This is a nursery school, kindergarten and first primary school based in the capital of Rwanda.
Sandra the school director created it in 2001 because she believed in a positive pedagogy for the little ones.
Today we welcome every week day 72 children and the school is run by 9 teachers and assistants, exclusively in French.
Help with Computers / internet
The school is based in Kigali. the teachers and the assistants are from the area so the children do. The volunteering will be a unique experience to spend daily life with Rwandans, exchange with them in French and will have opportunity to learn kinyarwanda and discover Kigali and the rest of the country.
In the evening there is a lot of sportive or social activities, it is very easy to meet people in Kigali.
We are looking for volunteer willing to share their knowledge in french pedagogy program or experience in teaching the youngest in French.
There are 5 different levels, each of them has a teacher and an assistant but further help to develop the cursus, teach new activities to the children would be most welcomed.
Volunteering for the administration of the school (accountability, communication to parents, organisational support) would be as well a great help!
Kinyarwanda (Rwanda): Fluent
Sandra will host the guest in her house. It is located a quiet and safe neighborhood called Kibagabaga. Kibagabaga is properly deserved with food stores and bars. The house is fully furnished (including microwave, washing machine...) and it is comprised of 3 bedrooms, 2 might be busy by Sandra or a friend of hers and one is available for the volunteer. Sandra, the school director, and her husband who is from France are now in Niger but they travel from time to time to Rwanda, so you might have the house for yourself. There is a guard who is taking care of the garden and can help for the shopping.
The volunteer will eat lunch at school and will receive allowance for the evening. There are plenty of restaurants or people willing to cook for you in Kigali.
Rwanda is well known to be a very safe country. Kigali streets are incredibly clean and green and is centered in the middle of the country, making it easily to travel across Rwanda.
Kigali hosts a big community of expats and there are a lot of event organized to meet them, to give you some exemple:
-afterwork every Thursday at Inema, one of the coolest bar which hosts live music and a cocktail bar,
-quizz night every Monday at Sol e Luna a delicious italian restaurant,
-Movie night at the Goethe institute every Tuesday
-spanish conversation table every Wednesday at Casa Keza
There is also a lot of salsa evening with possibility of learning, yoga classes, boxing classes and a lot of bar where to meet expats and rwandans...
The most touristic places in Rwanda are :
-Virunga national park (the volcano national park which hosts the mountain gorilla, golden monkey and amazing flora),
-Akagera national park (a safari at 2 hours of the capital, you can discover the big five in an amazing landscape),
-Nyungwe forest (high altitude tropical forest, high center of biodiversity you will see different species of monkey including the chimpanzee and the colobus monkey, the landscape is impressive, trails are numerous, you will encounter several waterfall and the famous canopy walk)
Besides these big attractions, Rwanda has numerous lakes across the country which will delight the nature lover.
Sandra has a car that she can make available for the volunteer.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week