A kindergarten and primary school in Mao Valverde, providing high-quality education to more than 50 children - Dominican Republic

  • Dominican Republic
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  • Last activity: 20/01/2023



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    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 9.
    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 very proud to be able to provide high-quality education to more than 80 children. 
Since 3 years we have a Belgian teacher in our team. She is sharing her 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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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 go on a trip to the beach, go diving, surfing, swimming, dancing bachata, merengue and salsa or explore the rest of the Dominican Republic.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    We are looking for enthusiastic people who enjoy working with children and who have a degree in education. Because we expand every year, there is a lot of need for extra help. We are looking for someone who can help us with assisting the teacher, reading with the children or even teaching yourself. Do you have a degree in education and do you speak English well? We can offer you a fun and life changing teaching experience.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You will stay in a joint apartment with a man from Costa Rica who works for the company of our founder. You'll have your own bedroom and shower, next to the common rooms. There's a kitchen, living room and a tiny garden. The place is very clean, comfortable and spacious.
    The apartment is located in a quiet neighborhood in Mao.

    You'll get a warm meal at lunchtime at school (rice, pasta, beans, salad, fish, chicken).
    You can use the kitchen in the apartment. We will give you money to buy breakfast and dinner. There is a supermarket in the center of the town.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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 make a trip to one of the national parcs to go canyoning or hiking.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 721938232427

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