow.
We are proud to have seen our commitment to Fair Trade co-fund the opening of a kindergarten and primary school in Mao Valverde, providing high-quality education to more than 60 children. We recently have even welcomed two Belgian teachers to our team. They are sharing their knowledge and experience of the European education system to help us in the pursuit of providing high-level education for our workers’ children. Many of the other schools in the area have adopted some of these practices, resulting in something of an evolution in the local education.
Mao is a town where no tourists come, so you'll experience the real Dominican lifestyle. We can show you around and point out the good spots. You can practice your Spanish by talking to the teachers and the kids. In the weekends you can join us on a trip to the beach, go diving, surfing, swimming, dancing bachata, merengue and salsa. Or you can explore the area by yourself.
We are looking for enthusiastic people who enjoy working with children. Because we expand every year, there is a need for more materials and ideas. We are looking for someone who can help us with making games, educational materials, etc. Are you good at music, sports, dancing, computing, ... and do you want to teach the children something? Fantastic, we arrange the opportunity for you to teach the children (between 5-7 years old). You don't have to teach yourself, but you are welcome to assist the two English teachers in the classroom.
English, French, Dutch, Spanish
You will stay in an apartment with two Belgian teachers and a man from Costa Rica who works for us. We share the bathroom. You'll have your own bedroom with fan next to the common rooms, devided by curtains. There's a kitchen, living room and a tiny garden. The place is very clean, comfortable and spacious.
In the morning and evening we eat together in the apartment a small breakfast (cereal, toast, ...) and dinner (sandwich, fruits, salade, ...) . You'll get a warm meal at lunchtime at school (rice, pasta, beans, salad, fish, chicken).
There is only place for a maximum of one Workawayer, because there's only one spare bedroom. In the area you can explore Santiago (1 hour drive), the second largest city of the Dominican Republic. The sea is a one hour drive away. Cabarete is a lovely place to go kite surfing. You can join us on a diving course in Puerto Plata. Or you can do a trip to one of the national parcs to go canyoning or hiking.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week